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Solon hits DepEd’s alternate uniform guidelines

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House Deputy Minority Leader and ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro on Friday raised concerns over the Department of Education’s guidelines for the alternate uniform for teaching and education support personnel during the dry season.

Reacting to the colors specified in the guidelines, Castro pointed out the potential political implications of using the colors red and green.

“It seems that there is a political meaning to that color — red and green resembles campaign colors during the 2022 polls,” Castro said.

DepEd spokesman Michael Poa earlier clarified that no particular color is prescribed for the alternate uniforms of teachers and non-teaching staff in all public schools nationwide.

“Any existing DepEd collared shirt may be worn,” Poa said.

Castro underscored the importance of allowing teachers and education support personnel to choose the colors they feel comfortable wearing during the dry season, without being tied to any political connotations from past elections.

Green has always been the campaign color of Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte, even when she was still mayor of Davao City.

President Marcos, on the other hand, was seen wearing red-colored shirts most of the time during the campaign period for the 2022 polls.


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