COVID-19 outbreaks unavoidable during face-to-face classes — OCTA

Jean Mangaluz - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines – With the resumption of face-to-face classes starting soon, independent COVID-19 monitor Octa Research warned that possible COVID-19 outbreaks in schools can’t be avoided. Octa fellow Dr. Guido David said that schools should have policies…

Face-to-face classes

Edilberto C. de Jesus - @inquirerdotnet 08/04/2022

A rare consensus among experts from different disciplines point to the protracted suspension of classes, followed by the restrictions on face-to-face (F2F) instruction, as the biggest blow inflicted by the pandemic on education and society. The public…

Traffic office heads set traffic management plans when face-to-face classes start

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The traffic management office heads of the cities of Talisay, Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu have set their traffic management plans for Balik Skwela 2022. Edwin Jumao-as, executive director of Traffic Enforcement Agency of…

Bongbong Marcos: Face masks may be optional if booster rollout successful, situation very safe

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the government could make the wearing of face masks optional only if the booster rollout is successful and it’s clear that it’s already safe to do so. Marcos…

Defer start of classes to mid-September, teachers ask VP Sara

Dexter Cabalza, Nestor Corrales 07/09/2022

A group of teachers asked Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte to move the opening of classes to the middle of September or the first week of October to give teachers more time to rest. The Department of…

Let’s do in-person learning right

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 07/07/2022

During the President’s first press briefing, there was a renewed pronouncement of committing to resuming 100 percent in-person classes by November. So far, the Philippines is one of the longest to remain in remote learning mode and…

Target: 100% in-person classes by November

Nestor Corrales 07/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government wants to resume in-person classes at full capacity by November this year even with the increasing COVID-19 cases in the country, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Tuesday. In his first press…

Limited F2F classes in Cebu City urban schools smooth so far, says district supervisor

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The implementation of the limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in the urban barangays in Cebu City has been smooth so far. This was the statement of Doctor Liberato Lauranilla, one of the district supervisors…

EOC prepared for start of limited F2F classes in Cebu City’s urban schools

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said it is ready for the implementation of the limited face-to-face classes in urban public schools here on Monday, May 30, 2022. Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, the…

Students in Cebu City want return of face-to-face classes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bring back face-to-face classes. This was the appeal of Cebu City students in the mountain barangays on the third day of the implementation of limited face-to-face classes in 13 selected public schools. The…

PhilHealth offers on-site registration for tertiary students taking part of F2F classes

Futch Anthony Inso 04/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) has initiated an on-site registration for students in tertiary education who would take part in the limited face-to-face classes. The activity was initiated by Local…

16 schools may serve as vaccination centers for students ahead of F2F classes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/30/2022

(Updated) CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu City has identified 16 schools that will serve as vaccination sites for students as the agency prepares for limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in May 2022. Cebu…

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