PRESS RELEASE: DepEd calls for collective push to improve human rights education in k to 12

PASIG CITY, September 22, 2016 – Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones on Tuesday underscored the importance of collaborative effort in improving human rights education under the new K to 12 basic education curriculum.

A day before the 44th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, Briones urged colleagues and stakeholders in the higher academics to support the Department in the responsibility to “extend the net of sources” and lend additional substantive content to different learning materials, especially in writing textbooks. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Statement of the Department of Education on the fatal stabbing of teacher Vilma Cabactulan of Pedro “Oloy” N. Roa Senior High School

The Department of Education (DepEd) condoles with the family of Vilma Cabactulan, a teacher from Pedro “Oloy” N. Roa National High School in Cagayan De Oro who was fatally stabbed by her student on September 13, 2016.

“I am deeply saddened and disturbed that an incident such as this happened in a place of learning. The Department values the welfare and lives of all learners and employees and strives for a harmonious relationship among all members of the school community,” stated DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones. Continue reading

War on Worms (WOW)

dscn0305“Health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of – a blessing that money cannot buy.” Izaak Walton.

How could we say that our young learners are endomed  with blessings that money can’t buy when  perennial health problems precariously situated them and put them at the-risk of absenteeism, dropping out and non-performance in school due to some intestinal worms? Stomach pain and gas that causes discomfort, severe diarrhea and dysentery, breath that smells bad, constant feelings of hunger, dark circles under the eyes, bad dreams or restless sleep at night, anemia, headaches, loss of weight, extremely tired and exhausted, fever, irritability, increased feelings of anxiety and nervousness. These are the serious symptoms of intestinal worms that rob the soundness of body, mind and spirit of our young children. Continue reading

Essentials of Health Care

Manolito, a Grade VI pupil, is absent from the class today. His excuse letter says he suffers from toothache and that he needs to see a dentist and take a rest. Elsa, third grader, has been out from class since last week. Her mother informed the teacher through text message that she has stomach ache.

To address the problem on absenteeism, poor academic performance, high drop-out rate, and malnutrition among public school pupils, Department of Education teamed up with Colgate Palmolive Philippines in its program called Essential Health Care Program (EHCP) supported by the League of Provinces of the Philippines. Continue reading

CCS bags EETA national excellence award

eeta1“Be an interested and sensitive innovator mindful of the needs and interests of the learners.”- a tagline used by Casisang Central School to represent the school’s “The Innovation To Make Innovation Program”. It helped make Casisang Central School one of the six 2016 Excellence in Educational Transformation Award (EETA) national awardees held last June 21 at Dolphy Theater, ABS-CBN compound, Quezon City. Continue reading

Integrity on paper

Schools have their annual allocation for their maintenance and other operating expenses. Most schools receive their quarterly allotment while some schools with big allocations receive their allotment bi-monthly. These funds are released to the school through downloading of the funds in their respective checking accounts.

Usually, the biggest chunk of the school’s fund is intended for the procurement of office and school supplies. These supplies are determined after the School Improvement Plan has been prepared and approved. Continue reading

Making time for your client

Government offices need more employees who could perform certain tasks to provide quality service and customer care which includes patience, cordiality, sincerity, willingness and expertise in work.

Republic Act No. 9485 stipulates the State shall maintain honesty and responsibility among its public officials and employees, and shall take appropriate measures to promote transparency in each agency with regard to the manner of transacting with the public, which shall encompass a program for the adoption of simplified procedures that will reduce red tape and expedite transactions in government Continue reading

DIVISION OF MALAYBALAY CITY IPED IN A CAPSULE: MC rides the IPEd tide

ipschools1As billows of change roll, so does education for the indigenous peoples in the Division of Malaybalay City ride the innovations and interventions towards more relevant, culturally sensitive education.

For four years now, with the support of Schools Division Superintendent Edilberto L. Oplenaria and Division Office staff and personnel, much-needed consultative meetings and dialogs with elders; training workshops for teachers, school heads, and the IPEd focal person continue. The conduct of engagement, partnership and social mobilization of community culture bearers and other stakeholders also goes on. Continue reading

Senior High School: a tool for change

Filipinos are known to be competitive in the international community but our education system hinders us from becoming even more competitive. The Senior High School program offers a solution to that problem.

The implementation of Senior High School program is the key to national development. Though the government faces many problems as it implements the program over the course of several years, it is a necessary improvement since increasing the quality of education is critical to nation’s success. Continue reading

DepEd to address hoary glitches in public schools

A hopeful and promising new school year opened last June 13, 2016 and millions of hopeful students trooped to school in search for better education. They meet new teachers, new friends and classmates. But there is also something old that is retained. The same issue year by year that students, teachers and school administrations have to face: lack of classrooms, books, chairs, visual aids and teachers. Continue reading