DepEd declares school opening as “great victory” over Covid

Education Secretary Leonor Briones in her message through Facebook live of the DepEd Philippines declared the opening of classes involving over 866,000 teachers and 15 million parents.

SpEd teachers struggle with distance learning

In Coron town with 13 active local transmission cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), SpEd teachers tapped schools from other provinces for modules designed for the learners with disabilities.

Bayubay downplays corruption case

In a press conference hosted by the MIMAROPA Department of Education (DepEd) held Friday (October 2), Superintendent Bayubay only made a passing reference to the complaint but did not comment on it.

DepEd to hold school opening program on October 5

To kick-off with a nationwide simultaneous flag-raising ceremony by 7:30 a.m., the program will be led by Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, who will give an inspirational message and formally declare the opening of the new school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Public school teachers to receive P1,500 extra in special benefits

A department order issued September 23 stated that teachers in public schools can receive P500 financial assistance for medical examination expenses, in line with the state of public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to augment health care benefits not covered by the PhilHealth.

Board members mull action on Bayubay complaint

Maminta also said that the request to investigate Bayubay is the education department's turf, adding that their power is limited to merely issuing a resolution requesting DepEd to move for Bayubay’s temporary suspension.

RADaR app launched to help in disaster reporting

In a press statement, DepEd announced they were able to launch the web application which can be accessible all over the country.

Top provincial education official Bayubay accused of graft

In an administrative complaint addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte and letter request addressed to Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez dated September 15, a copy of which was obtained by Palawan News, the officials accused Bayubay of misusing some P84.7 million in department funds for questionable transactions of which one was flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) in a report.

Learning module containing obscene words create stir on FB

A photo of a page in a Philosophy subject module showed a multiple choice-type of question where the answer choices used names that had sexual undertones or double meaning.

CBNC releases monthly allowances of college scholars

One of the company’s scholars is Nolie Mansari, a third-year student taking Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) from the Indigenous Cultural Community of Barangay Bulalacao, Bataraza.

Civic group starts giving away brand new laptops to deserving students

The students, selected from around 300 hopeful applicants throughout the province, received their laptops during a ceremony and media presentation Saturday at the VietVille Restaurant in Barangay Sta. Lourdes.

Strengthening of PSU-CCRD campuses pushed in House bill

Under the proposed measure pending at the House of Representatives, HB 5885 will amend Republic Act 7818 that created the Palawan State University (PSU) so that the PSU-CCRD campuses will be deemed as regular campuses with their own budgets.
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