Vice President Leni Robredo is scheduled to address the Department of Education (DepEd) of the teachers’ concern over blended learning at the opening of classes on August 24.
In her weekly radio, Robredo said that she had several groups of teachers who spoke from different parts of the country stating that they were not ready for the opening of classes.
“This week siguro, or Monday or Tuesday ipapadala ko sa DepEd iyong gist ng aming pinag-usapan… Susubukan ko rin na makipag-meet sa isang DepEd official about this,” she said
[This week maybe, or Monday or Tuesday I will send to DepEd the gist of what we talked about… I will also try to meet with a DepEd official about this.]
Robredo stressed that some teachers have no idea where to take the learning modules or who will share the printing costs.
“Nakita ko iyong sagot ng DepEd na ang modules daw ay naka-upload na sa internet,” Robredo said. “May [Education] undersecretary na nagsasabing nagbaba na actually sila, parang P9 billion for this [printing costs], so baka may lost in translation sila. Hindi alam ng teachers how to go about it.”
[I saw DepEd’s answer that the modules have been uploaded to the internet]
[There is an [Education] undersecretary who says that they have actually dropped, like P9 billion for this [printing costs], so they may have lost in translation. Teachers do not know how to go about it.]
“Kung iyong hinihiling nila na ibigay na, baka iyong pagkukulang nga iyong communication. So hinihiling natin from DepEd Central na siguraduhin na naka-cascade sa pinakababa iyong binababa nila sa mga region at saka mga divisions,” the vice president added.
[If they ask you to give it, it may be that you lack communication. So we ask from DepEd Central to make sure that what they lower in the regions and then the divisions are cascade]
Robredo also voiced out the call of teachers for COVID-19 testing and regular medical check-ups as protection against the pandemic.
“Humihiling sila na siguraduhin lang na habang nagre-render sila ng service, protektado. Tapos iyong sa kanila din, iyong pakiusap na sana hindi sila i-require na nagha-house visits kasi ang laki din ng risk. Ang laki ng risk sa kanila.”
[They ask to make sure that while they are rendering the service, they are protected. Then to them as well, please do not require them to make house visits because the risk is also high. The size of the risk is huge for them.]