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IN PHOTOS: Brigada Eskwela 2019 kicks off nationwide

May 20, 2019 - 8:13 PM

'More than painting or cleaning schools, we must also ensure that we provide our learners with the essentials of quality basic education,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

QUEZON CITY. Stakeholders participate in the Brigada Eskwela at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Over 500,000 teachers to serve as poll workers on May 13 – DepEd

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminds personnel to refrain from engaging in politics during voting day, urging them to focus on public service and 'remain a beacon of integrity'

ELECTION PREPS. Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors during the distribution and final testing of Vote Counting Machine in Araullo High School, Manila on May 8, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DepEd launches app to help teachers monitor 2019 elections

May 10, 2019 - 11:54 PM

The education department says that if data are collected properly through the Election Monitoring App, 'officials are able to easily get a picture of activities and reports within hours, not in weeks or months'

PH, China eye expanding Mandarin training for Filipino teachers

May 07, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says China is also interested in hiring some 2,000 Filipino teachers to teach English to Chinese students

JOB OPPORTUNITIES. The Philippines and China are eyeing to expand language training programs between the two countries. File photo of teacher from AFP

PIDS to DepEd: Review teachers' workload to improve quality of education

May 03, 2019 - 8:29 PM

A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies warns actual teaching hours have been 'increasingly sidelined' by the heavy workload teachers had to deal with

TEACHER QUALITY. A study from the Philippine Institute of Development studies urges the education department to review workload of teachers in order or improve teaching in public schools. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Remember those suffering from delayed 2019 budget – Briones

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:01 PM

'The economy is hanging, you have 800,000 teachers affected, you have children, learners affected, operations of various agencies of government affected,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

STRETCHED THIN. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says agencies have stretch their resources and operation amid an impasse on the 2019 budget. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

No funds for newly hired teachers without 2019 budget – DepEd

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Department of Education needs to hire some 80,000 teachers for the coming school year

NEW TEACHERS. The Department of Education warns that if the 2019 budget is not passed, funds for some 80,000 newly hired teachers were not included in its 2018 budget.  Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DepEd to Cebu police: Arrest 'barbaric' killers of Grade 9 student

Mar 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Education urges schools to heighten security measures, following the gruesome killing of a 16-year-old student in Lapu-Lapu City

DepEd employees in N. Mindanao to access better health care services

Mar 07, 2019 - 1:59 PM

PhilHealth's Tamang Serbisyong Kalusugang Pamilya (Tsekap) will now benefit all DepEd employees in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de oro city mayor Oscar Moreno (center) leads the signing og Memorandum of Understanding between Philhealtg and the Department of Education in ensuring that DepEd teachers and workers can have ready access to health care services. The MoU signing wa done on March 6,2019 at the city hall of Cagayan de Oro. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

DepEd urges schools: No candidates in 2019 grad rites

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:25 PM

If candidates are invited as guests, DepEd says they must speak only on the topic and are prohibited from displaying and distributing campaign materials

NO CAMPAIGNING. The Department of Education urges schools to keep graduations free from any politicking. Photo from Shutterstock

Briones wants year-round insurance for all school children

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:21 AM

'We did not lose only the lives of children; we lost so much promise, so much ambition, and so much hope,' says the DepEd secretary during the wake of 5 students who died in an accident in Negros Oriental

HELP CHILDREN. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones visits the wake of 5 students who died in a vehicular accident Saturday, March 1 in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental. Photo by DepEd

Grade 6 students to have grad rites this 2019 – DepEd

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But discussions are still ongoing as to whether Grade 6 completers in the future should have a 'moving-up' ceremony instead of a graduation ceremony

DepEd, DOH to parents: Monitor kids' online activity as 'Momo challenge' goes viral

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Education officials ask parents to pay attention to online activities of their children to avoid harm that may stem from viral online content

DepEd to get P50-M school maintenance fund for elections

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Education Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla says the fund will be used for security and cleanup efforts during and after elections

FUNDS. The DepEd gets funds for the upkeep of schools in the May 2019 polls. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DOH, DepEd create task force for measles outbreak response in schools

