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OPEN SCHOOLS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES – GATCHALIAN

To further accelerate the recovery of the education sector from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking the opening of all schools for face-to-face classes. Gatchalian made this call after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) expressed support for the opening of all public and […]

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SET UP VAX SITES IN SCHOOLS FOR KIDS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian backs the government’s plan to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites in schools, saying the move would help increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage among minors and open more schools for face-to-face classes. During the President’s Talk to the People, Presidential Adviser for COVID-19 Response Secretary Vince Dizon reported that National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 […]

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ESCUDERO TO SCHOOLS: ACCEPT UNVAXXED STUDENTS

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero warned public schools not to turn away unvaccinated students as the country’s education system prepares for in-person classes. Escudero, who is seeking a return to the Senate, made the call as the Department of Education (DepEd) launched an early registration for the academic year 2022-2023. The pre-registration, which began on March […]

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PLAN TO HAVE MORE ‘LAST MILE’ CLASSROOMS LAUDED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment  (PEACE) Party-list hailed the Department of Education’s plan to construct close to 600 classrooms in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in the country. “Access to schools remains a problem for many children living in GIDA, so this news that the DepEd continues to try to fill the […]

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DEPED URGED TO USE P977-M MOOE TO AID SCHOOLS

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list is urging the Department of Education to quickly download the close to P1 billion it has allotted to help schools address their needs as they hold limited in-person classes under the progressive expansion phase. Likewise, it also called on the DepEd’s constituent units, particularly local offices […]

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INVOLVE SCHOOLS IN PEDIATRIC VAXXING – GATCHALIAN

With the government preparing for the fourth round of Bayanihan, Bakunahan or National Vaccination Day this March, Senator Win Gatchalian bats for the participation of schools and Department of Education (DepEd) field units to increase vaccination coverage in the pediatric population. Gatchalian cited the crucial role of COVID-19 vaccination among learners to ensure the safe […]

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WORK WITH SCHOOLS IN VAXXING OF KIDS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 and local government units (LGUs) to work with schools in rolling out the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11. For the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, working with schools would help in efficiently identifying, organizing, and […]

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‘ODETTE’-HIT SCHOOLS GET AID, PSYCHOSOCIAL HELP

The Department of Education (DepEd) has delivered relief efforts and conducted psychosocial interventions to Typhoon Odette-hit schools and field offices in affected provinces. “We have deployed personnel to facilitate the processing and transport of donations according to our assessment. We assure our stakeholders that immediate funding for interventions in the affected regions shall be delivered […]

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BRIONES TO LGUS: SUPPORT SMOKE-FREE SCHOOLS

The Department of Education (DepEd) has enjoined various government agencies, Local Government Units (LGUs), and partners to support of smoke-free schools and communities during the 2nd Smoke-Free LGU Forum: Sustaining Smoke-Free Communities in the New Normal. Together with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Health Justice Philippines, DepEd […]

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CONVERSION, RENAMING OF 12 SCHOOLS GET SENATE OK

The Senate has approved on third and final reading several local bills that seek to convert school annexes to independent educational institutions. Senators passed on final reading a total of 12 bills from the House of Representatives, shepherded in the Senate by Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture chairperson Senator Win Gatchalian. Approved were […]