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DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

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RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and earthquakes, but they have means to fund the repairs

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling for the revival of its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to repair schools damaged by typhoons and earthquakes in the past months. Continue reading DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

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REPAINT. After a year of wear and tear, the walls of Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Mandaluyong City is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luigi Arce/Rappler

To strengthen this initiative, the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management, and fire and earthquake drills

MANILA, Philippines (May 21, 2017) — Beyond preparing classrooms for the opening of the school year, Brigada Eskwela is also focused on ensuring that schools can prepare for emergencies and disasters. Continue reading Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor

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ENDING CHILD LABOR. The International Labor Organization, together with several national government agencies, vows to end child labor by 2025. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Their campaign #1MBatangMalaya aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to eliminate child labor by 2025

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 12, 2017) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) estimates that there are around 2.1 million Filipino children exposed to hazardous labor, which includes mining.  Continue reading Gov’t, ILO vow to free 1 million kids from child labor