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Sunday, November 19, 2017

DepEd clarifies make-up classes need not be just Saturdays

DepEd clarifies make-up classes need not be just Saturdays

DepEd clarifies make-up classes need not be just Saturdays


MANILA - The Department of Education (DepEd) recently clarified that make-up classes need not be conducted only on Saturdays.
“Make-up classes could be done by adding one to two hours per day in the class,” explained Joyce Andaya, DepEd Bureau of Curriculum Division director.

She said the DepEd regional directors would find out how many hours are needed in their areas.

The DepEd also clarified that class cancellations are being decided by the national government (e.g. there’s a public holiday) and the local government units (LGUs).

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones also cited that there are instances, for example, when there’s no typhoon signal but an LGU would declare class suspensions because of a flood in the area.

With the recent nationwide transport strike, the hosting of the 31st ASEAN Summit, and with the country being prone to typhoons, many schools have declared class cancellations.

Some parents think that class cancellations, except during typhoons, are a waste of time. Others think that their kids eventually suffer from make-up classes since these are usually held during weekends.

Lanie, a mom of a Grade 4 boy, thinks the time is wasted whenever there’s class cancellation.
“They (students) should have been in school, and they could have learned more,” she noted.
She is not in favor of such class cancellation as she thinks this is not good for the kids.

Marie Raquel feels the same way. "There were many days that my daughter experienced class cancellations due to typhoons. For weeks, she had to take make-up classes. Students, instead of being in school during those (days), had to catch up with the lessons," she lamented.

She further said that kids these days would only play with their gadgets at home, so for her, it would be better if they are in school.

Since most schools conduct make-up classes after class suspensions, a 31-year-old mom, Lovely, said she doesn’t agree with this. “Saturday and Sunday is a family day. Also, kids are already used to not having classes during weekends,” she pointed out.

Lovely, who has a Grade 5 son, also commented that students would not know that there’s a transport strike, for instance, while they are inside their classrooms.

Meanwhile, for mom Glenda, cancellation of classes due to transport strike is only applicable to elementary, high school and college students, but not to those in the nursery, kinder and prep.
“Most of these students (nursery, kinder, prep) have their own school service (vehicles). Even some elementary schools have their school service,” she said. Another mom, Edna, also pointed out that kids, especially those who have a school service, are not affected by transport strike. "It was just a day wasted, especially because for schools that were about to conduct the examinations week," Edna added.
Glenda also told PNA she thinks the class cancellations due to transport strike last month should only cover Metro Manila, and other provinces participating in transport strike.

She cited Cavite as an example, where not all areas participated in the strike.
“I think those who want to participate in the strike must enlist in the city hall or the municipal town. Then just base the class cancellations from there,” she pointed out.
The mom of two, however, appreciates that class cancellations would mean more rest for the parents. But Glenda, like other parents, also sees class cancellation as a day wasted since there are no remedial classes in her kids’ school. Her kids are now in elementary and kinder.

Working mom Joanne, on the other hand, is in favor of class cancellations to avoid the hassle, especially in students’ commute. She has a Grade 3 daughter.

Another mom, Mariz, is also in favor of class cancellations because according to her, students would just find a hard time to commute since most public utility vehicles are not available during a strike. (PNA)
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Makeup classes? It’s up to schools to decide – DepEd

Makeup classes? It’s up to schools to decide – DepEd

Makeup classes? It’s up to schools to decide – DepEd


The Department of Education (DepEd) is leaving it up to local school authorities to decide whether makeup classes are needed following the consecutive suspension of classes, particularly in Metro Manila, either due to natural disasters or events such as the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones said regional directors and school division superintendents were in the best position to determine if makeup classes should be held since they would know if the 15-day buffer period had already been exhausted or was close to being breached.

