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QUEZON CITY JAIL INMATES GET BASIC EDUCATION

Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) in the Quezon City Jail Male Dormitory (QCJMD) can now continue their basic education through the first senior high school program to be offered by the Schools Division Office. The Quezon City government signed a memorandum of understanding with the QCJMD, SDO, and the Fernando C. Amorsolo Senior High School. […]

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SCOUTING PROGRAM IN BASIC ED CURRICULUM URGED

Agusan del Norte 2nd  District Representative Dale Corvera filed a bill seeking to include the scouting program in the elementary and junior high school curriculum in all public and private schools in the country. Corvera said he introduced House Bill No. 3035 before the House of Representatives plenary. In his explanatory note, the legislator said […]

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BOOST MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN SCHOOLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to strengthen the promotion and delivery of mental health services in the country’s basic education schools. Senate Bill No. 379 or the Basic Education Mental Health and Well-Being Promotion Act, one of Gatchalian’s priority measures for the 19th Congress, seeks to urgently counter the negative effects […]

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BOOST BASIC EDUCATION ONLINE DEV’T – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to accelerate the digital transformation of the basic education sector, one of his 20 priority measures for the 19th Congress.Under Gatchalian’s proposal, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will accelerate the installation, deployment, and activation of free public Wi-Fi in all public basic education […]

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VP SARA ‘KIND, CARING FOR CHILDREN’ – BRIONES

New Department of Education (DepEd) chief, Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio, will take the helm of the sector with the right character fit for the learners’ needs, said the department’s former secretary Leonor Briones. In the thanksgiving and turnover ceremony, Briones expressed her confidence in the young Duterte, as she officially turned over the DepEd’s leadership. […]

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REFINE K TO 3 CURRICULUM – GATCHALIAN

While the incoming administration is set to review the K to 12 programs, Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing to refine the K to 3 curriculum to make it more focused on literacy and numeracy. According to Gatchalian, who is set to retain his chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture in […]

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BRIONES TO DEPED : KEEP HELPING MARGINALIZED

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminded field officials to continue committing their service to the poor and marginalized by continuing the mission of the Department of Education (DepEd) during the Philippine Association of Schools Superintendents (PASS), Inc. Annual Convention at Baguio Teachers’ Camp. “We have to do justice, especially to those left behind,” Briones noted. “We have […]

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INCREASE LGU INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for increased local government involvement in improving the delivery and quality of basic education in the country. Gatchalian cited the crucial role that local governments played to ensure learning continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the proximity of local governments to their constituencies allows them to be more responsive […]

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DEPED LAUNCHES 2030 BASIC EDUCATION DEV’T ROADMAP

The Department of Education (DepEd) launched the Basic Education Development Plan 2030 (BEDP 2030) to provide a strategic roadmap to improve the delivery and quality of basic education. BEDP 2030 is the first long-term plan of the Department for basic education, covering formal education from 5 to 18 years old and non-formal education for youth […]

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BOOST EDUCATION SECTOR AMID COVID-19 — GATCHALIAN

As the nation marks National Disaster Resilience Month this July, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to strengthen the capacity of the basic education sector to function in emergency situations, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Pinagdaraanan natin ngayon ang pinakamalaking sakuna na nararanasan sa buong mundo. Sa pagtataguyod natin ng new o better normal […]