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Studes in Manila told to bring own food for their own safety

Honey Lacuna
Mayor Honey Lacuna in a meeting with city administrator Bernie Ang regarding the students are required to bring their own food for their own safety. (JERRY S. TAN)

KKB (kanya-kanyang baon).

This, according to Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna, will be strictly implemented in all of the city’s 107 public elementary and high schools with the resumption of in-person classes.

“Pag oras ng pagkain, kanya-kanya munang dala ng baon, strictly, para dun na din sila kakain sa areas nila,” Lacuna said.

The lady mayor called on the students’ parents and guardians to prepare their kids’ food to ensure better safety and that they eat the right kinds of food.

She said that the move will not only ensure balanced diet but also spell savings on the part of the students’ families since cooked food bought outside of home are usually more expensive.

Lacuna, a doctor, added that with the pandemic still very much around, eating together is being discouraged since it will only break the safety protocol of social distancing which is required to avoid transmission of COVID-19.

The mayor likewise said that the kids are not yet that alert, after having gone on online classes for two and a half years.

Once again, Lacuna urged parents and guardians to have their kids vaccinated or boosted, amid reports of recent spike in the number of those falling into severe or critical condition once infected with the coronavirus.

While the vaccines do not spell total immunity, Lacuna said they certainly provided added protection, specifically against turning critical or severe in case one contracts COVID-19.

Lacuna had been constantly campaigning for vaccination since the pandemic began and even while she was still vice mayor.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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