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BAN JUNK FOODS, SUGARY DRINKS IN SCHOOLS – LAPID

In line with the worsening problems of child obesity and incidence of malnutrition among Filipinos, Senator Lito Lapid has filed a measure seeking to establish a healthy food and beverage program for all public elementary and secondary schools and learning institutions, to promote healthy diet and positive eating environments to all learners and teaching and […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP SEXUAL HARASSMENT OFF SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the country’s basic education institutions to enforce their child protection program to combat all forms of violence and abuse against learners, including sexual harassment. Gatchalian made this call as the Department of Education (DepEd) probes six teachers who allegedly made sexual advances on learners at the Bacoor National High School […]

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PROBE LEARNING POVERTY AMID COVID — GATCHALIAN

Weeks before the new school year starts, Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking an inquiry on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic school closures, including recovery mechanisms for the basic education sector. In filing proposed Senate Resolution No. 11, one of Gatchalian’s priority measures under the 19th Congress, the legislator seeks to identify and address the […]

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BOOST MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN SCHOOLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill that seeks to strengthen the promotion and delivery of mental health services in the country’s basic education schools. Senate Bill No. 379 or the Basic Education Mental Health and Well-Being Promotion Act, one of Gatchalian’s priority measures for the 19th Congress, seeks to urgently counter the negative effects […]

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DEPLOY HEALTH WORKERS IN SCHOOLS – CO

A lawmaker said healthcare frontliners should be deployed on school campuses for the opening of face-to-face classes this year. BHW Party-list Representative Angelica Co said the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response at this time should have more emphasis on all the schools and campus communities because classes are resuming with face-to-face contact. Co said the Department […]

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DEPED LAUNCHES DISASTER INFO SYSTEM FOR SCHOOLS

The Department of Education (DepEd) formally launched the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Information System (DRRMIS), an effective information management and communication system that will increase the safety precautions of all schools in the country. The DRRMIS is a product of the Education Safe from Disasters (Comprehensive School Safety Ecosystems) Program in partnership with Save […]

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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 […]