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GIVE TEACHERS LIVING QUARTERS IN SCHOOLS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the provision of living facilities for public school teachers, especially those who have to travel long distances to get to their schools. “For years we have heard stories of our teachers who have to travel far and oftentimes through rough terrain and even turbulent waters just to reach the […]

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2 PUBLIC SCHOOLS BAG 2020 SEAMEO AWARDS – BRIONES

Promoting green and sustainable education and practices, two Philippine Public High Schools were recognized for their programs addressing plastic problems at the recently concluded 2020 Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) – Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award. Salvacion National High School (SNHS) in Davao Del Norte bagged the 3rd prize for their […]

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SAMAR SCHOOLS NOW USE COLLECTED RAINWATER – VILLAR

A long walk to the deep well just to fetch water in some public schools in Samar will no longer be needed with the recent installation by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of rainwater collection systems (RWCS). According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, 20 units of 4,000-liter tanks have been installed in various […]

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BUILD CELL SITES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the installation of a cell site in every DepEd school in the country to provide internet access to all of the country’s 42,046 barangays. Since most, if not all, barangays nationwide have a public school, Gatchalian said these schools provide viable spots for cell sites that would ensure nationwide internet […]

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ESTABLISH SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to create special education (SPED) centers in all public schools in the country to promote inclusive education and enable schools to effectively handle the needs of children and youth with disabilities and other special needs. In filing Senate Bill No. 171 or the Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Special […]

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MMDA DEPLOYS 400 PERSONNEL FOR BRIGADA ESKWELA – LIM

A total of 400 personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were deployed to 20 public schools in Metro Manila for the start of Brigada Eskwela in preparation for the opening of classes in June. MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said the 400 personnel were from the agency’s Metro Parkways Clearing Group (MPCG). “The 400 […]

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PAY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS WELL – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said government should pay teachers better if it wants to improve the quality of education in public schools. “Quality education begins with quality teachers. And to have good quality teachers in our public schools we need to pay them well,” Angara said, as he reiterated his appeal to the government to […]

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DEPED SHOULD INCLUDE COMPUTER CODING IN CURRICULUM REVAMP – PIMENTEL

Senate Trade and Commerce Committee Chair Koko Pimentel III on Monday urged the agency to review the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) to ensure that Filipino public school students are taught basic computer programming or coding––skills that would make Filipino youth “far more valuable in the 21st century workplace.” “(DepEd) Secretary (Leonor) Briones is on the […]