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PLAN TO HAVE MORE ‘LAST MILE’ CLASSROOMS LAUDED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment  (PEACE) Party-list hailed the Department of Education’s plan to construct close to 600 classrooms in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in the country. “Access to schools remains a problem for many children living in GIDA, so this news that the DepEd continues to try to fill the […]

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DEPED EYES 599 CLASSROOMS FOR LAST MILE SCHOOLS

Committed to bringing quality education even in the most geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced its target to build and finish 599 classrooms for the Last Mile Schools Program this year. “These schools with concrete walls, electricity and clean water are more than buildings. They represent hope […]

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DPWH DELIVERS 75K CLASSROOMS IN 3 YEARS – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of more than 75,000 classrooms nationwide in the past three years. Secretary Mark Villar said that in spite of present restrictions for face to face classes, enrollees both in elementary and secondary as well as the senior high school students will have better […]

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ASSURE SAFETY OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL FOR CLASSROOM CLASSES IN LOW-RISK AREAS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and education authorities to craft safety guidelines for school personnel after the government greenlighted the proposal to allow face-to-face or classroom classes in areas determined to have a low risk of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission. Villanueva asked DOLE to convene with their counterparts in […]

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EXPLORE OTHER WAYS IN BUILDING SCHOOL BUILDINGS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging government to look into other ways of building classrooms and school buildings to avoid delays as he called on the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to revisit the computation for classroom requirements. “Let’s explore other modalities in constructing school buildings as the slow pace can’t keep up with the […]