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  • EDCOM 2 Commissioners Gatchalian, Villanueva eye increase in global competitiveness, internationalization of public HEIs

    The Second Congressional Committee on Education (EDCOM 2) Co-Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Commissioner Senator Joel Villanueva filed Senate Bill No. 2733 yesterday, An Act Amending Section 5 (3) of Republic Act No. 9225, Otherwise Known as the “Citizens Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003”.  SBN 2733 intends to increase the global competitiveness and promote…

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  • EDCOM 2 HRep Commissioners file concurrent resolution on creation of cabinet cluster for education

    Commissioners of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) at the House of Representatives filed yesterday, July 16,  House Concurrent Resolution No. 28 urging President Marcos to create a cabinet cluster for education.  Introduced by EDCOM 2 Commissioners Rep. Roman T. Romulo, Rep. Mark O. Go, Rep. Jose Francisco B. Benitez, Rep Khalid Q. Dimaporo and Rep Pablo…

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  • EDCOM 2 urges PBBM to create cabinet cluster for education

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) has sent a letter to President Marcos urging him to create a Cabinet Cluster for Education to provide strong oversight on all the education agencies under the Executive Department.  This is among the efforts of EDCOM 2  to strengthen the governance structure of the education system, and to urgently address…

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  • “No student should be left behind” – EDCOM 2 visits BARMM to tackle education challenges

    “Ang pag unlad ng isang bansa, hindi magiging kumpleto kung mayroon tayong isang rehiyon, isang probinsya, isang LGU, na maiiwanan,” says Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Co-Chairperson Senator Win Gatchalian during the Commission’s 2-day consultative visit in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).  To fulfill its mandate to study, analyze, and make…

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  • EDCOM 2 cements partnership with Ateneo School of Government for education research fellowship

    In a signing ceremony held yesterday, the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) cemented a partnership with Ateneo de Manila University for an education research fellowship through the Ateneo School of Government and the Gokongwei Brothers School of Education and Learning. The EDCOM 2 – Ateneo Research Fellowship will generate the final set of…

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  • “Sen Sonny as DepEd Secretary – a win for education” – Gatchalian

    Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara was feted by colleagues from the Second Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2), as he buckles down to take on the position of Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd), following the announcement by Malacañang last July 02, 2024. The fete was joined by EDCOM 2 Standing Committee and…

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  • EDCOM 2 calls for unified agency action to fix nutrition programs in early years

    “NNC, DOH, and ECCD should really coordinate and talk. Policies and programs are not coordinated. Once the child is stunted at pumasok siya,  the game is over. It is important for agencies to communicate, and that is the mandate of the law,” says Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Co-Chairperson Senator Win Gatchalian, during the…

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  • EDCOM 2 convenes Technical Working Group to review Anti-Bullying IRR

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) convened the Technical Working Group (TWG) on July 3rd, tasked to review the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 10627  or the Anti-Bullying Law of 2013, issued through DepEd Order No. 55 s. 2013.  EDCOM 2 Technical Secretariat, Standing Committee Focal for Home and School Environment…

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  • EDCOM 2 and DepEd partner up to conduct nationwide mapping of private schools this July 2024

    In a milestone partnership, the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2)  and the Department of Education (DepEd) have joined hands to map all private schools all over the country. This initiative is meant to inform government policies and programs related to the complementarity of public and private education institutions.  “As Congress deliberates on measures…

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  • Agencies told to coordinate labor market information system, invest more on enterprise-based training – EDCOM 2

    The Second Congressional Committee on Education (EDCOM 2) emphasized the need for a harmonized labor market information system (LMIS) to address job-skills mismatch.  “The labor force and the market demand is very dynamic. In fact, it changes very rapidly with the onset of technology and new skills. In our country we have free tuition fees…

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