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Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian wants salaries for public school teachers to start at P30,000, in a bid to lure more people to join the teaching force.

Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate committee on education, said:”We want to raise the morale of our teachers and encourage more students to take up education courses.”

Gatchalian, who is running for a second term, proposed to raise the salary grade of a Teacher I to Salary Grades 13 or 14 (P29,798 or P32,321) from Salary Grade 11 (P25,439).

Gatchalian said the entry-level pay for teachers in the Philippines is lower compared to what educators are getting in other ASEAN countries, with Indonesian teachers getting P66,099 and Singaporean teachers receiving P60,419.

Gatchalian co-authored and co-sponsored the bill that eventually became the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. The law sought to exempt all eligible Filipino students pursuing their first undergraduate or certificate degrees in state universities and colleges from paying tuition and other school fees.

Go hails PH educ sector for high scores in UNICEF readiness index

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go praised the education sector and its stakeholders for their efforts to ensure the continuity of learning and education during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This, after the country earned a five-star rating for remote learning readiness in a study by the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The Remote Learning Readiness Index gave just four out of 67 countries high scores for preparedness in all levels of basic education, including Argentina, Barbados, and Jamaica. To measure their readiness, the index took into account various factors at the household level, the government’s policy response, and emergency preparedness of the national education sector.Read More


DepEd names 100 participating public schools in pilot F2F classes

MANILA – Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Wednesday said the department has completed the 100 public schools that will participate in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes beginning Nov. 15.”Mag-umpisa tayo with 100 public schools, 20 private… Read More


DepEd, DOH set guidelines 

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) have signed on Monday (Sept. 27) a joint memorandum circular comprising the guidelines for the pilot run of face-to-face classes in pre-selected 120 public and private schools.

Both the Education Secretary Leonor Briones and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III expressed their cooperation on the pilot implementation of face-to-face learning modality for basic education’s virtual ceremonial signing on Monday.

“I just want to emphasize na iyong F2F [face-to-face] na i-implement natin o ini-implement ng ibang bansa na model natin… ay ibang-iba doon sa F2F na nakasanayan natin. Ngayon, hindi five days a week; six hours a day lang at hindi naman araw-araw,” Briones explained.

Teachers, staff in F2F pilot schools must be vaxxed: DepEd

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Teachers and non-teaching staff of the 120 schools identified for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes are required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said in a media online forum… Read More

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DepEd, DOH sign joint circular on pilot face-to-face classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday signed a joint memorandum circular outlining the guidelines for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes for basic education in areas identified as “low risk” for the coronavirus.During the… Read More


Under the guidelines, nominated schools must submit a risk assessment to the DepEd, along with written consent letters from both parents and the local government units (LGUs) where the schools are located.

Select learners should also be residing near the chosen schools to avoid long vehicular transportation.

While the pilot run will be voluntary, all teachers and non-teaching personnel who will be participating in the face-to-face classes implementation are required to be fully vaccinated.

Moreover, the pilot run will be limited to learners from Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 3, and students from five pre-selected Senior High Schools.

According to Philippine Pediatric Society Dr. Joselyn Alonzo Eusebio, the age group of 5-8 was selected for the pilot run because it has been identified to be “least affected and the most in need of actual face-to-face learning, as far as basic reading and writing are concerned.”

The class size will also be limited to 12 learners per classroom for Kindergarten, 16 learners for Grades 1 to 3, 20 learners for Senior High School, and 12 learners for technical-vocational workshops and science laboratory activities.

The pilot run of face-to-face classes will last for two months.


Duterte OKs pilot in-person classes in ‘minimal risk’ areas

 September 20, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in areas classified with “minimal risk” for the coronavirus.In a televised public briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the schools for pilot in-person classes, expected to begin in two… Read More