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VP SARA DUTERTE LAUNCHES DEPED’S MATATAG PROGRAM

Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Durterte has launched MATATAG: Bansang Makabata, Batang Makabansa, to set the new direction of the agency and stakeholders in resolving basic education challenges. Addressing around 400 education stakeholders, led by no less than President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in attendance, Duterte laid down the challenges and recent accomplishments of DepEd, […]

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DEPED CENTRAL OFFICE GETS HR MGM’T MERIT AWARD

Continuing its outstanding practice in human resource management, the Department of Education Central Office (DepEd CO) received the Bronze Award in the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) from the Civil Service Commission (CSC). In a recent CSC resolution, DepEd CO met the PRIME-HRM Level 2-Maturity Indicators of all the […]

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304 STUDENTS NOW MICROSOFT YOUTH AMBASSADORS

The Department of Education and Microsoft Philippines recently conferred 304 graduates from various regions in the country at the Microsoft Youth Ambassadors (MYA) Program through a hybrid graduation ceremony at the DepEd Central Office. Spearheaded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Youth Affairs and Special Concerns – Youth Formation Division (OASYASC-YFD) and in […]

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2 PH PUBLIC SCHOOLS WIN SEAMEO-JAPAN AWARD

Lauded for sustainable development initiatives, two Philippine public high schools of the Department of Education (DepEd) were conferred with the SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award in the 45th SEAMEO High Officials Meeting recently. From the 272 schools participating from eight Southeast Asian countries, the two schools from Davao Del Norte of Region XI […]

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NAVOTAS WINS IN ESKWELAHANG UNSTOPPABLE AWARDS

The Schools Division Office (SDO) Navotas City was hailed as the SDO with the highest score in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in Schools (WINS) monitoring criteria as part of the first Eskwelahang Unstoppable Awards in celebration of World Toilet Day. Presented by DepEd, in partnership with Unilever, Domex, and GIZ Philippines, the award recognized the […]

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VP SARA TO TEACHERS: KEEP BOUNDARIES WITH LEARNERS

The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded its teaching and non-teaching personnel to uphold professionalism and maintain boundaries with learners. Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said teachers and non-teaching personnel should not have “friendly relations” with learners outside the classroom setup. “Dapat hindi sila magkaroon ng friendly relations with their learners outside of the […]

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DEPED GIVES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE DELIVERY TRAINING

The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Public Affairs Service – Public Assistance Action Center (PAS-PAAC), led the 2022 National Seminar and Planning Workshop of DepEd Public Assistance Coordinators (PACs) to strengthen their commitment to delivering quality and satisfactory public services. In his keynote message, Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III called for effective and efficient public […]

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AIRTIGHT FINDINGS ON DEPED LAPTOP CASE – TOLENTINO

In an interview over radio station DWIZ, Senator Francis Tolentino, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, said he believes that the five hearings conducted in connection with the questionable procurement of laptops for the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) in 2021 have already established an “airtight” […]

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SENATE PROBE: DEPED LAPTOP COST P26K, NOT P58K

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee concluded its fifth and final hearing on the P2.4 billion alleged overpriced and outdated laptops of the Department of Education (DepEd) that were purchased through the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM). Blue Ribbon chairman Senator Francis Tolentino, revealed that documents uncovered by the committee indicate […]

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DEPED PROMOTES HANDWASHING IN SCHOOLS

As the return to full face-to-face classes approaches, the Department of Education (DepEd) and partners highlight the need to increase access to handwashing facilities to create safe learning environments. The WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Panel for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2021 update reveals that 64 percent of schools have access to handwashing facilities. DepEd has invested […]