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GIVE K-12 STUDENTS AUTOMATIC PASSING MARKS – HOUSE

The House of Representatives adopted a resolution urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to exercise scholastic leniency to students of the K to 12 basic education program for School Year (SY) 2020-2021 by giving them an automatic passing mark. The chamber adopted House Resolution 2267, which aims to protect the students’ health and well-being in […]

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BEAT COVID-19 ‘INFODEMIC’ IN LEARNERS – GATCHALIAN

Amid the celebration of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week recently, Senator Win Gatchalian urged public and private schools to boost their initiatives against misinformation, especially those that concern the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the country’s more than 25 million learners are more exposed to various media because of distance learning, Gatchalian said […]

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CONGRESS APPROVES GMRC BILL – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) will soon be taught again as a regular subject in schools as both houses of Congress approved the measure that will institutionalize GMRC and Values Education in the K-12 curriculum. On the part of the Senate, Gatchalian headed the bicameral conference which reconciled differences in […]

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47% OF FILIPINO FAMILIES NATIONWIDE ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH K-12 – GATCHALIAN

Almost half of Filipino families nationwide are dissatisfied with the K-12 program, revealed Senator Win Gatchalian, who commissioned a Pulse Asia survey to measure public satisfaction on the program’s implementation. With 1,200 respondent-families nationwide, Gatchalian shared that 47 percent of Filipino families are not satisfied with the K-12 program. Meanwhile 38 percent said they are […]

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INCLUDE GMRC IN K-12 CURRICULUM – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva stressed the importance of including Good Moral and Right Conduct (GMRC) and character building activities in the K-12 curriculum. Villanueva said Senate Bill 860 also known as the Comprehensive Values Education Act aims to educate the whole person. “We should put value in Values Education,” the veteran legislator said. “There is a […]

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YOUNG JOBSEEKERS SHOULD EXPECT THE JOB MARKET TO BE COMPETITIVE – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III has challenged those finishing Grade 12, college and technical courses this graduation season to be creative, to think outside of the box in hunting for jobs and disprove the impression that the current crop of youngsters are easily discouraged by failure and life challenges. “Expect the job market to be competitive. […]

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FIND SOLUTIONS TO HELP TEACHERS AFFECTED BY K-12 SC RULING – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Thursday said that as a lawyer and member of the legislature, he fully respected the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the constitutionality of the government’s K-12 education program. However, Pimentel urged the executive and legislature “to urgently address and strongly focus on the welfare of teachers and other stakeholders negatively […]