Bakwit schools open in Quezon and Davao City

A BAKWIT SCHOOL (school for evacuees) held its opening of classes for the current academic year last September 2 at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City. Around 50 Lumad students, their teachers and leaders participated in the activity.

Meanwhile, 155 students participated in the opening of classes in another Bakwit School at the UCCP Haran in Davao City. The Salugpongan administration said that they decided to open the Bakwit schools amid the Department of Education’s refusal to revoke its suspension order against their schools.

Simultaneously, Lumad community leaders and students from the Save Our Schools Network staged a picket in front of the House of Representatives in conjunction with the conduct of Department of Education budget hearing last September 3.