Salary Increase for Government Employees All Set in January 2018

Government workers can expect their third tranche of salary increase next year as approximately Php24 billion has been set aside in the proposed 2018 budget for it. According to Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, this is pursuant to Executive Order No., 201, s. 2016 which grants compensation adjustment for government workers in four tranches. Starting January 2018, all civilian workers...

Official List of Passers For the September 2017 LET TEACHERS’ BOARD EXAMS

Last September 24, 2017, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) oversaw the second LET board exam in at least 27 testing centers all over the country. A Special Professional Licensure Examination or SPLE was also held in Hong Kong and Bangkok. In the Philippines, the exam was conducted simultaneously in testing centers in Baguio, Bacolod, Catarman (Northern Samar), Cebu, Davao, Cagayan...

DepEd Disclaims #WalangPasok Advisory For Nov. 23,24 and 27

The Department of Education has called on the public to be more careful when sharing and believing news circulating online. One of the fake news spreading this week is a post on social media announcing the suspension of classes this week. In an official statement, the government agency denied that classes will be suspended on November 23, 24 and 27...

Students Don’t Perform Better With Technology Use in School – OECD

With the pending phasing out of textbooks in favor of tablets and ebooks following the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte, we can’t help but feel optimistic about this development. However, contrary to the listed advantages of going digital in education, a study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says otherwise. OECD’s education director Andreas Schelicher says school technology...

Duterte Plans to Replace Textbooks with Tablets; Mandatory Internet Lessons For Students

With the advancement of technology, it is really no surprise that the education sector would also go digital. Since the launch of the K-12 Basic Education Program, the tablet-based learning system at schools has been considered. President Rodrigo Duterte expressed support over the idea and even plans to order the Department Of Education (DepEd) to replace textbooks with tablets to...

Here’s What You Need To Know About the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) 2017

One of the rampant problems in today’s society is the increase of students dropping off from school and children who did not have a chance to pursue their education due to numerous reasons. This is the problem that the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) under the Accreditation and Equivalency Program (EO No. 733, s.1981) aims to address. Under the PEPT,...

Public School Teachers Fear Losing Teaching License Due to Unpaid Loans

Public school teachers are facing yet another burden aside from meager salary and pay cuts due to loan deductions. They are now being threatened they will lose their license to teach if they fail to pay their debts from Private Lending Institutions (PLIs). Central Luzon teachers marched to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to appeal that the agency ‘do not...

Government Employees to Receive Year-End Bonus Next Week

Christmas comes early to all qualified government employees! The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) assured government personnel that they will be receiving their cash gifts and year-end bonus starting this month. According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, the government allocated Php6.93 billion for cash gift and Php32.84 billion for year-end bonus for some 1.3 million government employees under the 2017...

#WalangPasok: Class and Work Suspensions For November 2, 2017 (UPDATED)

Many Filipinos around the country observe All Souls’ Day on November 2. Although the Department of Education has announced that class resumptions would be on this date, some schools, cities and municipalities have suspended classes and work on some areas. Here is the list of schools, cities and municipalities which cancelled work/classes: Schools ATENEO DE DAVAO - Non-working holiday in the university...

DEPED Guarantees Restoration of P4,000 Net Take Home Pay Threshold

After receiving plenty of ire from teachers, the Department of Education moved to ensure that teacher will receive their Net Take Home Pay (NTHP) which will not be less than Php 4,000. For those who were affected by the previous deductions resulting to a salary less than Php4,000 due to deductions from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and...