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

  • 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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