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DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat

SAVE LUMAD SCHOOLS. Students and teachers storm DepEd to condemn the initial order to shut down Lumad schools in Davao in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DepEd grants P1,000 cash benefit on World Teachers' Day

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:26 PM

DepEd Order No. 26 says the benefit would be granted to all public school teachers who were in service as of September 30

Students of Rafael Palma Elementary School gives flowers and other gifts to appreciate their teachers during celebration of teacher's Day in Manila on 2 October 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Rowena Garcia: The singing, storytelling science teacher

Sep 28, 2019 - 4:53 PM

She begins her classes by singing songs to set the mood and to make her learners feel that science is a subject one should not fear

INSPIRATION. Rowena Maynes Garcia, Teacher III in Baguio City National High School, sings songs, writes and recites poem, and tells stories that bring positive impact to her learners and colleagues.

FALSE: Teachers to receive ‘DepEd anniv bonus’ starting November 15

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The Department of Education clarifies the anniversary bonus is only given every 5 years

Funds for 2020 barangay polls to be realigned to DA, DepEd instead

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says legislators are already set to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections, whose funds can now be realigned to other government programs next year

BUDGET REALIGNMENTS. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano discusses the 4 government programs whose funds lawmakers want to augment in 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Students joining climate strikes may be excused from classes – DepEd

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

But students need to get the consent of their parents or guardians to participate

EXCUSED. This file photo shows students of Corazon Aquino Elementary School at the start of school year 2018-2019 on June 4, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Private schools group decries budget cut in DepEd’s voucher program

Sep 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations says subsidy cuts could lead to a 'massive migration of students and teachers from the private schools to the public schools' past its capacity

NO TO BUDGET CUTS. The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines says cuts in subsidies would result in migration of students from private to public schools. Rappler file photo

DepEd attached agencies get lower share in proposed 2020 budget

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:23 PM

All 5 agencies attached to the Department of Education absorbed budget cuts compared to the 2019 allocations

DepEd wants P30-billion budget increase for 2020

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The agency will prioritize 5 programs for boosting education quality and 6 for improving education access in its bid for 'more nuanced and carefully targeted interventions'

BIGGEST BUDGET. The Department of Education gets the largest share of the proposed P4.1-trillion budget, with a total of P P551.72 billion. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

DepEd plans to hire 10,000 teachers, 5,000 non-teaching staff in 2020

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:09 PM

In its proposed budget for 2020, the Department of Education is allotting P2.55 billion for hiring 10,000 teachers and creating 5,000 new non-teaching positions

NEW HIRES. This file photo shows a classroom at Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

COA hits DepEd's P316-M spending on out-of-town trainings, seminars

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The Commission on Audit recommends that the Department of Education use existing facilities for its activities, instead of 'lavish resorts and tourist spot locations'

Recto to DepEd: Fix textbook procurement, delivery

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Senator Ralph Recto also cites a Commission on Audit report that said DepEd spent P254 million for contracts to produce textbooks which were found to be erroneous

FIX TEXTBOOKS, EQUIPMENT DELIVERY. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto urges the Department of Education to fix delays in the delivery of textbooks and other equipment. Photo from the Facebook page of Senator Ralph Recto

COA calls out DepEd's questionable contracts, P254M erroneous textbooks

Aug 08, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Commission on Audit (COA) also notes that P113 million worth of buffer stock textbooks remain undistributed

10 schools affected by Batanes earthquakes

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:05 PM

From the 10 schools, two people died and 27 others were injured, says the Department of Education

Aerial photo shows the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Batanes recently. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas and a situation briefing with members of his cabinet and local government officials at the Basco Airport on July 28, 2019 to discuss disaster response measures in the aftermath of the earthquake. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte: Teachers to get salary increase in new Salary Standardization Law

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries

SALARY INCREASE. President Rodrigo Duterte wants salary increase for public school teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

NO TO CLOSURE. Student and Teachers storm DepED to condemn the order to suspend Lumad schools in Southern Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DepEd 'connects disconnected' schools in its new e-learning initiative

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Open Educational Resources are digital learning materials students and teachers can access – even offline – no matter where they are. Will it work in the Philippines?

