THE Local Government of San Fernando, Pampanga on November 22, 2021, launched face-to-face (F2F) classes with a pilot run at the Mother of Good Counsel of Seminary in Barangay del Pilar, which is among the 18 private schools in the country approved by the Department of Education (DepEd).

The local government unit, through its Incident Management Team (IMT), issued a "Certificate of No Objection" to the seminary as it complied with the safety and facilities requirements set by the IMT and other regulatory agencies.

Twenty-one Senior High School students at the seminary attended the in-person classes to complete their second semester. The students will stay in the school’s dormitories until December 10, the last day of classes before the holiday break.

Mother of Good Counsel Seminary Senior High Department Principal Danilo Maglaqui also ensured that all participating students underwent Covid-19 antigen tests and were all fully vaccinated before returning to the school.

Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago has expressed full support for the implementation of the limited F2F classes in basic education in Pampanga's capital city.

Meanwhile, Bureau of Curriculum Development Director Joyce Andaya thanked Santiago for his presence and support during the pilot implementation of F2F classes.

Joining Santiago and Andaya in the pilot run of limited F2F classes in the private school were Dr. Imelda Macaspac, DepEd San Fernando Schools Division Superintendent; Dr. Carlos B. Mercado, City Health Officer-in-Charge; Raymond Del Rosario; City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer; members of the IMT; officials and members of the DepEd Regional Office and Department of Health. (JTD)