Duterte: DepEd allocating P700M for internet connections of 7,000 public schools

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is allocating P700 million to provide internet service to 7,000 schools nationwide, in preparation for the country’s shift from basic education system to online learning in view of the coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte told Congress.

According to Duterte’s 14th weekly report to Congress, which was made public on Tuesday, DepEd is “procuring internet connection for 7,000 schools to increase the total number of public schools with internet access.”

“The target completion of the project, which costs PhP 700 million, will be in ten months,” the report read.

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