NEWS FEATURE: The Division of City Schools-Manila expresses its gratitude towards the Department of Education (DepEd) for recognizing the efforts of the Manila City Local Government in providing support to the teachers and students as the blended distance mode of learning is set to be implemented in the upcoming school year.

In a press release last August 26, DepEd lauded the initiatives of the Manila City Local Government in giving its schools division a total of Php 1.2 billion-worth of learning continuity packages.

“Of course I feel so honored with the commendation. Coming from DepEd, the institution that provides the standards and metrics on education delivery, it is an affirmation that the Division of Manila is on the right track in terms of partnership with our city government,” said Division of City Schools-Manila Superintendent Dr. Maria Magdalena Lim.

Dr. Lim also thanked Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso for his unwavering dedication in ensuring that the Manila school community is equipped with the necessary tools that will make the shift to blended learning easier for both teachers and students.

“And I am so grateful to our Mayor for making this happen. He is really inspiring. Likewise, I can’t help but admire our DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones for reaching out to us in the divisions making us feel that she really cares,” Dr. Lim added.

A total of 11,000 laptops with pocket WiFi devices will be given to public school teachers in Manila while 136,950 tablet devices with data SIM cards are going to be utilized by the students.

Meanwhile, the learning devices were already turned over to the Division of City Schools-Manila and the distribution of laptops, pocket WiFi devices, tablets and SIM cards will continue until the start of the Academic Year 2020-2021 on October 5. —SNO