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  • DepEd Releases List Of 100 Schools That Can Begin Limited Face-To-Face Class On Nov. 15

    The list did not include any schools from Metro Manila.
    by Angela Baylon .
DepEd Releases List Of 100 Schools That Can Begin Limited Face-To-Face Class On Nov. 15
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  • On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, the Department of Education (DepEd) identified 100 public schools in the country that will join the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes starting November 15, 2021.

    Education officials released the complete list of schools via their Facebook page

    DepEd assured that the schools cleared for the pilot study of in-person classes passed inspection and evaluation to ensure its facilities are prepared to implement physical distancing measures and basic safety protocols.

    "Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Department of Education sa Department of Health, ang mga nasabing paaralan ay sumailalim sa mabusising pagsusuri upang masukat ang kahandaan at kaligtasan ng lugar kung nasaan ang paaralan," DepEd wrote.

    (The Department of Education, along with the Department of Health, made sure that the mentioned schools underwent a strict evaluation to measure their preparedness and ensure that each school's location is safe [for the conduct of face-to-face classes].)

    List of public schools holding face-to-face classes

    Education chief Leonor Briones emphasized that students will not be forced to attend face-to-face classes. Below are the schools that will reopen classrooms for the resumption of in-person classes.

    Region I

    • Longos ES (City of Alaminos, Pangasinan)
    • Alao-ao ES (Bangui, Ilocos Norte)
    • Padaggan ES (Bangui, Ilocos Norte)
    • Bicbica PS (Pinili, Ilocos Norte)
    • Buanga ES (Pinili, Ilocos Norte)
    • Godogod ES (Pinili, Ilocos Norte)
    • Dumalneg ES (Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte)
    • Dumalneg NHS (Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte)
    • San Isidro ES (Marcos, Ilocos Norte)
    • Cacafean ES (Marcos, Ilocos Norte)

    Region III

    • Burgos ES (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Owaog-Nebloc ES (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Moraza ES (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Belbel ES (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Maguisguis IS (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Nacolcol IS (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Palis IS (Botolan, Zambales)
    • Baliwet (San Marcelino, Zambales)
    • San Marcelino NHS (San Marcelino, Zambales)
    • Banawen ES (San Felipe, Zambales)
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    Region IV

    • ALagmak ES (General Nakar, Quezon)
    • Lumutan ES (General Nakar, Quezon)
    • Dinigman ES (General Nakar, Quezon)
    • Pablo D. Maningas NHS (Quezon, Quezon)
    • Tamulaya ES (Polillo, Quezon)
    • Region VSinalongan ES (Masbate City, Masbate)
    • Gutusan ES (Masbate City, Masbate)
    • Mary B. Perpetua NHS (Milagros, Masbate)
    • Buenavista ES (Sorsogon City, Sorsogon)
    • Tiriktirikan ES (Iriga City, Camarines Sur)
    • Balanac ES (Ligao City, Albay)
    • Tandarura ES (Ligao City, Albay)
    • Tupas ES (Ligao City, Albay)
    • Malama ES (Ligao City, Albay)

    Region VI

    • Mayabay ES (Barbaza, Antique)
    • Igsoro ES (Bugasong, Antique)
    • Laserna IS (Nabas, Aklan)
    • Region VIIBasak ES (Samboan, Cebu)
    • Mahanlud ES (Malabuyoc, Cebu)
    • Cabagdalan ES (Balamban, Cebu)
    • Luyongbaybay ES (Bantayan, Cebu)
    • Cañang-Marcelo Luna NHS (Oslob, Cebu)
    • Busay NHS (Moalboal, Cebu)
    • Pilar NHS (Pilar, Cebu)
    • Siocon ES (Bogo City, Cebu)

    Region VIII

    • Palo I CS (Palo, Leyte)
    • Bato CS (Bato, Leyte)
    • Dolho ES (Bato, Leyte)
    • Dawo IS (Calabayog City, Western Samar)
    • Macatingog IS (Calabayog City, Western Samar)
    • Mawacat ES (Calabayog City, Western Samar)
    • Pilar National Agricultural HS (Calabayog City, Western Samar)
    • Motiong CES (Motiong, Western Samar)
    • San Sebastian CES (San Sebastian, Western Samar)
    • Clarencio Calagos Memorial Samar School of Fisheries (Santa Margarita, Western Samar)

