No problem in drug test among youth if parents agree—PDEA exec

No problem in drug test among youth if parents agree—PDEA exec

An official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday said the agency had been consulting psychologists and currently found no problem conducting surprise drug tests to Grade 4 students.

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Roque: Kids need not see President as role model

Children don’t have to see President Rodrigo Duterte as a good role model, Malacañang said as it pointed out that instilling values among minors was a duty best performed by the parents themselves.

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DepEd exec to file criminal raps vs creator of fake ‘Palarong Pambansa’ FB page

The office of the undersecretary at the Department of Education (DepEd) is poised to file criminal charges against the perpetrators of a fake Facebook page of the annual “Palarong Pambansa” putting the name of the official in a bad light.

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DepEd to schools: Shun CSR donations from tobacco companies

Days before the start of the annual Brigada Eskwela, the Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded schools not to accept gifts, donations, and sponsorships from companies in the tobacco industry, whether directly or indirectly, or in the guise of corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.

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Binay wants 20% discount on public school teachers’ funeral

Public school teachers, who died due to work-related sickness and injuries, would receive “funeral discount privileges” if Senator Nancy Binay’s bill is enacted into law.

In Senate Bill No. 1670, which she filed on Monday, Binay sought a 20 percent discount on funeral services for families of public school teachers of the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education “who died on account of work-related sickness and injuries.”

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DepEd moratorium on field trips lifted

The Department of Education (DepEd) has lifted the moratorium on educational field trips with the issuance of new implementing guidelines on the conduct of off-campus activities for all public and private elementary and secondary schools.

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