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PEACE PARTY LIST TO GOV’T: DO MORE VS CHILD ABUSE

As the Philippines commemorates National Children’s Month, the Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list urged the government to “sincerely and comprehensively address” child sexual abuse. “We must do more to protect vulnerable children against sexual abuse. Nagaaral dapat sila, naglalaro. Napakabigat sa damdamin na mas dumami pa ang kabataang biktima ng pangaabuso,” PEACE […]

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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: RUSH VACCINATIONS OF TEACHERS

As the country commemorates National Teachers’ Month this September, an educators’ group called on the government to speed-up the vaccination of teachers and protect them against COVID-19.“Our teachers have been working non-stop and vulnerable to the risks of COVID-19. They are frontliners in two wars —against the pandemic and to stem the effects of the […]

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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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PILOT TESTING OF FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES URGED

An education advocacy group has joined the call to conduct the pilot testing of face-to-face classes especially in low-risk areas in the country. “We hope that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte will decide in favor of finally conducting pilot in-person classes in low-risk areas,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list president Marie Paz T. Abante […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST HOLDS VAX, HERD IMMUNITY WEBINAR

As the COVID-19 Delta variant threatens to deepen the country’s pandemic woes, the Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list is set to hold a webinar on vaccination and herd immunity aimed at providing education stakeholders key updates on the rollout of the national vaccination program. “RESBAKUNA: The Road to Herd Immunity” will be […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST TO BETS: INVEST IN EDUCATION

This is the challenge posed by an education advocacy group to all those planning to run in the 2022 elections, as it stressed the importance of including a “comprehensive education strategy” in their campaign platforms. “From the very top, down to our local governments, kailangan lahat ng kandidato ay hindi lang mangako kundi magpakita ng […]