    Region IX

    • Siloh ES (Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay)
    • San Vicente ES (Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay)
    • Manga NHS (Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur)
    • Manga ES (Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur)
    • Lala ES (Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur)
    • Sominot NHS (Sominot, Don Mariano Marcos, Zamboanga del Sur)
    • Tabina CES (Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur)
    • Guipos NHS (Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur)

    Region X

    • Bagalangit ES (Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon)
    • Ocasion ES (Sumilao, Bukidnon)
    • Camp 14 ES (Libona, Bukidnon)
    • Napo ES (Linamon, Lanao del Norte)
    • Masibay IS (Nunungan, Lanao del Norte)
    • Tambacon IS (Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte)
    • Marcela T. Mabanta NHS (Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte)
    • Dalama CES (Baroy, Lanao del Norte)
    • Babalaya ES (Bacolod, Lanao del Norte)
    • San Francisco de Asis ES (City of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental)
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    Region XI

    • Clib PS (Hagonoy, Davao del Sur)
    • Nodilla ES (Kiblawan, Davao del Sur)
    • Tacub ES (Kiblawan, Davao del Sur)
    • Bares ES (Pagsabangan Extension, New Bataan, Compostela Valley)
    • Parasan IS (Pantukan, Compostela Valley)
    • Lower Panansalan ES (Jacinto Extension, Compostela, Compostela Valley)
    • Maugat Elementary School (Compostela, Compostela Valley)
    • Digaynon IS (Manurigao Extension. Compostela, Compostela Valley)

    Region XII

    • Paco NHS (City of Kidapawan, North Cotabato)
    • Bato ES (Makilala, North, Cotabato)
    • Nelmida Elementary School (Koronadal City, South Cotabato)
    • Ned National High School (Lake Cebu, South Cotabato)
    • Aspang ES (General Santos City, South Cotabato)

    Region XIII

    • Sapao NHS - JHS with SHS (Santa Monica, Surigao del Norte)
    • Cawilan NHS (Tagana-an, Surigao del Norte)
    • Lakandula NHS (Placer, Surigao del Norte)
    • Lasicam-Perral NHS (Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte)
    • Balite NHS (San Francisco, Surigao del Norte)
    • Anajawan ES (General Luna, Surigao del Norte)
    • Dao PS (General Luna, Surigao del Norte)
    • Alegria Stand Alone SHS (Alegria, Surigao del Norte)
    • Capalayan NHS (Surigao City, Surigao del Norte)
    • Sugbay ES (Surigao City, Surigao del Norte)
    • Nonoc NHS (Surigao City, Surigao del Norte)
    • San Jose ES (Surigao City, Surigao del Norte)
    • Mabuhay ES (Pilar, Surigao del Norte)
    • Cabawa ES (Dapa, Surigao del Norte)

    How about private schools?

    In line with the guidelines, the pilot phase will allow 100 public schools to hold limited in-person classes along with 20 private schools. Private institutions can begin limited face-to-face classes starting November 22, 2021. (Read the full guidelines here.)

    In a public briefing, Education Assistant Secretary Malcolm Garma says officials are set to conduct reviews and evaluations to identify which private schools will join the pilot study. For now, 57 private schools are nominated for evaluation. The complete and official list of 20 private schools will be released on November 12, 2021, according to Garma.

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    Limited face-to-face classes in Metro Manila schools

    Despite authorities classifying Metro Manila as low risk for COVID-19, no schools have been chosen from the capital region to join the pilot phase of limited in-person classes. 

    According to Sec. Briones, schools in the National Capital Region could be included in the next batch of the program. Briones notes that the final say on which schools can hold face-to-face classes lies on health officials.

    On conducting limited face-to-face classes, Briones noted that distance learning would remain, and modalities of online classes will still be used.

    "Hindi ibig sabihin na ginigive-up natin ang ibang modalities...paggamit ng modules, radyo, telebisyon. Hindi naman iiwan natin na mayroon na tayong face-to-face. Wala akong alam na bansa, lalo sa Southeast Asia, na 'yung kanilang face-to-face ay purely face-to-face," Briones said.

    (Limited in-person classes do not mean that we will give up other modalities...like use of modules, radio, and T.V. These modalities will remain even now that face-to-face classses will begin. I don't know of a country, especially in Southeast Asia, already holding mainly face-to-face classes.)

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