Press Releases and Official Statements

World Teachers' Day Message of Sec. Briones

I wish our more than 800,000 Filipino teachers a happy and fruitful World Teachers’ Day!

Coming from a dynasty of teachers and as an educator myself, I have always been looking forward to this celebration—that special time of the year when citizens from all walks of life take a moment to salute the noblest of all professions.

This year’s theme, “Gurong PilipinoHanda sa Makabagong Pagbabago,” is highly auspicious as we, in the education sector, embark on a journey to the Fourth Industrial Revolution—the age of artificial intelligence, smart technologies, augmented realities, and cyber systems that obliterate the boundaries between the physical and digital.

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Statement on the No-Homework Policy Bills

PASIG CITY, August 28, 2019 – With its issuance of the “Guidelines on Giving Homework or Assignment to All Public Elementary School Pupils,” otherwise known as DepEd Memorandum No. 392, series 2010, the Department of Education (DepEd) reiterates its commitment to the holistic development of learners inside and outside the classroom.

The said issuance aims to enable learners to have more quality time with their parents, family, and friends by limiting the homework/assignment to a reasonable quantity on school days and by eliminating the same during weekends.

Statement on the passing of Gina Lopez

PASIG CITY, August 22, 2019 – The Department of Education (DepEd) expresses its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez, former secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation, who passed away on August 19 at the age of 65.

Education chief Leonor Magtolis Briones fondly remembers the former DENR chief, who was also a philanthropist, for her relentless passion for environmental protection and unparalleled tenacity in working for children’s welfare and human rights.

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