IN PHOTOS: Public schools open for school year 2017-2018

MANILA, Philippines – Students donned their school uniforms again as they trooped to public schools nationwide on Monday, June 5, for the opening of school year 2017-2018

This is the first opening of classes under the Duterte administration, but the same issues linger, such as the shortages in basic education facilities, and the continuing challenge of implementing the controversial K to 12 program

Education Secretary Leonor Briones visited two Manila schools on Monday: President Corazon C. Aquino High School and Ramon Magsaysay High School.

How was the first day of school like for 22.9 million students all over the country?

Manila

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Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quezon City

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Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pasay City

SIGN LANGUAGE. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SIGN LANGUAGE. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017.

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

 

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bacolod City

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Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler
Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Baguio City

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Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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