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How Duterte's drug war targets the youth

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

With no law passed to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Duterte administration pushes for mandatory tests for school children as young as 10

Parents of students given Dengvaxia can get info via mobile apps

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says parents can download the Abizo Dengue Vaccine Monitoring System application or the RSVP Kaizala application by end-August to receive alerts from DepEd and DOH, and get information on how to respond to symptoms

MONITOR. Deped and DOH launch Dengvaxia monitoring mobile applications to keep track on health status of students who got the Dengue vaccine. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Random tests enough to prevent drug use among students – Briones

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says, the law mandates 'that is has to be random. As guardians of children, the bottom line is the welfare, the comfort, and the creation of an appropriate leaning environment for the children'

EDUCATION SECRETARY. Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones speaks at Quezon City High School during the opening of classes on Monday, June 04, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the National Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Summit 2018 held at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Convention Center (ACC) in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga on July 10, 2018, assures that he will continue to promote ease of doing business to make the country a conducive environment for MSMEs to thrive.

DepEd stands its ground: No drug testing for grade schoolers

Jul 10, 2018 - 8:36 PM

In a meeting with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration, the Philippine National Police, and the Dangerous Drugs Board, the education department reiterates that its mandate is to focus on preventive drug education

MEETING. The Department of Education, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, and Dangerous Drugs Board discuss drug use among the youth in a meeting held on July 10, 2018. Photo from the Department of Education. Photos from DepEd

School buildings costing P326 million 'incomplete, defective' – COA

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The Commission on Audit says some school buildings in Metro Manila, Ilocos, and Cebu cannot be used due to issues with utilities, structural defects, and non-turnover of buildings

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Parents to DepEd: Protect grade-schoolers from proposed drug test

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

'Kung sinasabi ng DepEd na hindi [naaayon] sa batas 'yun, panindigan nila 'yun. Hindi dapat [sila pumayag] dahil doon din kami nakasandal sa mga ahensyang ito,' says Vives Moreno, mother of a 10-year-old student

PROTEST. Parent leaders belonging to Akbayan partylist group troop to the Corazon Aquino Elementary School gates in Quezon City on July 5, 2018, to protest the planned drug testing for students as young as 10 years old. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Contractor cites lack of DOH, DepEd coordination in Barangay Health Stations project

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:20 PM

A JBros Construction Corporation executive tells a Senate panel that a barangay health station the company built in a public elementary school in Lipa, Batangas, was demolished to give way to a gym

DEMOLISHED. JBros Construction Director Julieanne Jorge Photo said the company documented a completed health station demolished in Lipa, Batangas. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang sides with DepEd: Drug tests for grade schoolers illegal

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The Palace thumbs down the PDEA-proposed drug testing, saying the law only allows drug testing in high school

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.

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools

DRUG TEST. The Department of Education's ongoing drug testing program is expected to be completed in school year 2018 to 2019.

DepEd records decrease in out-of-school youth

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:37 PM

Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says the decrease is observed mainly among individuals aged 16 to 24, as many of those who returned to school after dropping out went back to senior high school

BACK IN SCHOOL. Officials from the Department of Education say the implementation of Senior High School has helped to decrease the number of out of school youth. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

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.

IN PHOTOS: Opening of classes for 2018

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Here is a look at scenes from schools as millions of Filipino students begin school year 2018-2019

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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Jun 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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27.7M students returning to school nationwide

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:30 AM

The Department of Education says it is 'all systems go' as an estimated 27,757,546 children from kindergarten to Grade 12 will troop back to public and private schools

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students of the Corazon Aquino Elementary School return to school on June 4, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Netizens' complaints: No chairs, broken toilets, outdated books in public schools

May 31, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Netizens highlight the ways in which an overburdened public school system affects students and teachers

Students, teachers and volunteers clean classroom and books and repaint armchair during Brigada Eskwela in Taguig National High School, Taguig as preparation for the start of school year 2018/on June 4. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA

How DepEd, gov't agencies are preparing for school opening

May 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

As part of the Department of Education’s Oplan Balik Eskwela, various government agencies and private partners detailed plans and preparation for the opening of school year 2018-2019

PARTNERS. The Department of Education along with partner government agencies and private companies detail plans for Oplan Balik Eskwela 2018. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