Makabayan bloc seeks probe into DepEd closure of 55 Lumad schools

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The lawmakers accuse the Department of Education of violating the rights of the Lumad schools' administrators, teachers, staff, and students

CONGRESSIONAL PROBE. Representatives France Castro, Sarah Elago, and Arlene Brosas are among the Makabayan legislators who filed House Resolution No 58 on July 15, 2019. File photo from Makabayan bloc

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:58 PM

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

Senators file bills increasing wages of public school teachers

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Proposals include increasing the monthly salaries of public school teachers to as much as P36,409, a jump from their current P20,754

TEACHER AT WORK. A classroom at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DepEd hails Filipino heroism in art exhibit

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'We can be living heroes: serving our country, serving our people, taking risks – it’s not the glory, it’s not the money, it’s not wealth, says Education Secretary Leonor Brioner as DepEd unveils the 'Bayani, sa Lupain ng Ginto't Bulaklak' exhibit

HEROISM. The Department of Education hails Filipino heroism during the unveiling of a mural exhibit. Photo courtesy of Department of Education

[OPINION] Best way to educate students on social media is through social media

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:25 AM

As the need for digital media literacy is on the rise, DepEd’s suggestion to ban social media in class projects is a backslide

DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school

DepEd supports mandatory ROTC – Briones

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:53 PM

‘When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor through bombing, and then the Philippines was next, the first line of defense were the young ROTC graduates while our military forces were yet to be mobilized,’ says the education secretary

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Briones urges teachers to include local heroes in history lessons

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:34 AM

In a speech in Lapu-Lapu City, the education secretary says Visayans also fought for Philippine independence

HEROES TOO. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the Independence Day celebration in Lapu-Lapu City on June 12, 2019. DepEd photo

Briones: I am not against salary increase for public school teachers

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says, 'there have been serious efforts to uplift teachers’ conditions that the public should also be made aware of'

Education Secretary Leonor Briones visits the Quezon City High School during the opening of classes on Monday, June 04, 2018. The Secretray advises to read beyond what their teachers assign to them and focus on their studies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘More Teacher Maricels needed' says alliance standing against intimidation

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The Department of Education’s contentious response to Herrera’s exposé, which garnered much attention online, sparks calls for solidarity from fellow teachers

Teachers to Briones: Salary hike not about money but our dignity

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:29 PM

'Our demand for salary increase is based not only on economics. Salaries manifest the value of a given profession and their role in society,' says Teachers' Dignity Coalition national chairperson Benjo Basas

Classrooms at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Students and teachers  at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School start the new school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Classroom shortages greet teachers, students in opening of classes

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:04 PM

In order to cope, some schools find the need to split classrooms in half to accommodate students. Teachers say until a more permanent solution is reached, students' learning will continue to be affected by the lack of facilities.

HALF A ROOM. Teachers take in more students at the Bagong Silangan Elementary School by halving classrooms to fit at least 40 learners. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open amid ‘increasing number of challenges’

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Some classrooms don't have chairs, some are mere tents, but the DepEd vows ‘to deliver quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education’

27.2 million students troop to schools nationwide

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:51 AM

(UPDATED) The opening of the new school year comes as some public schools still face the perennial problem of the availability of classrooms, especially in highly populated areas of Metro Manila

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students and teachers at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School hold a flag raising ceremony during the opening of classes on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

KWF offers free seminar on language, poetry to SPA schools in Metro Manila

May 21, 2019 - 8:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The seminar aims to give additional skills to teachers and students of SPA on the proper use of Filipino, and the conventions of writing poetry

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

DepEd to school heads: Check safety of school buildings after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:08 PM

'Only when the structural integrity and safety of buildings and facilities is assured can learners, teachers, and personnel be allowed to enter,' says the Department of Education

DESTROYED. Among schools damage by the strong earthquake that hit Luzon on April 22, 2019 include the Sindalan Elementary School in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photofrom the Department of Education

Leyte teachers appeal for better internet connectivity

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Teachers in Abuyog, Leyte, climb mountains to get internet connection to submit their teaching reports, showing gaps in service delivery despite the country's modernization efforts in education.

STRUGGLE FOR INTERNET: Teachers from Libertad Elementary School climb mountains to get internet connection. Photos by Joseph Sumayang

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

Filipino math, science medalists feted with Student Excellence Award

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Student Excellence Award pays tribute to young Filipinos who brought honor to the country

Students display their Student Excellence Award medals at the ceremony together with Flordelita Male of DepEd-National Capital Region, former senator Alan Peter Cayetano and MTG president Dr. Isidro Aguilar. (Photo by MTG)

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

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

As measles cases rise, DOH proposes 'no vaccination, no enrollment' policy

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the DepEd will review the proposal while considering the right of students to learn and access to quality basic education

VACCINATE FIRST. Health workers vaccinate children in Baseco, Tondo on February 11, 2019 after the Department of Health declare a measles outbreak in Metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler