President Duterte remained wary of ordering the resumption of face-to-face classes, according to Senator Go.
President Rodrigo Duterte remained wary of ordering the resumption of face-to-face classes in the Philippines, according to Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
Senator Go on Monday said that the President remained wary of allowing the resumption of face-to-face classes in the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic due to health concerns.
In a statement on Monday, Senator Go said that President Duterte himself was wary of allowing face-to-face classes at the moment as it was still dangerous.
Senator Go also said that it may be possible to resume face-to-face classes in the country in the next regular opening of classes in July or when it’s safe.
Meanwhile, President Duterte was expected to decide this week on the recommendation of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to place the whole Philippines under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
However, Senator Go said that the Philippine government should first start its vaccination program before easing quarantine measures.
“I am appealing to our authorities: Vaccine rollout first before MGCQ. No vaccine, no face-to-face classes. As we do our best to return to normalcy and revive the economy, let us first ensure that the lives of our people are protected. Throughout this pandemic, we have lost lives and we cannot afford to lose more,” Senator Go said.