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DepEd records decrease in out-of-school youth

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday, June 14, announced a decrease in the number of out-of-school youth from 3.8 million individuals in 2016 to 3.6 million in 2017.  Assistant Secretary Attorney Nepomuceno Malaluan said the decrease in out of school youth was observed mainly among individuals aged ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 14th, 2018

Records set, lessons learned as Palarong Pambansa 2018 ends

ILOCOS SUR -- Palarong Pambansa once again showcased the most promising Filipino youth sports talent, as it draws to a close after seven days at the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur last April 21. The 61st installment of the country's flagship sports program saw student-athletes break several records, and the event itself became an avenue for broader discussions on youth development and child protection. At the closing ceremony, Department of Education Undersecretary and Palarong Pambansa Secretary-General Tonisito Umali encouraged the youth to translate their on-court success to other facets of their lives. “Aking hinihikayat kayong lahat, samahan ninyo ang ating Ma’am Liling Briones at ang buong Kagawaran sa ating paglalakbay upang makabuo ng isang Filipino na kampeon, na hindi lamang kampeon sa palakasan kung hindi kampeon sa tunay na buhay," Umali said. After a week of intense competition, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson made sure to remind the young athletes to look beyond the results. “We have successfully completed the journey, and now we end it by celebrating victories and learned lessons of defeat. Remember, young athletes, that in winning or losing, there are always lessons one can get and these are far more important than any other awards,” the governor said during his opening message following the parade of delegates.   THREE TYPES OF EDUCATION Makati representative and former taekwondo champion “Monsour” Del Rosario recalled his earlier experiences and stressed the importance of sports' role in developing a sound athlete and a model citizen. “Kayo po ang future ng Philippine sports. Nakikita ko po ang sarili ko sa inyo noon – isang atleta, a faceless person in a crowd of 15,000 athletes. Itong sporting event na ito ay napakahalaga sa ating mga kabataan,” the congressman shared. He also continued by sharing his belief in three types of education: “Number one na education ay nanggagaling sa ating pamilya, sa ating parents at mga kapatid. Ang pangalawang education ay sa paaralan,nag-aaral tayo to become knowledgeable about many things in life. Ang third education ay ang sports education, ito minsan ay nakalilimutan ng ibang sector pero mahalaga din ito sa mga kabataan, dahil dito nade-develop ang character natin," he said. "Ang buhay natin ay parang sports din, sometimes we lose, sometimes we win, but if you have experienced competing in sports, you will know how to handle challenges in life." The National Capital Region (NCR) once again lorded over the weeklong sporting event, leading the medal tally by a huge margin, with Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region VI (Western Visayas) finishing second and third, respectively. The top winners received cash prize and trophy, and for the first time in the history of Palaro, winners in all the 21 regular sporting events were awarded with prizes by this year’s sponsors. the number of records set this year reached 40 (five in archery, 16 in athletics, and 19 in swimming), the most in Palarong Pambansa history. Aside from a gold medal and cash incentive, each of the record breakers received additional P3,000. “Aside from the additional incentive, these outstanding athletes will be seeded or given priority to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN School Games that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” Umali added.   CHAMPIONING THE SPIRIT, WELFARE OF FILIPINO ATHLETES Following an incident involving a DepEd personnel from Cebu City who was nabbed for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old student-athlete during the national meet, Umali announced the formation of a Child Protection Committee next year. “In the next Palaro in Davao, we will now have a Child Protection Committee to make sure that this sort of occurrence will never happen again. We will also conduct talks with officiating officials and coaches on how to avoid similar instances in the future,” Umali directed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Computer education a must in schools – Pimentel

The Department of Education (DepEd) should seriously consider revising the curriculum to ensure that public school students are taught basic computer programming or coding skills that would make the Filipino youth “far more valuable in the 21st century workplace,” Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

DepEd: Comprehensive sex education to develop responsible youth

The planned integration of an age-appropriate and culture-sensitive sex education in the basic elementary and high school curriculum will develop responsible Filipino youth who are aware of risks and issues involving reproductive health, according to the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

