Philippines’ Displaced Children Barred from School

Features Philippines Jun 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm

By Carlos H. Conde

Hundreds of Filipino children were barred from attending class when schools opened this week.

The reason? The children have been living in shelters in Zamboanga City since their families fled fighting in the southern Philippines, and the Zamboanga City government failed to submit their school records and other requisite personal data to the Department of Education. It’s not clear if or when these kids will be able to attend school.

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