DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 10 (PIA) - The Liga ng mga Barangay here and the Dagupan City National High School (DCNHS) inked a partnership through the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to support the education of students.
DCNHS Senior High School Principal Renato Santillan said as the Department of Education pushes for an August 24 start of classes for school year 2020-2021, physical classes are not allowed thus modular and online learning will be adopted.
He revealed, however, that some problems seen during the two-week simulation for online and modular classes include the lack of public transport, expensive fare for tricycles and day job of parents thus hindering them to get the modules from the school.
"Aya so problema daray ateng ya anggano labay dan aleen so modules ed City High, anggapoy naluganan da tan nu wala man su naluganan da, mabli pamasahe lalod saray ararawi, aray arom walay trabaho, (This is the problem that even if parents are willing to get the modules from City High, public transportations are not available and if there are, fares have gone up especially for those who live far away, and some have day jobs)," Santillan said during the MOA signing at the Sangguniang Panlungsod session hall.
Thus, the Parents-Teachers Association for DCNHS, led by its president Liway Yparraguirre, initiated talks with Liga ng mga Barangay Councilor Marcelino Fernandez for a possible partnership in the barangays.
"Itong mga modules from the school ay kukunin ng mga service vehicles ng barangays at ang mga magulang ay doon sa kani-kanilang barangay hall na kukunin ang mga modules na sasagutan ng mga anak at ibabalik din nila roon after one week," Yparraguirre told the Philippine Information Agency.
DCNHS Junior High School Principal Medarlo de Leon thanked the Liga ng mga Barangay as he said that all 31 barangays of the city have students who study at DCNHS.
The junior and senior high school have a combined population of 8,000 students and as of July, 90 percent have enrolled.
"Salamat ed say Liga tan kerewan su tulong da. Say modular instruction tan multi-media learning successful nu walay support na balan sakey ed barangay, (Thank you to the Liga and we seek their help. The modular instructions and multi-media learning will be successful if there is the support of everyone in the barangays)," De Leon added.
For his part, Liga President Fernandez said the tie-up program will be a concerted effort to involve the schools, barangays, Sangguniang Kabataan and the parents.
"Man-effort ira, man-effort tayo met. Kailangan so tulong na sinansakey lalo lad sayan panaon na pandemic, (They will exert effort, we will also exert effort. The help of everyone is needed especially in this time of pandemic)," Councillor Fernandez said. (JCR/AMB/VHS, PIA-Pangasinan)