MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) has suspended classes in all public schools
today to give teachers who served in yesterday’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections time to rest.
“In consideration of the efforts of our teachers exerted during the
conduct of the 2010 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election
particularly their having to wait for the election materials practically
overnight, DepEd declares that classes in all public elementary and
high schools nationwide are suspended
tomorrow Tuesday, October 26, 2010,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro said in a statement issued yesterday.
DepEd Communications director Cristina Ganzon said classes in public
schools in barangays where elections were suspended or extended until
today will be suspended until tomorrow.
The Comelec has suspended and extended elections in 1, 599 barangays because of the late delivery of election materials.
Public teachers, however, said the conduct of the elections was generally peaceful despite the delays in voting.
“It’s okay so far. It has been generally peaceful, generally
successful,” said Benjo Basas, national chairperson of the Teacher’s
TDC said there were areas where election materials were delivered as late as 12 p.m. yesterday.
Source: philSTAR.com, Rainier Allan Ronda, 10-26-2010