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Bacolod grad rites suspended

first_imgSales added Briones has suggested thatthe end of school year rites can still be held between April 13 and 17 “wheneverything will be okay.” (With PNA/PN) Mayor Evelio Leonardia issued ThursdayExecutive Order No. 16-2020, saying it is imperative that the city governmentimplements urgent and critical measures to prevent the spread of the diseasecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “That’s why we decided to endface-to-face classroom interaction by March 20. After that, all our learnerswill be given home self-help activities. The five days from March 22 to 27 arenon-contact days, but are still counted as part of the school days,” she said. BACOLOD City –School recognition and graduation exercise in all levels of public and privateschools in this city will be suspended until further notice. “I’d like to thank the mayor forpromptly deciding on the issuance of the EO for the suspension of graduationand end of school year rites. This decision is consistent also with that of thegood (Education) Secretary Leonor Briones,” she said. For her part, City Schools DivisionSuperintendent Gladys Amylaine Sales welcomed the mayor’s decision.center_img Sales, however, said public schoolsunder the Department of Education (DepEd) have not suspended classes since theyare almost done with all the learning competencies for the school year. Leonardia said he arrived at thedecision to suspend the graduation and moving-up ceremonies after threeconsecutive emergency meetings with city, school, and health officials onWednesday. Leonardia cited Resolution No.282-2020 approved by the City Council on Wednesday, declaring a local state ofhealth emergency, after President Rodrigo Duterte made a similar declarationall over the country, and after the World Health Organization also declared thedisease as public health emergency of international concern. According to Leonardia, the Departmentof Health strongly urges the public to avoid attending, participating in, andorganizing events that draw a huge number of attendees.last_img read more

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Alleged mentally-ill man slapped with multiple charges

first_imgRaymond Samaroo was on Friday remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly after he had appeared in her court to answer six charges made in relation to alleged simple larceny, assault, and damage to property offences.The Police contend that on July 19 last, in the vicinity of Owen Street, Kitty, Samaroo unlawfully and maliciously damaged a minibus, property of Vidyah Barrack.They also contend that on the same day and time, he used abusive language towards Barrack.Moreover, it is contended that while at the Kitty Police Station, Samaroo used abusive and threatening language to Sita Gorsohy, from whom he had allegedly stolen six cases of bottles.He has further been accused of behaving disorderly while at the Kitty Police Station.A known character to the Police, Samaroo denied all the allegations made against him, and told the court he is mentally challenged.The prosecutor objected to Samaroo being placed on bail, citing that Samaroo is a character known to the Police and that he has matters pending in court.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecutor’s objections, and remanded Samaroo to prison until August 27, when the matter would again be called.last_img read more

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