No Academic Break – Palace
Malacañang Palace announced on Tuesday that there will be no academic break for state universities and colleges (SUCs) due to recent typhoons.
In an announcemnt, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) en banc has convened and decided the possible extention of academic calendar among SUCs which have triggered to suspend classes due to devastation of recent typhoons.
“Pagdating po sa ating universities ay nagkaroon na po ng en banc meeting ang CHED at ang decision po ng CHED ay hindi po papayagan itong academic break na hinihingi ng ilan,” he said.
“Ang decision po ng en banc ng CHED ay para mag-extend ‘yung mga pamantasan, kolehiyo na hindi nakapagklase dahil sa bagyo ng 1 or 2 weeks para matapos ang kanilang semester,” Roque added.
Meanwhile, Marikina City, among the worst-hit areas due to series of typhoons that hit the country specifically Rolly and Ulysses, announced a month-long suspension of classes.
It was on November 1 when the country was devastated by Super Typhoon Rolly damaging house structures and other infrastructures and on November 12, another typhoon hit the country.
Typhoon Ulysses drenched almost the entire Luzon brought by continuous rains.
This resulted in the release of water from the water reservoir which is said to be one of the reasons why Cagayan Valley submerged underwater.
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