/ 20 March 2022

ALL schools in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur have been allowed to join the expanded phase of limited face-to-face classes after two years of blended learning.

The development came after the 30 schools in the district received their School Safety Assessment Tool Compliance Certificate, signifying they are deemed safe for in-person classes.

“Indeed, we feel so accomplished in Cabugao District because of our 100 percent passing rate for the expansion of limited face-to-face classes. We always justify that in Cabugao, we are one!” said Estrellita Siruno, Coordinating Principal of the district.

Marlon Taloza, Education Program Supervisor in English and in-charge of Cabugao District, also expressed his congratulatory remark.

“I am always here, mga kapatid, to extend technical assistance to whatever concerns you have,” Taloza added.

DepEd Ilocos earlier said 503 schools are now holding limited F2F classes.

Of the 503 schools, 166 started holding physical classes between the last week of February and first week of March.

The remaining 377 have yet to start, though.

Regional Education Program Supervisor Johnson Sunga said  several health and safety protocols will be followed.

“Only vaccinated teachers may participate while inoculated learners shall be preferred but not required,” Sunga said.