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EDCOM 2 Communications


  • EDCOM 2 releases year one Report, highlights system failure in education sector

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) released findings during its first year of operation on January 23, 2024.  In its Year One Report entitled “Miseducation: The Failed System of Philippine Education”, the Commission highlighted its findings in twelve out of its twenty-eight Priority Areas, following its first year of work. This is in…

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  • EDCOM 2 committee members reveal need to decentralize, use PISA results to reform educ system

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    “The Department of Education (DepEd) itself is so huge, so centralized that we cannot really carry out reforms, the way DepEd is structured. That is why we are really pushing in the EDCOM to decentralize [DepEd]”. This is what Fr. Bienvenido “Ben” Nebres, a member of the Second Congressional Commission’s (EDCOM 2) Advisory Council, emphasized…

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  • EDCOM 2 and IDinsight team up for PH nutrition research

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    The Philippine Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) has enlisted IDinsight to provide evidence-based recommendations on optimizing the cost-effective allocation of national government resources for nutrition. EDCOM 2 is currently immersed in nationwide consultations for the 2024 budget allocations concerning national nutrition programs for children aged 0 to 6th grade. These programs encompass a…

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  • DILG in ECCD Council, plantilla positions for child dev’t workers: EDCOM 2 bills seeks to improve early childhood education

    An EDCOM 2 bill filed by EDCOM 2 Commissioner Representative Francisco “Kiko” Benitez seeks to align early childhood education and basic education in the Philippines.  Asked during a Rappler interview what the intentions of the law are, Rep. Benitez said that “the first is obviously an alignment between the expectations from DepEd, and what we…

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  • EDCOM 2 urges CHEd: Allocate more higher ed dev’t fund to private institutions

    The use of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHEd) Higher Education Development Fund must be balanced between private and public higher educational institutions (HEIs). This is the call of EDCOM 2 (Second Congressional Commission on Education) Commissioner Senator Joel Villanueva to CHEd during the agency’s budget hearing on Monday.  “96% ng [HEDF] ay nasa public,…

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  • Prioritize the poorest in college subsidy – EDCOM 2

    EDCOM 2 (Second Congressional Commission on Education) Co-Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian noted that the share of the poorest scholars under the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) program has continuously declined since 2018.  “The law is very clear on prioritization. We should prioritize Listahanan and 4Ps because they’re the poorest of the poor. But over the years,…

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  • National Scientist Among 23 UPPEJA Fellows; Top PH Scholars to Help in EDCOM 2 Reforms 

    The University of the Philippines named 23 researchers as President Edgardo J. Angara (UPPEJA) Fellows in a ceremony held today, September 26, 2023, attended by UP President Angelo Jimenez, EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Representative Roman Romulo, and EDCOM 2 Commissioners Senator Sonny Angara, Senator Pia Cayetano, Senator Joel Villanueva, and members of…

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  • EDCOM 2 urges TESDA: Ensure grads are certified

    EDCOM 2 Co-Chairperson and Senate Basic Education Committee Chair Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and EDCOM 2 Commissioner Senator Joel Villanueva flagged that the government wasted an estimated P2.77 billion on community-based TESDA scholars that did not undergo assessment.  “If you look at the data…community-based ay napakalaki ng total, eh.”, Villanueva said, pointing out that, according to…

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  • Despite high employment rate, TESDA grads earn below minimum wage

    EDCOM 2 Commissioner Senator Joel Villanueva noticed that, while the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) touts that 8 out of 10 TESDA graduates are employed, most of them earn below minimum wage.  “If this trend will continue to go on, we’re only allowing them to land jobs below minimum wage and there’s no…

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  • Handa ba ang ating mga guro para sa pasukan?

    Itinakda ng Department of Education (DepEd) ang Agosto 29, 2023 bilang unang araw ng pasukan para sa AY 2023-2024 sa lahat ng pampublikong paaralan. Tinanong ng Komisyon ang ating mga guro kung nakapaghanda ba sila dito. Nakakalap ang EDCOM 2 ng 2,964 votes mula sa 320 na sumagot na guro. 60% ng ating mga gurong…

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