Davao City—Davao City First District Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte is planning to donate tablets or smartphones to students in line with the ongoing distance learning amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Duterte, in a press conference here on Monday, said his office is still looking for a supplier who can provide affordable good quality tablets or cellular phones, as these will be heavily used for online learning.
The congressman said his office will need around P18 million to purchase the tablets and smart phones. He added that the amount is quite big, and so he is hoping there are friends who could help his office in providing the needs of the less fortunate.
“Tuloy ang mga kinakailangan na tulong. Nakatutok po tayo ngayon sa pag-agapay sa ating mga kababayan na lubos na naapektuhan ng pandemya. Inaalam po natin sa kasalukuyan kung meron pa bang hindi nahatiran ng tulong sa 54 barangay sa unang distrito ng lungsod ng Davao,” Duterte said.
Aside from the gadgets for students from elementary to college, the lawmaker vowed to give away educational toys that stimulate learning for less fortunate children ages 3 to 5 years old.
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