There are 204 school days for school year 2017-2018, nine of which are already reserved for teacher training and meetings of the parent-teacher association. Of the remaining 195 school calendar days, schools are obliged to have “contact time” with students for 180 days.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pay hike no cure-all, teachers told - Inquirer

Pay hike no cure-all, teachers told - Inquirer

Pay hike no cure-all, teachers told

Education Secretary Leonor Briones
Freeing the country’s teachers from the debt trap doesn’t rely solely on increasing their salaries, according to Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

In a recent interview with reporters, Briones said while she didn’t oppose raising teachers’ salaries again, they should first be armed with financial literacy.
“All of you feel underpaid,” said Briones, addressing herself to teachers. “Even if I have an increase in salary, I will still feel that I’m underpaid.”
“That’s because your needs and wants will always exceed your resources. Having increased income is part of the solution but it will not totally [address the problem] because you only increase the capacity to borrow,” Briones said.
Depending on their level, teachers earn monthly salaries ranging from P19,000 to P43,000.

‘Drama’

But many teachers still resort to loans sometimes with usurious interest rates, giving rise to what Briones said was a “decades-old drama.”

This was the reason she said the Department of Education (DepEd) was currently offering financial literacy seminars for teachers in partnership with government financial institutions, like the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Briones said teachers should not feel insulted in attending such programs that were designed to protect them from overspending or living beyond their means.

She said the DepEd didn’t want what happened to 26,000 retiring teachers last year to be repeated. The teachers’ retirement pay went entirely to debt repayment. Others were sued by private lending institutions for estafa.

She expressed lament that the DepEd was being blamed for the teachers’ plight.

Getting all the blame

“DepEd is getting all the blame, but who benefited, who borrowed?” Briones said. “DepEd does not benefit a single centavo from all these activities. We are just asked to deduct [the teachers’] debts from their salaries.”
As the DepEd tried to settle at least P123 billion in debts owed by teachers to the GSIS, many teachers last month complained of getting a take-home pay of as low as P300, way below the ceiling for a take-home pay of at least P4,000 a month.

Briones said DepEd had since tried to correct this through Department Order No. 55.
The order required that the take-home pay ceiling was complied with and advised teachers, mostly from Metro Manila and provinces nearby, “to pay their loans directly to their respective lenders” if the loan payments were not automatically deducted from their salaries.

Briones also reminded teachers not to dip into their pockets to buy classroom supplies because funds for these were provided for in their schools’ maintenance and other operating expenses.
Teachers, Briones said, should report to the DepEd if they were forced to spend their own money on classroom supplies.

Credit Inquirer.net

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Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for deped teachers

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for deped teachers

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Sec. Leonor Briones


MANILA, Philippines – Education Secretary Leonor Briones is considering making it mandatory for teachers to take financial literacy workshops, given the recent controversy over teachers’ loan payments.
“We would have to make it mandatory perhaps because we are going to teach the children. The law says the high school students have to be taught financial literacy so we have to be prepared, we have to prepare the curriculum and so on and so forth, so it might be mandatory,” Briones said in a Rappler Talk interview on Thursday, November 16.
Briones said teachers themselves must be wise in their finances to set a good example to their students, who will soon count financial literacy among their subjects in compliance with Republic Act No 10679 or the Youth Entrepreneur Act.

The Department of Education (DepEd) chief also cited Republic Act No 10922, which declares every second week of November as Economic and Financial Literacy Week.

During this time, the DepEd and other education agencies are ordered to conduct “consciousness-raising and knowledge-expanding activities on economic and financial literacy,” usually led by teachers.

For Briones, teachers should not take as an insult being branded as financially illiterate.
“Now to say that one is financially illiterate is insulting, I don't think so. I am financially illiterate,” said Briones, a former teacher herself.
“I did not think about savings. I did not think about investment. I only thought about sharing whatever I had with people I wanted to help and I never thought about what I would leave behind to my children if anything happens to me. I am financially illiterate,” she added.
Briones is now mulling requiring financial literacy for current teachers after their debts from the Government Service Insurance System's (GSIS) loan programs have reached P123 billion in December 2016.

Teachers nationwide also owe private lending institutions around P178 billion.