ARMM hires 75 new teachers for Maguindanao, more expected to get jobs

COTABATO CITY – Dozens of newly hired teachers for the province of Maguindanao were added to the roster of the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) on Monday, officials said. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman signed the appointment papers of 75 teachers and said  their profession is more of service and commitment than livelihood. “You chose this path because it is your passion — because you are committed and determined that you want our youth to learn. The regional government will not neglect your efforts and will provide what you deserve,” he said. Debunking the misconception that appointments in ARMM are tainted with corruption, Gov. Hataman said those appointed are qualified and do not have those so-called backers. A mechanism was made to ensure that appointees are well-distributed to schools that are in need. Along with the appointment order is a deployment order. In his first appearance as the newly appointed DepEd-ARMM Secretary, Atty. Rasol Mitmug, Jr. reminded the teachers that the region’s “youth is expecting to receive quality education.” “Sana maging daan kayong mga guro na matulungan ang mga batang magsumikap sa pag aaral dahil maraming kabataan ang umaasa na magkaroon ng maayos at dekalidad na edukasyon,” he told the teachers. One of the teachers, Elpigenia Apellido, a 41-year old single mother with two children, said: “Excited ako na may halong kaba.” Her appointment was 18 years in the making. Since her graduation in 1999, Apellido served as a factory worker in Luzon and also as a farmer in her hometown in Sultan Kudarat. During the past two years, she served as a volunteer teacher in Kulasi Elementary School where she did not receive compensation. Previously teaching in makeshift classrooms to underprivileged children, she is now eager to go back as a full-fledged teacher and help her students who usually go to school without basic supplies such as pens and notebooks.  “As a teacher and the second mother of my students, I play an important role in nurturing them for their future,” she said. “It’s never too late to reach for your dreams. I’m here now signing my papers, although long overdue, this serves as a message to everyone.” “Sacrifices have to be made along the way, but if you get the chance to go to school, do not miss it, since you never know when your break will come,” she said. Gov.  Hataman said the appointments comprised just the first batch of new teachers in the region. More appointees are expected to be made this year. “The process will be easier now. Our main goal is to finish all appointments, including senior high school, by first quarter of this year,” he said, adding, DepEd-ARMM will fill all teaching positions in nine schools divisions in the region in the first quarter of this year.   Newly hired teacher Sahira Kalipapa said the distance between her home and her school assignment may be challenging, but she is more excited to help her students. A 30-year-old resident of Datu Paglas North, she will be deployed to Darampua Elementary School in Sultan sa Barongis town, an hour away from her place. “Wala pong kaso sa akin ang layo, ang mahalaga po sa akin ay makatulong sa mga estudyante sa sarili kong probinsya,” Sahira said. Overwhelmed with joy as she signed her deployment order, she said: “It’s an answered prayer po. Sobrang saya po na finally teacher na po ako.” “Ang sarap po sa pakiramdam dahil alam namin na dumaan ito sa tamang proseso. Libu-libo ang applicants na kasabay ko dito at masaya ako na napabilang ako sa mga newly hired teachers,” she said.  Sahira said that she never thought of applying to other places outside the ARMM. “Mas pipiliin ko pa rin po ang lugar namin dahil mas kailangan po kami sa lugar namin,” she added. Applicants for teaching positions in the ARMM have to go through the Assessment and Competency Examination for Teachers that includes a panel interview and a teaching demonstration to evaluate their aptitude and proficiency for teaching. The process is meant to promote quality education in the region. Gov. Hataman said it helps guarantee that only qualified teachers will be hired. On January 4 this year, the appointment papers and deployment orders of the 192 public school teachers in Sulu were signed by the governor. “Our goal is to fill in all the teaching vacancies in the first quarter of the year,” he said. “Nandito kayo hindi dahil sa kung sino ang nag-recommend sayo, nandito kayo dahil dumaan kayo sa tamang proseso at alam namin na qualified kayo,” he said.  Another teacher, Johaira Ali, also thanked and praised Gov. Hataman for hiring them, saying, they waited for this for a long time. “I’m excited to be finally appointed by the ARMM Department of Education because I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” she said.   Musarafah Ebrahim, a teacher who shared her own excitement, said: “I’m happy to be here. I’ve always found joy in teaching, and I feel like this is truly the job for me.” Qualified, not endorsed   Gov. Hataman told the teachers “I made sure to meet all of you today because I wanted to tell you personally that you are here not because of anyone’s endorsement, but because you are qualified. Atty. Mitmug reminded the teachers of their crucial role as educators. “Many of the youth here in the ARMM are hoping to receive quality education in our public school system, and the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2017

