The Angelicum School in Jaro, Iloilo will stay open, according to the school’s board of trustees.

The board, in a “corrective statement” on Friday, May 29, said it had overruled and recalled the notice of closure issued by the school director, Fr. Maximo Gatela, O.P. dated May 27.

The statement was signed by the head of the Filipino Dominicans, Fr. Napoleon Sipalay, O.P.

“The Board of Trustees, as well as the Provincial Council of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, didn’t approve any cessation of operation,” the statement read.

Gatela has also resigned as director of Angelicum School Iloilo.

“The Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Fr. Maximo Gatela, O.P., as Director of Angelicum School, Inc., Jaro, Iloilo City,” the statement read.

Founded in 1978 by Fr. Rogelio Alarcon, O.P., first prior provincial of the Filipino Dominicans, Angelicum School Iloilo occupies the Lizares Mansion in Jaro district. (