These huge debts prompted Briones to sign DepEd Order No 38, series of 2017 in July, which prioritized deductions from teachers’ salaries to pay off GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments.

This caused an uproar from teachers, because some teachers ended up receiving a salary below the mandated P4,000 net take-home pay in October.

Briones then signed DepEd Order No 55, guaranteeing teachers’ salaries will not go lower than P4,000 even if GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments will be deducted.

The DepEd chief argued, however, that the criticisms being hurled at them is “misplaced.”

Rappler.com

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Student Discipline and Teacher Protection Act (House Bill No. 5735)

Student Discipline and Teacher Protection Act (House Bill No. 5735)

Student Discipline and Teacher Protection Act (House Bill No. 5735)

Antonio L. Tinio, Author of House Bill No. 5735

ACT Teachers Party List Representative Rep. Antonio Tinio passed the House Bill 5735, Student Discipline and Teacher Protection Act, which requires the Department of Education (DepEd) to issue policies and principles on student discipline and classroom management.
According to Tinio, “While child protection is indispensible, teacher protection is also a must… this bill seeks to lay down institutionalized support mechanism for teachers and school personnel in matters of classroom management and student discipline…”
This is factual, as there have always been situations that teachers, either private or public, and other school personnel are being bullied and those are beyond teacher’s control. The teachers most especially, are mainly the person behind every student’s build and literacy. 

In public schools, it would be very intricate to inculcate discipline inside the classroom because of the large class size; not to mention the multiple shifts each day. Therefore, the teachers are not only obliged to instill proper discipline to students, yet the parents are the main accountable in shaping the child’s personality. The characters of each student are first learned at home but in some instances, teachers still get blame if students misbehave.

Before, punishments to students who misbehave in class would be sent in the corner and will be asked to do community service and on some cases they are slapped on their wrist. However, those were stopped especially after the Child Protection Policy was implemented.

This bill mandates DepEd to issue and implement student manual with the school’s rules and regulations to be observed by students with respect to fellow students and school personnel and property. They are also providing pre-service and in-service training for DepEd personnel on child behavior and psychology, classroom management techniques, positive discipline, and other related fields.

It is recommending the schools to have the ratio of at least one guidance counselor for every 200 students for public elementary and high schools.

With this, it would be very clear that not only students should be given enough and needed protection as far as misconduct is concerned but the teachers as well. No matter what anyone says, it is the teachers who remain defenseless in the face of intimidating parents and students. This is one way of raising the dignity and respect of most teachers who only do good things and would also be a great change in students’ behavior towards adults, particularly, teachers. 

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CPD Implementation reminder for Licensed Professional Teachers (LPTs)

CPD Implementation reminder for Licensed Professional Teachers (LPTs)

CPD Implementation reminder for Licensed Professional Teachers (LPTs)


CPD Implementation reminder for Licensed Professional Teachers (LPTs)

Professional Regulatory Board For Professional Teachers Resolution No.11, S.2017, available through this link, DOWNLOAD HERE

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Guidelines on the grant of Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentive for FY 2017

Guidelines on the grant of Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentive for FY 2017

Guidelines on the grant of Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentive for FY 2017


DBM recently released guidelines on the grant of Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentive for FY 2017.

Starting December 15, employees from qualified government agencies will receive CNA Incentive which shall not exceed PhP 25,000.

To know more about CNA Incentive, read Budget Circular 2017-3 here: - DOWNLOAD PDF



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Important things both Private and Gov't Employees Must Know

Important things both Private and Gov't Employees Must Know

Important things both Private and Gov't Employees Must Know












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Thursday, November 16, 2017

NEWS: Public school teachers to benefit from ASEAN Education Agreement #ASEAN2017

NEWS: Public school teachers to benefit from ASEAN Education Agreement #ASEAN2017

NEWS: Public school teachers to benefit from ASEAN Education Agreement #ASEAN2017




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Gov’t teachers say bonuses will go mostly to pay debts - MB News

Gov’t teachers say bonuses will go mostly to pay debts - MB News

Gov’t teachers say bonuses will go mostly to pay debts - MB News


As government employees receive bonuses starting today, public school teachers lamented that theirs will probably end up as payment for their debts.
“The amount, in part or in full will just end-up in debt payments,” National Chairman BenjoBasasof the 30,000-member Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC), said.
Incentives expected by public school teachers and other employees are the Year-End Bonus (YEB) which is equivalent to one month’s salary to be given starting November 15, a cash gift of P5,000 to be given along with the bonus, and the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) amounting to P5,000 to be given not earlier than December 15.

