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5 CAVITE TEACHERS LINKED TO SEXUAL ABUSE CHARGED

Five out of seven teachers allegedly involved in the sexual harassment of learners in Bacoor, Cavite have been charged administratively, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). In a press briefing, DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa said the DepEd made the move following the initial investigation on malicious conversations allegedly initiated by teachers, supposedly showing sexually-motivated […]

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DEPED WELCOMES 28 MILLION LEARNERS BACK TO SCHOOL

The Department of Education (DepEd) formally welcomed some 28,035,042 enrollees for School Year 2022-2023 in its National School Opening Day Program (NSODP). “Isang malaking tagumpay para sa kabataang Pilipino ang muling pagsisimula ng in-person learning ngayong araw na ito. Isang habkang na buong tapang na ginawa ng Department of Education sa kabila ng mga hamon […]

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DEPED OPENS OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA COMMAND CENTER

The Department of Education (DepEd) and 17 partner agencies convened to launch the Oplan Balik Eskwela 2022 (OBE) and present updates, assistance, and preparations for the upcoming opening of School Year 2022-2023. “Thank you to our partners from other national government agencies and instrumentalities of the government, thank you for your support of the efforts […]

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DEPED: SY 2022-2023 ENROLLMENT HITS 19 MILLION

The Department of Education (DepEd) has encouraged parents and guardians to enroll their children for School Year (SY) 2022-2023 as enrollment figures reached 19.26 million nearing the August 22 school opening. “Gusto pa nating anyayahan ‘yong ating mga magulang na hindi pa po na-e-enroll ang kanilang anak sa mga eskwela na i-enrol na natin sila,” […]

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DEPED CELEBRATES 55TH ASEAN ANNIVERSARY

The Department of Education (DepEd) highlighted the importance of friendship, unity, and culture of its neighboring countries during the celebration of the 55th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex. Spearheaded by the agency’s International Cooperation Office (ICO), the flag-raising ceremony was attended by Vice President […]

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SCHOOL UNIFORMS NOT REQUIRED, SAYS VP DUTERTE

Learners will not be required to wear school uniforms for the coming school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said this is to ease the financial burden on families of learners. Duterte said wearing school uniforms is not even required during the pre-pandemic period, pertaining to DepEd Order […]

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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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SEARCH FOR PRINCESS MAHA CHAKRI AWARDEE STARTS

The Department of Education (DepEd) has started its search for an outstanding public school teacher to receive the prestigious Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA) for 2023. The PMCA aims to honor and recognize the 11 Southeast Asian (ASEAN + Timor Leste) public teachers whose outstanding achievements benefit education and human development. Qualified candidates for the […]

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ALS EXPANSION IS ONE OF DUTERTE’S LEGACIES – DEPED

Education Secretary Leonor Briones underscored the massive support for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) as one of the legacies of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. On Day 2 of the Duterte Legacy Summit: Final Report to the People, Briones highlighted that ALS enrollment grew to a yearly average of 95.35% compared to the past […]

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DEPED’S ALS, LAST MILE SCHOOLS PROGRAM LAUDED

Education Secretary Leonor Briones drew praises from her fellow education ministers after presenting two key programs of the Department of Education (DepEd) — the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and the Last Mile Schools Program — during a plenary session at the Education World Forum 2022 recently. “I am glad that during my presentation, when I […]