To help schoolgoers stay connected during the pandemic, the local government of Pasig has distributed connectivity allowance to more than 3,000 students of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig (PLP). 

Php 500 in allowance will be distributed to students every semester, which will be delivered through cash cards that were given out on Sunday, November 14. 

According to Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto, students can now withdraw four semesters worth of connectivity allowance, which amounts to Php 2,500. 

In a Facebook post, Sotto expressed gratitude towards the employees of PLP and Landbank who went out of their way to work on a weekend to release the cash cards and connectivity allowance.

Ever since the pandemic took root in the country, schools and universities have adopted an online learning setup for students to prevent infections. 

However, now that the health crisis is coming to a halt, face-to-face classes will be making a comeback. 

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday (November 15) said 100 public schools have already taken part in the pilot run of limited face-to-face classes. The schools that participated are those from areas that the Department of Health (DOH) has classified as low-risk.

Starting November 22, DepEd says 20 private schools will be added to this list and will be conducting face-to-face classes.

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