Sen. Gatchalian Urges Safe School Opening, Donates Back-To-School Essentials

Sen. Gatchalian Urges Safe School Opening, Donates Back-To-School Essentials

Spotlight

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

As classes for the school year 2020-2021 get underway, Senator Win Gatchalian raises concerns on the safety and welfare of educators nationwide as they distribute self-learning modules.

The senator reiterates that teachers and school personnel should be assured that all of their school needs are addressed since they are crucial in the roll-out of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP). A back-to-school list should now include face masks and face shields, according to Gatchalian. He, however, is quick to point out that investing in safety gears and protective equipment for a long period of time could be costly to teachers.

“Kailangan nating tulungan ang mga guro na protektahan ang kanilang mga sarili laban sa COVID-19. Mayroon sa kanila ang naglabas na mula sa sarili nilang bulsa para may maipambili lang ng gagamitin para sa distance learning, pati pambili ng face masks at alcohol. Huwag nating hayaang madagdagan pa ang gastusin nila,” said Gatchalian.

The lawmaker is donating 3.5 million face masks and 600 thousand face shields to various schools in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and Laguna. More than 150 thousand (155,536) public school teachers, school and assistant school principals, public school district supervisors, school division superintendents, and assistant school division superintendents will benefit from the donation.

The donation kicks off today at the Valenzuela School of Mathematics and Science with Senator Gatchalian personally turning over face masks and face shields to the school’s teachers and principals.

“Isa lamang ito sa mga eskwelahan na bibisitahin natin para mamigay ng face masks at face shields. Kailangang masiguro natin na ligtas ang mga guro, punong-guro, pati na ibang kawani ng paaralan sa pagbubukas ng klase sa Lunes,” said Gatchalian.

Education officials earlier said that the agency’s 2020 budget does not cover COVID-19 medication, treatment, or hospitalization of teachers and non-teaching staff.

“Dahil hindi naman sakop ang mga guro sa pondo ng ahensiya para sa mga gastusing may kinalaman sa COVID-19, mas mainam na makaiwas sila sa posibleng pagkahawa sa virus kaya malaking bagay ang face masks at face shields para hindi rin makahawa sa mga estudyanteng tatanggap ng mga learning modules, ” said Gatchalian.

The DepEd has earlier said that regional offices and school division offices should have established health and safety protocols ahead of the October 5 school opening in order to distribute the modules without endangering teachers and students.

“By stocking up on face coverings, we’re hoping that teachers and school heads can protect themselves and their students from the coronavirus disease,” he said.

Dare To Move It, Move It!: realme PH, Anytime Fitness Want You To Stay Safe And Fit

Since being fit is in this quarantine, realme and Anytime Fitness challenges you to do more with its Dare To Move campaign!

Comelec: Voters For 2022 Polls Estimated At 62-63M

Isa ka ba sa bilang na ito? Kung hindi pa, magparehistro na para makaboto sa 2022!

WHO: World Had Highest Tally Of COVID-19 Cases Last Week

Last week saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported so far, and 46 percent of all the global cases were from the European region accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths, the two top World Health Organization officials said.

What Do Middle Class Women In Their 40s Want?

Life begins at 40. Ano nga ba ang mga bagay na gustong gawin ng mga middle class women in their 40s?

Manila-Laoag Flights Resume With Strict Border Protocols

Philippine Airlines is set to resume its flights from Manila to Laoag and vice versa starting November. Huwag pong kalimutan ang mga health and safety protocols.

TCS Launches goIT Education Program In The PH

Tata Consultancy Services' program provides vital technology training for students to improve their communities and secure the nation's digital future.

DOLE To Release Bayanihan 2 Cash Aid By 1st Week Of November

Bayanihan 2 cash aid, inaasahang maipapamahagi sa unang linggo ng Nobyembre.

Kapuso Barangayan On Wheels: Reaching Out To More Filipinos In The Regions

GMA Regional TV's Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels continues to reach out to more Filipinos across the country!

Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.