/ 13 November 2020

THE SAMAHAN ng Progresibong Kabataan on Thursday said school requirements should be deferred until next week due to the aftermath of five major typhoons that recently hit the country.

“In light of the aftermath of five major typhoons in less than two weeks and the slow response of concerned government agencies, millions of Filipino students cannot continue classes under these conditions,” SPARK said.

The group added regions of Central Luzon, Greater Manila Area and Southern Luzon are still recovering from the recent onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, triggering widespread flooding, power outages and intermittent internet signals, affecting students’ access to distance learning.

“We demand the suspension of ALL classes and submission of academic requirements in all levels nationwide until November 19!” the group said.

Typhoon Ulysses hit Bicol, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Metro Manila leaving floods and power outages in the areas.

Several local government units and schools have announced the suspension of classes, with the latest until November 15 in Camarines Sur and University of the Philippines Diliman.