GenSan schools get P54-M communication package
October 26, 2020 - Monday 7:10 PM by PNARomelito Flores, Department of Education city division superintendent, said they started the distribution on Monday of at least 5,000 smartphones with unlimited call and text subscription and five-gigabyte monthly data allowance for at least one year. PHOTO BY DepEd Tayo GenSan
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Public schools here have received around PHP54 million worth of communication package from the city government to assist the delivery of various alternative learning modalities amid the continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Romelito Flores, Department of Education city division superintendent, said they started the distribution on Monday of at least 5,000 smartphones with unlimited call and text subscription and five-gigabyte monthly data allowance for at least one year.
Flores said the local government acquired the Oppo A12 cellphones for a total of PHP12 million.
The accompanying data, call, and text subscription are worth around PHP42 million and funded under the local school board allocation drawn from the city’s Special Education Fund, he said.
“We immediately distributed them to our public schools’ district supervisors who were tasked to release them to our teachers starting today (Monday),” he said in a statement.
The official said the communication assistance package would be a huge boost in delivering the new learning methods as precautionary measures against Covid-19.
The city government earlier approved over PHP150 million in funding support through the SEF to public schools in the city for this school year.
Around PHP77 million was allocated to reproduce the learning modules for learners who chose the modular mode. Allen Estabillo
Angkas to resume ops after completing requirements: DOTr
MANILA – Angkas and its motorcycle (MC) taxis will soon make a comeback in Metro Manila after the company com ...14 hours ago
2 Sarangani towns curb African swine fever outbreak
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Veterinary authorities in Sarangani province declared as contained so far the outbreak ...20 hours ago
Guv OKs opening of major airports in Surigao Norte
BUTUAN CITY – All major airports in Surigao del Norte will be opened for commercial flights starting Dec. 1 t ...16 hours ago
Ex-police chief in Jolo ‘misencounter’ shot dead in Maguindanao
COTABATO CITY – Police authorities are hot on the trail of gunmen, who shot dead a former police chief o ...1 day ago