Philippines- President Duterte stated that he would not risk our students’ life without vaccines in his statement, which was aired late Monday night.

President Rodrigo Duterte said that classes will remain suspended untill the vaccine is available against COVID-19.

He said that “It spells disaster”.

“I will not allow the opening of classes which will make the students get close contact with each other. Bahala nang hindi makatapos, no doctors, no engineers for this generation”, he added.

“Wala munang aral, laro na lang muna unless I am sure that they are really safe. Talking about the opening of classes is useless, bakuna muna”, President Duterte said.

“We will have the vaccine by the end of the year by the grace of God. Mag-asa na lang tayo sa mga marunong”, Duterte said.

If the vaccine is already available because they are feverously working on it, ako na ang magsasabing, labas na.

Department of Education or DepEd already released a memo that the opening of classes will be on August 24, 2020 with different learning modalities. Likewise the Commission on Higher Education or CHED those universities and colleges capable of flexible learning may opt to begin classes in August.