Boxing champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s camp said they would sponsor the airing of educational shows on 13 channels of the Department of Education (DepEd) for its distance learning program.
The senator, in a statement, said his camp found ways to sponsor the airing of programs free of charge to the government and students.
“Nagawan namin ng paraan para may magamit na 13 TV Channels ang DepEd nang walang gastos para sa gobyerno at mga estudyante,” Pacquiao said in a statement.
(We found ways to use the 13 TV Channels of DepEd without incurring charges to the government and students.)
The DepEd had earlier said it would use television to broadcast educational shows as the country’s education system shifts to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move, Pacquiao said, would help students—especially those with limited access to online instructions.
“Alam ko din na hindi pa 100 percent coverage ‘yang internet natin sa Pilipinas, kaya kahit me pambili ka ng laptop o gadget, hindi ka pa din nakakasiguro na aabot sayo ang mga aralin buhat sa DepEd,” he said.
(I know that internet coverage in the Philippines is not 100 percent yet so even if you have money to buy laptops or gardgets, you cannot be sure that you can access the lessons.)
The DepEd uploads its learning resources on its online platform DepEd Commons. Educational materials can also be downloaded at Education PH.
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