PASIG CITY, March 8, 2020 – In light of recent developments in COVID-19, DepEd is suspending all scheduled national and regional events involving students from different localities, such as the Palaro Regional Meets, until further notice.

However, as announced yesterday, we are proceeding with the NFOT and NSPC, since 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.).

Decisions on other DepEd activities shall await definitive advisory from the IATF that we hope to receive tomorrow, to ensure informed, coordinated and proportionate response.