LIST: 28 public schools in Metro Manila start in-person classes Monday
MANILA, Philippines — Limited face-to-face classes in the select schools in Metro Manila are slated to begin on Monday, December 6, in 28 public schools, the Department of Education said.
This comes after the DepEd reported no cases of the coronavirus among participating learners and school personnel during the first week of the pilot of the face-to-face classes.
Among the 28 schools listed by the department, 18 are elementary schools, while three are senior high schools, and seven are junior high and senior high schools.
The selected schools added to the pilot run are:
- Andres Bonifacio Elementary
- Bagumbong Elementary
- Comembo Elementary School
- Santiago Syjuco Memorial Integrated Secondary School
- Amado T. Reyes Elementary School
- Renato R. Lopez Elementary School
- Aurora A. Quezon Elementary
- Ramon Q. Avancena High School
- St. Mary Elementary School
- Tañong High School
- Putatan Elementary School
- Tunasan National High School
- Bangkulasi Senior High School
- Filemon T. Lizan Senior High School
- Don Galo Elementary School
- La Huerta Elementary School
- Padre Zamora Elementary School
- Ugong National High School
- Pasig Elementary School
- Bagong Silangan Elementary School
- Payatas B Elementary School
San Juan City
- Pedro Cruz Elementary School
- Ricardo P. Cruz, Sr. Elementary School
- Sen. Renato “Compañero” Cayetano Memorial Science & Technology High School
- Roberta de Jesus Elementary School
- Tagalag Elementary School
Las Piñas City
- Las Piñas National High School
- Las Piñas City National Senior High School – Manuyo Campus
Selected schools are in places identified as "low risk" for COVID-19 by the Department of Health. Per the breakdown, Caraga have the most number of schools allowed to reopen at 14, and Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao with 10 each.
Some 48,000 public schools in the Philippines were shuttered for almost two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 28 schools join 100 others in the pilot run approved by President Rodrigo Duterte amid decreasing COVID-19 cases.
The Philippines is the last country in the world to reopen schools since the pandemic began in March 2020.
— with reports from James Relativo and Christian Deiparine
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