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PBBM mulls reverting to old school calendar amid extreme heat


The administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is considering reverting to the old school calendar following the numerous suspensions of classes due to extreme heat in some parts of the country.

“Sa aming palagay baka mahirapan pa tayo. Ngunit hangga’t may paraan ay gagawan natin ng paraan para mapaaga at mabilis ang pagbalik sa normal na schedule ng mga bata,” President Marcos said.

“Hangga’t maari gusto nating ibalik sa dati. Dahil, I think, medyo may consensus na talaga na mas maganda ‘yung dating schedule kaya’t hindi naman sinasabi na hindi natin gagawin before next year, or the year after that. Susubukan naming gawin,” he added.

The President made the remarks on the sidelines of the “Bagong Pilipinas Town Hall Meeting on Traffic Concerns” in San Juan City when asked on his take about the proposal to shift to the old academic calendar amid recent widespread suspension of onsite classes.

Some groups are calling to revert to the old school calendar where classes starts from June to March, and the school break from April to May in a bid to avoid the extreme heat of summer, which is currently experienced by some schools in the country.

President Marcos said the extreme heat being experienced in the country is attributed to the effects of climate change, which is already being addressed by the administration. PND