August 18, 2022 @ 11:48 AM 2 months ago

VALENZUELA Mayor Wes Gatchalian is urging the parents in the city to have their children be inoculated to fully ensure their protection against COVID-19 in time for the opening of the face-to-face classes.

“This Covid-19 pandemic continues to threaten the safety of our teachers and students in the city, that is why I am urging the parents to vaccinate their children against the deadly disease prior to the opening of the in-person classes.”

“The local government continues to extend its effort in controlling and totally eliminating the threat by continuously reminding everyone, especially the parents of the students to always observe safety protocols,” he added.

It’s not just the opening of classes that we should prepare for, we should also prepare our own health, so for the mothers here who have children who are not yet vaccinated with a booster shot against Covid-19, I hope you take this opportunity to get them vaccinated before the classes even begin, he said.

“Let us not take our health for granted.”

Meanwhile, Gatchalian said the city government has initiated the distribution of free school kits for 17, 672 elementary and kindergarten students in time for the opening of classes.

Each school kit consists of a backpack containing work texts, notebooks, pens, pencils and other school supplies.

Joining the mayor, Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja and Rep. Rex Gatchalian during the distribution of school kits were Valenzuela City – Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Meliton Zurbano, Councilors Mickey Pineda, Niña Lopez, Louie Nolasco,Chiqui Carreon and Sel Sabino-Sy and other barangay officials.

The Education 360 Degrees Investment Program Action Officer, Natividad-Borja, was hopeful the distributed school supplies will somehow help to the budget of the parents in preparation for the opening of classes.

The local officials said the city government  will continue pursuing different projects that are congruent with the Education 360 Degrees Investment Program, projects that will enhance the quality of education that the city provides.

“The city government believes that education is the basic foundation of the current and future generations to create and sustain an even more developed and progressive Valenzuela City,” they said.