Isko Mayor Isko Moreno, with city engineer Armand Andres and DCS Supt. Magdalena Lim, during the inspection of Aurora Quezon Elementary School and the acrylic barriers put in each table for the face-to-face classes. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Isko: Manila ready for pilot implementation of F2F classes

October 19, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 234 views

MANILA is now ready for the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes.

Mayor Isko Moreno annunced this yesterday, as he, along with City Engineer Armand Andres and Division of City Schools Supt. Dr. Magdalena Lim made an ocular inspection of the Aurora Quezon Elementary School in Malate, Manila, which is among the sites chosen for the said pilot classes.

“Sa mga nanay at tatay ng mga Batang Maynila, naggagayak na ang inyong Division of City Schools thru Dr. Magdalena Lim at ang inyong pamahalaang lungsod,” Moreno said.

“Naglalagay na tayo ng acrylic barriers para pumanatag kayo na pagbalik ng mga anak niyo may mga ginawa na ang pamahalaan para maingatan sila. So kapit lang,” he added.

Meanwhile, Moreno announced that the city government purchased a total of 57,622 additional tablets for the use of students and teachers amid the ongoing online classes and thanked the Manila City Council led by Vice Mayor and Council Presiding Officer Honey Lacuna for the support. This is on top of the 137,217 tablets previously bought and distributed by the city.

To complement this, Moreno said that the free monthly data allocation of 10gb per recipient being provided for by the city had also been increased to 20gb.

Moreno had also directed Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau chief Dennis Viaje and Manila Police District Director Gen. Leo Francisco to ensure the implementation of a newly-passed ordinance that not only prohibits the use or operation of motor vehicles with modified muffler that emits and produces noise, but also penalizes the violators.

Moreno gave the order as he signed into law Ordinance 8772 presented by Lacuna and principally authored by Majority Floorleader Atty. Joel Chua and Councilors Terrence Alibarbar, Philip Lacuna and Joel Villanueva, which sets as “excessive, loud and unreasonable” noise levels that are beyond the national standard of 99 decibels taken at an engine speed of 2,000 to 2,500rpm. Manila Barangay Bureau Director Romeo Bagay was also tasked by Moreno to disseminate the said ordinance known as the “”Motor Vehicle Modified Muffler Noise Regulation Ordinance of the City of Manila”, to the 896 barangay heads in the city for proper implementation.

The said ordinance aims to provide students the much-needed peace to be able to concentrate on their studies and is also expected to benefit those working from home.