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Magalong pushes for face-to-face classes to cut losses in students’ productivity

Updated: Mar 1, 2022


Baguio City, Philippines – Mayor Benjamin Magalong is determined to pursue the resumption of face-to-face classes ‘to prevent the learning crisis from worsening and to cut losses in students' productivity brought about by school closures.’


Public Information Office - City of Baguio reported on February 27, 2022 that the suspension of in-person classes has adversely impacted the performance of students.


Magalong, through the information office, cited the study of the National Economic Development Authority, that ‘the loss when translated to monetary value would mean billions of pesos worth of losses in terms of forgone future wages and productivity.’

The placement of safety systems must be done fast and with immediacy so that the students’ health and safety will not to be compromised.


Meanwhile, Magalong’s Executive Assistant IV Althea Alberto stated that the resumption of said education set-up ‘boils down to the schools' ability to maintain observance of the minimum public health standards.’

In a related update, PIO-Baguio City informed that seven schools in the city are now waiting for the mayor’s approval to conduct face-to-face classes.


Among the schools lined up for approval are Sto. Tomas National High School, Mil-an Senior High School, Sto. Tomas Elementary School, Gibraltar Elementary School, Spring Hills Elementary School, Tabora Elementary School, Happy Hallow Elementary School.


More schools are expected to be in the same set-up with the recent Alert Level 1 classification of the city.

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