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DepEd Postponed Opening of Classes on August 24

Education Secretary Leonor Briones announces the postponement of the opening of classes on August 24. Briones said opening of classes will be moved to October 5, 2020. Statement of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones On the Opening of Classes This morning, we received a memorandum from the Office of the President that the President has already made the decision in respect to the recommendation that I have submitted to him on August 6, in response to the implications of imposition of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and in the provinces of Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna and Rizal. As per the memorandum, the President has given approval to the recommendation of DepEd. Thus, we will implement such a decision to defer school opening to October 5 pursuant to Republic Act No. 11480. We shall use the deferment to provide relief to the logistical limitations faced by the areas placed under MECQ and to fill in the remaining gaps of the school opening that we a