MASO backs VPSD’s face-to-face classes

MASO backs VPSD’s face-to-face classes

By Junex Doronio
October 19, 2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Believing in her commitment to upgrade the quality of education, the socialist humanist Maharlika Solidarity (MASO) on Wednesday expressed full support to Vice President Sara Duterte’s directive to conduct face-to-face classes starting November 2 this year

Founded by a descendant of Lapu-Lapu on July 7, 2022, MASO echoed the Vice-President’s declaration that face-to-face classes serve as the “best option” for students in basic education.

“We give our full support to Vice President Sara Duterte in her quest to attain a high quality of education in our country as one of the tools to lift our people from poverty and our country from underdevelopment,” MASO said in a statement.

The Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary also cited Department Order 44 which provides that private schools may continue holding either five-day face-to-face classes, a blended learning modality, or full distance learning starting November 2 until the rest of the school year.

“DepEd is cognizant of the current situation of private educational institutions due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We allow them to recoup their investments in online learning technologies, the development, and institutionalization of best practices in blended learning, and the unfortunate closure of small private schools,” Duterte said.

She, however, pointed out to the parents, the guardians, and the learners “not to miss the abundance of materials… the five-day in-person classes or in-person learning is still the option for basic education.” (AI/MTVN)

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