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

  • Learning camp not capturing students who need it most – Gatchalian

    Senate Committee on Basic Education Chairperson and EDCOM 2 Co-Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday raised the issue of the DepEd’s learning camp project not capturing those students who need it the most.  “I have had the opportunity to look at the National Learning Camp…My initial reaction is that it seems to me that the…

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  • Sen. Pia to DepEd: Find ways to fast-track textbook procurement, delivery

    Senator Pia Cayetano on Monday urged the Department of Education to explore ways to deliver learning materials to students.  “Since 2012, the only grade levels that had complete textbooks were Grades 5 and 6…Otherwise, no textbooks ang [Kinder], [Grades] 1-3 – talagang none – very few sa Grade 10, and none in Grade 7”, Cayetano…

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  • Villanueva flags unfilled positions, teacher shortage in DepEd

    EDCOM 2 Commissioner Senator Joel Villanueva flagged the shortage of teachers and the backlog of unfilled positions within the Department of Education, during the Senate committee on finance on the department’s proposed 2024 budget.  “There are 43,014 unfilled positions [in the Department of Education]. From 2022 to 2023, out of 46,000 unfilled positions, only 3,415…

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  • EDCOM 2 bats for greater investments in nutrition & feeding programs in early years

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) urged the Department of Education to reallocate funds to support the ECCD Council’s nutrition and feeding programs for children ages 0-5, during the hearing of the Senate committee on finance on the department’s proposed 2024 budget.  EDCOM 2 Commissioner and Senior Vice Chairperson of the Senate Finance…

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  • Upskilling, training opportunities necessary to professionalize child development workers

    There is a need to professionalize child development workers and align the various competencies of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) workers with educational programs in schools. This is the conclusion by the Commissioners of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) during a hearing between the Commission and the ECCD Council.  The hearing…

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  • EDCOM 2 to DepEd: “Are we ready to pilot new K-10 curriculum?”

    Directors from the Department of Education assured the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) that the rollout of the new K to 10 curriculum will be accomplished successfully, despite lingering questions surrounding the plans for the pilot, the procurement of learning resources, and teacher training, a few days before the start of classes on…

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