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DepEd reduces paperwork required of teachers

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Teachers will now only have to complete 10 forms instead of 36 previously mandated by the Department of Education

DepEd officials school lawmakers on budget processes

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:15 PM

'The fate of the national budget, the appropriations act, is actually in the hands of the legislature which has the power of the purse.That is very very clear in the Constitution,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

BUDGET BRIEFING. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones along with Undersecretaries Alain Pascua and Annalyn Sevilla during Congress budget briefing on the 2019 proposed budget on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Raging school official who burned students' bags should go on leave

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says: 'Hindi naman sila binabayaran para mumurahin o para takutin yung mga bata'

INVESTIGATE. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the DepEd has launched a formal investigation into the burning of student's bags in Bicol Central Academy. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What will be included in DepEd's K-12 review?

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:47 PM

The Department of Education says its review will strengthen '21st century skills,' such as information and media literacy, communication skills, and life skills are developed across all subjects and grade levels

GRADUATE. The Department of Education reviews its K-12 program as its first batch of K-12 graduated in 2018. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Expert says DepEd's ALS 'not fully effective'

Jul 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

World Bank education specialist Takiko Igarashi says the Alternative Learning System currently has low participation and passing rates

SATURDAY SCHOOL. An Alternative Learning System class is held in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Jee Geronimo/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

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 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

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

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 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

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.

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

At Brigada Eskwela, Briones promises Marawi kids that schools will be fixed

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'We should never, never, never make children weep....Our duty and obligation, [as a] government in this world, is to make them happy now, is to give them all the opportunities for learning, whatever backgrounds we have,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Briones holds dialogue with leaders of IP communities

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) IP leaders from Kalinga, Pampanga, Rizal, Tacloban City, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato, sit down with Education Secretary Leonor Briones for a two-hour meeting

Briones with IP

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DepEd to hold Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on Dec 13 to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says several major companies have pledged to build school buildings in Marawi City

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Briones to teachers: Open new paths, but always stick to the truth

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:10 PM

'Ako, I'm willing to suffer for the truth, because that is what I was brought up in... We hope that teachers will tell the truth about what they're teaching and what their conditions are,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

'SUFFER FOR TRUTH.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones speaks during Rappler's public forum on Tuesday, November 29. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Activists heckle Briones over Lumad schools issue

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) Confronted in an open forum, Education Secretary Leonor Briones says activists are barking up the wrong tree when they blame DepEd for the bombing of schools in indigenous communities

TRUTH IN TEACHING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones talks about truth-telling during Rappler's forum on Tuesday, November 28. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

Drugs 101: What are schools telling kids about illegal substance abuse?

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Questions about the drug war and a lack of textbooks hound schools as Filipino students learn about the dangers of drugs inside the classroom

CLASSROOM LEARNING. A student from Arellano High School in Manila participates in a game on the different types of drugs during her health class. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

As Lumad groups protest, DepEd maintains schools are ‘zones of peace’

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221

THE CHIEF. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones holds a press conference on November 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

10 public high schools in Metro Manila to offer Korean language this year

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says it would be good for Filipino students to continue the tradition of knowing about Korea

How DepEd plans to address PH classroom shortage

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The education department is considering different solutions to address this perennial problem including the construction of high rise school buildings as well as school communities outside urban centers

SHORTAGE? Grade 1 students attend classes at a hallway of Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City during the start of classes on Monday, June 5. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: Schools open doors for Marawi learners

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The education department urges schools to welcome transferees from Marawi City with open arms Jee Geronimo reports

Only 3 schools used as evacuation centers in Iligan City, says DepEd

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:25 PM

These schools still opened on Monday June 5 as evacuees are only using the gyms or multi purpose buildings

EVACUATION CENTERS. A family from Marawi City rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i on May 29, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

Martial law in Mindanao: School opening to bring 'sense of normalcy'

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones: Schools should not be made as battlegrounds between and among contending parties engaged in violence with or without martial law

CONFLICT. Internally displaced persons pass thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.