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…

Budget for Education ‘Never Enough’ – Sec. Briones

Budget for Education ‘Never Enough’ – Sec

While the Department of Education (DepEd) will continue to receive the highest share in the national budget as mandated by the Constitution, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that “the resources are never enough.” During an appreciation program organized by DepEd to express gratitude to its partners and stakeholders for their continued support in basic education programs and projects, Briones noted that DepEd’s resources are still insufficient given that there are 26.6 million learners that increase every year; nearly 700,000 teachers; and thousands of administrative employees under the country’s largest bureaucracy.…

“Ignorant about teachers’ plight” | Opinion-Inquirer.net

Ignorant about teachers’ plight

Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ heart is not with our public school teachers based on her unsympathetic statements regarding the clamor for a pay hike as promised by President Duterte during the campaign. Instead of being spurred after soldiers and the police already got their promised increase, Briones instead makes all these ridiculous excuses for the delay. Last October, she was quoted in the media as saying that if teachers were poorly paid, how come they were not leaving the Department of Education. During the same interview, she claimed that compared…