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Some schools implement distance learning amid extreme heat

Several schools in the country have implemented temporary distance learning due to the extreme heat.

According to GTV's Balitanghali report, in Iloilo, 839 schools have returned to modular and online distance learning.

Based on the Iloilo Department of Education (DepEd) Division Super Intendant's advisory, students and teachers felt "sick" because of the humid weather.

Meanwhile, distance learning was also implemented in Pangasinan Division 2, until April 29. Students will also have blended learning starting next week in Cupang, Antipolo City.

In Sariaya, Quezon, the students took the exam outside their classroom.

Due to the heat inside the classroom, their teacher decided to let the students take the exam outside. He ensured that the area was not exposed to the sun and noted that in this way, students could be prevented from copying.

The state weather bureau warned on Sunday that the heat index in the country would remain at "extreme caution." On Monday, the country’s highest heat index was monitored in Dagupan City, Pangasinan at 43°C.

Last week, PAGASA warned of hotter days in May as the Philippines recorded a 55°C heat index in the said period last year. —Sherylin Untalan/ VAL, GMA Integrated News