Briones urges ‘education must continue’

Published: June 1, 2020

Despite the heated debate triggered by the opening of classes in August, the Department of Education (DepEd) last May 28 said that it is maintaining its position that the school opening needs to push through to ensure that the education of Filipino learners will not be further disrupted. In an online press briefing, Briones said…

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‘Bakuna muna’: PRRD rejects August opening of classes without COVID-19 vaccine

Published: May 26, 2020

‘I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit-dikit ‘yang mga bata,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, May 25, rejected moves to open the upcoming school year in August, clashing with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) earlier pronouncement it could resume face-to-face classes in areas with eased quarantine protocols. Duterte…

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DepEd: S.Y. 2020-21 to formally begin on August 24

Published: May 25, 2020

The next school year will officially open on August 24 and end on April 30, 2021, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said on May 5. Briones said the start of the academic year 2020-2021 in August does not necessarily mean elementary and high school students will physically return to schools. Classes can be conducted online, until…

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