Bohol Island News Staff | Posted on March 8, 2020
The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced the suspension of all national and regional events involving students including the Palaro Regional Meets.
In a statement released on Sunday evening, DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said that this will be suspended until further notice.
However, the conduct of the Palarong Pambansa in May will be upon the advice of the Palaro board.
DepEd will still pushed thru with the National Festival of Talents (NFOT) and the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) since the participants are already at the venue.
“Heightened precautions are being implemented at NFOT and NSPC, which include foregoing elements of the programs that can be avoided (such as parades, etc.),” the statement said.
DepEd hopes to receive the definitive advisory from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) so they could make decisions on other DepEd activities “to ensure informed, coordinated and proportionate response”.