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KEEP FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES SAFE FOR KIDS, TEACHERS

A lawmaker said the Department of Education (DepEd) should set up safeguards against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission in the 120 schools identified for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes.  Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon said that in addition to the vaccination requirement for teachers and non-teaching staff, measures that will address transmission in schools […]

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24.6M LEARNERS ATTEND SCHOOL OPENING – BRIONES

Education Secretary Leonor Briones officially welcomed the School Year 2021-2022 with renewed optimism for basic education as around 24.6 million learners attended the first day of classes nationwide. “Even in the time of cholera or COVID-19, with all its horrors and terrors, there is love. Even in the time of evil, there is always hope. Even in the time of the Delta variant, […]

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ENROL MORE LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES – GATCHALIAN

Following the announcement that the regular enrollment period for School Year 2021-2022 will start August 16, Senator Win Gatchalian seeks a more aggressive and efficient implementation of the “Child Find System” (CFS) to identify, locate, and evaluate more learners with disabilities who are not receiving basic education services. Gatchalian took note that even before the […]

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BOOST MEDIA LITERACY AMONG LEARNERS – GATCHALIAN

A recent study on the behavior of internet users revealed that Gen Zs, or those born after 1996, are the most likely to share unverified news on social media platforms. For Senator Win Gatchalian, this finding should prompt efforts to boost information and media literacy among the country’s K to 12 learners. “28% of Gen […]

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‘WE CAN’T TEACH HUNGRY LEARNERS’ – BRIONES

In the fight against hunger, Education Secretary Leonor Briones acknowledged the major role of the Department of Education (DepEd) in keeping Filipino learners healthy. In her message during the first anniversary of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger and the launching of the NFP document, Briones stressed the importance of healthy learners and how […]

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TEND TO LEARNERS’ ORAL HEALTH AMID COVID – DEPED

To ensure the maintenance of good oral health among learners and personnel, the Department of Education (DepEd) released DepEd Order No. 041 or the Guidelines on the Implementation of School Dental Health Care Program (SDHCP), including Medical and Nursing Services for School Year 2020-2021. The program aims to provide access to health services among learners […]

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GIVE LEARNERS LAPTOPS, NET ACCESS – GATCHALIAN

A recently-released Southeast Asia-wide study on the learning outcomes of Grade 5 learners in 2019 revealed that around 20 percent of learners in the Philippines share Mathematics or Reading textbooks. For Senator Win Gatchalian, this adds urgency to providing every public school learner with laptop and internet connectivity for a more efficient and equitable distribution […]

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GIVE EACH LEARNER LAPTOP, NET ACCESS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian eyes introducing legislation that will give every public school learner a laptop and access to the internet. To emphasize the urgency of this planned measure, Gatchalian pointed to a finding by assessment instruments provider Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) on the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which revealed that access […]

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RAISE AWARENESS ON SUICIDE PREVENTION AMONG LEARNERS – GATCHALIAN

Amid the observance of the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, Senator Win Gatchalian urged schools to raise awareness on suicide prevention as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic makes learners more vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. According to Gatchalian, it is important that mental health and psychosocial support programs train […]