DepEd sticks to August 24 class opening, but RA 11480 allows Duterte to set any date

DAVAO CITY — Education Secretary Leonor Briones stuck to the August 24 date as the official opening for School Year 2020-2021 will start on August 24 despite the new law allowing the President to set the date beyond schedule. In a briefing on Tuesday with President Rodrigo Duterte, Briones said all the department’s preparations were …

Senate approved bill moving the school year 2020-2021 beyond August

DAVAO CITY —  The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill which give President Rodrigo Duterte the authority to postpone the opening of classes beyond August during the state of calamity or emergency. Senate Bill No. 1541 was supported by the 23 of the 24 Senators during the June 1 session, just …

September class opening not yet final – DepEd

DAVAO CITY — Reports that the school year 2020-2021 opens in September is not yet final, said Department of Education (DepEd) XI spokesperson Jenielito Atillo on Friday. Atillo said the Education department has yet to submit its position on the proposed September opening of classes before the Inter-Agency Task Force on Infectious Diseases. The DepEd …