Basassaid the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for school year 2016-2017, which is funded under Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, is expected to be released between August and October 2017; this year it would amount to 50 percent, 57.5 percent, and 65 percent (depending on their performance) of the basic salaries of government employees. However, it “is still in the process due to some changes in the guidelines,”Basas said.

Basas said an entry-level teacher (Teacher I, Step 1) with a basic salary of P19,620 will receive a minimum of P29,620 this year-end, broken down as follows: P19, 620 Year-End Bonus, P5,000 cash gift, and P5,000 Productivity|Enhancement Incentive, amounting to a total of P29,620.

While grateful for the expected incentives, the Coalition appealed once again for an increase in salaries of public school teachers and other personnel in the Department of Education.
“These year-end bonuses unfortunately will just end-up in debt payments for many of our teachers,” Basas said. “While we appreciate bonuses in year-end or mid-year, giving us adequate salaries and benefits would be the long-term solution to the so-called over-borrowing of teachers,” he added.
Basassaid he hopes that next year, President Duterte “would consider raising our salaries as what he did for the uniformed personnel of the police and military.”

Courtesy of Manila Bulletin
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Reading Month 2017 highlights Nick Joaquin’s literary legacy

Reading Month 2017 highlights Nick Joaquin’s literary legacy

Reading Month 2017 highlights Nick Joaquin’s literary legacy


November 15, 2017

PASIG CITY, November 15, 2017 – The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Learning Delivery-Teaching and Learning Division (BLD-TLD), is spearheading the celebration of the 2017 National Reading Month this November featuring the legacy of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin.

In addition to strengthening the DepEd’s Every Child a Reader Program, this month-long occasion aims to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Nick Joaquin, known as one of the most distinguished Filipino writers whose works delve into and reflect the many facets of the Filipino.

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, a staunch advocate of reading, expressed her enthusiasm over this tribute to a cultural icon which highly suits the theme, “A Celebration of Arts and Culture through Reading.”

The Department enjoins all schools in the country to conduct various activities to celebrate the month as stipulated in DepEd Memorandum No. 181, s. 2017.

As a national kick-off activity, all regional directors, schools division superintendents, and school administrators are directed to serve as mystery reader of a children’s storybook in Filipino during flag-raising ceremony.

All teaching and non-teaching personnel are also encouraged to practice the Drop Everything and Read habit everyday of November at 10a.m.

To introduce Nick Joaquin to the younger generation, DepEd will conduct the first National Book Report Writing Contest where Senior High School learners will be tasked to write a book report on one of his works, and defend it before a panel of judges. Junior High School learners, meanwhile, shall prepare short narratives through comic strips on Joaquin’s possible take on current issues. The national finals is set in January 2018.

Further, a week-long reading camp consists of contests highlighting the works of Nick Joaquin, including the writing and reading of a one-sentence, one-paragraph short story (Sang Daang Taon and Kaya Ko); painting (Filipino as a Manager); quiz bee (Questions on Heroes); storytelling for children (Kuwentuhan Tayo); newswriting (Nick Report); interpretive dance (Isayaw Natin); and a book-sharing activity (Birthday Book Party).

Other activities include the classroom-based creation of a story to celebrate Philippine culture and arts through pictures (100 Pictures to Tell); planting of 100 trees in the community, each to be named after a Filipino hero (Hardin ng mga Bayani); bringing and sharing of storybooks for children (#ShareABook); tapping of volunteers from the community who will adopt a child and help him/her succeed in reading (Help a Reader, Be a Volunteer); and a symposium for parents and guardians (Reading Family).

