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EDUCATION SECTOR TO HURDLE CHALLENGES – VP SARA

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte has expressed optimism the education sector will continue to overcome various challenges. The education chief made this remark as she led the opening of the Brigada Eskwela at Imus Pilot Elementary School in Cavite on Monday after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. In her speech, Duterte […]

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IN-PERSON CLASSES OPEN FOR REMOTE ENROLLMENT

The Department of Education (DepEd) reintroduced in-person enrollment in line with the current health and safety protocols for the upcoming School Year 2022-2023. According to DepEd Order No. 035, series of 2022 or the Guidelines on Enrollment for School Year 2022-2023 in the Context of Re-introduction of the In-person Classes, DepEd started conducting a physical […]

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DEPED RELEASES SY 2022-2023 GUIDELINES

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2022-2023 in accordance with its commitment to the resumption of 5 days of in-person classes. Signed by Vice President and Secretary Sara Duterte, DepEd Order No. 034, series of 2022, sets the start of classes on August […]

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BINAY TO DEPED: ENSURE TEACHERS, STAFF ARE VAXXED

Senator Nancy Binay called on the government to ensure that all school staff members are fully vaccinated and that schools are fully compliant with safety protocols even before the planned implementation of full face-to-face classes in November.“As a parent, syempre, before na mag-full face-to-face sa November, gusto rin nating ‘yung mga teacher at support staff […]

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MMDA READY FOR ‘OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA’ 2022

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has expressed its readiness for the Oplan Balik Eskwela 2022 to ensure the safe resumption of 100% in-person classes nationwide in August. Atty. Victor Nuñez, Head of MMDA Traffic Discipline Office (TDO) – Enforcement, said the agency is committed to protecting children traveling to school in preparation for the […]

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NO MORE MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES

Senator Nancy Binay thanked the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Commission on Higher Education for their move to repeal the policy requiring students in higher education institutions (HEIs) to have medical insurance before participating in in-person classes. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa IATF at CHED sa pagbawi ng requirement na […]

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OPEN SCHOOLS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES – GATCHALIAN

To further accelerate the recovery of the education sector from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the opening of all schools for face-to-face classes. Gatchalian made this call after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) expressed support for the opening of all public and […]

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SET UP VAX SITES IN SCHOOLS FOR KIDS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian backs the government’s plan to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites in schools, saying the move would help increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage among minors and open more schools for face-to-face classes. During the President’s Talk to the People, Presidential Adviser for COVID-19 Response Secretary Vince Dizon reported that National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 […]

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ESCUDERO: RELEASE FUNDS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said the Department of Education (DepEd) should immediately release the funds to its field offices to prepare public schools across the country for face-to-face classes. Escudero made the call following reports that teachers were spending their own money and taking out loans to retrofit their classrooms for the progressive expansion of […]

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DEPED, DOH, USAID LAUNCH ‘BIDA KID’ CAMPAIGN

The Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) formally launched the national BIDA Kid COVID-19 prevention campaign to support the safe expansion of in-person classes nationwide. DepEd, DOH, and USAID kicked off the BIDA Kid national campaign at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. […]