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Mabalacat City all set for F2F classes

MABALACAT CITY – The city government is all set for the full resumption of face-to-face classes this upcoming school year, which will start on Aug. 22.

Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, on Thursday, instructed the city government officials to convene with the concerned department units and public and private school administrators to give updates on dengue, monkeypox, COVID-19 protocols through the city’s Covid-19 Response Integrated System (CRIS), and other related programs of the city government.

“This is to ensure that we are really ready for face-to-face classes. I instructed our local officials to convene with the schools in the city to give updates and calibrate them with our guidelines and protocols,” said Garbo.

“It has been two years. Of course we still want to minimize the spread of the virus and transition the students as they go back to school,” he added.

The orientation meeting was attended by committee chair on education Councilor Noel Castro, city administrator Franco Madlangbayan, CRIS head Dr. Jay Rivera, city health office head Dr. Ma. Clara Aquino, city information officer Jay Pelayo IV, PLTCOL Protom Guevarra, other department head units and school administrators.

Garbo also reiterated the availability of the city’s COVID-19 testing centers and the continuing vaccination programs of the city government.

Madlangbayan said the F2F preparedness is an important initiative to learn the concerns of all schools in the city and coordinate the programs of the city government.

Mahalaga itong naging inisyatibo upang malaman ang mga concerns ng mga namamahala sa eskwelahan at malaman rin nila ang mga programa ng lokal na pamahalaan para sa mga mag-aaral,” said Madlangbayan.

The city government pushes to calibrate all concerned departments on the implementation of the health and safety guidelines and protocols for all Mabalaquenian students as they slowly transition from blended learning to on-site learning for the school year 2022-2023.