Education: Notable Gains, Still Much to Improve

Education Notable Gains, Still Much to Improve

While the education sector has seen notable gains this year, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) agree that there is still much to be done to improve the overall quality of education in the Philippines. This year’s hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has opened many educational opportunities for Filipino students. Likewise, it also puts the country’s education system under scrutiny. “In so far as basic education is concerned, we stand tall and walk together with our sister-ministries of education in…

Legarda: Education a Top Priority of 2018 National Budget

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Senator Loren Legarda today said that the education sector remains a top priority of the government in the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), which had been ratified by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed by the President on December 19, 2017. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and staunch advocate of education and children’s rights, said that the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) increased to Php553.313 Billion from the current year’s Php543.186 Billion, while the budget for State Universities and…