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VAXXING OF KIDS IN FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES URGED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) party-list has urged the government to include children from areas participating in the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the trial vaccination of minors. The first run for the vaccination of children is set to start on October 15 in selected hospitals in Metro Manila. Minors aged […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST FILES CONA ON WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

Asserting that education should be placed at “the forefront of our national priorities,” the Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list today filed its Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance for the 2022 national elections.  “The ongoing pandemic has caused a huge setback in our educational system, exacerbating a crisis that has gone on for […]

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PEACE HAILS VOTER REGISTRATION EXTENSION

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list hailed the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend voter registration by three more weeks, saying this would “help ensure that the youth who are increasingly willing to exercise their right to vote” would not be disenfranchised. “Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Comelec sa pag-extend ng […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST: ‘HIRE MORE LEARNING AIDES’

An education advocacy group urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to counter online cheating groups by establishing small groups to “help students in need of further tutoring” through learning support aides (LSAs).This as news over the weekend revealed the existence of an “Online Kopyahan” community on Facebook that had reached more than 600,000 members. “The […]

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GIVE SCHOOLS WASH FACILITIES – PEACE PARTY-LIST

“How are schools faring in installing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities?” This was the question posed by an education advocacy group to the Department of Education amid the continued closure of schools. This year, DepEd was allotted a P547-billion Capital Outlay budget for infrastructure needs including wash facilities, classrooms and clinics. “Adequate WASH facilities […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST HITS USE OF TEACHING ROBOTS

Thinking about the future is good, but amid a crisis, all focus should be devoted to the present. This was the reaction of an education advocacy group after Department of Education Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones bared that the agency is looking into the possibility of robot teachers. The issues of today should be the top […]

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FREE FLU, PNEUMONIA VAX FOR TEACHERS URGED

As majority of teachers await their COVID-19 vaccination, a group of educators today urged the government to also provide teachers with free flu and pneumonia vaccines. “Pending the COVID-19 vaccination of most of our teachers, bigyan sana natin sila ng libre o subsidized na flu and pneumonia vaccines,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) […]

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BIGGER SHARE FOR FEEDING PROGRAM IN 2022 URGED

A group of educators has called on Congress to raise the funding for the country’s feeding program. This, as the funding for the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) had been slashed by around 2.7 billion compared to this year’s allocation in the proposed 2022 budget of the Department of Education. Abante expressed bemusement at the decrease […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST: SUSTAIN VIGILANCE VS DENGUE

As rains continue to batter various areas in the country, a group of educators has urged “sustained vigilance” against dengue. “While there has been a steady decline in cases since the dengue epidemic of 2019, we should not relax especially now that our healthcare system is overburdened because of COVID-19,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community […]

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BIGGEST SHARE IN 2022 BUDGET FOR EDUCATION HAILED

A group of educators hailed the government’s “statement of intent” to address the education crisis by allocating the largest share of the proposed 2022 national budget to the education sector. “The education sector getting the largest share in the proposed budget signals the government’s intent to deal with the crisis. Magandang farewell gift ito ng […]