Eastern Visayas Tops In Nationwide Enrollment

Eastern Visayas Tops In Nationwide Enrollment


Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

In New Education Normal, Volunteers Help Fill Crucial Learning Gaps

“I volunteered because I didn’t want these kids to waste their time learning nothing,” says Emy Tarnate, one of the hundreds of volunteers helping children survive an education system altered by a global health crisis.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

Over one million or 83 percent of learners in Eastern Visayas have signed up for the academic year 2020 to 2021, the highest enrollment rate among 17 regions nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported on Thursday.

From June 1 to July 15, 2020, at least 1,087,074 students have been enrolled, representing 83 percent of the 1,312,447 actual learners registered in the last school year.

Eastern Visayas topped 16 other regions with an enrollment rate ranging from 56.40 percent to 82.43 percent.

“To all the parents and guardians of Eastern Visayas, thank you for trust with DepEd. To all the 13 school divisions, your strategies really work and this success has been achieved because of your concerted efforts,” DepEd regional head Ramir Uytico said in a statement.

Aside from online enrollment, school officials also placed boxes to pick up and drop enrollment forms in some villages, conduct mobile enrolment by setting up booths and kiosks, and teachers reached out to students through various means.

“Despite the pandemic, DepEd Region 8 has navigated the new normal by installing systems that are responsive to the needs of its clientele,” Uytico added.

DepEd regional information officer Jasmin Calzita said the remaining 17 percent will still be accepted as late enrollees even until the target day for the opening of classes on Aug. 24, 2020.

“But of course, it would be helpful especially for our planners to get the enrollment data the earliest possible time to prepare the resources before the opening of classes,” Calzita said in a text message.

The region has 4,171 public schools and 300 private schools in six provinces – Biliran, Eastern Samar Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, and Southern Leyte.

Meanwhile, Uytico said the DepEd regional office will continue its innovations to ensure undisrupted operations during the pandemic.

DepEd Region 8 is the first ISO Certified DepEd office in Visayas and Mindanao.

The regional office has been engaging its school officials and teachers in the implementation of the Learning Continuity Plan.

Included in the plan is to identify teachers and learners who have access to the digital platform and other forms of media.

This will help the education department measure the readiness of educators and students to engage in different modalities. (PNA)

MOH-BARMM Completes 88% Measles Vaccination, Seeks Extension

Health authorities in BARMM have asked the DOH for an extension of its vaccination campaign after completing only 88% of their total target.

WHO Chief Sees ‘Light At The End Of Long, Dark Tunnel’

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says that no vaccines in history had been developed as rapidly as now.

PLDT-Smart To Install 2 More Fiber Landing Stations In 2021

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart is set to ramp up its broadband and data services by adding two more fiber cable landing stations in the country next year.

Typhoon-Hit Biliran Fishermen Get New Boats, Engines

Fishermen in Biliran province will receive new fishing boats and engines as part of the BFAR’s efforts to help people affected by last year’s typhoon.

Gatchalian Weighs In On Class Resumption In Storm-Hit Areas

Isinusulong ni Sen. Win Gatchalian ang pagpapatuloy ng klase sa pamamagitan ng “purok workshops” para sa mga ‘low-risk’ o COVID-19-free na lugar.

Manila International Auto Show Shifts Its Gears Virtually With Mias Wired This December

Catch your favorite brands and cars at this year’s Manila International Auto Show as they go virtual for the first time!

P40-M Sports Complex To Rise In Bulacan Town

A PHP40-million sports complex with state-of-the-art amenities will soon rise in Bulacan!

Report Say You Need 88 Days Work Of Work To Afford An iPhone 12

Kaya mo bang hindi gumastos for 88 days para lang makabili ng iPhone 12?

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

Christmas Lanterns Brighten Samar Capitol Grounds

400 Christmas lanterns can now be seen at the Capitol grounds in Catbalogan City!