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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: “Let teachers’ voices be heard”

    Educ Commission conducts teacher consultations, curriculum validation “Learning happens in the classroom – not in [central government offices]…Nandito kami para makinig sa inyo. We really want to learn from you”, This is what EDCOM 2 Advisory Council Member Fr. Bienvenido “Ben” Nebres told more than 100  teachers and educators that participated in the recently-conducted Curriculum…

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  • Clearer access to incentives, funding needed to improve tech-voc education – EDCOM 2 consultations

    Members of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) conducted the first round of site visits for the Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) & Lifelong Learning priority areas from July 3 to 4, 2023.  During the two-day activity, members of the Commission visited Don Bosco Youth Center in Tondo, Manila, FAST Logistics in Cabuyao,…

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  • EDCOM 2 bill seeks to expand nominations for teachers board, require refresher course for teacher exams

    A new bill filed in the House of Representatives by EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Rep. Mark Go and Rep. Roman Romulo, and Commissioners Rep. Khalid Dimaporo, Rep. PJ Garcia, and Rep. Kiko Benitez seeks to expand the nomination pool for the Board of Professional Teachers, create more inclusive qualifications for the teacher licensure exam, and mandate…

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  • EDCOM 2 studying structure of ECCD Council

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education explored the possibility of restructuring the Early Childhood Care and Development Council (ECCD Council) in a meeting between the two organizations on Thursday, June 22, 2023. The meeting was attended by EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Rep. Roman Romulo and Commissioner Senator Pia Cayetano, as well as…

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  • UPPEJA Fellowship now open for applications – up to P10M in grants available to successful fellows

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    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2), in collaboration with the University of the Philippines, opened applications for the UP President Edgardo J. Angara Fellowship (UPPEJA) today, June 21, 2023.  The Fellowship will award P500,000 for each of the 20 spots that are open for applications. The UPPEJA Fellowship Committee will screen and vet…

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  • Call for consultations for nutrition, mother tongue, K-12 review

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) opens a call for consultations for two of its Priority Areas today, June 16, 2023.  Under the “Nutrition and Feeding” Priority Area, EDCOM posed the following issues under consideration, with relevant questions for feedback: Issue #1: Challenges in governance, implementation, and resourcing of health and nutrition programs…

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