Many Grade 3 students in Central Visayas struggle with reading – DepEd

Nestle Semilla 01/01/2023

CEBU CITY—At least 75 percent of Grade 3 students in Central Visayas still do not know how to read or have low reading comprehension. Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, regional director of the Department of Education in Central Visayas…

DepEd-7 completes repair of 81 Odette-damaged public schools 

Futch Anthony Inso 12/27/2022

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said it has already completed the repair of 81 public schools that were damaged by Super Typhoon Odette in December 2021. This was confirmed by Dr.…

DepEd-7 to intensify Basic Learning Recovery Plans 

Futch Anthony Inso 12/27/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Seventy-five percent of Grade 3 learners in Central Visayas have poor performance in reading. This was confirmed by Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, regional director of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7). Jimenez said that…

DepEd-7 to let parents decide if their kids should continue wearing face masks in schools

Futch Anthony Inso 11/02/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) will let parents decide whether to let their kids continue wearing face masks inside schools or not. Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, regional director of DepEd-7, said…

2.1 million students return to their classrooms in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 2.1 million students in Central Visayas returned to their schools on the first day of the full implementation of in-person classes on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. So far, the resumption of face-to-face…

Capitol turns over 10,000 armchairs to schools

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has turned over around 10,000 armchairs to public schools here as the academic year 2022 to 2023 officially began. A turnover ceremony was held at the Capitol’s Social Hall…

1st day of classes: Smooth; pre-pandemic issues remain

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The first day of school went smoothly but issues that have been plaguing the education sector, even before the COVID-19 pandemic came, remain.  Last Monday, August 22, over 1 million students in Central…

Central Visayas: 1.4M enrollees and counting

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two weeks before school year 2022 to 2023 starts, the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is more than halfway in reaching its target number of enrollees. As of Monday, August 8,…

Unvaxxed teachers can still teach face-to-face, says DepEd-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – There will be no discrimination among vaccinated and unvaccinated teachers who want to teach in a face-to-face setup, the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) assures. Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, director of DepEd-7,…

DepEd-7 director confident CV is ready for full face-to-face classes 

Futch Anthony Inso 07/19/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Department of Education Central Visayas (DepEd-7) regional director Salustiano Jimenez is confident that the region is ready to implement full face-to-face classes in November. This as 92-percent of public schools in Central Visayas have already…

DepEd-7: 72 private schools closed due to COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 07/19/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said 72 private schools in the region stopped their operation since the start of the implementation of distance learning due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Unvaxxed teachers in Cebu province to get free antigen test kits

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Teachers in Cebu province who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be receiving free antigen tests. This after the Capitol turned over to the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) at least 10,000…

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