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:56 PM

The Department of Health is targeting to vaccinate some 7 million children from kindergarten to Grade 7

OUTBREAK RESPONSE. Health workers vaccinate children below 5 years old and below after the DOH announced a measles outbreak. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Principal's wish: Relocate flood-prone school in Albay

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Joroan Elementary School in Tiwi town is located near a farm irrigation system and a river

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Head teacher Mary Jean Cirujales, together with Joroan Elementary students, during a relief operation. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Early registration for school year 2019-2020 starts January 26

Jan 25, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Early registration – which ends on February 22 – will be open to incoming kindergarten pupils, as well as Grades 1, 7, and 11 students in both public and private schools

REGISTRATION. Students in public and private schools may register early for school year 2019-2020 from January 26 to February 22. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Briones to DepEd teachers, employees: Do not engage in politics

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:51 AM

'It is very, very clear in the Constitution that employees belonging to the civil service like us must behave and exhibit what is described as political neutrality,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

ELECTION REMINDER. Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks teachers and employees of the department to stay neutral during the election period. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz

DepEd revokes memo echoing PNP order to list ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The DepEd says it was concerned over reports of two supposed school division offices (SDO) that supported the moves of the police to profile teachers.

REVOKING A MEMO. The Department of Education revokes a memo echoing police orders to name teachers aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers partylist. Background photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers to PNP, DepEd: We're not terrorists

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Representatives from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers along with public school teachers from Manila question the police's moves, saying they haven't done anything wrong

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

DepEd wants dialogue with DILG over alleged profiling of ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla says the department's central office 'was not aware' of the orders supposedly issued by the Philippine National Police

TAGGING. The DepEd says it will discuss with the DILG police orders to identify teachers affiliated with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.  File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How Tropical Depression Usman affected schools

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Aside from damage to school infrastructure, Tropical Depression Usman also placed students' lives in danger

FLOODED SCHOOLS. Several schools in Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro experience flooding due to Tropical Depression Usman. File photos from Roel Paul Registrado and Twitter user @opparisyon

DepEd reminds schools of anti-bullying policies after Ateneo Junior HS incident

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Public and private schools are reminded to implement 'comprehensive, multifaceted' bullying prevention programs

DepEd sets early Christmas break for students

Nov 28, 2018 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) The order to start the Christmas break on December 15 covers public elementary and high school students, while teachers will start their break December 16. It's up to private schools if they'll implement it.

HOLIDAY. Students will go on Christmas break by December 15, 2018 as the DepEd wants them to spend more time with families. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DepEd, Stairway Foundation, and IMMAP launch #BeCyberSafe

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The project aims to inform and educate the public on how children can be safe online

Metrobank founder George Ty dies

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Founder and Group Chairman. He was surrounded by family and loved ones at the time,' Metrobank announces in a statement

HUGE CAPEX. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings Incorporated is spending as much as P111.9 billion in 2018 alone. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What you need to know about DepEd's foreign language electives

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The education department says its Special Program in Foreign Language 'aims to enhance the ability of learners to engage in meaningful interaction in a linguistically and culturally diverse global workplace'

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Korean won't replace Filipino subject, says DepEd

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The Department of Education clarifies that Korean is intended as an elective

DepEd investigates starfish-throwing incident in Palawan

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Education probes the incident after it confirmed that those in the viral photos are teachers

ANIMAL ABUSE. Palawan authorities are looking for the people in this photo caught playing with live starfish in a Palawan beach supposedly in late October 2018. Photo from Palawan Supernews Facebook Page

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones assures there will be no reduction in salaries, as provided by rules from the Civil Service Commission

REVIEW SUBJECTS. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones (middle) says the department will review how to improve teaching Filipino and Panitikan subjects in basic education. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz

It's against the law! DepEd firm vs drug tests for grade schoolers

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the department doesn't automatically change policies based on the results of a survey

ILLEGAL. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants mandatory drug tests on students as young as 10, but the Department of Education says this is illegal

DepEd: No big changes to K to 12 after SC ruling

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The DepEd praises the Supreme Court's decision, saying it affirms the authority of the department and Congress in deciding how best to deliver quality education

