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Education Secretary Leonor Briones

The Department of Education yesterday reminded all personnel in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide to refrain from imposing and collecting compulsory contributions among their students.
In an official statement, Education Secretary Leonor Briones reiterated that the DepEd is “firm on its goal to provide all Filipino learners with free basic education in public elementary and secondary schools.”
Thus, Briones said, the concerned school personnel must ensure that “collection of authorized contributions must remain voluntary, not compulsory.”
Briones maintained that “contributions should not become monetary constraints for parents and learners, and acknowledges the many expenses they incur just to send their children to school.” (Ina Hernando Malipot)

source: TEMPO

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  1. Agreed. However, the teachers are still burdened to pay for and use their resources to make up for the Dept. of Ed's monetary short fall in educational materials and supplies. This is impractical and wrong to expect teachers to have to subsidize the educational system after all the effort they put into preparing and teaching. They have families to feed as well.

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    1. sabi po dito http://www.deped.gov.ph/sites/default/files/order/2016/DO_s2016_13.pdf may funds po to procure school supplies and other consumables for teachers and students deemed necessary in the conduct of classes- page 4. Baka po naligaw ung budget hindi nakarating sa principal, o kaya nasa principal hindi nakarating sa mga teachers. Buti nga po kayo nga po ata ang nag-aabono, samin mga parents ang nag-aabono kumikita pa ung mga teachers... LOL!!

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