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Funding the free college tuition bill

In line with the constitutional provision that “The state shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education…,” a total of P710.5 billion was allotted for the four basic departments in our educational system, namely, Department of Education (DepEd), P583.1 billion; Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), P49.9 billion; Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), P6.9 billion; and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs), P61.6 billion.

A group of child experts warned education agencies Department of Education (DepEd) as well as Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the possibility of having students and adolescents “outsmart” drug testing.

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The Sandiganbayan Third Division has ordered that warrants of arrest be issued against former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Nur Misuari and his co-accused for their graft and malversation through falsification charges in connection with the reportedly anomalous purchase of different educational packages and materials from 2000 to 2001.

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Nearly 200 female Grade 4 students were vaccinated yesterday against an infection that causes cervical cancer, which kills more than 12 women daily and is the second leading cancer-related deaths worldwide.

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‘Highly processed’ foods, banned sa school canteens

Mahigpit na pinaalalahanan kamakailan ng Department of Health (DoH) ang mga operators ng school canteens na dapat nilang sundin ang “green-yellow-red” food guidelines na ni-release ng Department of Education (DepEd) sa paghahanda ng mga pagkaing ipinagbibili sa mga mag-aaral.

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Tatlumput- apat na estudiyanteng tumakas mula sa bakbakan sa Marawi City ang tinanggap sa iba’t ibang public schools sa Manila.

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