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

  • Sen. Gatchalian to DepEd, GPPB: Explore preselection of textbooks to speed up procurement process

    “Let’s not reinvent the wheel. Private schools have been doing pre-selection of books for years and if it’s been working for them, why can’t public schools do the same?”, EDCOM 2 Co-Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian implored the Department of Education and the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) yesterday in a meeting of the EDCOM 2…

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  • 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 cements partnerships with British Council, Teach for the Philippines

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) cemented partnerships with the British Council and Teach for the Philippines (TFP) today in a signing ceremony held at University of the Philippines BGC.  “These partnerships are essential to making EDCOM 2’s work in research and policy-making successful”, EDCOM 2 Executive Director Dr. Karol Mark Yee said.…

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  • Gatchalian to DepEd: “Make data more open”

    EDCOM 2 Co-Chairperson Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called on the Department of Education to open up education-related data for analysis during a meeting on learning loss recovery with DepEd and stakeholders. “I heard mention about opening up the data sets. I think that’s an admission that we need help from the experts, that’s a good admission.…

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  • Senator Villanueva to TESDA: “Ramp up enterprise-based training”

    Senator Joel Villanueva called on the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to strengthen enterprise-based training (EBT), or programs that are developed within companies and firms.  “We keep saying that EBT is the best way to improve outcomes and employability, yet we have not increased the number of graduates in this modality. We want…

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  • EDCOM 2 wraps up learning visit to Australia

    EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Senator Win Gatchalian and Representative Mark Go led the Philippine delegation to key Australian organizations and institutions in a learning visit from April 30 to May 6, 2023.  The trip was organized by Philippine Business for Education with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with the aim of gaining insights…

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