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

The Secretary’s Message on the Opening of Classes for School Year 2018-2019

June 4, 2018 Today, June 4, 2018, we welcome with utmost optimism our 27.7 million learners from all over the country. This day is a testament to how we have stood strong as a nation amidst the myriad challenges that beleaguered the education sector during the previous school year―super typhoons and volcanic eruptions, political and continue reading : The Secretary’s Message on the Opening of Classes for School Year 2018-2019

2018 Palarong Pambansa Message of Sec. Briones

April 15, 2018 My warmest greetings to the officials, organizers, partners, and delegates of Palarong Pambansa 2018 hosted by the Province of Ilocos Sur! I share with utmost optimism the highly opportune theme of the Department of Education’s flagship sports program this year – “Championing the Spirit of Young Filipino Athletes.” Through the Department’s commitment to promote continue reading : 2018 Palarong Pambansa Message of Sec. Briones