P326 Million Worth School Buildings Incomplete and Defective – COA

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The Commission on Audit says some school buildings in Metro Manila, Ilocos, and Cebu cannot be used due to issues with utilities, structural defects, and non-turnover of buildings. Some P326.31 million worth of school buildings constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) cannot be used due to various issues, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report. COA reviewed the P109.31-billion Basic Educational Facilities Fund of the Department of Education (DepEd) and found that 10 buildings built by the DPWH, as the government’s construction arm, were unutilized. Some school buildings…

Are We Ready on June 4 Opening of School Year 2018-2019?

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It’s back to school for 28 M students We’ve seen these poignant images year after year: children holding their classes under the cover of a tree, the lack of classrooms and school buildings forcing students to camp out elsewhere, children walking barefoot or barely-there slippers to school, and teachers for practically all school ages in just one classroom in faraway villages. These are just some of the perennial problems that the Department of Education (DepEd) faces every year as public and private schools open in the month of June. “We…

PBB Update | PBB FY 2016 for Other Regions – Before March Ends

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PBB Update: March 5, 2018. The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday reported to the Committee on Basic Education and Culture of the House of Representatives that school-based personnel will be among the first to receive the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 this March. As of March 5, 2018, teachers in Regions I, III, IV-A, V, XI, and XII have already received their PBB, following the Department’s receipt of certificate of compliance from the AO25 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in January. “Yung iba po, within the week,…

DepEd Strives to Enhance Reading Skills of Students | MB

DepEd Strives to Enhance Reading Skills of Students

The Department of Education (DepEd) urged teachers to continue exerting efforts that will help instill the value of learning among their pupils and students. While the National Reading Month (NRM) officially ended in November, DepEd said that continuing activities geared towards reading can still be conducted by teachers in both public and private schools. Part of the roster of activities for the NRM was the “Mystery Reader” wherein officials, directors, superintendents, and administrators were enjoined to read a children’s storybook in Filipino during the flag-raising ceremony. Undersecretary for Planning and…