BASIC EDUCATION. The DepEd praised the Supreme Court's decision declaring K-12 constitutional as it also recognized the power of politcal branches in deciding how best to deliver quality education. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers, education leaders receive Gintong Parangal Para sa Edukasyon Awards

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:47 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones congratulated all the awardees and underscored their vital contributions

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HRW slams ‘drastic' plan to extend anti-drug campaign to PH elementary schools

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'Imposing mandatory drug testing on schoolchildren when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger,' says Human Rights Watch Asia division deputy director Phelim Kine

VULNERABLE. Rights groups say the PDEA's proposal to extend mandatory drug testing to cover elementary students is too drastic and can deter students from attending school.

Press release: DepEd releases results of reopened SHS Voucher Program application

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:39 AM

All applicants who completed and submitted their applications from April 3 to 27 may now check the results

PLANS. Various government agencies and companies participate in DepEd's Oplan Balik Eskwela.

DepEd official to file charges vs fake Palarong Pambansa page creator

May 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali denies shaming fat teachers after a fake Facebook page attributes a made-up remark to him

FIGHTING A FAKE PAGE. DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali will not tolerate a Facebook page that is spreading a false quote against him. File photo by Rappler

Cash cards for teachers in barangay, SK polls ready for release

May 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Department of Education director Joel Eristain praises teachers as the country's 'heroes' during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. Election day at Culiat Elementary School in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

DepEd creates child protection committee for Palarong Pambansa

Apr 23, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The planned committee implements DepEd's anti-child harassment policy which will assure the safety of the young athletes in future Palarong Pambansa meets

CHILD PROTECTION. DepEd Usec. for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sports Tonisito Umali announces in a press briefing the creation of a child protection committee for Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Gerard Lucena ​

Kindergarten for 5-year-olds? DepEd says rule applies to public, private schools

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The newly issued Department Order 20 also provides transitory provisions on accommodating Kindergarten and Grade 1 enrollees for school years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

Teachers of Ibalon Central School in Legazpi City led by Elizabeth Lara, school principal distribute free school supplies for 283 kinder. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/ Rappler

Private sector to hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Philippine Business for Education says they will hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates and will rethink their hiring guidelines in support of the program

K-12. Philippine Business for Education (PBED) chair Ramon del Rosario Jr affirms their support for the K-12 program. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Ilocos Sur 'one step ahead' in preps for Palaro living quarters

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Zamboanga's baseball captain, who is joining his 3rd Palarong Pambansa this year, says his current living quarters in Vigan is the most comfortable so far

COMPLETE BEDDINGS. Zamboanga's baseball team for Palarong Pambansa 2018 sit on their mattresses in Vigan Central School. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bacolod grandma graduates high school with flying colors

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model

GRADUATE. Sixty-seven-year-old Rosita Locsin during her graduation. Photo courtesy of Carla Canet

Gov't to hire over 75,000 more teachers for school year 2018-2019

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:35 PM

A total of 40,642 kindergarten and elementary teachers, 34,244 junior high school teachers, and 356 senior high school teachers will be hired when the school year opens in June

BRIEFING. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno holds a press briefing on April 4, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Guimaras teacher to get correct salary 11 years after promotion

Apr 01, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a Guimaras public school teacher who was denied her rightful pay grade from September 2006 to October 2015

EXCLUSIVE: British School Manila faces possible closure – DepEd

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Acting on a complaint by Trixie Madamba, whose child at BSM committed suicide in 2015, DepEd gives the school until the end of academic year 2018-2019 to secure a permit to legally operate

SANCTIONS. DepEd decides on the administrative case filed against British School Manila by the mother of fallen student Liam Madamba. Screengrab of Lian from ABS-CBN, photo of BSM from Wikipedia

DepEd condemns protesters alleging military presence in schools

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

DepEd says some 30 farmers from Northern Samar stormed their gates and attempted to enter the Rizal Building

PROTEST CONDEMNED. DepEd denies military personnel are occupying and bombing schools in Northern Samar. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler