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Classes to resume on Aug. 24 

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The Department of Education (DepEd) said classes will resume using alternative teaching modes on Aug. 24. 

Education Secretary Leonor Briones, however, clarified on Thursday that there would be “no face-to-face classes until safe,” a position she said was consistent with the President’s remarks on Tuesday.

Schools would still open in August but under alternative teaching modes, she added.

“We can still provide learning opportunities to our students without requiring them to come to school through blended and distance learning,” Briones told reporters. This included online classes, printed modules and lessons delivered on television and radio, the education official said.

The DepEd position was more in line with presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s clarification that in-person classes would be prohibited in areas under community quarantine. “It’s useless to be talking about the opening of classes. For me, there should be a vaccine first,” Mr. Duterte said early this week.

While the DepEd did not echo the President’s ultimatum of the need for a vaccine before face-to-face classes could resume, the department indicated it would defer to his judgment on the matter.

“If in his view it is not safe to conduct face-to-face classes, then that is the position we are following,” said Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan.

Briones said the DepEd was open to delaying the academic year, but she said the current date was necessary as a “goal which we have to set our minds [on].”

In a Senate hearing, local officials expressed concern about the Aug. 24 opening of classes amid the continued threat of COVID-19.

Marinduque Gov. Presbitero Velasco Jr., who is president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines, cited the arrival of repatriated overseas Filipino workers and locally stranded individuals as increasing the risk of infection.

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