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.…

Pay Hike No Cure-all, Teachers told | Briones on Pay Hike

Pay Hike No Cure-all, Teachers told

Freeing the country’s teachers from the debt trap doesn’t rely solely on increasing their salaries, according to Education Secretary Leonor Briones. In a recent interview with reporters, Briones said while she didn’t oppose raising teachers’ salaries again, they should first be armed with financial literacy. “All of you feel underpaid,” said Briones, addressing herself to teachers. “Even if I have an increase in salary, I will still feel that I’m underpaid.” “That’s because your needs and wants will always exceed your resources. Having increased income is part of the solution…

Teachers Response | Why Public School Teachers Tend to Overborrow

the teachers have spoken

Manila Bulletin recently posted an article on “Why Public School Teachers Tend to Overborrow” and some teachers responded with sentiments and own experiences why this culture of borrowing even started on the first place. Here is the article posted by Manila Bulletin written by Merlina Hernando-Malipot which was published last October 31, 2017. In an attempt to find out why public school teachers tend to overborrow money from various lending institutions, the Department of Education (DepEd) will look into their “spending patterns” as well as into other possible factors why their…