Makabayan solons to DepEd, CHEd: Heed calls for nat’l academic break

MANILA, Philippines — Makabayan bloc lawmakers in the House of Representatives have urged the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to heed clamors for a national academic break following the successive onslaught of typhoons despite the existing coronavirus pandemic.

In a House resolution filed Tuesday, the legislators noted that five typhoons have hit the country within at least a month, the last three of which killed at least 100 people and caused around P25 billion-worth of devastation.

They likewise pointed out that the country has been placed under a state of calamity due to the coronavirus pandemic and another state of calamity in Luz…

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