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DepEd receives at least 180 complaints vs schools collecting graduation fees

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MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Education has received as of Tuesday at least 180 complaints against schools collecting graduation fees.

DepEd DeTXT Action Center officer-in-charge Demetria Manuel said most of the complaints have come from the National Capital Region, Central Luzon and Region 4-A.

“Mayroon talaga umaabot daw sa P500 hanggang P600, ang iba naman ay P300 to P250, hanggang P150 (There are schools that charge between P500-600, others charge P300-250, others P150),” she said.

She said complaints they receive are forwarded to the regional and division offices of the erring schools for investigation and action.

The DepEd has set aside two hotline numbers -- 636-1663 and 633-1942 -- to which the public may call in their complaints.