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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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  • Rep. Mark Go: Time is of the essence in reforming education sector

    “There is an urgency behind the work of EDCOM 2 (The Second Congressional Commission on Education),” this is what Representative Mark Go emphasized during the organizational meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Standing Committee on Higher Education & Teacher Education and Development, held today at the House of Representatives.   Rep. Go,…

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  • Education system needs accountability mechanisms – Sen. Angara

    “We gave so much freedom, but there were very weak accountability mechanisms [in the education sector]”, Sen. Sonny Angara said today during the organizational meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Standing Committee on Governance and Finance.  Sen. Angara, Co-Chairperson of the Standing Committee, and one of the Commissioners of EDCOM 2,…

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  • Rep. Benitez: Put learner at the center of education reform

    “We need to remember to keep the learner at the very center of everything that we are trying to do”, Rep. Francisco “Kiko” Benitez said yesterday during the meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) Standing Committee on Early Childhood Care and Development & Basic Education.  Rep. Benitez, Co-Chairperson of the Standing…

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  • Job-skills mismatch top concern in tech-voc education – Sen. Villanueva

    The issues that surround Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) today center on job-skills mismatch, Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva said Thursday.  “Palagi nating sinasabi na hindi trabaho ang kulang – ang kulang ay mga graduates na swak sa trabaho”, Villanueva said during the first Standing Committee meeting of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM…

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  • Senators, Reps Lead Strategic Discussion for Education Reform

    Top Issues Have Just Been “Cut and Pasted” Since 1990 – Gatchalian Senators and Representatives forming the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) worked with experts to strategize how to solve the education sector’s peristent problems during the Strategic Planning Session held at the University of the Philippines, BGC Campus on Thursday, January 26,…

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  • EDCOM II Convenes, Plans Strategy for National Educ Assessment

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education was officially convened today, January 23, 2023. Created by virtue of Republic Act 11899, the Commission is expected to complete its task by 2025. It is co-chaired by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Congressman Roman Romulo, and Congressman Mark Go. According to Senator Gatchalian, “The commencement of…

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