DepEd School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2024-2025

DepEd School Holidays

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2024, titled “Implementing Guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for the School Year (SY) 2024-2025.” This directive aims to facilitate the effective implementation of school activities and optimize instructional time across schools and community learning centers (CLCs), Read More …

Conduct of the Brigada Eskwela for School Year 2024-2025 | DepEd Memo No. 033, s. 2024

Brigada Eskwela SY 2024 - 2025 schedule date

On July 9, 2024, the Department of Education (DepEd) released DepEd Memorandum No. 033, s. 2024 about the Brigada Eskwela for the school year 2024-2025. The Brigada Eskwela will be held from July 22-27, 2024, to get schools ready for the new school year starting on July 29, 2024. This Read More …

DepEd Enrollment Guidelines for School Year (SY) 2024–2025 | DepEd Memo No.032 s2024

How to enroll sy 2024 - 2025

The Department of Education (DepEd) released guidelines for enrolling students for the school year 2024-2025 through DepEd Memorandum No. 032, s. 2024 – Enrollment Guidelines for School Year (SY) 2024–2025. This is to guide all public schools and community learning centers (CLCs) on how to handle enrollment. The school year Read More …

Brigada Eskwela Implementing Guidelines | DepEd Order 021, s. 2023

DepEd Order 021, s. 2023

The Brigada Eskwela (BE) is a nationwide school maintenance program to get schools ready for the new school year. It involves everyone in the community—parents, former students, local groups, businesses, NGOs, private individuals, teachers and students—volunteering their time to clean, repair and maintain schools. This event lasts for six days. Read More …

Viral Video, Real Issues: Addressing Teacher Challenges

viral angry teacher penalties

In response to Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte’s confirmation that no penalties would be imposed on the teacher involved in a widely circulated TikTok video, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines has urged the government to prioritize improved working conditions for teachers in public schools. ACT emphasized Read More …

Pertussis Outbreak in Quezon City: DOH Urges Vigilance and Vaccination

Pertussis National Situation

Amid reports of a pertussis or “whooping cough” outbreak in Quezon City and neighboring regions, the Department of Health (DOH) stresses the critical importance of understanding the infection and taking preventive measures to halt its spread. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection. The Read More …

BILL PASSED: Doubling Public School Teachers’ Chalk Allowance to P10,000

Bill Passed: Public School Teachers' Chalk Allowance Increased to P10,000

The Senate and House of Representatives have unanimously ratified the harmonized version of Senate Bill 1964 and House Bill 9682, known as the proposed “Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo” Act, bringing a significant increase in public school teachers’ annual teaching allowance, commonly referred to as the “chalk allowance,” to P10,000. Senator Ramon Read More …

Addressing Heat Stress in Schools: Autonomy Granted to Alleviate El Niño Impact

Suspension of classes due to high heat index,

In response to the scorching heat brought by the El Niño phenomenon, school administrators have been granted the autonomy to implement measures to alleviate its impact within their respective institutions. This announcement was made by Ian Arnaiz, spokesperson of the Department of Education-Division of Negros Occidental, on Thursday, March 7. Read More …

Teachers’ Groups Urge DepEd to Halt Catch-Up Fridays Program

Catch-Up Fridays Program Issues

Two teacher groups have jointly called for the Department of Education (DepEd) to suspend its Catch-Up Fridays program, citing concerns over its effectiveness and implementation. Both the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) highlighted issues such as students’ skipping classes, uneven provision of reading materials Read More …

FALSE: March 11, 2024 Eid’l Fitr Holiday Proclamation

Is March 11 2024 Holiday #walangpasok

In a statement released on Thursday, the Palace refuted claims circulating online regarding a supposed holiday declaration for March 11, 2024. The document, labeled “Proclamation No. 729,” purportedly announced March 11 as a nationwide holiday in celebration of Eid’l Fitr, a significant occasion in the Muslim calendar. However, according to Read More …

Senate Hearing Reveals Majority of ESC Program Beneficiaries are Not Poor

Educational Service Contracting (ESC) Beneficiaries

During a recent Senate hearing, startling revelations emerged regarding the Educational Service Contracting (ESC) program beneficiaries. Contrary to its intended purpose of aiding impoverished students, it was disclosed that a significant portion of recipients hailed from affluent backgrounds. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian’s examination of the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) brought Read More …

March 2024 Important Dates, Holidays and Other Observances

dates to remember March 2024

The DepEd School Calendar and Activities for the month of March delineates key dates that serve as milestones for the Philippine educational system. These dates are crucial for schools, teachers, students and parents alike as they organize the academic year and establish a framework for various educational endeavors. From the Read More …

CSC Opens Nominations for 2024 Search for Outstanding Government Workers

CSC Search 2024,

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has officially launched the call for nominations for the 2024 Search for Outstanding Government Workers. In line with the mandate outlined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution and relevant executive orders, the CSC administers this search annually to recognize exemplary public servants. DepEd Memorandum No. 11, Read More …

Proposed Bill Aims Enhancing SHS Graduates’ Employability

SHS graduates employability

Deputy Speaker Camille A. Villar of Las Piñas filed House Bill No. 9808 aimed at fortifying the employability and competitiveness of senior high school (SHS) graduates within the K to 12 program. Titled “An Act Ensuring That Senior High School Graduates Under The K To 12 Program Are Equipped With Read More …

Updates to the School Calendar and Activities for SY 2023-2024

DepEd Calendar updates

On February 19, 2024, the Department of Education (DepEd) released DepEd ORDER No. 003 s. 2024, an amendment to DepEd Order No. 022, s. 2023, which outlines the “Implementing Guidelines on the School Calendar and Activities for the School Year 2023–2024.” In alignment with the DepEd’s commitment as expressed in Read More …

House Bill Extending Validity of PRC IDs to 5 Years Passed in Second Reading

professional ids validity period

The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, passed House Bill (HB) 9764 on its second reading. This bill, introduced by representatives Edwin L. Olivarez, Angelo Marcos Barba, Paul Ruiz Daza, Kristine Alexie B. Tutor, Marissa “Del Mar” P. Magsino, Ciriaco B. Gato Jr., and Gabriel H. Bordado Read More …