General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, along with First Lady and Tourism Chairperson Jane Gollon-Rivera, has led the turnover of P12-million worth of communication assistance to the teachers of Department of Education (DepEd) Gensan.
The city government gave 5,000 cellphone units to the teachers to be used for their online and modular teaching in a ceremony held Friday, October 23.
In partnership with Smart-PLDT, the local government said the cellphones come with a sim card with one-year worth of unlimited call and text to all networks and 5-gigabytes of data per month. This has an estimated worth of P42 million pesos.
“I hope mapapagaan natin ang trabaho ng atin mga teachers. We know hindi madali ngayong panahon ng pandemic. But with this, we hope to make it easier para sa mga guro natin,” Rivera said.