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…

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…

DepEd: Private schools allowed to start classes before Oct. 5

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 08/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of  Education (DepEd) on Saturday allowed private schools to start classes on August 24 or any date ahead of the October 5 opening for public schools. “DepEd hereby clarifies that such private…

Senators eye October start of school year

Jodee A. Agoncillo 08/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve days before the scheduled opening of the classes on Aug. 24, only 82 of the country’s 214 school division offices are half ready to distribute self-learning modules, spurring senators to again consider the…

Around 380K private school learners transfer to public schools – DepEd exec

Christia Marie Ramos 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Around 380,000 students have transferred from private institutions to public schools for the upcoming school year in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, according to an official of the Department of Education…

Dry run for start of classes marred by ‘glitches’

Jodee Agoncillo 08/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Technical glitches marred the national readiness dry run of the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday, August 10, 2020, for the opening of classes, but these were not enough to postpone the start of…

15 Talisay City public school graduates endorsed for Cream of the Crop Scholarship

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fifteen graduates from public senior high schools in Talisay City may get a shot at free college education. This after the Department of Education (DepEd) endorsed these 15 graduates for the Cream of…

DepEd needs 172 teachers for TV classes

Jodee A. Agoncillo 07/24/2020

High school teacher Rafael Martinez, 32, saw the pandemic as an opportunity to relive an old passion as a child. While on lockdown, he conducted art lessons and posted this on Facebook to help students and friends…

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