TACLOBAN CITY– The region’s biggest secondary public school, Leyte National High School, based here, has temporarily suspended its face-to-face classes due to intense heat.
The said school, with more than 9,000 students’ population, has implemented a modified class schedule.

This decision was made to ensure the safety and well-being of students amidst the rising heat index, the school’s information officer Bernie Jude Lamoglar, said in a media interview.
Lamoglar explained that the half-day classes and early dismissal times are designed to keep students out of school when the heat is too intense, ensuring their comfort and focus on their studies.

The region and the rest of the country have been experiencing intense heat for several weeks now, forcing schools to change their mode of classes.

In the region, over 200 schools have adapted to alternative delivery modes.

State universities like the Eastern Visayas State University and the Leyte Normal University in Tacloban City and the University of Eastern Philippines(UEP) have also adopted their mode of classes, including the non-wearing of uniforms.