By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Tuesday expressed concern over reports that some private schools are asking students to show up in school for graduation pictorial.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Department of Education (DepEd) will investigate the matter.
“Talagang nakakabahala yung report na ‘yan kasi hindi pa natin pinapayagan lumabas ng bahay ang mga 12 years old. Ito po’y pinarating na namin sa DepEd at sila po’y magiimbestiga na,” Roque said during his televised briefing.
“Kung ito ay papayagan, pero hindi sigurado dahil bawal pa lumabas ang 12 years old, dapat sumunod sa minimum health standards. Hayaan na natin gumalaw ang DepEd, at antayin kung ano ang [kanilang] desisyon,” he added.
The administration’s pandemic task force allows only people aged 15 to 65 years to leave their homes.