Harry Roque said that vaccines were the key to resuming face-to-face classes in colleges and universities in the country.
HARRY ROQUE — The Presidential spokesperson said on Wednesday that face-to-face courting among youth will soon commence following the ceremonial vaccination of college students against COVID-19.
In a taped message during the “Padyak Para sa Flexible Learning, Sama-Samang Vaccination Program” event held at Mabalacat City College in Pampanga, the Palace spokesman said that vaccines were very important as this was the key to returning to the old way of life and was the key to resuming face-to-face classes in colleges and universities in the Philippines.
“Alam naman natin kung walang face-to-face classes eh wala tayong makikitang mga crush na pupuwede nating ligawan o yung mga nanliligaw na pupuwedeng sagutin. So, nagagalak po ako na matutuloy na ang ligawan sa ating mga colleges and universities dahil meron na pong mga bakuna na maituturok sa mga braso ng ating mga kabataan,” Roque said.
Manila Bulletin reported that the ceremonial vaccination of college students took place 2 days before the official start of the government’s pediatric vaccination on minors aged 12-17.
The country had been reported to be among the last countries in the world to reopen its schools for face-to-face learning since the pandemic started in March 2020.
Roque congratulated the youth who were getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Palace spokesman further said that there’s no reason for universities and colleges not to become 100% vaccinated since the government has already rolled out COVID-19 vaccines for the general population.
“Magpabakuna na po nang tayo po ay makapagbalik-buhay. Dahil sa bakuna, puwedeng bumalik-buhay,” Roque said in his message to all youth.