The celebration shall culminate with the nationwide, simultaneous Araw ng Pagbasa on November 27, 2017 at 9a.m., pursuant to Republic Act 10556 which recognizes the importance of promoting reading as a shared activity among the youth, families, educators, and the private sector. The Schools Division of Cavite Province is set to host the national event.

Ultimately, DepEd is intent on making every Filipino child a competent reader and writer through the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all, as articulated in the Department’s 10-point agenda.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CPD NOTICE - PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION

CPD NOTICE - PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION

CPD NOTICE - PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION


CPD NOTICE

Notice to all professionals who are required to present earned units for the renewal of the Professional Identification Card for the period July -December 2017 (click HERE for list)

Present your certificates indicating the CPD units earned upon claiming your Professional Identification Card.

Professionals who are not able to comply with the required CPD units may renew their PIC upon execution of an undertaking, which is provided for in the application form (click HERE for sample, FOR VIEWING ONLY), to complete the required CPD units for the next compliance period.

Other professionals who will be required to present earned CPD units after 2017 (click HERE) are encouraged to start preparing for the next compliance period.

Please be informed that the following services are available at the PRC offices and Service Centers.

Only clients with ONLINE APPOINTMENT will be accommodated:

Place AppointmentExam Application
(Examinees)
Initial Registration
(Passers)
PRC ID Renewal
(Professionals)
PRC OfficePRC Central Office
All Regional Office*
Service CenterRobinsons Galleria* (Ortigas)
Robinsons Place* (Manila)
Robinsons Place* (Cebu)
OSSCOOSSCO POEA** (Ortigas)
*Full Implementation
**Only paid transactions will be accommodated
If message "For Further verification..." or "No record found" appears, please proceed to any PRC Office.

For all other services not indicated above, please proceed to the nearest PRC Office.

Please be guided accordingly.

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NEWS: GOBYERNO PAPASOK NA RIN SA INDUSTRIYA NG TELEKOMUNIKASYON SA BANSA

NEWS: GOBYERNO PAPASOK NA RIN SA INDUSTRIYA NG TELEKOMUNIKASYON SA BANSA

NEWS: GOBYERNO PAPASOK NA RIN SA INDUSTRIYA NG TELEKOMUNIKASYON SA BANSA



Tiyak na mabubuwag na ang pamamayagpag ng dalawang higanteng kumpaniya ng telekomunikasyon sa Pilipinas makaraang lumagda na ang pamahalaan ng isang partnership sa social networking site na Facebook.

Ito’y para bumuo ng isang ultra-high speed broadband infrastructure at tatawagin itong Secure GOVNET o Strategic Engagement and Collaboration to Undertake a Reliable and Efficient Government Internet.

Dahil dito, magiging ikatlong major player na ang pamahalaan sa industriya ng telekomunikasyon na inaasahang magbibigay ng mabilis, maayos at murang serbisyo ng internet sa mga Pilipino.

Sa ilalim ng naturang proyekto, itatayo ng BCDA o Bases Convertion and Development Authority ang isang bypass corridor sa Luzon na binubuo ng dalawang cable landing stations.

Habang ang DICT o Department of Information and Communications Technology naman ang siyang over-all incharge sa naturang proyekto.

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A teacher's take home pay

A teacher's take home pay

A teacher's take home pay 


MANILA -- Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones recently signed the DepEd Order (DO) 55 or the “Revised Guidelines on the Implementation of PHP4,000 Net Home Pay for the DepEd Personnel.”

DepEd said this DO would prioritize loan deductions due the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), and would ensure that these teachers would have no less than PHP4,000 net in their monthly take-home pay.

The agency further said the move aims to help teachers manage their finances after data showed that many teachers avail of various loans.

Is this good news for teachers? Is PHP4,000 enough? Why do teachers need to avail of loans? One teacher shared with the Philippine News Agency her insights on this matter. 

