In a recent press conference, DepEd-Antique superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong expressed her gratitude to barangay officials who continue the house-to-house distribution of the enrollment forms. SAN JOSE, Antique – Village officials in this province have been requested by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao to assist in the enrollment of pupils in public schools as the June 30 deadline of the Department of Education’s modified regular enrollment nears.“I am requesting the barangay officials to help explain to parents that they should not fear about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when they enroll children this school year,” said Cadiao on June 24.According to the governor, one way village officials could help DepEd is to make sure that enrollment forms are available for parents to fill in. “I am appealing to the other barangay officials if they could also distribute the forms house-to-house,” she added.(With a report from PNA/PN) CADIAO. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE FB “DepEd will be having the lessons aired over the radios without the face-to-face classroom instructions yet,” she said. Jeffrey Gabucay, 4Ps provincial link, said 29,744 school-age children have enrolled while 19,754 are yet to do so as of June 24. Difficulty in accessing online registration, lack of information on the enrollment process and health security are among the reasons why 4Ps members have yet to enroll their children, he added. She also requested personnel of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to assist school-age children of beneficiaries in the enrollment. “We have enrollment forms made available in the barangay halls,” said Beriong. Cadiao said the provincial school board has allocated P5 million for the purchase of the transistor radios which are to be distributed to poor families with school-age children.
MORE: Popovich rips ‘deranged idiot’ Donald Trump, other politiciansFloyd, a 46-year-old black man, died May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes. The officer, Derek Chauvin, faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers at the scene were charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter. All four officers were fired.”In a strange, counterintuitive sort of way, the best teaching moment of this recent tragedy, I think, was the look on (Chauvin’s) face,” Popovich said. “For white people to see how nonchalant, how casual, just how everyday-going-about-his job, so much so that he could just put his left hand in his pocket, wriggle his knee around a little bit to teach this person some sort of a lesson — and that it was his right and his duty to do it, in his mind.” “It’s got to be us that speak truth to power, that call it out no matter the consequences. We have to not let anything go. Our country is in trouble and the basic reason is race.”#SpursVoices pic.twitter.com/uTyOIzGnTg— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) June 6, 2020Popovich said it’s time for white people to help lead a change after “black people have been shouldering this burden for 400 years.” “The only reason this nation has made the progress it has is because of the persistence, patience and effort of black people,” he said. “The history of our nation from the very beginning in many ways was a lie, and we continue to this day, mostly black and brown people, to try to make that lie a truth so that it is no longer a lie. And those rights and privileges are enjoyed by people of color, just like we enjoy them.”So it’s got to be us, in my opinion, that speak truth to power, and call it out, no matter what the consequences. We have to speak. We have to not let anything go.” When Spurs coach Gregg Popovich watched George Floyd’s death on video, it reminded him of what he’d seen in history books. He didn’t expect to see it in 2020.”I think I’m just embarrassed as a white person to know that that can happen,” Popovich said in a video on the Spurs’ Twitter account. “To actually watch a lynching. We’ve all seen books, and you look in the books and you see black people hanging off of trees, and you are amazed. But we just saw it again. I never thought I’d see that, with my own eyes, in real time.”