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Read more about the latest discussions, proceedings, and developments at the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II).

  • Consultations now open for top education issues

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) opened its first round of consultations for two of its 28 Priority Areas today.  In its website, the Commission published two “Green Papers” that aim to stimulate discussion on priority areas under consideration. The Green Papers are accompanied by survey forms that are open to responses from…

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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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  • DepEd should ensure removal of teacher admin tasks in 60 days  – EDCOM 2

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) urged the Department of Education to ensure the full implementation of its policy  removing the administrative tasks of public school teachers, in a hearing held at UP BGC on February 8, 2024.  The meeting focused on DepEd’s plans for the implementation of  DepEd Order No. 2, series…

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  • EDCOM 2, DLSU Fellows commended for education reform initiatives

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    The Senate of the Philippines commended the De La Salle University and its research fellows who have distinguished themselves in policy research in the field of education reform, in a resolution adopted Tuesday January 23 2024. In support of the mandate of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II), the De La Salle University…

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