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GLOBE LTE SAVES DONSOL TOURISM, ONLINE LEARNING

Just like any coastal town in the county, most people in Donsol, Sorsogon rely on the sea for their livelihood. The sea gives them fish and the magnificent butandings or whale sharks to earn their keep.  These gentle giants were responsible for giving Donsol monikers and accolades such as the Best Animal Interaction in Asia […]

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Politics

ENSURE EQUITABLE DISTANCE LEARNING – GATCHALIAN

In addressing the challenges of distance learning and fostering recovery for the country’s basic education sector, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to bridge inequalities and ensure equitable learning for the country’s K to 12 learners. Gatchalian pointed to the results of a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from February 22 to March 3 where […]

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Politics

EXPAND ACCESS TO INTERNET, GADGETS – GATCHALIAN

A new poll on distance learning woes reveals how the digital divide hounds parents and learners nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For Senator Win Gatchalian, the basic education sector’s recovery should accelerate efforts in expanding access to both internet connectivity and gadgets for learning. Out of 1,200 adults surveyed nationwide in a Pulse Asia survey […]

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Politics

HELP PARENTS MANAGE DISTANCE LEARNING – GATCHALIAN

As families continue to struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian bats for institutionalizing the Parent Effectiveness Service (PES) program to help parents meet the learning needs of their children and provide them with socio-emotional support. “Senate Bill No. 1985 or the Parent Effectiveness Service (PES) Program Act aims to capacitate […]

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Politics

GATCHALIAN TO DEPED, CHED: STOP ‘SAGOT-FOR-SALE’

While the “sagot-for-sale” scheme remains prevalent despite being discouraged by the Department of Education (DepEd) and flagged in Senate panel hearings, Senator Win Gatchalian emphasized that DepEd, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and academic institutions should step up in probing and curbing various forms of distance learning cheating. Under the “sagot-for-sale” scheme, parents hire […]

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Politics

SOLVE COMPUTER BACKLOG IN SCHOOLS — GATCHALIAN

Though the Bureau of Customs has repeatedly donated seized gadgets to the Department of Education (DepEd) to support distance learning, Senator Win Gatchalian said the education department should also ensure a more efficient implementation of its own computerization program. The DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) aims to respond to the computer backlog of public schools and […]

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Politics

POE TO STUDENTS: AVAIL OF LANDBANK’S GADGET LOAN

Senator Grace Poe urged students in need of electronic gadgets to avail of the loan program offered by the Landbank of the Philippines to have a better shot at online learning. “For many families, the leap to digital has become prohibitively expensive. We must enable them to obtain devices as an investment for their children’s […]

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Government

DEPED LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE TUTORIAL PLATFORM

To improve the quality of learning in the distance learning setup, the Department of Education (DepEd) launched ETULay, a free online tutorial platform for learners and parents facilitated by expert educators. “We have to come up with creative ways in modernizing our education system and it will require the upgrade of learning delivery through the […]

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Politics

NOGRALES PROVIDES TABLETS TO 200 STUDENT PWDS

Around 200 students with disabilities from Rizal’s 2nd District received digital tablets to help fulfill their distance learning needs.Rep. Fidel Nograles personally handed over the gadgets on Monday. “Kaya patuloy tayong nakaagapay sa ating mga PWD upang masigurado ang kanilang patuloy na pagaaral.” “Alam natin na napakaraming pagsubok ngayon na hinaharap ng mga batang may […]

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Government

TEACHERS’ ALLOWANCE HIKE BOOSTS DISTANCE LEARNING

The Department of Education (DepEd) lauded President Rodrigo Duterte and lawmakers for increasing the budget for teaching and connectivity allowances to assist public school teachers and learners amidst the pandemic. In the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2021 signed by President Duterte recently, DepEd was given the budget allocation to increase the teaching supplies and […]