College field trips was reported as temporarily banned by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Tuesday after the tragic Educational tour that happened in Tanay Rizal on Monday.
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In an updated report, the deadly bus crash killed 15 people – mostly students, who were on a field trip.
The college field trips ban imposition will be effective immediately to both public and private universities.
According to reports, CHEd Commissioner Prospero De Vera said, this is the first time that such a moratorium is being issued on college field trips.
An official order on college field trip ban imposition will be issued by CHEd Chairperson Patricia Licuanan later Tuesday or Wednesday, De Vera said.
“This is done in consideration of students’ safety. It will allow the investigating committee to look into circumstances surrounding the tragedy that happened in Tanay,” De Vera said.
De Vera also added that the measure will allow CHEd to review Memorandum Order 17 Series of 2012, which outlines policies and guidelines on educational tours and field trips.
Allegedly, CHEd is the government agency that monitors and evaluates the programs of higher learning institutions in the country.
Meanwhile, authorities have yet to release an official tally on how many students were injured in the Tanay bus crash.
According to reports, Tanay Public Information Office said that there are an estimated 58 passengers on the bus.
And as an action, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ordered the 30-day suspension of Panda Coach Tourist and Transport Inc., the bus company involved in the incident.