Navotas Mayor Appeals to DepEd To Pass All Students

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to pass all students in Navotas for the school year without requiring attendance. This is due to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

(Philippines’ First Confirmed nCoV Case Now Tests Negative)

In an interview on Super Radyo dzBB Tiangco explained the rationale behind this.

“Ako ay nakiusap sa DepEd na kung puwede ipasa na lang lahat ng mga bata for this school year… para wala nang pasok for the rest of the year… Mas importante naman ho siguro ‘yung buhay ng mga bata kaysa ‘yung ituloy pa nila ‘yung two or three weeks ng pag-aaral,” Tiangco said.

“May general average naman ‘yung mga bata as of this time, so baka naman pwe-pwedeng kung ano ‘yung general average nila, ‘yun na lang ang maging grado nila,” he said.

“Ang gusto ho natin is ‘yung maging safe… doon tayo sa mas safe diba po? Alam niyo naiintindihan ko, importante [ang] aral, importante ‘yung grado, sa isang taon meron pa’ng pag-kakataon, eh,” Tiangco added.

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