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Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says teachers must be smart about their finances since they will soon teach students about financial literacy as mandated by law

DEPED CHIEF. Education Secretary Leonor Briones smiles during a Rappler Talk interview on November 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says they had to step in and make sure teachers' loans from GSIS are being paid, because 26,000 teachers did not receive retirement benefits in 2016 due to unpaid debts

DEBT DILEMMA. Education Secretary Leonor Briones explains the urgent need for teachers to pay off their debts from the GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund. Screenshot by Rappler

Why Lumad groups are camping outside DepEd

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATE) DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones explains that Lumad schools applying for a permit should go through the process required by the department

CAMP OUT. Lumad groups are calling on the Department of Education to grant their permits t

P2B needed to rebuild 29 ‘totally damaged’ Marawi schools

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are allowing Marawi students who evacuated to other cities to enroll in any school with or without documentation to foster a sense of normalcy

INFRA DAMAGE. Filipino soldiers stands in front of a destroyed building in Marawi City on the day of its liberation from terrorists on October 17. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Bohol teachers hope gov’t info portals can revive interest in libraries

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Technology has made students shun libraries and do research on their gadgets instead, say the teachers. They're banking on the DOST's Starbooks learning stations to change that.

Photo from DOST Starbooks Facebook page

WATCH: 100 days to go before NSPC 2018

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:58 PM

The theme of the upcoming schools press conference is 'Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus journalists' role in advancing inclusive education'

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers' group cries foul over loan deductions from take-home pay

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says public school teachers' loans are now at P300 billion: 'Are you going to suffer the pain now and look for solutions or continue the same practice until your loans will accumulate?'

INCOME ISSUES. A public school teacher conducts a lesson in Marikina City on September 27. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Former education secretary Lourdes Quisumbing dies

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Quisumbing, a member of the Cabinet of the late president Corazon Aquino, was the Philippines' first female education secretary

EDUCATOR. Dr Lourdes Reynes Quisumbing is known for her stint as education secretary during the time of the late President Corazon Aquino. Photo from Miriam College

Briones wants more LGUs to build museums

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Education chief Leonor Briones praises the National Museum of Natural History as a 'non-formal supplement' to classroom learning under the K to 12 program

PLACES OF LEARNING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the inauguration of the National Museum of Natural History. Photo by DepEd

Paalala ng DepEd, kailangan magpa-rehistro muna para sa A&E Test

Oct 13, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Ang susunod ay isang press release mula sa Kagawaran ng Edukasyon

Random drug testing for Cebu students starts

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:16 PM

There have been concerns about the sampling method and confidentiality of the tests, and about how they would make students vulnerable in the government's war against drugs

Corporate foundation donates 4,300 school kits to Marawi students

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Former education secretary Brother Armin Luistro and former education undersecretary Rey Laguda go to Marawi and Lanao del Sur to turn over books and school kits to students

BOOKS. Philippine Business for Social Progress donated books and school kits to students in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur. Photo by Rey Laguda

WATCH: Briones, Salceda pay tribute to teachers

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:13 AM

'I am here to thank you and in so doing do, I also thank my father and my mother,' Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says

PRODUCTS OF TEACHERS. During the National Teachers' Day, education Secretary Leonor Briones and Rep Joey Salceda shares that they are both children of teachers. Photos by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Duterte OKs random drug testing of HS students – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the President wanted DepEd to look at drug abuse as a health problem and to treat the random drug test as a preventive measure

GO SIGNAL. President Rodrigo Duterte during the 19th Cabinet meeting at the Malacañang Palace on October 4. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

The education secretary who came from a 'dynasty of teachers'

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

A former teacher herself, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones urges teachers to continue learning something new every day

Recto: Keep DepEd P30-B budget to increase teachers' allowances

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto proposes a 'rechanneling' of the P30-billion budget that the House of Representatives realigned to fund the free tuition law

TEACHERS' ALLOWANCES. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

We owe our country's success to teachers – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:53 PM

'Bakit tayo nagtuturo?' Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks the country's teachers as she leads the celebration of National Teachers' Day in Legazpi City




IN PHOTOS: A daylong tribute to the country's teachers

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:07 AM

In celebration of National Teachers' Day, the Department of Education recognizes the role teachers play in the positive change the country seeks to achieve

FLOWERS. The Department of Education distributes flowers to over 6,000 teachers who attended the National Teachers' Day celebration in Legazpi City.

NSPC 2018 to focus on ASEAN Integration – DepED

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:11 PM

ASEAN integration is expected to be the central topic of young aspiring campus journalists competing in different categories of the NSPC

DepEd hosts National Teachers’ Day celebration in Legazpi City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:48 PM

DepEd's theme for Teachers’ Day is 'Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso' aims to recognize the role of teachers in honing the full potential of students towards nation-building

Ilocos Sur to host Palarong Pambansa 2018

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Will home court advantage help young athletes from the Ilocos Sur province snag medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2018?

