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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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  • LGU Special Education Fund underutilized, inequitable – EDCOM 2

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) underscored its findings that the Special Education Fund (SEF) of local government units (LGUs) around the country remain underutilized, despite an increase in income, in a technical working group meeting on the 21st Century School Boards Act and Expanding Special Education Fund by the Senate Committee on…

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  • DepEd commits to deliver 80% of textbooks for Grades 1, 4 and 7 students by July

    The Department of Education has committed to deliver 80 percent of textbooks for Grades 1, 4, and 7 by July 2024, in a meeting with the Second Congressional Commission on Education held at UP BGC on February 22, 2024.  “By July, we’ll have around 80 percent of textbooks [for Grades 1, 4, 7]”, Director Ariz…

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  • Since 1996, no one has availed of tax incentives under the Dual Training System Act and Adopt-A-School law – TESDA

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) found that, since 1996, no single entity has availed of tax incentives under the Dual Training System Act (RA 7686) and Adopt-A-School Law (RA 8525), according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.  Enterprise-based training refers to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs delivered in the enterprise which…

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  • Allowing foreign ownership is only a first step in promoting internationalization in education – EDCOM 2 Executive Director

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) underlined that amending the 1987 Constitution to allow foreign ownership of higher education institutions (HEIs) is only the first step to promote internationalization in the Philippine education system.  In a hearing of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes (Subcommittee on Senate Resolution of Both…

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