Pia Lee Brago (The Philippine Star) – January 14, 2021 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Children cannot afford another year of school disruption as the cost of closing schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating, the United Nations children’s agency said yesterday. “As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as cases continue to soar around the world, no effort should be spared to keep schools open or prioritize them in reopening plans,” said United Nations Children’s