Duterte orders DepEd to boost health education amid COVID-19 crisis

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MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Education (DepEd) to equip teachers with basic health literacy skills to help Filipinos to effectively respond to a pandemic and other health situations.

 

In his budget message to Congress, Duterte said health literacy will be an “important item in our schools’ curricula” next year as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has already sickened over 205,000 people nationwide.

 

“I have given specific instructions to Education Secretary Leonor “Liling” Briones to capacitate our educators/teachers to have sufficien…

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