/ 4 November 2022

THE DEPARTMENT of Education said that 1,832 public schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region implemented full face-to-face classes.

The figure translates to 99.35 percent of all the public schools in the region.

In Baguio City, only the Roxas National High School, Rizal National High School and Kias Elementary School continue to use blended learning modality.

Regional Director Estela Leon-Cariño, Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent Ferderico Martin and Public Schools District Supervisor Simeon Yangyang visited the three schools to immediately assess their needs and help them implement in-person classes.

They also proceeded to the Manuel L. Roxas Elementary School, Rizal Elementary School, and Fort Del Pilar Elementary School for possible sharing of resources and facilities to address identified needs.

As of November 2, Abra National High School; Line 10 Primary School, Alejo Pacalso NHS, Ambangeg NHS, Ampucao NHS, Benguet NHS, Loo NHS, and Natubleng NHS were also using blended learning platforms.

“Hindering factors on the implementation of in-person classes in said schools include lack of classrooms due to ongoing construction, repairs, and increase in enrolment,” DepEd CAR said.

Under DepEd Order No. 44 series of 2022 signed by Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio, all public schools were directed to implement five-day in-person classes starting November 2, 2022.

Private schools have the option to hold five-day physical classes or use blended learning modality.