18 Cordillera schools to join in-person classes

Artemio Dumlao - The Philippine Star

BAGUIO CITY , Philippines — Eighteen public schools in the Cordilleras have been allowed to participate in limited face-to-face classes.

Department of Education-Cordillera Administrative Region director Estela Cariño said among the schools given the go-signal to hold in-person classes are the Dalit National High School in Pilar town and Mabungtot Elementary School in Langiden, Abra; Japa Elementary School and Naguey Elementary School in Atok, Benguet, and Asipulo National High School and Haliap Elementary School in Ifugao.

The other schools are Liyang Elementary School in Tanudan, Bonong Elementary School in Balbalan as well as San Pablo Integrated School, Toppan Integrated School and Guilayon Elementary School in Tabuk, Kalinga.

In Mountain Province, the schools are Maket-an Elementary School, Dacudac Elementary School, Cagubatan Elementary School and Lubon Elementary School in Tadian town; Mamon Proper Elementary School in Bauko, and Gonogon Elementary School and Dalican Elementary School in Bontoc.

Cariño said the schools complied with the requirements, including fully vaccinated teaching and non-teaching personnel, consent of the parents  of the students and physical arrangement of the schools.

She said the areas where the schools are located are at low risk for COVID-19.

The classes will start on Monday.

No school in this city and Apayao were allowed to join face-to face classes as the two areas are still at high risk for infections.

In-person classes started in 100 public schools and 20 private schools nationwide on Nov. 15 and 20, respectively.

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