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Philippine Education News Round-Up (June 18 - 24, 2012)

June 23, 2012

Local News

DepEd joins National Ecosavers Program
(The Philippine Star, 06/22/2012, Rainier Allan Ronda) 
The Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday joined the National Ecosavers Program launch and pledged to lead the effort to teach waste segregation to children in public and private schools all over the country.

There’s cash in trash for Metro Manila students
(Philippine Daily Inquirer, 06/22/2012, Tarra Quismundo) 
No, it’s not tacky. Students taking to schools household garbage that could be recycled and reused stand to earn some money and at the same time help save the environment.

DepEd allays fears of schools losing business due to K+12 program
(The Philippine Star, 06/21/2012, Rainier Allan Ronda) 
Education Secretary Armin Luistro allayed fears of private colleges and universities of losing business with no freshmen enrolling in 2016. The first year of a two-year senior high school will be put in place that year under the department’s Kindergarten+12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) program, since the schools would be allowed to offer Grades 11 and 12.

After confusion over class suspension, DILG steps in
(GMANews.TV, 06/20/2012)
After the confusion over suspension of classes due to rains and floods last Monday, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) have instructed its regional directors to coordinate with local chief executives in canceling classes and work in government offices.

DepEd News

Memo

No. 103 s.2012  34th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week
No. 102 s.2012  Dissemination of Memorandum Circular No. 30, S. 2012 (Directing the Full Implementation of the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development (PBID) Program)

Order

No. 63 s.2012  Guidelines on the Preparation of Gender and Development (GAD) Plans, Utilization of GAD Budgets and Submission of Accomplishment Reports
No. 62 s.2012  Guidelines on the Utilization of the Financial Assistance for the Implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) Modeling Program Under the K to 12 Basic Education Program
No. 61 s.2012  Prioritizing the Data Collection and Validation Needed under the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS)
No. 60 s.2012  Change In DepEd Order No. 34, S. 2012 (Addendum to DepEd Order No. 64, s. 2011 – Equal Opportunities and Standard Implementation of DepEd Policies for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Implementors)
No. 59 s.2012  Revised Implementing Guidelines on the Selection and Hiring of Alternative Learning System (ALS) Literacy Volunteers
No. 58 s.2012  Revised Implementing Guidelines On The Provision Of Teaching Aid And Transportation Allowances To Als Mobile Teachers And District Alternative Learning System Coordinators (DALSCs)

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