Over 300 universities conducting in-person classes — CHED

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Over 300 universities are now conducting in-person classes, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Saturday. “Sa ngayon kaunti pa lang, 313 universities pa lang ang nagpe-face to face,” CHED chairman Prospero de Vera…

DepEd unit proposes physical end-of-school-year rites in Alert Level 1 and 2 areas

Cathrine Gonzales 03/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education’s (DepEd) curriculum and instruction office is proposing the conduct of limited in-person end-of-school-year rites for the K to 12 basic education program, two years after the suspension of mass gatherings…

Campaign for safe return of in-person classes kicks off in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local government officials here have partnered with the U.S. government to promote the return of safe in-person classes.  The BidaKid campaign kicked off on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Ayala Center Cebu. The initiative…

Limited face-to-face classes in selected Lapu schools set to start on March 14

Futch Anthony Inso 03/02/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- Thirty-four public schools and seven private schools here are set to start their limited face-to-face classes on March 14, 2022. This was confirmed by Dr. Reynold Velos, chief education supervisor from the School Governance…

Cebu City mulls workshop for schools selected to return to F2F

Morexette Marie Erram 03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Government is mulling to conduct a workshop for schools selected to proceed with face-to-face classes. The city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) met with representatives from the Local School Board and USAID on…

DepEd: No discrimination in vax requirement for teachers in-person classes

John Eric Mendoza 01/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The requirement that teachers and other personnel who will be attending “face-to-face” or in-person classes be vaccinated against COVID-19 is not discrimination but is meant to protect them and their students, the Department of…

DepEd to expand in-person classes

Dexter Cabalza 12/11/2021

The Department of Education (DepEd) will push through with its plan to expand the scope of limited in-person classes in January, despite the threat of the Omicron variant. “As far as policy level is concerned, there is…

Why only 1 private school in Cebu joins pilot face-to-face? DepEd-7 explains

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 20 private schools in the country joined in the growing list of schools that joined the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes. But in Central Visayas, only one made it…

IATF approves phased resumption of in-person classes proposed by CHEd

Daniza Fernandez 11/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)’s proposed phased implementation of physical classes for all programs. According to acting presidential spokesperson Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles…

24/7 checkpoints, mobile patrols secured as F2F classes begin in Cebu Province – chief cop

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) said that they will maintain their 24/7 checkpoints, mobile and foot patrols in all areas in the province especially now that some towns…

Unicef points out effects of missing in-person classes on Filipino kids

Ben O. de Vera, Meg Adonis 08/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is among only five countries in the world that have not resumed in-person classes since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared last year, and the prolonged closure has infringed on the right to…

Enrollment in public schools starts Aug. 16

Meg Adonis 08/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Enrollment in public schools in the country will begin on Aug. 16 and end on Sept. 13, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Saturday, clarifying that the conduct of in-person classes was still…

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