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EDCOM 2 Communications


  • EDCOM 2 cements partnerships with British Council, Teach for the Philippines

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) cemented partnerships with the British Council and Teach for the Philippines (TFP) today in a signing ceremony held at University of the Philippines BGC.  “These partnerships are essential to making EDCOM 2’s work in research and policy-making successful”, EDCOM 2 Executive Director Dr. Karol Mark Yee said.…

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  • Gatchalian to DepEd: “Make data more open”

    EDCOM 2 Co-Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called on the Department of Education to open up education-related data for analysis during a meeting on learning loss recovery with DepEd and stakeholders. “I heard mention about opening up the data sets. I think that’s an admission that we need help from the experts, that’s a good admission.…

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  • Senator Villanueva to TESDA: “Ramp up enterprise-based training”

    Senator Joel Villanueva called on the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to strengthen enterprise-based training (EBT), or programs that are developed within companies and firms.  “We keep saying that EBT is the best way to improve outcomes and employability, yet we have not increased the number of graduates in this modality. We want…

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  • EDCOM 2 wraps up learning visit to Australia

    EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Senator Win Gatchalian and Representative Mark Go led the Philippine delegation to key Australian organizations and institutions in a learning visit from April 30 to May 6, 2023.  The trip was organized by Philippine Business for Education with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with the aim of gaining insights…

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  • DepEd, EDCOM II set priority areas to accelerate reforms in basic education

    To fast-track efforts and set the targeted reforms for the education sector, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II) discussed priority areas and issues to be resolved to address the education crisis in the country on Thursday. Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines and Secretary of…

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  • Rep. Mark Go: Time is of the essence in reforming education sector

    “There is an urgency behind the work of EDCOM 2 (The Second Congressional Commission on Education),” this is what Representative Mark Go emphasized during the organizational meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Standing Committee on Higher Education & Teacher Education and Development, held today at the House of Representatives.   Rep. Go,…

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  • Education system needs accountability mechanisms – Sen. Angara

    “We gave so much freedom, but there were very weak accountability mechanisms [in the education sector]”, Sen. Sonny Angara said today during the organizational meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Standing Committee on Governance and Finance.  Sen. Angara, Co-Chairperson of the Standing Committee, and one of the Commissioners of EDCOM 2,…

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  • Rep. Benitez: Put learner at the center of education reform

    “We need to remember to keep the learner at the very center of everything that we are trying to do”, Rep. Francisco “Kiko” Benitez said yesterday during the meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Standing Committee on Early Childhood Care and Development & Basic Education.  Rep. Benitez, Co-Chairperson of the Standing…

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  • Job-skills mismatch top concern in tech-voc education – Sen. Villanueva

    The issues that surround Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) today center on job-skills mismatch, Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva said Thursday.  “Palagi nating sinasabi na hindi trabaho ang kulang – ang kulang ay mga graduates na swak sa trabaho”, Villanueva said during the first Standing Committee meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM…

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  • Senators, Reps Lead Strategic Discussion for Education Reform

    Top Issues Have Just Been “Cut and Pasted” Since 1990 – Gatchalian Senators and Representatives forming the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) worked with experts to strategize how to solve the education sector’s peristent problems during the Strategic Planning Session held at the University of the Philippines, BGC Campus on Thursday, January 26,…

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