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BAN JUNK FOODS, SUGARY DRINKS IN SCHOOLS – LAPID

In line with the worsening problems of child obesity and incidence of malnutrition among Filipinos, Senator Lito Lapid has filed a measure seeking to establish a healthy food and beverage program for all public elementary and secondary schools and learning institutions, to promote healthy diet and positive eating environments to all learners and teaching and […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP SEXUAL HARASSMENT OFF SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the country’s basic education institutions to enforce their child protection program to combat all forms of violence and abuse against learners, including sexual harassment. Gatchalian made this call as the Department of Education (DepEd) probes six teachers who allegedly made sexual advances on learners at the Bacoor National High School […]

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COVID VAXXING BOOST AMID IN-PERSON CLASSES URGED

Amid the reopening of in-person classes, ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray Florence Reyes renewed calls for a more aggressive COVID-19 vaccination to avoid possible surges and stop the spread of new variants. “We need vaccination sites that are accessible to children as schools reopen, such as walk-in booths in schools themselves. Mere photo ops of random […]

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GATCHALIAN WANTS LAPTOPS FOR K-12 LEARNERS

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to provide a laptop for all K to 12 learners enrolled in public schools. Gatchalian filed Proposed Senate Bill No. 474 or the One Learner, One Laptop Act to ensure that learners can receive quality digital education and distance learning at all times and under all […]

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BOOST MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN SCHOOLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to strengthen the promotion and delivery of mental health services in the country’s basic education schools. Senate Bill No. 379 or the Basic Education Mental Health and Well-Being Promotion Act, one of Gatchalian’s priority measures for the 19th Congress, seeks to urgently counter the negative effects […]

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USAID, SMART GIVE DEPED ‘SCHOOL-IN-A-BAG’ KITS

As part of the United States’ ongoing commitment to strengthen early grade reading, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with Smart Communications and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), turned over 100 school-in-a-bag (SIAB) kits worth over P10.4 million ($208,000) to the Department of Education (DepEd). USAID Philippines Acting Mission Director Brandon […]

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DIGITAL RISE PROGRAM BOOSTS PH EDUCATION — DEPED

Committed to addressing the challenges in digital learning and education technology, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS), reported the milestones of its Digital Rise Program during the 2022 World Book and Copyright Day Celebration. “We have come a long way, and we have learned a lot from the […]

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BRIONES RECOGNIZES LEARNERS WHO WON INT’L AWARDS

Education Secretary Leonor Briones praised Filipino learners who excellently represented the Philippines in international science, mathematics, and research competitions in the past years. Briones cited the recent triumph of Oriental Mindoro National High School’s Grade 10 STEM learners Symone Monika Yambao and Juliene Gabrielle Catibog in the 12th Regional Congress Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists’ […]

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CONVINCE PARENTS ON KIDS’ VAXXING, TEACHERS URGED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list is calling on teachers to help in convincing parents to have their children inoculated against COVID-19. “Nananawagan tayo sa ating mga guro na tumulong sa pagkumbinsi sa mga magulang ng estudyante natin na pabakunahan ang anak nila. Teachers hold a position of authority and trust which […]

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BRIONES TO LEARNERS: GET VACCINATED VS COVID-19

The Department of Education (DepEd) has encouraged personnel and learners to participate in the continuous vaccination drive of the national government, which has expanded to the pediatric population. “Vaccination is one of the essential keys towards protecting our communities and our children against the threats of COVID-19. With additional protection for our stakeholders, we can […]