DepEd hails PRRD’s approval on pilot face-to-face classes

MANILA, Dec 16 (Mabuhay) -– The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday welcomed the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet to pilot face-to-face classes in areas with low Covid-19 risk in January 2021. “The pilot will provide important experience and...

Dry run of face-to-face classes in select schools set for January 11 to 23, 2021 — Palace

MANILA, Dec 15 (Mabuhay) — Select schools in areas with low risk for COVID-19 transmission will hold face-to-face classes from January 11 to 23, 2021, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the dry run will be monitored by the Department of...

DepEd unlikely to issue academic freeze, official says

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Education will not likely issue an academic freeze following the onslaught of several storms, an official said Tuesday. Several groups called for an academic freeze or break after a series of typhoons ravaged parts of the country...

Senate passes P10k teaching allowance bill

MANILA, Nov 10 (Mabuhay) — With 22 affirmative votes, no negative votes and no abstention, the Senate on Monday, November 9, 2020, passed on third and final reading a bill institutionalizing and increasing the teaching supplies allowance for public school teachers starting...

Decision to allow face-to-face classes still up to Duterte — Roque

MANILA, Nov 4 (Mabuhay) — The decision to allow face-to-face classes is still with President Rodrigo Duterte but concerned agencies continuously monitor developments as they prepare for its eventual resumption, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday....

DepEd prepares for limited face-to-face classes

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) — An Education official said Monday the Department of Education (DepEd) is preparing for the limited face-to-face classes in areas with no reported coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections. “At the moment, there are no face-to-face...

CHED opposes academic freeze, pushes for ‘flexible learning’

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is opposed to the proposed academic freeze this school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CHED executive director Cinderella Jaro said the proposal seemed based on the “misconception” that...

House body OKs bill promoting non-violent discipline of kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of kids. House Committee on the Welfare of Children chairperson Zamboanga del Sur Representative Aurora Cerilles said...

Solons bat for low-interest rate housing loans for ‘homeless’ public school teachers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Public school teachers who are “homeless” may soon have the opportunity to have a house of their own through a housing loan with a fixed interest rate of five percent per annum. This is just one of the features of the housing loan that Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez...

Lawmaker seeks higher income tax exemption for K+12 parents

QUEZON CITY (Mabuhay) – A House member is seeking to increase the additional income tax exemption for each qualified dependent of a taxpayer from P25,000 to P50,000 to help ease the burden of parents affected by the K+12 education program. Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora (1st District,...
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