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  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said the collection of data on membership in organizations, such as the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and Teachers Dignity Coalition (TDC), was a requirement under the law, even as it disputed claims that the groups’ members were being profiled. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said legitimate organizations, such […]

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  2. MANILA, Philippines — Education Secretary Leonor Briones has defended her agency’s action of identifying members of two teachers’ groups, saying it is just “a standard requirement which we require all organizations.” The Department of Education (DepEd) chief issued this remark on Monday in a bid to allay fears that her agency’s move could pave the […]

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  3. MANILA, Philippines — The vaccination of about 791,000 teachers, considered as “frontline personnel in basic education and higher education institutions and agencies” may start by June, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Monday. Teachers have moved up in the COVID-19 priority list from the previous B1 category to the A4 category. This number already excludes teachers […]

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  4. MANILA, Philippines — Teachers’ groups slammed over the weekend the Department of Education (DepEd) for doing nothing to protect its stakeholders and instead participated in violating their civil rights and democratic processes. Instead of abiding by democratic traditions taught in schools, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said the DepEd had even become complicit in […]

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  5.  MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday assured that it is willing to work with the Department of Education (DepEd) to accommodate the latter’s request for additional compensation to poll workers in the 2022 elections.  Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the agency “recognizes the invaluable role played by teachers in ensuring the […]

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  6. MANILA, Philippines — Teachers and other poll workers who would be in the forefront of the 2022 national elections should receive higher compensation and additional benefits, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Thursday. In a statement, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, who wrote a letter to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairperson Sheriff Abas last February […]

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  7. MANILA, Philippines — Teachers should be compensated for their overtime work for the extended working school year, ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. France Castro said Thursday. According to Castro,  due to the amended school year, teachers were required to render 77 more working days than the mandated 220 school days in a school year. “Our public […]

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  8. (Last of two parts) MANILA, Philippines — When the government began to implement its distance education program in October last year, it was met with uncertainty and worry from parents, students and teachers. The Department of Education (DepEd) offered various learning modalities and repeatedly assured everyone that “no student will be left behind,” but learners […]

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  9. SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — The regional office of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Central Luzon has cautioned the public against fraudulent solicitations for employees of the agency that were afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In an advisory issued on April 8, the DepEd said it received reports that some individuals were asking for […]

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  10. MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Saturday called on the government and schools to step up their campaign to stop various forms of cheating in distance learning amid the pandemic. Citing reports, he lamented that the practice had persisted despite this being discouraged by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education. […]

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