Politician Chavit Singson is offering to install satellites across the country for blended learning as traditional or face-to-face classes remained barred due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Singson, mayor of Narvacan town in Ilocos Sur, said he has proven how effective satellites are for television learning even in remote areas of the province.
“Ang technology, ang system, ako magpro-provide lahat; ang content, bahala na po ang mga teachers kung anong gustong ipalabas, iyon lang ang ipalalabas. At very successful ang ginawa sa Narvacan and the province of Ilocos Sur, so we are ready for that,” he said in a press briefing on Monday.
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(I will provide the technology and the system. But for the content, teachers can decide what they want to be shown. We are ready for that since we were very successful in Narvacan and in the province of Ilocos Sur.)
“Makatutulong po kami sa buong Pilipinas – iyong mga walang wifi, walang signal – makakapaglatag kami kaagad ng mga satellites to the remotest area,” he added.
(We can help the entire Philippines—those without WiFi, without signal—we can easily put up satellites to the remotest area.)
Installing satellites will be cheaper for students and teachers compared to relying on internet connectivity, Singson said given that the latter requires monthly fees.
Singson said he would pitch the idea to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones as he clarified that it would only be of help to the government and not a business deal.
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