Chan eyes SEF to buy tablets for high school students

Futch Anthony Inso 11/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will soon utilize the Special Education Fund (SEF) to buy tablets for junior and senior high school students to support their studies. “I intend to utilize Special…

What about the underperformers?

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 07/16/2021

  There are times, such as today, when it feels like education in the Philippines is a matter of luck. Today, I’m perusing the data that led the advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) to declare…

COA: Lapu’s education fund utilization under 10% in 2019

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the underutilization of education funds by the Lapu-Lapu City government for 2019.  The city government, in 2019, appropriated a total Special Education Fund of P366,184,000 and P375,944,031…

Gwen wants SEF spent on textbooks instead of ukuleles, lab equipment

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to prioritize the purchase of educational materials such as textbooks that will help improve in teaching English as a medium of instruction in…

Grant of teachers’ allowances has ‘statutory bases’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/31/2016

THE granting of allowances to public school teachers has legal basis. This was emphasized by former Cebu City Local School Board (LSB) head Raddy Diola as he defended the grant of the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA),…

Capitol failed to remit GSIS premiums, taxes

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/31/2016

The Cebu provincial government has failed to remit P17.3 million to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, representing the 20 percent share of the national government of the Development fund and Special Education Fund (SEF) which the province…

COA: Cebu City misused education fund

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/05/2016

Part of Cebu City Hall’s Special Education Fund (SEF) in 2015 was used to pay for allowances and other expenses, which was not allowed under the guidelines on using the fund, state auditors said. The Commission on…

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