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Red Cross backs DepEd as pilot F2F classes begin on Nov. 15

As the active ally of the government, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) supports the Department of Education (DepEd) in the conduct of the limited face-to-face classes in over 100 schools nationwide.

The humanitarian organization has provided guides to teach parents, guardians, and teachers on how students can stay safe as they return to schools for limited face-to-face classes beginning Nov. 15.

“As we continue to take a proactive approach in responding to Covid-19, we must keep everyone safe especially now with the opening of face-to-face classes,” PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon in a news release on Sunday.

“It is a must to remind everyone to keep practicing proper protocols on a daily basis to help prevent the spread of the virus. Only together we can have the power to curb the ongoing pandemic,” he added.

The PRC is currently supporting schools Ilocos Norte, Quezon, Pangasinan, Zambales, Masbate, Aklan, Antique, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, Davao del Sur, Davao de Oro, and Surigao del Norte. (PR)


DepEd names 100 participating public schools in pilot F2F classes

MANILA – Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday said the department has completed the 100 public schools that will participate in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes beginning Nov. 15.”Mag-umpisa tayo with 100 public schools, 20 private… Read More


DepEd, DOH set guidelines 

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) have signed on Monday (Sept. 27) a joint memorandum circular comprising the guidelines for the pilot run of face-to-face classes in pre-selected 120 public and private schools.

Both the Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III expressed their cooperation on the pilot implementation of face-to-face learning modality for basic education’s virtual ceremonial signing on Monday.

“I just want to emphasize na iyong F2F [face-to-face] na i-implement natin o ini-implement ng ibang bansa na model natin… ay ibang-iba doon sa F2F na nakasanayan natin. Ngayon, hindi five days a week; six hours a day lang at hindi naman araw-araw,” Briones explained.

Teachers, staff in F2F pilot schools must be vaxxed: DepEd

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Teachers and non-teaching staff of the 120 schools identified for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes are required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said in a media online forum… Read More

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DepEd, DOH sign joint circular on pilot face-to-face classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday signed a joint memorandum circular outlining the guidelines for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes for basic education in areas identified as “low risk” for the coronavirus.During the… Read More


Under the guidelines, nominated schools must submit a risk assessment to the DepEd, along with written consent letters from both parents and the local government units (LGUs) where the schools are located.

Select learners should also be residing near the chosen schools to avoid long vehicular transportation.

While the pilot run will be voluntary, all teachers and non-teaching personnel who will be participating in the face-to-face classes implementation are required to be fully vaccinated.

Moreover, the pilot run will be limited to learners from Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 3, and students from five pre-selected Senior High Schools.

According to Philippine Pediatric Society Dr. Joselyn Alonzo Eusebio, the age group of 5-8 was selected for the pilot run because it has been identified to be “least affected and the most in need of actual face-to-face learning, as far as basic reading and writing are concerned.”

The class size will also be limited to 12 learners per classroom for Kindergarten, 16 learners for Grades 1 to 3, 20 learners for Senior High School, and 12 learners for technical-vocational workshops and science laboratory activities.

The pilot run of face-to-face classes will last for two months.


Duterte OKs pilot in-person classes in ‘minimal risk’ areas

 September 20, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in areas classified with “minimal risk” for the coronavirus.In a televised public briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the schools for pilot in-person classes, expected to begin in two… Read More

Second pandemic school year opens Sept. 13

 September 13, 2021, 12:15 pm

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) officially opened on Monday classes in public and private schools nationwide for the school year 2021 to 2022.In her welcome speech, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said this year’s opening of classes is the second “in the time of… Read More

DepEd to accept enrollees till Sept. 30

 September 13, 2021

MANILA – An education official on Monday said the Department of Education (DepEd) would accept enrollees for school year 2021 to 2022 until Sept. 30, hoping to surpass the number of enrollees the previous school year.During the national program for the opening of classes, DepEd Undersecretary… Read More

Duterte yet to give ‘go signal’ on proposed pilot F2F classes

 September 13, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to give his go signal even with a “positive reaction” to the proposal of Education Secretary Leonor Briones to hold limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in pilot areas where the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) risk is low, Malacañang… Read More

DepEd records high number of enrollees despite pandemic

The Department of Education (DepEd) recorded a high number of enrollees this year despite the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We recorded an 8.45% increase in enrollment. From 24.92 million learners to 27 million learners in 2019. And despite the pandemic, we managed an enrollment of 26.23 million students for this year,” DepEd Leonor Briones said during “Talk To The People” on Friday (Sept. 10). READ MORE