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,…

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…

Officials of a Private School in Bicol Face Possible Sanctions for Burning Students’ Bags

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Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Saturday said that an array of possible sanctions await the school officials in a private school in Bicol after photos and video of burned bags of its students who did not comply with the “no-bag” policy make rounds online. In a phone interview, Briones told the Manila Bulletin that the Regional Director (RD) of Region 5, Gilbert Sadsad, has already been instructed to “send us a partial report because they are still gathering all the circumstances.” She noted that by Monday, the regional director will…

Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform / Clothing Allowance to Civilian Government Personnel

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Budget and Management Boncodin Hall, General Solano Street, San Miguel, Manila   BUDGET CIRCULAR No. 2018 – 1 March 8 2018 TO:  All Heads of Departments, Bureaus, Offices, and Agencies of the National Government, Including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned or – Controlled Corporations (GOCCs); Local Government Units (LGUs); and All Others Concerned   SUBJECT : Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform/Clothing Allowance (U/CA) to Civilian Government Personnel   1.0 Background Section 50 of the General Provisions of Republic Act…

All Grade 12 Graduates are Eligible for College | CHED

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Grade 12 graduates are eligible for college. Regardless of the track or strand taken in Senior High School (SHS), no Grade 12 student or graduate “shall be denied acceptance” in applying for college entrance examination in the higher education institution (HEIs), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Tuesday. CHED issued this reminder as the country welcomes the first batch of Senior High School (SHS) graduates at the end of this school year. To provide guidance to HEIs in the admission of SHS gradates to their higher education programs effective…

Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments Starting January 2018

Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments

Starting January of next year, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will increase the premium contributions for its members. From the current 2.5 percent, PhilHealth members will have to pay 2.75 percent or an increase of 0.5 percent computed from the member’s monthly basic pay, said Israel Francis Pargas, PhilHealth’s OIC vice president for corporate affairs group. At present, there are 93 million PhilHealth members across the country—15.2 million of them were enrolled by their respective local government units because they were part of the marginalized sector. Pargas said the…

Briones Answers Issues on Teachers’ Debts | DepEd Press Release

Briones noted that the issue of teachers’ debts is a decades-old drama starring the teachers as borrowers, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and private lending institutions (PLIs) as lenders, and the DepEd, which deducts loan payments authorized by teachers to be paid to GSIS and PLIs. She further noted that of these four actors, the teacher/borrower who spends the borrowed money, and the GSIS and PLIs who earn interest benefit from the borrowing activity, DepEd benefits the least. It merely deducts loan payments on the basis of authorizations issued…

Sen. Legarda Vows More Funding Support for Teachers and Education Personnel

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Senator Loren Legarda today committed to ensure funding for public school teachers in their pursuit for further studies as well as for their chalk allowance for next year. Legarda made the statement in light of the observance today, October 5, of National Teachers Day, as stated under Republic Act No. 10743, and World Teachers Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “It is only proper that we acknowledge the invaluable service of our teachers to the society. They act as second parents who instill not just…