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…

Group slams DepEd-7 for erroneous claims vs USC on Lumad “rescue”

Futch Anthony Inso 02/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Save Our Schools Network Cebu denounces the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) for stating that the University of San Carlos (USC) did not have a permit to conduct blended learning…

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…

Gatchalian warns rise of ‘learners with poor performance’ sans face-to-face classes

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 01/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday warned of a “likely spike of learners with poor performance” following the recall of the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the country. Gatchalian said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s…

Lapu mayor favors limited face-to-face classes

Futch Anthony Inso 12/16/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor “Junard “Ahong” Chan welcomed the suggestion of the national government to allow the holding of limited face-to-face classes next month. Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte has given his approval for the implementation…

Cebu mayors back ‘limited’ face-to-face classes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mayors in Cebu province expressed support for the return of face-to-face classes albeit in a limited capacity. The League of Municipalities in Cebu (LMP-Cebu), in a resolution dated October 30, 2020 and released…

DepEd scraps ‘inappropriate’ bidding on Christmas ham, cheese

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 11/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) said it has canceled the call for bidding of more than P4 million funds allocated for procurement of Christmas ham and cheese for its holiday celebration. This comes after…

DepEd has over P1.9B balance in unliquidated cash advances — COA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 10/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has accumulated an unliquidated cash advance balance of P1.9 billion as of yearend of 2019, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). In its annual audit report for DepEd…

DepEd’s P 370-million vehicle purchases questioned

Meg Adonis 10/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A teachers’ group has described as the Department of Education’s (DepEd) version of the “dolomite scam” its purchase of over P370-million worth of service vehicles “at a time when [it] could not even provide…

DepEd confirms 41 reported errors in modules

Meg Adonis 10/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — When skip counting by 5, do you recite 30 twice? This was among the 41 errors found in printed self-learning modules that the Department of Education (DepEd) recently confirmed through reports validated in DepEd’s…

New normal learning: ‘We are ready’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the first time in her two decades of teaching, Rebecca Padayhag will not personally meet her pupils in Matutinao Elementary School in Badian town, southwestern Cebu. This Monday, October 5, Rebecca will…

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