Press Releases

To ensure continued delivery of basic education services to around 52,800 affected learners in Albay, the Department of Education (DepEd) will be downloading over P23 Million in funds to procure 15,000 chairs and quickly construct 300 temporary learning spaces (TLS) for schools used as evacuation centers (ECs).  As of Sept 26, 77 schools are affected by the declaration of Alert Level 3 for Mt. Mayon. 38 of the schools in the Permanent Danger Zone have been closed and the remaining 39 are being used as evacuation centers. read more
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September 29, 2014
Albay—In its mission to ensure the safety of students and school personnel, the Department of Education (DepEd)—in close coordination with the local government unit (LGU) of Albay—has implemented preventive measures such as organizing a skeletal force and safeguarding records and equipment in schools within the permanent danger zone (PDZ) and extended danger zone (EDZ), and preparing evacuation centers ahead of actual evacuation in areas affected by the Mayon volcano disturbance. read more
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September 24, 2014
In its mission to increase access to education for Filipino learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) has forged an understanding with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and identified alternative learning centers (ALCs) for the Community-based Education Program in Sabah. read more
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September 10, 2014
PASIG CITY— As part of its commitment to increase access to education and to promote Indigenous Peoples' education (IPed), the Department of Education (DepEd) has officially recognized the first batch of private schools serving indigenous peoples’ (IP) communities in 49 sites in the country. read more
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September 9, 2014
Pasig City—“This is a big challenge for our country and we thank the Department of Education (DepEd) for giving us this task,” said Marikina City Mayor Del R. De Guzman at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with DepEd on the hosting of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG). The ASG is an annual sports competition among students of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). read more
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September 2, 2014
In 2011, the Department of Education initiated the Learners’ Information System (LIS), an online facility that provides for the registration of learners enrolled in public schools. Since its installation, the LIS has allowed the Department to generate the total public school enrolment based on the actual registration of learners. read more
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August 21, 2014
Taguig City – “This is a story of sharing: that the more we give, the more our efforts will bear fruit into something beautiful,” exclaimed Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC as he applauded the 42 new kindergarten classrooms turned-over by the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation through the Aboitiz Foundation. read more
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August 20, 2014
PASIG CITY—The Department of Education National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) is set to host the sixth ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) alongside the City Government of Marikina from November 29 to December 7, 2014. read more
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August 13, 2014
Negros Oriental—In its unceasing drive to universalize kindergarten education, the Department of Education (DepEd) has built seven (7) new kindergarten classroom buildings in Negros Oriental through the help of Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation, and Asian Development Bank-Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (ADB-JFPR). read more
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August 12, 2014
To further increase access to quality education, the Department of Education (DepEd) partnered with the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation and Bikes for the Philippines to launch the Pedals and Paddles Project, a campaign to bring boats and bikes to schoolchildren in far-flung areas. read more
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August 6, 2014