Let's call her "Ma'am Mich" - a typical Grade 10 Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) teacher.

First, she said the signing of DO 55 is very important, since it allowed them to have something to budget. "Napakahalaga (ng DO 55) kasi meron pang nababudget kahit paano," she uttered.

However, the mother of two said PHP4,000 as take-home pay isn't enough, and wished that it could be at least PHP10,000.

A teacher's salary is not enough, she attested. DepEd told PNA the current basic salary of a public school teacher is PHP19,077.

I asked her why she opted to pursue the teaching profession, despite knowing that teachers don't earn much/enough. 

"Ma'am Mich" cited that tuition in Education course is cheap. Second, it is a stable job. Her third reason was that teachers would get pension when they get old.

Since the teachers' salary is not enough, many of them opt to avail of loans.

Latest data from the DepEd revealed that teachers from across the country have incurred PHP178 billion worth of loans from private institutions.

Briones earlier told PNA that when she came in as DepEd chief, the total debt of teachers is PHP120 billion; and emphasized that just after a year, it has reached PHP170 billion.

The Education Secretary also remarked that private institutions entice teachers to borrow money, even when their employment papers have not yet been issued. 

This is why Briones said financial literacy is really essential for teachers.

But why do teachers avail of loans? Has it become a need for them?
"Teachers avail of loans because their net pay is not enough, especially for those who are Teacher 1 to Teacher 3 levels because their gross pay is only about PHP20,000 to PHP25,000," "Ma'am Mich" explained.
She continued that if you lessen the tax, PhilHealth and PAGIBIG contributions, the net pay would be roughly around PHP15,000 to PHP18,000.
"That (net pay) is not enough for the month's bills, food and other expenses. Teachers also get their allowance from that net pay," she continued. 
The TLE teacher further explained that they are required to innovate teaching strategies and methods, which means they need to buy a laptop, design their classrooms and buy other materials that the school could not provide.
"Usually, teachers also avail of loans for urgent matters like hospital bills, because PhilHealth's deduction in hospital bills is not much. Others need to avail of loans because they're sending their kids to college. Teachers could not afford these things with a small net pay," she noted.
Teachers also need the money to take masteral courses, because according to "Ma'am Mich", they need the additional graduate study units to get points for promotion.

There are others who avail of loans to acquire a house, she added. 

Of course, teachers have various reasons why they avail of loans. The DepEd chief said the agency is initiating its own financial literacy programs, and that a good number of civil organizations want to partner with DepEd for these programs.

Briones also told PNA that DepEd had a study which it would reveal in the proper time.
“In this study, we asked where does the borrowed money go? What are the expenditure patterns of teachers these days?” she shared.
There are very interesting findings indicating that things are really changing, according to her.
“During my time, a great part of our expenses is for the tuition of our children, although there are also some which go to consumer expenditures. We look at these things in this study,” she said. 
DepEd on Friday said it would continue to explore ways that would enable teachers and other personnel to manage their finances.

In its statement, DepEd said that over-borrowing money had been affecting the teachers' lives for years. Thus, the agency said it would help its personnel to truly reap the fruits of their hard work.  (PNA)

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Duterte: DepEd to replace textbooks with electronic gadgets like tablets

Duterte: DepEd to replace textbooks with electronic gadgets like tablets

Duterte: DepEd to replace textbooks with electronic gadgets like tablets

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte is planning on ordering the Department of Education (DepEd) to replace textbooks with electronic gadgets like tablets as he pushes for modernization and the children’s involvement in digital communications.


