DepEd Statement on Calls to Fully Implement the Six-hour Workday

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As a response to the concerns pertaining to the working hours of public school teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that teachers are not exempted from the eight-hour workday in government, as resolved in the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 080096 issued in 2008. Under the CSC Resolution, teachers are required to render six hours of actual classroom teaching per day within the school premises, while the remaining two hours may be utilized to doing teaching-related tasks outside the school premises. Due to the continuing clamor to strictly…

DepEd: GSIS Deadline for Settlement of Past Due Loans Extended

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DepEd ensures extension of GSIS deadline for settlement of past due loans The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday secured the assurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) that member-borrowers who have past due loans will still be able to update these accounts, with automatic waiver of penalties and surcharges, one month after the original September 30 deadline set by the social insurance institution. “We just received a call from GSIS President and General Manage Jesus Clint Aranas bearing good news for our teachers and other personnel – that…

DepEd Official Statement on Calls to Ban Saturday Classes, Required Meetings

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DepEd Official Statement Published: September 24, 2018 Statement on calls to ban Saturday classes, required meetings Amid calls to prohibit classes and required meetings on Saturdays, the Department of Education (DepEd) emphasizes the need to balance between its mandate to deliver quality basic education and safeguarding the welfare of both learners and personnel. As prescribed by Republic Act No. 7797, DepEd sets a school calendar with a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 220 class days every year. During class suspensions, whether due to inclement weather or other legitimate reasons,…

Two Vendors Nabbed for Selling Stolen DepEd Laptops in QC

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Two vendors were arrested by authorities on September 7 for selling stolen laptops from the Department of Education (DepEd) at a shopping mall in Fairview, Quezon City. A Balitanghali report by Cesar Apolinario on Wednesday identified the suspects as Salvacion Marco and Jellyn Gabito who both refused to comment on the allegations against them. “‘Yung mga nagbebenta ng ganito, pwedeng isara ‘yan… padlockan ‘yan kasi unang-una wala kang imbentaryo ng mga binebenta mo. It’s a warning now doon sa mga in possession,” said Police Chief Superintendent Joselito Ezquivel, district director…

DBM: Education Still Top Priority in Proposed 2019 Budget

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Yesterday, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd) had their respective budget hearings at the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively. During both hearings, legislators raised concerns regarding several budget cuts in the education agencies’ budgets. No more stipends? During the CHED budget hearing, the P3-billion budget cut for the Tulong Dunong program was once again brought up following concerns that around 350,000 college students receiving stipend would be cut off from aid. “That’s not automatic. We expect that a lot of them will be…

Understanding RPMS, PPST – DepEd Press Releases

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RPMS-PPST: Helping Teachers Improve Delivery of Quality Basic Education The Department of Education (DepEd) underscored anew the importance of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) that is aligned with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) in ensuring the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education in the country. Understanding RPMS, PPST The RPMS is being implemented in consonance with the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS). It follows the four-phase cycle of SPMS prescribed in CSC Memorandum Circular No. 6, s. 2012 and aims…

DepEd Appealed to GSIS on Issues with Undeducted Outstanding Loans

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Statement on DepEd’s coordination with GSIS on undeducted outstanding loans The Department of Education (DepEd) would like to assure its teaching and non-teaching personnel that the agency is taking steps to address the problem of undeducted Government Service Insurance Service- GSIS loans that reportedly resulted in the imposition of penalties, surcharges, and compounded accrued interest. As the Department understands the difficulty being faced by affected member-borrowers who truly want to pay and reduce their loans, it has made an appeal to GSIS to reconsider the payment of their outstanding loans…

COA to DOLE: Return Unutilized P392 Million Fund for K-12

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The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to remit to the Bureau of Treasury (BTr) a total of P392.107 million in unused fund intended for an assistance program for teachers and other school personnel displaced by the implementation of the K-12 education reform program. Based on the COA’s 2017 audit report recently published on its website, Congress has allocated to DOLE a total of P500 million and P150 million in 2016 and 2017, respectively, for the implementation of its “Adjustment Measures Program (AMP)…

Veteran Lawmaker Seeks to Honor Filipino Teachers

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A veteran lawmaker is calling for the adoption of a resolution seeking to honor Filipino teachers on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the National Teachers’ Month this year for their indispensable role in nation building. Northern Samar Rep. Raul del Mar said the House of Representatives should take the lead in honoring and commending all Filipino teachers for their hard work and commitment in shaping the learners of all generations. “This year, the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) celebrates the 10th year “Gratitude In10sified” which encourages all sectors to…

Makabayan Seek Inquiry Into DepEd Policies on Promotion

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ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro have sought an investigation into the policies of the Department of Education (DepEd) on the promotion of teaching personnel. In filing House Resolution 2061, the progressive lawmakers noted that the system of promotion is “one of the long-standing demands of public school teachers.” They also urged the House leadership to take up the issue”to ensure the professionalization of teachers and the quality of education.” Teachers’ career advancement, they added, is “hindered by the sluggish processing of promotion in DepEd, the imposition of…