DepEd employees, teachers warned vs electioneering

Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday reminded public school teachers and other education officials not to engage in partisan political activities in the upcoming midterm elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Comprehensive school safety program launched

A comprehensive school safety program was launched by the Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday in a bid to reduce risks of natural and human-induced hazards to school children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

P13-B GSIS loan released to 36,000 DepEd personnel

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has released almost P13 billion through its special loan program for public school teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost

MANILA, Philippines---A charity organization in Cebu received a massive boost in support from Chooks-to-Go and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. The Sister of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown received a monthly P100,000 grant from Chooks-to-Go while also getting to experience three Fiba records during the Chooks-SBP 3X3 Basketball Festival. SBP and Chooks made such an impact to the school that the officials decided to be host future 3x3 tournaments. "If it is really for the benefit of our students, why not?" said Girlstown's Sister Eva Aringo, SM. "Our students are happy, and if our students learn many things from these kinds of events, why not continue? Our desire is to always...Keep on reading: After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Boystown Cebu breaks FIBA 3x3 record

With 1,380 kids signed up in the FIBA 3x3 Play app, the first of the two-day 3x3 basketball fiesta of Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Saturday at the Sisters of Mary School Boystown in Minglanilla, Cebu was already a historic one. The feat erased the previous-FIBA record of 1,114 under-18 players. "We at Chooks-to-Go are really elated with the turnout. But this victory is not ours alone. It's the country's achievement," beamed Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas, "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the SBP and the sisters from SMS for making all of this possible." Aside from shattering world records, the event gave the Philippines much-needed federation points in FIBA 3x3 to hopefully qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where the sport will officially be a medal event. SBP executive director Sonny Barrios, Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio and Batang Gilas team manager Andrew Teh were in full force for the historic day. "We're glad that we're making history with these young kids," said Barrios, "It's very overwhelming and heartwarming that we got into this partnership with Chooks-to-Go and the Sisters of Mary nuns para magawa natin ito ng sama-sama." College basketball stars Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena who are Chooks' main ambassadors of the sport played a pick-up game with some of Boystown's best 3x3 warriors. The basketball operations in all of the 50 half courts in Boystown were headed by SBP's Mark Solano, Ryan Betia, Xander Gubat, Region XIII director Jerry Abuyabor, and Boystown athletic director Van Parmis. But Boystown Cebu, SBP, and Chooks are not done yet. On Sunday, in Girlstown in Talisay, Cebu, they target to completely topple the FIBA record of most 3x3 players regardless of age which was set at 1,898 participants......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Cebu event attempts to break 3x3 world record

It's all systems go for Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas as they are set to break the world record for most number of participants in a FIBA 3x3 basketball tournament in Sisters of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown in Cebu this weekend. Currently, the FIBA-record for kids is at 1,114 participants while the overall record saw 1,898 players. For this two-day event, with 1,100 players from Boystown and 1,500 participants from Girlstown, the Philippines is well on its way to making history. More than breaking the world record, the vision of the event is to add federation points under Philippines' belt in the 3x3 stage. More points in the federation mean more chances of earning a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where 3x3 basketball will officially be a medal event. As of press time, the Philippines is at 55th place with 545,311 in the Federation Rankings. It has to be at least in the top eight to bolster their chances of qualification in the 2020 Olympics. But the possibility of breaking a record and qualifying for the Olympics is just a by-product, with the grander goal focused on building the foundation for the country's Olympic dream in 3x3 basketball. "With this event, we are hoping for two things," said Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas during the press conference for the event held at Bai Hotel in Cebu City. "One is to teach the sport of 3x3 basketball to these kids. Though it is just like indoor basketball, iba ang rules at skill sets needed for 3x3. And we are hoping to see that the kids of Boystown and Girlstown will grow up and be part of our league Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3," he shared. "More importantly, we hope that we could instill the importance of pride for country to these kids. With Kobe and Thirdy, both of whom have represented the country well, the participants tomorrow and on Sunday will find their role models in them," he added. Serving as mentors for the event are former 3x3 youth team players Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena. "We in the SBP continue to promote the time-tested values given by sports like hard work, respect for authority, following rules and regulations," added SBP executive director Sonny Barrios. "Lahat yun, if you expand and embrace it, the country, we think, will have a good future. It's our way of contributing to nation-building. The youth is the hope of the fatherland and we share this value with Chooks-to-Go.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Iloilo City’s crime volume down by 14%

THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) recorded a 14.53 percent decrease in crime volume in 2018 compared to 2017. ICPO records indicate that 8,556 crimes were recorded in 2018 compared to 10,010 crimes in 2017. “The continuous decrease in crime volume has a great impact to the city itself. It is not just because of […] The post Iloilo City’s crime volume down by 14% appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

DepEd revokes memo echoing PNP order to list ACT teachers

MANILA, Philippines – Following fierce backlash, the Department of Education (DepEd) has ordered its Manila school division to recall a memo it issued to school heads that echoed police orders to identify teachers aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Friday, January 4 In a statement Monday, January ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

PBSP, DepEd launch Year 2 of educational assistance to Olango SHS scholars

PBSP, Olango Challenge corporate donors, and DepEd officially launched a one-year educational assistance project that will support 100 junior and senior high school scholars of Sta. Rosa National High School......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

News Briefs: Jan. 6, 2019

900,000 students can't go back to school   More than 900,000 students in the Bicol region remain displaced from school after the onslaught of Tropical Depression "Usman" last week.   The Department of Education (DepEd), in a Jan. 4 report, said classes remained suspended in the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur.   At least 50 schools are still occupied by evacuees, the DepEd said.   As of Friday, 34 schools were still flooded, the report added.   The Deped said more than 118 classrooms, 1,661 computer sets, 10,427 pieces of school furniture and 94,938 learning materials were also damaged. ---Jodee A. Agoncillo ...Keep on reading: News Briefs: Jan. 6, 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Why Gen Z is most vulnerable to mental illness

Since 2017, volunteer doctors from the Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA) have been going around schools all over the country to engage students, guidance counselors, teachers and school administrators in discussions about mental health. PPA has also been collaborating with Philippine Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (PSCAP) and Philippine Pediatric Society, Inc. (PPS) to address what experts now acknowledge as a mental health crisis among the Filipino youth. For the experts, the time to act is now. Dr. Annette Bautista, a neuropsychiatrist, told Inquirer Lifestyle that she has noticed an increase in psychiatric cases since 2016. Teenagers have been seeking ...Keep on reading: Why Gen Z is most vulnerable to mental illness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

DPWH-Biliran DEO to implement P84M new school buildings under DepEd 2018 fund release

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) will be implementing new batches of school buildings under the 2018 Department of Education (DepEd)- Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Duterte told to resign for ‘touching’ sleeping househelp in his youth

Gabriela Women’s Party on Sunday condemned President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest claim that he touched a sleeping househelp when he was still a high school student, a remark that the Palace is explaining away as a "laughable anecdote.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Mayor pushes creation of ‘Bacolod City Elementary School’

BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he will ask the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to rename a facility at Barangay 16 into “Bacolod City Elementary School.” Leonardia said he had written Education Secretary Leonor Briones on September 3, 2018 requesting the DepEd to name the 36-classroom facility into “Bacolod City Elementary School.” ‪On Sept. 5, […] The post Mayor pushes creation of ‘Bacolod City Elementary School’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

UPS Philippines and AIR21 Bring Storybooks Closer to Filipino Youth

UPS Philippines and AIR21 recently formalized their partnership with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for the program, “Sa Pagbasa, May Pag-asa (Hope in Reading),” a storybook donation campaign for public school students. The tripartite partnership affirms UPS and AIR21’s roles as PBSP’s logistics partners for the storybook drive. Both firms transport storybooks from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018