20,000 K to 12 vocational labs to suffer due to P30-B DepEd budget cut

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:35 PM

P30 billion out of the proposed P36 billion for technical-vocational labs for Grade 11 and 12 students will be realigned to fund the free tuition law next year

DEPED BUDGET. Students of President Corazon C. Aquino High School attend the flag ceremony during the first day of classes in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers to get online training on child abuse intervention

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school

EQUIPPING TEACHERS. Teachers can now learn how to properly respond to child abuse reports through the Safe Schools for Teens website.

DepEd on student drug testing: SC says it’s constitutional

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:43 PM

This matter has already been decided by the Supreme Court Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says in response to criticism against random drug testing on students

APPROVED BY SC. DepEd says the random drug testing of high school students is pursuant to the law.

DepEd to consult Cabinet on drug testing of high school students

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says they plan to push through with the random drug testing this school year despite concerns on how the results will be kept confidential

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

P3B eyed to bring electricity to 7,000 public schools

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says one in 6 public elementary and high schools is not connected to a power grid

GENERAL TRIAS READY FOR SCHOOL OPENING MONDAY. - Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleaning desks of her designated classroom together with the volunteer student in preparation for the incoming June 1, 2015 school opening for public schools nationwide. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

With the rising number of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs human rights groups are worried about the implementation of mandatory random drug tests among high school students

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers question how the education department can keep confidential the results of the mandatory random drug tests slated for September

STUDENTS' SAFETY. Lawmakers express concern over students' safety if chosen for the random drug test.

P3B slashed from DepEd’s school buildings fund in 2018

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla is not worried about the budget cut saying the DepEd is focused on addressing the backlog in the construction of new classrooms

BUDGET CUTS. DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla and Secretary Leonor Briones face the House appropriations committee on August 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Drug testing of students ‘preventive, not punitive’ – Briones

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says every effort is going to be made to keep the results of the random drug test confidential

'PREVENTIVE, NOT PUNITIVE.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones defends the department's random drug testing of high school students. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DepEd condemns Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The department says it denounces all forms of violence against our students teachers and personnel and echoes the call for an impartial investigation

Kindergarten teacher under investigation for slapping student

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Education officials remind teachers to observe maximum tolerance in the classroom as the DepEd investigates a Cagayan public school teacher caught on video striking a student

VIRAL VIDEO. A screengrab of a video showing a teacher slapping a student in Cagayan

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and eathquakes but they have means to fund the repairs

RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

P95B still unused in classroom construction fund for 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says the delay in building new classrooms is caused by the intensive pre construction assessment that had to be done

PERENNIAL PROBLEM. Classroom shortage has been a longstanding issue in the Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Random drug testing for HS students, teachers starts September

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Hindi ito tokhang tokhang We’re doing this with an open mind We’re doing this as scientifically as possible says Education Secretary Leonor Briones as she guarantees the confidentiality of the results

DepEd allots P42B to hire 81,100 teachers in 2018

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM

A good chunk of the DepEd s proposed budget next year is also allocated for its program subsidizing the schooling of students in private institutions

BUDGET TALKS. DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla, Secretary Leonor Briones, and Undersecretary Alain Pascua hold a press conference on August 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PH, Australia pilot online cultural exchange course in Makati high school

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The Australian government will also bring the cultural learning program to high schools in Camarines Sur Iloilo City and Bacolod City this year

NEW PARTNERS. Makati High School students, DepEd Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan, and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely talk to St Paul's College Kempsey students. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces

700,000 girls to get cervical cancer protection in schools

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free

PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER. Grade 4 students at the Addition Hills Integrated School get free HPV vaccination from the DOH. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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On #WalangPasok days, teachers not required to report to schools – DepEd

Jul 28, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The Teachers Dignity Coalition reminds public school administrators teachers are not waterproof that their safety amid storms and floods should be considered

DepEd partners with UNESCO, KOICA on new ALS project

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The project will focus on Tacloban City and the municipality of Palo in Leyte

ALS PROJECT. According to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, the initiative aims to tackle gender inequality in education, and help girls to realize their full potential. All photos by Cielo Esmeria

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development

ANTI-POVERTY. Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction cluster of the Cabinet conducts an information and assistance drive in Tondo, Manila, July 16 2017. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Are companies still hesitant to hire K to 12 graduates?

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

It s important that in the long run people do realize and accept the reality that the graduates of K to 12 are ready for some of the kinds of work that are available in our economy says Philippine Business for Education chair Ramon del Rosario Jr

Classroom photo c/o DepEd

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Luistro will complete his predecessor s unexpired term as president until March 2020

LA SALLE PRESIDENT. Former education secretary Armin Luistro is the new president of the De La Salle Philippines. Screenshot from Rappler

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide

JOINT OPENING. In this file photo, then Education Secretary Armin Luistro (right) and incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones visit the K to 12 students of Commonwealth High School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler