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Teachers: We’re like ‘solicitors general’ during Brigada drive

Teachers: We’re like ‘solicitors general’ during Brigada drive

Some public school teachers have taken to calling themselves “solicitors general” or “professional beggars,” as they are left with little choice but to seek donations in cash or in kind from students’ parents, alumni, or volunteers to prepare classrooms for [...]

August 11, 2022 Education
Enrollment for SY 2022-2023 now at 14.2 million — DepEd Enrollment for SY 2022-2023 now at 14.2 million — DepEd

Enrollment for SY 2022-2023 now at 14.2 million — DepEd

Over 14 million students have enrolled for School Year (SY) 2022-2023 so far, data released by the Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday, Aug. 3 showed. Based on the latest data from DepEd’s Learner Information System (LIS) for the incoming [...]

August 4, 2022 Education
DepEd is ‘all set’ to open schools on Aug. 22 — Duterte

DepEd is ‘all set’ to open schools on Aug. 22 — Duterte

Three weeks before classes for School Year (SY) 2022-2023 formally start, the Department of Education (DepEd) expressed readiness to open its schools nationwide. “We are all set to open our schools all over the country 22 days from now,” Vice [...]

August 2, 2022 Education, News
Education bill under Duterte lapses into law

Education bill under Duterte lapses into law

A bill creating a Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) that will undertake a comprehensive national assessment and evaluate the performance of the Philippine education sector lapsed into law on July 23. Republic Act 11899, or the EDCOM 2 [...]

July 29, 2022 Education
3.3 millions students sign up on first day of enrollment

3.3 millions students sign up on first day of enrollment

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte reported that 3.3 million students had enrolled for the next school year on Monday, the first day of registration, a huge increase from the 220,000 turnout on the first day of enrollment last [...]

July 27, 2022 Education, News
CHR backs higher education budget

CHR backs higher education budget

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has expressed its support for proposed measures on the safe reopening of classes, increase in teachers’ salaries and higher budget appropriation for the education sector. “As part of the recovery efforts, the reopening of [...]

July 23, 2022 Education
Marcos wants intensified planning for return of in-person classes

Marcos wants intensified planning for return of in-person classes

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has instructed the Department of Education (DepEd) and other relevant agencies to come up with the necessary preparations and planning for the resumption of face-to-face classes this year. Marcos’ order came after the DepEd said [...]

July 21, 2022 Education
Students not required to wear uniforms for SY 2022-2023

Students not required to wear uniforms for SY 2022-2023

Wearing of uniforms will not be a “strict requirement” in the upcoming school year 2022-2023, said Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte on Monday, July 18.  Citing reasons such as additional costs to families amid the continuous rise of [...]

July 19, 2022 Education
VP Sara: Sorry, teachers, classes have to start on Aug. 22

VP Sara: Sorry, teachers, classes have to start on Aug. 22

Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said classes will start on Aug. 22 despite calls from some groups to move the school opening to September. “This has been approved by [President Marcos] … so we will proceed with it,” Duterte told [...]

July 15, 2022 Education
Not enough rest for teachers in DepEd’s 2023 school calendar

Not enough rest for teachers in DepEd’s 2023 school calendar

Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) party-list Rep. France Castro on Wednesday raised concern that the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar for school year 2022 to 2023 may leave teachers with not enough rest time with enrollment starting on July 25 [...]

July 14, 2022 Education