/ 25 January 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education office in Central Visayas suspended classes from January 24 to 31 because of the Covid19 surge.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases placed the entire Central Visayas on Alert Level 3.

Synchronous and asynchronous classes were suspended.

The submission of requirements and other teaching-related activities were also postponed.

Meanwhile, private schools are allowed to decide whether or not to halt classes provided that parents have been contacted.

DepEd-7 Director Salustiano Jimenez said that the suspension of classes will depend on how the situation unfold in the next days.

“It is still dependent on the situation. In our case in Central Visayas, it’s not only Covid that hit us but the typhoon Odette as well,” he said

“Due to the increasing number of Covid19 cases in the entire Region and the effects of the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, this Office is announcing the suspension of classes in areas under Alert Level 3 within the Region from January 24 to January 31, 2022,” a memorandum issued by the in a Regional Memorandum No. 052-2022.

Some teachers lost at least P26,000 to P121,000 each after their Landbank accounts were allegedly hacked, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said on Monday.

According to the coalition, members have reported their money was “stolen” after it was transferred from their Landbank payroll accounts to other banks or electronic wallets.