“We will not allow face to face na physical na…nagdidikitan ang mga bata. Hindi papayagan ‘yan ng DepEd,” says Education Secretary Leonor Briones. CNN PH The DepEd, according to Briones, would be using broadcast media and the internet to deliver education to students. According to Briones, the DepEd would still pursue the class resumption on Aug. 24 through alternative approaches like blended learning at flexible learning. “We will not allow face to face na physical na…nagdidikitan ang mga bata. Hindi papayagan ‘yan ng DepEd,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Thursday during the Laging Handa virtual press conference. For her part, Briones said that DepEd’s stand does not have conflict with the statement of President Dutere.“I would like to emphasize: There is no conflict, there is no disagreement, there is no debate between the pronouncement of the President and of the department because they are exactly the same,” she said. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque the next day clarified that the President was only prohibiting face-to-face classes in areas that would remain under community quarantine. MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) will disallow face-to-face classes in the coming school year as the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lingers. The department has been crafting self-learning modules that will be printed and reproduced for those who have no gadget and access to internet, she added.The school year was scheduled to start on Aug. 24 but teachers and students are not obligated to go to school in person since schools would implement various alternatives to in-person classes./PN The education department earlier said the conduct of face-to-face classes would depend on the risk level of the areas where the schools are located. On Monday, however, President Rodrigo Duterte opposed the resumption of classes with the physical attendance of students.