Anne Curtis wants plans on education amid pandemic discussed in SONA
MANILA, Philippines — Actress and TV host Anne Curtis is hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte, in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon, will discuss plans for the education sector amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Sana mayroong plano kung paano susuportahan ang paga-aral ng kabataan ngayon na hindi na sila makakapasok sa eskwelahan due to COVID-19,” the actress and “It’s Showtime” host said in an Instagram Story on Sunday.
(I hope there is plan on how education of the youth will be supported, especially now that they can’t go to school due to COVID-19.)
“Matagal pa [siguro] bago magka-vaccine,” she added, referring to a possible cure to the respiratory ailment.
“I hope there’s a way na makakatuloy sa paga-aral ANG LAHAT ng kabataan given the current circumstances,” she said.
(I hope there’s a way that all of the youth can still continue their education given the current circumstances.)
The actress, founder of Dream Machine, a foundation which, according to its website, is a “platform that stands both as a voice against dream shaming and as an enabler to make dreams come true.”
One of the projects of Dream Machine is to grant scholarships to deserving students.
The Department of Education (DepEd) scheduled the opening of classes in public schools via distance learning on August 24,
Meanwhile, Duterte previously approved DepEd’s proposal to conduct limited face-to-face classes in “low-risk” areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ)
But the DepEd clarified that schools under “low-risk” MGCQ areas may only conduct physical classes starting January 2021, and as long they meet requirements such as adequate facilities.