DepEd, DBM grant high special hardship allowance for teachers, school heads

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 05/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Teachers and school heads would now get a higher special hardship allowance (SHA), the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Monday. Education Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla said in a press briefing in Bicol…

Teachers, school personnel who are seniors, with comorbidities may already get vaccine jabs — DepEd

Inquirer.net 04/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday urged teachers and other school personnel who belong to higher priority groups to already get vaccinated in their respective local government units (LGUs). “We would like to…

Modular learning not sustainable — DepEd Secretary

Futch Anthony Inso 01/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones describes the modular type of learning as a non-sustainable and expensive mode of learning in this time of new normal, which was brought about by the…

Briones says entire education sector under ‘very intense’ pressure

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 08/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Monday lamented the constant criticism hounding the agency, saying that the whole education sector is under “very intense” pressure as the country shifts to distance learning amid the coronavirus…

Face-to-face classes: Children need ‘human interaction’ – DepEd

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 07/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday cited the importance of “human interaction” to children’s overall development following the government’s decision to allow limited face-to-face classes in areas deemed “low-risk” to COVID-19 infection. According to…

Only 27% have enrolled in private schools, says DepEd

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 07/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Barely a month before class opens on August 24, only 27 percent of private school students who enrolled last year have so far registered in private institutions again this year, the Department of Education (DepEd)…

First week of classes to focus on psychosocial counseling— Briones

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The first week of classes will focus on psychosocial counseling of both students and teachers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Education Secretary Leonor Briones bared Thursday. During the joint online hearing of…

DepEd: No graduation rites during COVID-19 crisis

Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net 04/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There will be no graduation rites in the country due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Monday. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that while the Luzon-wide enhanced…

Briones: Schools can hold graduation rites if DOH guidelines strictly implemented

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 03/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Graduating students can still march on their graduation as long as their schools are able to strictly implement the guidelines of the Department of Health (DOH) in combating the spread of the 2019 coronavirus…

DepEd lifts temporary ban on gathering of students, teachers order due to COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — School activities entailing a gathering of students and teachers can now resume after the Department of Education has lifted starting on that day its order to put on hold this kind of activities…

6K athletes to gather at Palawan complex for Batang Pinoy games’ August 25 opening

Mars G. Alison 08/24/2019

PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN, Philippines — Close to 6,000 athletes coming from 243 local government units (LGUs) are expected to gather at the Speaker Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex for the opening of the Batang Pinoy National Championships…

Briones clarifies: I’m not against teachers’ salary increase

06/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Friday clarified she is not against the salary increase of public school teachers. Briones said her previous remark on the issue was “misunderstood” or “misrepresented to…

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