CHED, DepEd deny suspending classes till Friday

Posted at 08/08/2012 2:52 PM | Updated as of 08/08/2012 9:42 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it did not release announcements cancelling classes until Friday.

In a statement, CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan said: “The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) denies announcement circulating Tuesday night via social networking sites that it has declared (together with the Department of Education) suspension of classes from August 7 to 10, 2012.”

The alleged announcements went viral on Tuesday over Twitter.

The Department of Education immediately responded in its official Twitter account.

"HINDI PO TOTOO ang kumakalat na announcement umano ng DepEd at CHED na walang pasok hanggang Biyernes,” DepEd said.

Many classes remain suspended Wednesday because of massive flooding across Metro Manila and nearby provinces.