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EDCOM 2 Communications


  • 1 in 3 Filipino children stunted due to severe underinvestment, inadequate access to high quality childcare services – PIDS-EDCOM2 study

    A study conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) found that inadequate and untimely access to high-quality early childcare and prenatal interventions contribute to the alarming levels of stunting among Filipino children.  The study also found that the severe underinvestment for early childhood care and development, weak institutions, and fragmented governance also hinders…

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  • EDCOM2 to work closely with DSWD to address malnutrition and stunting of children

    The Second Congressional Committee on Education (EDCOM 2) today met with Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rex Gatchalian to discuss government efforts aimed at combating malnutrition and stunting among children.  Joined by PIDS President Dr. Aniceto Orbeta, Senior Research Fellow Dr Valerie Gilbert Ulep and nutrition expert Dr Maria Asuncion Silvestre, EDCOM 2…

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  • Nutrition, data experts join EDCOM 2’s standing committees

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) welcomes five new members to its roster of experts to focus on its priority areas on Early Childhood Care and Development and Governance and Finance.  To fulfill its mandate to conduct a national review and assessment of education agencies, formulate policy and program recommendations, the Commission has…

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  • CHEd, UniFAST heed EDCOM 2 call to prioritize poorest of the poor for the Tertiary Education Subsidy

    The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) will be prioritizing the poorest students receiving the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) for the school year 2024-2025.  In a motu propio hearing on the implementation of RA 10931 (Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act) of the House Committee on…

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  • EDCOM 2 visits US to study higher education reforms

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education’s (EDCOM 2) is currently conducting a benchmarking visit to the United States of America (US) from April 15-19, 2024. EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Rep. Mark Go, and Rep. Roman Romulo, are joined by Commissioners Rep. Pablo John Garcia, Rep. Kiko Benitez, and Senator Sonny Angara.  “As we…

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  • Sustained investments, early childhood education, and decentralization, behind Vietnam’s education success

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education’s (EDCOM 2) recent study visit to Vietnam, conducted from March 21-24, 2024, gathered key insights on government spending, curriculum development, assessment, and how to approach education reform through a system approach.  During the trip, the Commission met with officials of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), visited and…

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  • Co-Chair Rep. Mark Go’s Opening Remarks During the DOST-NAST Science Policy Forum

    Delivered by EDCOM 2 Chief Legal Officer Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada, on behal of Honorable Mark Go, Representative of the 19th Congress: Good morning.  Happy Season of Easter, everyone! At the outset, may I thank the Department of Science and Technology – National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines for having organized this forum, a…

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  • EDCOM 2 to visit, look for best practices in Vietnam

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) will conduct a study visit to Vietnam from March 21-24, 2024. The Commission seeks to learn from Vietnam’s education sector in the following key areas: EDCOM 2, the Congressional body created through RA11899, is tasked to undertake a comprehensive national assessment and evaluation of the performance of the Philippine education…

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  • Co-Chair Senator Win Gatchalian’s Welcoming Remarks During the EDCOM 2 Study Visit in Vietnam

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    WELCOMING REMARKS: Day 1, Session 1: Vietnam Study Visit Kick-off, March 21, 2024Press Club, 12 P. Lý Đạo Thành, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Delivered by the Honorable Win Gatchalian, Senator of the 19th Congress: Ladies and gentlemen, Xin Chao! It is a distinct honor to be here in Vietnam, a land known…

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  • EDCOM 2 partners with Metrobank Foundation, The Asia Foundation, and Benilde for education reform

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) cemented partnerships with the Metrobank Foundation, The Asia Foundation (TAF), and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), today in a signing ceremony held at University of the Philippines BGC.  “These partnerships are essential to making EDCOM 2’s mission in education reform and policy-making successful”, EDCOM…

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