PNP coronavirus cases soar to 302

The number of coronavirus disease cases within the Philippine National Police (PNP) is now 302, with four new additional cases as of Thursday. 

According to the PNP’s data, two more COVID-19 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 149, while fatalities remained at four.

The law enforcement agency currently has 717 probable cases and 637 suspect cases. 

PNP opened its own coronavirus testing facility on Tuesday, which runs up to 150 tests daily. 

The said COVID-19 testing center is exclusive for PNP personnel, and it is located at the DNA Building of PNP Crime Laboratory inside the PNP Headquarters in , Quezon City.

The Philippines meanwhile has a total of 15,588 COVID-19 cases, 921 deaths, and 3,598 recoveries.

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Free tutorials, homeschooling offered in Laguna barangay

A free tutorial and homeschooling project for students will be offered by the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Barangay Imok, Calaunan, Laguna this coming June.

According to Daven Salustiano, one of the young people in the barangay who is an incoming Grade 6 student said she already misses school.

To study at , she was reading a few books at home and searching the internet.

Salustiano was one of the first to enroll in the free tutorial service in their village.

“Para po may matutunan po ako tapos ‘yung malalaman ko po rito pwede ko rin pong isagot sa teacher ko ‘pag pasukan,” said Salustiano.

The project was called “Eskwelantine,” which would offer free tutorials for kinder and elementary students in their village starting June 7.

According to SK village chairman June Aldrin Gunio, they are in the process of preparing modules and other learning materials for the project.

“Ito pong proyekto namin ay nagmula po talaga sa tema na lakbay-aral na kung saan ay isinasagawa po namin dati kada-linggo … Every Sunday po kami mag-iikot sa kada purok dito sa aming barangay,” said Gunio. 

“Sa mga hindi po marunong magsulat at magbasa ay meron po kaming ibang araw na inilaan para po amin pong maturuan po. Tapos mamimigay po kami ng mga modules sa mga bata sa mga bahay bahay po,” he added.

The project is divided into two: Project Bulilit is for pre-elem and grades 1 to 3 while Project Techy is for grades 4 and above where students can use a computer.