Summer heat pushes Bulacan State University to suspend uniform rule

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MALOLOS CITY—The Bulacan State University (BulSu) suspended their regulation that requires students to wear uniforms due to the summer heat.

The Philippines, being a tropical country, has a temperature which averages between 34 and 37 degrees Celsius during summer days.

The aforementioned temporary dress code is said to last at least for the next three weeks.

Last year, BulSu adopted a new school calendar that moved the start of the first semester from June to August.

More than 30,000 students are attending their second semester classes for the first time during the summer months at the BulSU campuses in Malolos City, San Jose del Monte City, and Bustos, Bulakan and Hagonoy towns.

BulSU president Cecilia Gascon has allowed students to attend to their classes in regular clothes. But wearing of uniforms would again be required in August, she said.

Although students have been allowed to wear regular attire instead of the Bulacan State University uniform, wearing of shorts, slippers, torn jeans and blouses with spaghetti straps when attending classes was banned by the school officials.