MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) now allows mask-wearing inside classrooms optional after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued an order making the health measure voluntary.
At the Eusebio High School in Pasig City, students are still wearing face masks on the first day of full implementation of face-to-face classes in public schools in the country on Wednesday, November 2.
School principal Gilbert Inocencio tells Rappler that they still encourage students to wear face masks inside their classrooms, as masking adds another layer of protection against COVID-19 and other diseases.
Over 96% of the Eusebio High School’s 5,600 students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Inocencio says they are aiming to achieve 100% in their school.
Rappler’s Bonz Magsambol files this report. – Rappler.com