#WalangPasok: Special Declared Holiday in Selected Areas on Dec 5, 8, 11 and 19 2017

Selected areas in the Philippines have declared special non-working holidays on certain dates on December 2018. These proclamations are in lieu of celebration of local events. Malacañang declared that President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed the local holidays through Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea. Here is the list of proclamations and corresponding areas and dates that declared local holidays. Take note that along with...

MMDA, LTFRB to Deploy Buses, Private and Gov Vehicles in Lieu of Transport Strike

On December 4 and 5, transport groups will have another nationwide strike in protest of the pending PUV modernization. The said announcement has prompted some local government unit to declare class suspension on the said date. To help commuters who will be affected by the said transport strike, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will offer free bus rides. Staging areas...

DepEd Reminds Teachers to Maximize Use of MOOE

It is a common knowledge that public school teachers cannot avoid paying some expenses or buying other necessities in order to make the delivery of education as smooth as possible. Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged all teachers to report expenses shelled out from their own personal money that should have been covered by the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOEE). “You...

#WalangPasok: Class Suspension on December 4, 2017

Transport groups have set to conduct another strike on Monday and Tuesday, December 4 and 5 prompting some cities to suspend classes. Pinagkaisahang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) and the No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition (NTJPC) will hold their 4th nationwide strike this year to protest the impending phaseout of old jeepneys in January 2018. The Department of...

Displaced Higher Education Institution Personnel to Get More Financial Aid from DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) offers relief measures to higher education institutions (HEI) personnel displaced due to the K to 12 program of the Department of Education. The Adjustment Measure Program (AMP) aims to provide assistance and intervention to said employees to enhance their employability and competitiveness. Teaching and non-teaching HEI personnel affected during the K to 12...

Briones Defends DepEd Over Huge Teachers’ Loans

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones called out teacher organizations which put the blame on the government agency for the billions of unpaid loans. Briones addressed concerns that teachers will have none left of their bonuses since it will end up as payment for existing loans. She said it all goes down to how the teachers manage their debts. “Why are...

Former DepEd Officials Face Raps for Allegedly Amassing P6-M Public Funds

Ex-officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) are facing malversation and graft charges before the Sandiganbayan after the Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to hold them accountable for amassing up to Php6 million in public funds. Jesus Nieves and Marilou Tolosa, former officials of DepEd Regional Office IX in Pagadian City faces charges for violating Section3(e) of RA...

Landbank, GSIS told to Refinance Public School Teachers’ Loans

The Department of Finance has ordered the LandBank of the Philippines and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to work out an easy-to-pay, low-interest refinancing program for public school teachers so they could pay-off debts from private lenders. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said that this would enable teachers be free from exorbitant borrowing rates. “The teachers pay less, earn...

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...