DepEd to Open 2,000 Clinics in Public Schools Nationwide

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By next year, the Department of Education (DepEd) will establish over 2,000 clinics in public schools nationwide in line with its efforts to ensure that all learners are provided with the basic primary health. Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua, in a recent press briefing, announced that a total of 2,101 clinics will be established in central elementary schools in the country. “They will become the ‘hubs’ or centers of the town where other schools would also be served,” he said. These hubs, Pascua said, would also become the physical…

DepEd: Increase the Salary of Guidance Counselors

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Department of Education (DepEd) officials on Friday called for an increase in guidance counselors’ pay to help address the lack of such professionals in public schools. DepEd has asked the Department of Budget and Management for additional funds to increase the salary of guidance counselors, but the request has not yet been approved. “We have pointed this out from the time that I came in and we have been negotiating and bringing this to the attention of the Department of Budget and Management,” said DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said. When…

Gov’t to set aside P1 Billion for partial implementation of National Feeding Program

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At least P1 billion will be set aside for the partial implementation of the new law establishing a national feeding program this year, Malacañang announced Friday. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the government would give priority to areas with high incidence of hunger among schoolchildren in public schools in carrying out the feeding program this year. “Totoo po na sayang at hindi naisabatas ito bago magsimula ang eskuwelahan. Pero ngayong taon po ay mayroong isang bilyon po para sa partial implementation nitong programang ito [It’s really unfortunate that it was…

DepEd: Enrollment in Public Schools Ongoing Until End of June

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Public elem, high school enrollment to continue until end of June —DepEd Enrollment for public elementary and high schools will continue until the end of the month to allow late entrants to catch up with their classes, scheduled to begin this coming Monday, 4th of June. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones in an interview on Friday on Super Radyo dzBB’s “Dobol B sa News TV” reminded parents and their children that enrollment has been ongoing since January and will continue until the end of this month. “Nagsimula ang…

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…

Teachers from Cebu City Received Php10,000 Cash Aid

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About 5,400 public school teachers and school personnel flocked to the Cebu City Sports Center to receive their annual P10,000 cash assistance from City Hall yesterday. Shyne Alexis Antonio, Local School Board (LSB) executive assistant, said the recipients consisted of teachers, librarians and guidance counselors working in the city’s 136 public schools. “They are eligible to receive the P10,000 from City Hall’s teacher’s cash assistance program,” Antonio said. Antonio said those who were ineligible to receive the cash aid were those who were hired last June 1 to the present.…