Classes in public schools are officially suspended starting today, May 2 up until May 13 in relations to election-related activities, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced.
According to DepEd, classes from kindergarten up to Grade 12 are temporarily suspended to allow teachers and DepEd workers to fulfill their election-related duties.
Most of the public schools around the country are being converted into a polling precincts as voters elect for new sets of government officials, from president down to councilors, on May 9.
In Negros Occidental, the Commission on Election said that a total of 2,456 clustered precincts will be activated for the election, located in 698 voting centers. The COMELEC expects over 1.619 million registered voters in Negros Occidental will troop in various polling places to cast their votes.
Meanwhile, the city of Bacolod with has some 327,403 voters who are assigned to 450 clustered precincts in 45 voting centers