DepEd sets early registration on January 28

The Department of Education (DepEd) sets January 28, 2012 as the early registration day for School Year (S.Y.) 2012-2013 in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide.

“We have set aside this day for the early registration of out-of-school children, out-of-school –youth, children and youth with learning difficulties along with kinder, Grade 1 and incoming first year high school students,” said Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro.

Luistro said the Philippines is firmly committed to meet the goals of universal basic education and Education For All being advocated by the United Nations.

The early registration seeks to reach out to all five year-old children to enrol in kindergarten and for six year-olds to enlist for Grade 1.

It also aims to guarantee enrolment of OSC and OSY from the disadvantaged groups, indigenous peoples and street children ages 5 to 18 in their preferred delivery system. They can choose between formal schooling through alternative delivery mode (ADM) or informal mode via the alternative learning system (ALS).

The early registration also aims to keep track of OSC and OSY with disabilities whose ages range from 5 to 18 across grade levels and provide them with appropriate education intervention. “The state mandates that all Filipinos with or without learning disabilities must have access to education and the early registration aims to count them in,” the education
chief explained. (DepEd/PIA)

DILG asks mayors to inspect schools

INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo urged mayors nationwide to conduct
inspection of schools in time for the resumption of classes on June 6.

More than 20 million students are expected to troop to 38,351 public elementary schools and
7,274 public secondary schools nationwide next month.

“As chairpersons of their local school boards, mayors should work hand in hand with the local
Department of Education (DepEd) and other members of the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) Inter-
Agency Task Force to make the necessary preparations for a smooth, orderly and peaceful first
day of classes for our students a few days from now,” Robredo said.

The DILG secretary also advised local chief executives to mobilize force multipliers to assist the
elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to maintain peace and order and public safety.

Similarly, he enjoined the mayors to take the lead in the conduct of a local government-wide
information drive to encourage parents to enroll their children this school year.

Robredo issued the directive in support of OBE, a project being spearheaded by the DepEd with
the support of other concerned agencies of the government to ensure the smooth opening of
classes next month. (PIA)

‘Junk foods’ bawal nang ibaligya sa mga tunghaan

GIMANDU gahapon ni Education Secretary Armin Luistro ang ‘total ban’ sa pagbaligya sa
nagkalain-laing klase sa ‘junk foods’ sa mga tindahan o canteen sulod sa mga tunghaan.

Sa pakighinabi sa mga opisyal sa World Health Organization (WHO) nga maoy
nagrekomenda sa paglusad sa ‘healthy diet’ ug ‘child obesity, nahibaw-an sa DepEd nga ang
usa sa hinungdan sa paghinay sa pangutok sa mga tinun-an mao ang pagkaon og junk foods
o dili masustansiyang pagkaon.

Sa DepEd order No. 8, gimandu nga mga masustansiyang pag–kaon lamang, sama sa mga
root crops, kan-ong humay, mais, utanon, prutas ug uban pang adunay taas nga bi-tamina
ug mineral ang tugotan nga ibaligya sa tanang school canteen sa nasud.

Bawal na usab ang pagbaligya sa ‘artificial flavored juices’ ug carbonated nga ilimnon nga
dili maayo alang sa kahimsog sa mga kabataang nagtungha sa elementary ug high school.

DepEd to hire more than 10,000 teachers this year

The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to hire more than 10,000 teachers this year to serve
almost 2.5 million preschool children in the country.

“This new year, we are renewing our commitment to reach all children of school age as part of our
intensified efforts towards achieving the Education For All (EFA) commitment,” Education Secretary
Armin Luistro said.

Luistro said that with the increase in DepEd’s budget this year, the department will implement the
universal public kindergarten program for five-year-olds.

In line with this, the department is set to undertake a ground mapping of all school-aged children by
way of pre-registration all over the country starting January 15.

“The pre-registration will not only allow us to determine the interventions needed to ensure that the
EFA commitment is within the department’s reach, but it will also enable us to have a wider reach of
children who are deprived of basic education,” Luistro said.

From the 1,914,137 who were reached in 2010 in both public and private schools, DepEd targets to
raise the number of preschool children it will serve to almost 2.5 million or a 21 percent increase in

Currently, there are 29,615 preschool teachers. Of these, only 2,299 hold permanent items and the rest
are on contract of service status.

This year, DepEd targets to open more than 700 permanent teaching positions and accommodate more
than 10,000 contractual teachers.

Simpleng Xmas party alang sa mga pampublikong tunghaan

NANAWAGAN og balik si Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro
sa mga opis-yales ug magtutudlo sa mga pampublikong tunghaan nga himuong yano ug dili
mogasto sa pagpahigayon og Christmas party karong Disyembre.

Gibalik ni Luistro ang panawagan agig pagsunod sa DepEd Order no. 114-2009 nga nag-
mando sa dili pagpugos sa kontribusyon alang sa ipahigayon nga party ug angay nga
himuong boluntaryo lamang kini.

Gikinahanglan usab nga himuong yano, barato, o kung gikinahanglan, ginama lamang sa
mga estudyante isip proyekto aron makadaginot. Dili usab angay nga mahal ang kantidad sa
regalo alang sa “exchange gift”.

Kun dili mopahigayon og Christmas party ang tunghaan, angay nga ibutang sa “savings”
ang makolektang pondo aron mahatag kini sa mga apektadong pamilya nga naigo sa mga

Kun ipadayon usab ang party, angay nga himuon kini nga dili maapektuhan ang normal
nga pagpahigayon sa mga klase, serbisyo sa mga estudyante ug uban pang akademikong
aktibidad sa usa ka tunghaan. (PIA)