News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the opening of classes


We welcome over 27 million students who are expected to troop to public and private schools today. Balik-eskuwela na po tayo.

The opening of classes nationwide has been so far smooth. The Department of Education, together with its partners, through Brigada Eskwela have prepared the schools, making sure they are safe, clean and ready to receive our students. Public assistance and information centers have been activated in the central office, regional and division office and schools to respond to issues and challenges in today’s school opening.

The Philippine National Police, on the other hand, has ensured a zero-crime incident outside the vicinity of schools through its “Ligtas Balik Eskwela 2018.”