DepEd urged to suspend classes in typhoon-ravaged areas

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) should suspend classes in areas ravaged by powerful typhoons Rolly and Ulysses, a lawmaker said Monday.

Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo said that DepEd can give its regional, provincial, city, and municipal officials the discretion to determine areas in Bicol, Cagayan Valley and Metro Manila where online learning could be suspended for a specific duration.


“It is only humane to allow students to recover physically and mentally in the next few weeks. Grades should not add the burden the academic community has to face in difficult times,” Castelo…

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