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More than 300 educational videos to be produced monthly for K-12 distance learning —PCOO

At least 352 videos will be produced every month for the broadcasting project that aims to convert the K to 12 Program of the Department of Education (DepEd) into television material.

At a press conference for Brigada Eskwela, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary George Apacible said that selected teachers will serve as broadcasters and editors.

“Most essential learning competencies (MELCs) will be produced, video shot, edited by teachers. The requirement of total videos to be produced each month will be 352,” he said.

Apacible said the videos will be 30 minutes to an hour long. He added that 12 to 48 videos will be distributed to different regions.

Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) 13, which is a television network of the Government Communications Group under the PCOO, will air the K to 12 broadcasting project, he said.

Aside from the training of teachers, the network will also manage the project’s production management, coverage, broadcast, as well as its distribution to social media and websites.

Apacible explained that the coverage of the K to 12 broadcasting project is scheduled in three phases as IBC 13 upgrades its transmitter.

He said the coverage of IBC 13 is projected to reach 229 municipalities and 5,252,692 households when classes start on August 24.

The initial coverage can reach Mega Manila, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, Pangasinan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Mindoro, and Laguna.

On radio, the K to 12 broadcasting project will be aired through state radio network Philippine Broadcasting Service, according to Apacible. The reach of radio coverage will also improve in phases up to December, he added.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DepEd decided to resume classes through distance learning, in which classes are held online and students do not have to physically go to school to participate in classes to avoid possible transmission of the virus.

The department has been preparing for ways to deliver education to students through self-learning modules, broadcast media, and the internet. -MDM, GMA News