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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

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

DPWH delivers 15 school buildings for DepEd Calbayog

The Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District Engineering Office completes 15 school building projects for the Department of Education, Division of Calbayog......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

NCAA 94: Bolick on San Beda: 'Our school is built for championships'

Over the past decade or so, San Beda's dynasty has ruled over the NCAA. Over the course of that time, the community just doesn't accept losses. Fortunately, the Red Lions have come through time and time again. Against a CSB team that was pretty much fighting for their playoff lives, the defending champs showed no mercy and San Beda rolled to a 77-55 victory, its 8th straight win in the NCAA Seasn 94 men's basketball tournament. The Red Lions tied rival Lyceum for first place with identical 14-1 records. "Kami sa San Beda kasi, since the start, every year alam namin na kailangan... prepared kami every game," Bolick, who scored a game-high 19 points, said. "Because our school, di tumatanggap ng talo. Kahit anong game, kahit charity pa yan. Our school is built for championships," he added. With a good winnin streak going, Bolick says the champion Red Lions are peaking at the right time. Which is great for them as they target yet another playoff bonus come the Fina Four. "I think we're peaking at the right time," Bolick said. "Hopefully ma-continue pa rin. My teammates really work hard, kaya gumagaling as a team, and madali din sakin as a leader," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

PRIB: Senate oks bill exempting job seekers from paying fees for gov t docs

October 1, 2018. Here’s good news for fresh graduates and out-of-school youth: They may soon be exempted from paying government fees and charges on documents needed for job applications. This, after the Senate approved on final reading a bill seeking to waive government fees and charges on the issuance of… Source link link: PRIB: Senate oks bill exempting job seekers from paying fees for gov't docs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

100 Jobstarters in Agusan del Sur benefit from Life Skills Training& '2013266080;

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 28 - About 100 out-of-school youth who were enrolled in Jobstart Philippines Program simultaneously started their Life Skills Training (LST) recently at STI College-San Franci.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

100 Jobstarters in Agusan del Sur benefit from Life Skills Training& '2013266080;

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 28 - About 100 out-of-school youth who were enrolled in Jobstart Philippines Program simultaneously started their Life Skills Training (LST) recently at STI College-San Franci.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

100 Jobstarters in Agusan del Sur benefit from Life Skills Training& '2013266080;

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 28 – About 100 out-of-school youth who were enrolled in Jobstart Philippines Program simultaneously started their Life Skills Training (LST) recently at STI College-San Franci Source link link: 100 Jobstarters in Agusan del Sur benefit from Life Skills Training�.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

100 Jobstarters in Agusan del Sur benefit from Life Skills Training& '2013266080;

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 28 – About 100 out-of-school youth who were enrolled in Jobstart Philippines Program simultaneously started their Life Skills Training (LST) recently at STI College-San Franci Source link link: 100 Jobstarters in Agusan del Sur benefit from Life Skills Training�.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Council wants inclusion of cacao development in K to 12 program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) — The Philippine National Cacao Industry Council is pushing for the inclusion of cacao development in the K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in senior high school to encourage students to pursue farming amid the dwindling population of farmers in the country. “We start them young,” Department of Trade […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Sen. Gatchalian asks DepEd to prioritize repair of schools damaged by Ompong

Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian urged DepEd to prioritize the repair of schools damaged by Typhoon Ompong and increase the utilization of its Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF) for the repair and rehabilitation of school buildings. Sen. Gatchalian asks DepEd to prioritize repair of schools damaged by Ompong Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian urged Thursday the Department… link: Sen. Gatchalian asks DepEd to prioritize repair of schools damaged by Ompong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

New promotions policy for teachers eyed

The Department of Education (DepEd) is finalizing a new promotion policy for public school teachers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

DepEd cites best Brigada Eskwela 2018 implementers in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The best public elementary and secondary school implementers of the Brigada Eskwela 2018 in this city were recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd)-Rox.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

PHOTOS | OK sa DepEd at Calauag Elementary School

PHOTOS | OK sa DepEd at Calauag Elementary School.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Typhoon Ompong leaves at least P2.65 billion in school damage

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) said the initial cost of damage to schools affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has reached an initial P2.65 billion nearly a week since the onslaught of the deadly typhoon. Data from DepEd showed 1,115 schools were totally damaged, while 1,804 schools suffered “major ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

A cry for help: Mental illness, suicide cases rising among youth

AT A GLANCE: Experts say the number of suicide cases and students with mental illnesses has risen drastically in the last two years with at least one suicide referral made each day Increased risk factors such as  breakdown of relationships coupled with a decrease in protective factors such as health ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Cheating in national test bared by DepEd

When the Department of Education (DepEd) decided in 2015 to administer the National Achievement Test (NAT) at the start of the next grade instead of at the end of the school year, it stumbled on incontrovertible evidence of alleged cheating that for years has clouded examination results. Grades 6 and 10 NAT data for school… link: Cheating in national test bared by DepEd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Central Luzon ‘BarkadaKontraDroga’ school implementers search on

TARLAC: The search is on for outstanding “BarkadaKontraDroga (BKD)”Program Implementers in Central Luzon under the Department of Education (DepEd) aimed at strengthening the National Drug Education Program (NDEP) in secondary schools. It also aimed to develop skills and understanding among students, faculty and school administrators in initiating active responses for a drug-free school; and increase… link: Central Luzon ‘BarkadaKontraDroga’ school implementers search on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018