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

DepEd to hold 'special' Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on May 22

May 21, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Department of Education has 'special concerns and interests' in the rebuilding of Marawi as the Islamic city marks one year since the start of the siege

RUINS. Months-long clashes between government troops and homegrown terrorists in 2017  left much of Marawi City in ruins. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

1.3% of schools still 'needing support' for coming school year – DepEd

May 21, 2018 - 2:51 PM

At the launch of Department of Education's Oplan Balik Eskwela 2018, Undersecretary Jesus Mateo says among the problems schools face include the availability of classrooms – especially in highly populated areas of Metro Manila

READY. Department of Education Undersecretary Jesus Mateo (leftmost) says about 86% of schools are ready for the coming school year. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Senate OKs bill recognizing British School Manila as internat'l education institution

May 16, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The bill's approval comes two months after the Department of Education order for British School Manila to comply with requirements to legally operate in the country as an international school

BRITISH SCHOOL MANILA. The 2016 facade of British School Manila. Photo by author DTinayBSM from Wikipedia.

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

[OPINION] A teacher's voice

May 05, 2018 - 9:16 PM

If the youth is the hope of our future, the kind of future that awaits us lies in the hands of the teachers. So please. Treat us better.

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 vows to help improve ARMM Palarong Pambansa athletes

Apr 24, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Following another dismal performance in Palarong Pambansa 2018, DepEd promises to bring trainers to help boost the region's future showing

WE'LL INTERVENE. DepEd undersecretary vowed to help boost ARMM's Palarong Pambansa performance. Rappler file photo

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

LIVE UPDATES: Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Get all the latest updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Get the latest Palarong Pambansa medal tally update being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

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

DepEd, PSC to train campus journalists for Palarong Pambansa 2018 coverage

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:21 PM

This is the second time campus journalists have been invited to cover the annual schools-based sports event

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

Calabarzon overall champion in National Schools Press Conference 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 4:01 PM

For the 6th consecutive year, Calabarzon remains the undefeated NSPC overall champion. Here's the full list of winners in the annual campus journalism competition.

DBM excludes some DepEd, DOH employees from 2016 performance bonus

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'The release of the 2016 PBB has encountered several delays owing to late or incomplete submission of requirements of agencies,' says budget chief Benjamin Diokno

BUDGET. The Department of Budget and Management clarified the delayed release of performance-based bonus for government employees. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 8, 2018

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperon Atty. Harry Roque responds to follow up question after the press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DepEd terminates partnership with Rappler, sacrifices ideals of campus journalism

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:03 PM

The cancellation of the partnership comes about two weeks before we begin an online publishing contest organized by the NSPC and customized for the DepEd by Rappler

Add road safety education in DepEd elementary curriculum – LTO Region V

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'You can easily learn knowledge and skills but you cannot build a proper attitude overnight that's why we need to start in the elementary level,' says LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey

EDUCATION. LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey pushed for education of road safety to elementary students. Photo by Homer Rafael Refuerzo/Rappler

DepEd, Ilocos Sur ink partnership for Palarong Pambansa 2018

Feb 01, 2018 - 10:08 AM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cites the province’s state-of-the-art sports facilities in choosing the host province for this year’s Palarong Pambansa

1500m finals at the EBJ Sports Complex in Antique on April 27, 2017.

Over 150 school publication advisers join webinar on online publishing

Jan 21, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The free webinar tackles topics on effective storytelling techniques and responsible use of social media

Teachers’ take-home pay to increase due to tax reform – DepEd

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The education department doesn't take into account how the teachers have to spend more on products made pricier by the same tax reform law

HIGHER SALARY, PRICIER GOODS. A teacher conducts a lesson to elementary students in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd allows school field trips again

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones lifts the moratorium on off-campus activities, which the DepEd had imposed following the Tanay road crash that killed 15 students

GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS. High school students tour Phivolcs' geological hazards exhibit on November 4, 2016. File photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

SC petition wants to require gov't to address dengue vaccine risks

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The petitioners – activists, mothers, and children – want the Supreme Court to compel the departments of health, education, and local government to provide information and free medicines, among others

PETITION. Gabriela Women's Party files a petition before the Supreme Court urging it to compel the government to address dangers of Dengvaxia vaccine. Photo from Gabriela