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VP Sara: Uniforms in public schools not required

VP Sara: Uniforms in public schools not required

Students in public schools will not be required to wear uniforms, Vice President Sara Duterte said.

Duterte said this is to ease the burden of students and families in the wake of rising prices and lost livelihood due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even before the pandemic, it is not a strict requirement for public schools to wear uniforms (DepEd Order No. 065, s. 2010) to avoid incurring additional costs to the families of our learners,” Duterte said in a statement.

“All the more that it will not be required this school year given the increasing prices and economic losses due to the pandemic,” she added.

The start of school year 2022–2023 will be on August 22.