6 months DEPED Bicol to suspend wearing of dark-colored uniform to minimize dengue Manilatimes
LEGAZPI CITY: In an effort to curtail the dengue in the region, the Department of Education (DepEd) recommended the temporary suspension of wearing dark-colored school uniforms starting this month. Based in a memorandum issued by Bicol DepEd Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad, students of public and private schools in the region will not be allowed to wear black or blue uniforms in declared dengue hotspots to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease. Sadsad also called on the massive information campaign and maintenance of sanitation in the schools and in the communities. In the span of seven months, Bicol region posted 40 ... more