Statement on DepEd’s coordination with GSIS on undeducted outstanding loans

PASIG CITY, September 17,2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) would like to assure its teaching and non-teaching personnel that the agency is taking steps to address the problem of undeducted Government Service Insurance Service (GSIS) loans that reportedly resulted in the imposition of penalties, surcharges, and compounded accrued interest. As the Department understands the continue reading : Statement on DepEd’s coordination with GSIS on undeducted outstanding loans

Education chief warns vs dishonesty, trivialization of trials and triumphs in public service

PASIG CITY, September 12, 2018 – Honesty is a basic virtue that has long been at the core of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) mandate to protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality basic education. It is a rudimentary value that we endeavor to inculcate in the minds of the youth during continue reading : Education chief warns vs dishonesty, trivialization of trials and triumphs in public service

Statement on DepEd’s review of teachers’ workload

PASIG CITY, September 4, 2018 – Recognizing every profession’s need for conducive working condition and in keeping with Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s 10-Point Agenda, the Department of Education (DepEd) continuously reviews and reduces the workload of its teaching personnel as part of its expansion of employee welfare. While DepEd continuously works to simplify the processes continue reading : Statement on DepEd’s review of teachers’ workload

Statement on the burning of students’ bags upon order of school administrator in Bicol

PASIG CITY, August 20, 2018 – Well aware of the incident at Bicol Central Academy (BCA), a private school in Camarines Sur, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones ordered DepEd Region V to immediately conduct a thorough investigation. The initial report submitted by Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad to the Secretary confirmed partial details continue reading : Statement on the burning of students’ bags upon order of school administrator in Bicol

Statement on the Grade 2 learning materials found damaged in the publisher’s warehouse

PASIG CITY, August 13, 2018 – Following its exit conference with the Commission on Audit (CoA) last June 19, 2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) has committed to conduct further investigation and is establishing legal solutions in regard to the 820,682 Grade 2 learning materials (LMs) found damaged by water in the warehouse of Lexicon continue reading : Statement on the Grade 2 learning materials found damaged in the publisher’s warehouse

Statement on the meeting with PDEA, PNP, DDB on the proposed mandatory drug testing for Grade 4 learners

July 10, 2018 PASIG CITY, July 10, 2018 – Sitting down with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), and the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Department of Education (DepEd) stood its ground in limiting the random drug testing to secondary and tertiary level students, as mandated by the law. “Nag-agree continue reading : Statement on the meeting with PDEA, PNP, DDB on the proposed mandatory drug testing for Grade 4 learners

Statement on the procurement of razors for the Senior High School Program at DepEd Region X

June 26, 2018 PASIG CITY, June 26, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) has constituted a fact-finding committee to look into alleged overprizing of razors procured by DepEd Region 10, reported by Philippine Daily Inquirer and published online on June 25, 2018. Based on initial reports gathered by the DepEd central office from field continue reading : Statement on the procurement of razors for the Senior High School Program at DepEd Region X

Statement on Sen. Sonny Angara’s call to address bullying in schools

June 21, 2018 PASIG CITY, June 21, 2018 – The Department of Education reiterates its commitment to promote a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment for all learners as it enforces zero tolerance on cases of child abuse, violence, exploitation, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of abuse. Its Child Protection Policy, issued through DepEd Order continue reading : Statement on Sen. Sonny Angara’s call to address bullying in schools

Statement on the proposal of PDEA for mandatory drug testing of all students age 10 and older

June 21, 2018 PASIG CITY, June 21, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) observed that the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) to test all students age 10 and older may require the amendment of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, which authorizes drug testing for secondary and tertiary level students continue reading : Statement on the proposal of PDEA for mandatory drug testing of all students age 10 and older