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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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  • EDCOM 2 marks anniversary with release of Year One Report

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) released its Year One Report as it marks  its First Year yesterday, January 23, 2024, following its official convening last year as mandated by Republic Act 11899.  “We learned many lessons since the EDCOM 2 started to fulfill its mandate of conducting its national assessment on the…

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  • 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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