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

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 OKs 2nd batch of senior high vouchers

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the second list of approved applicants for the senior high school voucher program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Manila City Jail inmates graduate from high school – Manila Video

The Education Department’s alternative learning system was created to help Filipinos who have fallen off the formal education system. Aside from DepEd teachers, jail officers and some detainees also share their skills to help inmates. source link: Manila City Jail inmates graduate from high school – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Students’ safety

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded school officials across the country to prioritize the safety and well-being of students and pupils during typhoons, floods and other calamities. And with the onset of the rainy season, when powerful typhoons and storms batter the Philippines, school authorities should not take for….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

YBC: Diliman in easy win

DILIMAN Preparatory School relied on Edu Matamis’ all-around game to roll back ICPS, 106-55, for a rousing debut in the boys 17 years old and under class in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup Summer Showdown at the DPS covered courts in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City last June 3. Matamis, who….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Dream Chaser, PCC share YBC honors

DREAM CHASER Youth Sports Organization and PCC split their matches in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup Summer Showdown at the Diliman Preparatory School covered courts in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City last June 2. John Red Lugo exploded with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds as Dream Chaser defeated….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Warriors, Falcons triumph

WARRIORS routed Triple Double, 79-57, behind the steady game of D.L. Mendoza for a winning debut in the 17 years old and under category in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup Summer Showdown at the Diliman Preparatory School covered courts in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City last May 27. Mendoza finished with….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Adamson nips SBCA

ADAMSON University, Triple Double and SOAR hurdled their respective opponents in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup Summer Showdown at the Diliman Preparatory School in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City. Adamson leaned on the troika of Pelingon, Mendoza and Carmona to subdue SBCA, 76-71, to barge into the win column after two….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

DepEd backs chessfest

THE Department of Education has thrown its full support to the 19th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships slated June 18-28 in Davao City by allowing student participants leeway in the classes they will miss at the start of the school year. In a memorandum sent to all its regional directors….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Employment program for OSY launched

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the private-sector led Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), launched on June 1 a five-year program that seeks to provide employment to out-of-school youth in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Random drug testing in high schools ongoing

The government has proceeded with its plan to conduct random drug testing among public and private high school students nationwide, according to the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

DepEd chief Briones visits condemned school building as pupils ‘squat’ in nearby school

Education Secretary Leonor Briones visited Bagong Diwa Elementary School in Pandacan, Manila, which has been condemned because of cracks in the 50-year-old building. Source link link: DepEd chief Briones visits condemned school building as pupils ‘squat’ in nearby school.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

School opening in WV ‘successful’ – DepEd

By: Bryan N. Casaig THE Department of Education (DepEd) in Region-6 claimed that the first day of classes in School Year 2018-19 was relatively smooth compared to previous years. Dr. Victor de Gracia, DepEd-6 assistant regional director, said their preparations resulted in a fairly better and hassle-less opening. “I am happy to announce that the first […] The post School opening in WV ‘successful’ – DepEd appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

USAID and PBEd launch YouthWorks PH Project for Filipino Youth

MANILA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) launched YouthWorks PH, a five-year, Php1.7 billion workforce development project that will connect out-of-school youth with training and employment opportunities. At the launch, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’AffairesMichael Klecheski said, “This partnership will boost the capacities of young people […] The post USAID and PBEd launch YouthWorks PH Project for Filipino Youth appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Random drug tests not a threat, basis to kick out students, teachers - Briones

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones with the students from QCHS during her visit at the start of classes for the school year 2018-2019. / NOY MORCOSO As a number of random drug testing were.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

DepEd’s Balik-Eskwela: All Systems Go for 27.7M Learners

The Department of Education (DepEd) assured the public that it is all systems go for the School Year 2018-2019 which will commence on June 4, Monday. “We welcome with utmost optimism our 27.7 million learners from all over the country,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones enthused, referring to the projected 27,757,546 Kindergarten to Grade 12 learners […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Opening of classes for 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Classes began on Monday, June 4, for around 27.7 million students nationwide. The Department of Education (DepEd) earlier said it is "all systems go"  for school year 2018-2019, despite perennial problems that still hound some schools, including the availability of classrooms. The Philippine National Police (PNP) deployed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

DepEd is still short of teaching personnel

ACT PRESS RELEASE MANILA—Less than a week before the start of classes in public schools, ACT Teachers Party-List Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro urged the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to address the shortage of teachers and school support staff by ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018