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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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KEEP EDUCATION FRONTLINERS SAFE – GATCHALIAN

As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19. For the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, […]

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MMDA JOINS OPLAN BALIK ESKWELA – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority inspected schools in Quezon City and Caloocan in support of the Department of Education’s Oplan Balik Eskwela 2021 for the upcoming school year. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos inspected Doña Juana Elementary School in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City and Silanganan Elementary School in Barangay Bagong Silang, Caloocan. According to Abalos, […]

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DEPED READY FOR OCT. 5 SCHOOL OPENING — BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) is all set to welcome School Year 2020-2021 through its National School Opening Day Program on October 5, 2020, Monday. To kick-off with a nationwide simultaneous flag-raising ceremony by 7:30am, the program will be led by Secretary Leonor Briones, who will give an inspirational message and formally declare the opening […]

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GIVE PSYCHOSOCIAL, MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TO STUDENTS, LEARNERS BEFORE SCHOOL REOPENS — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to ensure that learners and teachers are given psychosocial and mental health support while educators scramble to carry out logistical challenges and many learners experience feelings of anxiety as they await classes to begin amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Gatchalian’s “Education in the Better Normal” bill seeks to […]

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ABANTE TO DEPED: PILOT TEST NEW LEARNING MODES FIRST BEFORE OPENING CLASSES

With the Department of Education (DepEd) reporting dismal enrollment figures for the upcoming school year, House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. aired his sentiments on viable options the agency can adopt to allow the country’s students to continue with their education this August. Abante acknowledged that “the fears of parents nationwide is understandable” and that […]

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OPEN CLASSES BEYOND AUGUST – GATCHALIAN

Amid the issues raised over the planned opening of classes on August 24, Senator Win Gatchalian has sponsored a bill that will authorize the President of the Republic to set a different date for the start of the school year nationwide or in selected areas during a state of emergency. Senate Bill No. 1541, which […]

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USE SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND FOR SAFE SCHOOL OPENING AMID COVID-19 – GATCHALIAN

To help schools prepare for a safe reopening this coming school year, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking more flexibility on the use of the Special Education Fund (SEF) allotted to local school boards. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate committee on basic education, arts and culture, said giving local school boards more leeway on the use […]

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DEFER OPENING OF CLASSES TO SEPTEMBER – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has filed a measure authorizing the Secretary of Education to postpone the start of the school year in case of a declaration of a state of emergency, state of calamity or similar occurrence. Villanueva said Senate Bill No. 1452 seeks to amend RA 7977 to allow the Secretary of Education, in case […]

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MMDA TO INSPECT SCHOOLS FOR CIGARETTE, TOBACCO PRODUCTS – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be checking if cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are being sold or promotes within the 100 meters of public and private schools. Smokers will also receive verbal warnings if they were found to be smoking within 100 meters from schools, the MMDA added.  The initiative, which […]