DepEd to students: Directly report cases of sexual harassment, violence

Jean Mangaluz - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday urged students to directly report to the department cases of sexual abuse and violence in schools through dedicated E-mail and contact numbers. “DepEd is taking all reports…

Extracurricular for mental health

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 09/08/2022

It seems that the Department of Education (DepEd) has learned all the wrong things in the pandemic. DepEd has prohibited extracurricular activities for the school year, as it aims for students to spend more time on academics…

Back-to-school blues

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 08/25/2022

In-person classes have returned—and so have all the problems we’ve had before the pandemic. Classroom shortages. Typhoon-caused class suspensions. Transportation and commuting problems due to inadequate public transportation. Teachers having to go above and beyond, reaching into…

DepEd to give teachers P5K cash aid on 1st day of classes

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 08/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) will be giving public school teachers P5,000 each as financial assistance to help them prepare for the school year. The funds will be given to teachers on Monday, August…

COVID-19 outbreaks unavoidable during face-to-face classes — OCTA

Jean Mangaluz - @inquirerdotnet 08/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines – With the resumption of face-to-face classes starting soon, independent COVID-19 monitor Octa Research warned that possible COVID-19 outbreaks in schools can’t be avoided. Octa fellow Dr. Guido David said that schools should have policies…

‘Revolting’: 29,000 teachers left out after PS-DBM bought pricey, outdated laptops

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines—“Sad and even revolting.” This was how the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) described the purchase of “outdated and pricey” laptops, which the Department of Education (DepEd) received from the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget…

COA flags DepEd over P2.4B purchase of pricey laptops with old processors

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 08/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Department of Education’s (DepEd) purchase of pricey laptops with low-end processors in 2021, transacted through the controversial Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management…

The hidden costs of education

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 07/21/2022

There is a hidden side to everything. Even policies, though well-intended, may yield unfortunate results. Earlier this week, Vice President Sara Duterte, as the new chief of the Department of Education (DepEd), announced a no-uniform policy for…

Cebu boxers bag 6 golds to rule Palarong Pambansa boxing

Glendale G. Rosal 07/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Palarong Pambansa VisMin Boxing Cup wrapped up on Friday with a fulfilled mission of unmasking young boxing talents from the countryside. The four-day amateur boxing tilt held at the Cebu City Sports…

Mandaue allots P20M for repairs of public schools damaged by Odette

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/20/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has appropriated P20 million for the rehabilitation of the public schools in the city that were damaged by super typhoon Odette. City Councilor Malcolm Sanchez, chairman of the committee…

Limited F2F classes in Cebu City urban schools smooth so far, says district supervisor

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The implementation of the limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in the urban barangays in Cebu City has been smooth so far. This was the statement of Doctor Liberato Lauranilla, one of the district supervisors…

Cebu City encourages private sector to help rebuild damaged school

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is encouraging the private sector to help in rebuilding Odette-damaged public schools in preparation for limited face-to-face classes. The Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu City division recently asked the…

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