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DEPED BAGS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARD

The Department of Education (DepEd) has been recognized as one of the top-requested and top-performing agencies in frontline service through its electronic Freedom of Information (e-FOI) Portal during the 2021 FOI Awards. “We acknowledged that the right to information is constitutional, and the Department is making sure that the free exchange of information is unhindered […]

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DEPED BOOSTS RIGHTS-BASED EDUCATION – BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd), through its Legal Affairs strand, highlighted the different initiatives of the agency in promoting and implementing rights-based education (RBE) for this year. In her year-end report during the DepEd General Assembly, Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Atty. Josephine Maribojoc highlighted the advocacy of the agency to develop happy, well-rounded, and smart […]

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GATCHALIAN HAILS TAX RELIEF FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the signing of a law that would grant tax relief to private schools, a move that the lawmaker said would help them stay afloat amid the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Republic Act No. 11635, which President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on December 10, 2021, further amends Section 27 […]

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING FOR LEARNERS

To further instill relevant life skills, the Department of Education (DepEd) has established its guidelines on providing Basic Life Support (BLS) training for basic education learners. DepEd recently issued the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) for RA 10871 or the “Basic Life Support Training in Schools Act” that covers all public and private basic education […]

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REGION 2 BAGS BEST SCHOOL-BASED FEEDING PROGRAM

The Department of Education (DepEd) recognized Region II as the most outstanding School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) implementer for School Year 2020-2021. Region II SBFP Regional Focal Person Editha Ubiña, School Division Focal Persons Florence Duque and Cherisse Ferrer, and School Feeding Coordinator Felisa Acoba were recognized for introducing exemplary innovations and best practices for the […]

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DEPED GETS BIGGEST HIKE IN 2022 BUDGET – BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) expressed its appreciation to President Rodrigo Duterte and the members of Congress after the education sector obtained the largest increase in the approved 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA). Malacañang has announced that the education sector, which includes DepEd, SUCs, and CHED, will receive the highest allocation with P788.5 billion, P36.8 […]

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SPEEDY REHAB OF ‘ODETTE’-DAMAGED SCHOOLS URGED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list urged the government to fast-track the rehabilitation of school buildings destroyed by Typhoon Odette as the country anticipates the expansion of face-to-face classes by January. “Umaasa tayong mamadaliin ng pamahalaan ang rehabilitasyon ng mga paaralan na nasalanta ng bagyong Odette nang hindi na muling maantala ang […]

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‘ODETTE’-HIT SCHOOLS TO GET IMMEDIATE AID – DEPED

Education Secretary Leonor Briones assured the public that the Department of Education (DepEd) is assisting damaged schools throughout the country in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette. Briones, who was at Negros Oriental when the typhoon made landfall, noted that the agency is coordinating with the Regional Offices for the initial assessment and assistance needed by […]

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LEARNERS GET FREE MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS FROM DEPED

The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced an early Christmas gift for public school learners as they can enjoy a free download of Microsoft Windows 11 Operating System (OS) using their DepEd learner accounts. “We recognize the need for accessible OS as we adopted blending learning in the past two years,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones […]

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DEPED HONORS FIELD INFORMATION LEADERS – BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) recognized outstanding field information officers and their offices for their outstanding government communication work in the first-ever Information Leaders Awards (ILAW 2021). DepEd-CALABARZON won big as National Champions in Information Dissemination (Print) and Public Assistance Service categories, 1st runner up in Information Dissemination (Broadcast) category and 2nd runner-up in DepEd Manual […]