Pasig City raises P1.2 billion to buy gadgets for public school students, teachers

Image by Vico Sotto via Facebook
  • Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said that the local government has raised P1.2 billion to provide gadgets for its public school students in elementary, junior and senior high school, and their teachers
  • He said he is still in talks with the local finance committee to raise over P30 million for the gadgets of more than 2,000 students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig
  • Mayor Vico urged students to enroll this upcoming school year even though it will be shifted to virtual learning

The local government of Pasig City has raised over P1.2 billion for the procurement of gadgets in time for online learning.

Image by Vico Sotto via Facebook

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the local government has raised P1.2 billion to provide tablets and laptops to its public school students in elementary, junior and senior high school, and their teachers.

“Sa larangan ng edukasyon, nakahanap tayo ng P1.2 billion para sa ating pampubikong paaralan… para sa ating mag-aaral mula elementarya hanggang sa senior high school ng mga tablets, ‘yung iba mga laptop at ‘yung teachers nila bibigyan ng Pamahalaang Pasig ng tablets, laptops or learning devices,” he said via a Facebook Live.

Mayor Vico also promised that they provide tablets to more than 2,000 students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig to aid them with their online learning.

“Magkakaroon din sila ng tablet. Ang estimate natin ay 2,000 hanggang 2,500 estudyante, more or less. Mabibigyan po natin yon,” he said.

Image by Pasig PIO via Facebook

He said that he is already working with the local finance committee to help raise the necessary budget. An estimated P30 million is needed to procure the gadgets of the PLP students.

Meanwhile, Mayor Vico urged the learners to study well and enroll in the upcoming school year eventhough it will be shifted to virtual learning.

“Pakiusap ko sa inyo, mag enroll po kayo. Libre naman po. ‘Wag kayong tumigil sa pag aaral, sayang po ‘yung pagkakataon,” he said.

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