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KEEP FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES SAFE FOR KIDS, TEACHERS

A lawmaker said the Department of Education (DepEd) should set up safeguards against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission in the 120 schools identified for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes.  Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon said that in addition to the vaccination requirement for teachers and non-teaching staff, measures that will address transmission in schools […]

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TEACHER TRAINING BILL GETS SENATE OK – GATCHALIAN

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that aims to improve the quality of teacher education and training in the country. For Senator Win Gatchalian, principal author and sponsor of the measure, this is a big step forward in addressing the country’s education crisis. Senate Bill No. 2152 or the Teacher […]

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VAXXED TEACHERS FOR FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES URGED

With the government now pushing through with pilot face-to-face classes in 120 public and private schools, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to tap teachers that have already been fully vaccinated for the said program “to help ensure the safety of the students, the teaching personnel, and their respective […]

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VILLANUEVA TO PRC: STOP POSTPONING BOARD EXAMS

Senator Joel Villanueva took to task the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for failing to administer more than 80 licensure exams because it was “stuck in the past.” The PRC has become a dinosaur because of its failure for 20 years to follow the mandate of the PRC Modernization Act that required the profession licensing agency […]

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DEPED, PAG-IBIG TEAM UP FOR HOUSING FOR TEACHERS

The Department of Education (DepEd) and Pag-IBIG Fund teamed up to raise awareness on Pag-IBIG’s housing loan programs and equip teachers and non-teaching personnel with knowledge on home financing and ownership. Spearheaded by DepEd–Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD), the webinar “Gabay sa Pag-IBIG Housing” highlighted existing and new housing loan programs of the Pag-IBIG Fund and how teachers and non-teaching personnel can […]

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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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FREE FLU, PNEUMONIA VAX FOR TEACHERS URGED

As majority of teachers await their COVID-19 vaccination, a group of educators today urged the government to also provide teachers with free flu and pneumonia vaccines. “Pending the COVID-19 vaccination of most of our teachers, bigyan sana natin sila ng libre o subsidized na flu and pneumonia vaccines,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) […]

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DEPED GIVES 554,000 TEACHERS VIRTUAL TRAINING

Less than two weeks before the opening of School Year 2021-2022, the Department of Education (DepEd) trained around 500k teachers and personnel during the second edition of a week-long Virtual In-Service Training (VINSET). For the first three days, the second edition garnered 554,562 participants, surpassing the overall participation rate of the first in-service training last […]

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UPHOLD WELFARE OF COVID-HIT TEACHERS – GATCHALIAN

With classes set to open amid the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant, Senator Win Gatchalian is pressing the national government to uphold the welfare of teachers, especially those falling ill with COVID-19. Gatchalian’s call came after Department of Education (DepED) Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla raised concerns in a public hearing that the […]

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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 […]