Philippine Education News Round-Up (Jan. 28 – Feb. 04, 2013)

February 05, 2013

Local News

College faculty members, professionals will be hired to teach in K to 12 program
(Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02/03/2013, Dona Z. Pazzibugan) 
College faculty members, professional practitioners and other non-education graduates will be hired to teach in high school with the passage of the law on the new Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K to 12) basic education curriculum.

Luistro sees passage of K to 12 law
(Philippine Daily Inquirer, 01/30/2013, Dona Z. Pazzibugan) 
The Senate and House of Representatives are expected to ratify the final version of the K to 12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) law before they adjourn next week.

DepEd info officers finish journalism training
(The Manila Times, 01/31/2013, Neil A. Alcober) 
Information officers of the Department of Education (DepEd) completed a two-week journalism training at The Manila Times College (TMTC) to effectively interact with news media.

Senate, House ratify bicam report on K-to-12 bill
(GMANews.TV, 01/30/2013) 
The two houses of Congress on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conferece committee report on a bill seeking to institutionalize the government’s K to 12 program.

DepEd News


9th National Dental Health Month"
Dissemination of COMELEC Resolution No. 9598 Dated December 21, 2012"
DepEd Peace Movement in Mindanao"
Dissemination of Executive Order No. 98 (Promulgating the Ninth Regular Foreign Investment Negative List)"
Dissemination of CSC Memorandum Circular No. 23 (Volunteer Program in the Public Sector)"
Creation of Task Force to Formulate and Finalize the Guidelines on the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for the Department of Education (DepEd)"
2013 National Intellectual Disability Week"
Composition of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa Board, National Executive Committee and Technical Management and Administration and Designation of the Chairpersons of Various Management Working Committees"
2013 Palarong Pambansa"


Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of the School Readiness Year-End Assessment (SReYA) for Kindergarten"
Creation of the Pre-Qualification, Bids and Awards Committee (PBAC) and the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Procurement Activities of the Public-Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Project Phase II (PSIP-II)"
Amended Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 8190 (An Act Granting Priority to Residents of the Barangay, Municipality or City Where the School is Located, in the Appointment or Assignment of Classroom Public School Teachers)"
Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act (RA) No. 8525 Otherwise Known as the Adopt-A-School Program Act"

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