DepEd extends enrollment period until July 15

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) — The enrollment period for public schools for the upcoming school year has been extended to July 15.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement during his press briefing on Monday, citing an advisory from Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

"Ang magandang balita po, mga magulang, extended po ang enrollment until July 15," Roque said.

[Translation: To the parents, the good news is, the enrollment period has been extended to until July 15.]

Citing latest data from the Department of Education, Roque said there are currently 15.2 million enrollees from public schools, while over 672,000 enrollees are from private schools.

Roque urged the parents not to wait until the deadline to have their children enrolled.

"Pero ‘wag na natin hintayin ang July 15. Ngayon pa lang, i-enroll na natin ang mga anak," he said. "’Wag na po nating hayaang matigil ang proseso ng edukasyon ng mga anak bagama't merong COVID-19."

[Translation: Let us not wait until July 15. We should enroll our children now. Let us not let COVID-19 stop the education process of our children.]

This is a developing story.