This plan was revealed as Duterte said he wants every government transactions, especially applications, to be done online, upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City from Da Nang, Vietnam.
“Sinabi ko na, online na lang (I said everything should be done online now). Passport, online. Clearances, online. Gamitin na ninyo (You should use it now) because it is the digital age,” he said before dawn today. 
Duterte expressed that he wants the Filipino children to learn about the growing technology in the digital age this early, reiterating that they are the country’s future. 
“Ang pag-asa natin ay ang mga anak natin (Our children are our hope). So they have to learn the basics about cyberspace and everything, digital communications,” Duterte said. 
“And I will make that mandatory. Instead of textbook bibili na tayo ng [gadget] for each of the children. Mag-aral na sila ngayon as early as first year [high school] (we will just buy gadgets for each of the children. They should start learning about it as early as their first year in high school),” he added. 
“Mandatory na sa lahat ng gobyerno — sa gobyerno sa atin is (It is mandatory in our government) to provide the textbooks and, of course, learn how to use the computers and everything,” he continued. 
However Duterte acknowledged that this plan would be expensive but vows to find the money to make this a reality. 
“And I will save enough money for this. It’s gonna be billions but I will save for something that is beneficial to our children,” he said.
In August, DepEd received 370 computer tablets, sample student chairs, and the scale model and design of a typhoon-resistant school building from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

According to DepEd, this is to achieve the mutual development goals of ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning.

As part of the ICT (information and communications technology) for Reading initiative under Basa Pilipinas, the 370 tablet computers are said to be turned over to the City Division of San Fernando, La Union, which would benefit 26 schools, 60 Grade 3 teachers, and approximately 1,700 pupils.

According to DepEd, the tablets will be loaded with PDF copies of all Basa Pilipinas-developed Grade 3-level readers in English and Filipino, plus an interactive reading application (Vernacular) that would test and study the use of tablets to support students’ literacy and learning.

Basa Pilipinas is USAID/Philippines’ flagship basic education project in support of the Philippine government’s early grade reading program. It supports the implementation of the language and literacy component of the K to 12 curriculum for Grades 1 to 3.

According to the USAID website, the project’s approach to teacher professional development and systemic change is designed to promote transformational practices at the school, division and national level focusing on classroom change in materials development and accessibility, guided reading, writing, and grouping for differentiated learning.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

All New Automated ECR for Grade 1-10 2017

All New Automated ECR for Grade 1-10 2017

All New Automated ECR for Grade 1-10 by Sir Roel Monton


We just want to Re-Share this New Automated ECR Template for Grades 1-10 by Sir, Roel Monton, We believe that through re-sharing this would reach out more Teachers out there. All Credits goes to the Creator of this Automated Template Sir, Roel Monton. Kayo na po bahalang magpasalamat sa kanya.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

LIST OF PASSERS: September 2017 LET Results Teachers Board Exam (Elementary, Secondary)

LIST OF PASSERS: September 2017 LET Results Teachers Board Exam (Elementary, Secondary)

LIST OF PASSERS: September 2017 LET Results Teachers Board Exam (Elementary, Secondary)


MANILA, Philippines – The 'September 2017 LET results' or the Licensure Exam for Teachers (Elementary and Secondary levels) list of passers, top 10 examinees, top performing schools, performance of schools and related announcements will be available at this website soon as PRC officially released the results online forty four (44) working days after the board examinations.

The September 2017 Board Licensure Exam for Professional Teachers (BLEPT) are administered by PRC Board of Professional Teachers headed by its Chairman, Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, Vice Chairman Dr. Paz I. Lucido and its members, Dr. Paraluman R. Giron and Dr. Nora M. Uy on September 24, 2017 at PRC testing centers located in Manila, Baguio, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Catarman, Northern Samar, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Rosales, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Pagadian, Zamboanga and additional testing locations at Boac, Marinduque; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Kidapawan, Cotabato; Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; Masbate City; Odiongan, Romblon; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; and Virac, Catanduanes.

The second schedule of LET for the year 2017 was held simultaneously with Special Professional Licensure Exam (SPLE) conducted in Bangkok, Thailand and Hongkong. 

RELEASE DATE OF RESULTS

According to the Commission’s Resolution No. 2016-1019 series of 2016 entitled “Schedule of Licensure Examination for Year 2017”, the target release date of September 2017 LET result will be on November 27, 2017 (Monday) or forty four (44) working days after the board exams.

SEPTEMBER 2017 LET RESULTS SUMMARY

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