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Duterte signs law for free tuition in state colleges
by Pia Ranada August 04, 2017

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte approves the measure despite opposition to it previously expressed by his economic managers
President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, a law providing free tuition for students of 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs).

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What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?
by Mara Cepeda August 13, 2017
‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow,’ says the UP vice president for public affairs.

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law
by Bea Cupin August 10, 2017
The 3 agencies could get budget cuts in 2018 because of their 'spending pattern' – billions of pesos in unused and unobligated funds – from previous years.

Who will benefit from the free tuition law?
by JC Punongbayan August 10, 2017
Data suggest that, by and large, the free tuition law is likely to benefit the rich more than the poor.

Congress 'carving out' funds for free tuition
by Bea Cupin August 08, 2017
The House appropriations committee, CHED, and DBM are set to meet and compute just how much it will take to make sure tuition and miscellaneous fees are free for students in government-run educational institutions.

Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'
by Pia Ranada August 07, 2017 - with Video
'Eh pagdating sa 'kin, alam ko man na walang pera. 'Pirmahan natin ito.' Eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his decision to sign the measure.

'Bulakbol,' rich? No free tuition for 'undeserving' college students
by Camille Elemia August 06, 2017
Senator Panfilo Lacson calls for the removal of pork barrel from the 2018 budget to fund free college tuition in state universities and colleges.

LIST: State colleges and universities covered by free tuition law
August 04, 2017
Here are the 112 SUCs covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law
August 04, 2017
Less than an hour before the news broke out, 'SUCs' tops the trending list in the Philippines

Economic experts 'disappointed' after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs
August 04, 2017
Leftist members of the Duterte Cabinet, however, welcome the signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

UP Manila, Los Baños suspend tuition collection
by Jee Y. Geronimo July 26, 2017

In both campuses, the suspension is applicable to undergraduate students enrolling for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy
by Jee Y. Geronimo July 11, 2017

'They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete, and who will be eligible. Until they clarify, we will not collect any amount from students,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan.

Lumad school on Duterte’s claim: ‘We don’t teach students to hate’
July 30, 2017 By PJ Orias
A SURIGAO-based Lumad school issued a statement Saturday, July 29, denying President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that they teach students how to hate the government. The Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development Inc. (Alcadev), in a statement posted in its Facebook page, called Duterte’s claims that Lumad schools teach "subversion and communism" as "lies".

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Lumad children appeal to Duterte to save their schools
by Gari Acolola July 31, 2017
With the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao, violence continues to erupt and Lumad education remains hampered.

Military won't bomb Lumad schools – AFP
by Pia Ranada July 28, 2017
The AFP says President Rodrigo Duterte was just 'communicating a tough stance' when he threatened to bomb indigenous peoples' schools flouting government regulations.

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students
June 17, 2017

The assistance is being conducted in the receiving schools in Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and Iligan City where most of the displaced students were enrolled.
Psychological first aid aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event.


'Oplan Balik Eskwela' sa panahon ng martial law sa Mindanao
June 03, 2017
MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks to Education Secretary Leonor Briones on the impact of the Marawi crisis on schools in Mindanao.
The clashes between the military and local terrorists in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur are affecting elementary and high school students in Mindanao.
About 5,000 learners fled the crisis-hit city with their families, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Thursday, June 1, the 10th day of the clashes.

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WATCH: Schools open doors for Marawi learners
by Jee Geronimo June 05, 2017 - with video
The education department urges schools to welcome transferees from Marawi City with open arms. Jee Geronimo reports.

At least 182 Marawi residents escape combat zone
by Carmela Fonbuena June 03, 2017
The rescued Marawi residents include 38 teachers trapped inside Dansalan College and separate groups totalling 144 Christians and Muslims.

Education failure in Marawi
by Anais Prudent June 02, 2017
Maute fighters were at some point regular 'Juans'. What got them off track should be our main focus, if we want history to someday stop repeating itself.


Little-known fact: Marawi schools outperform others in ARMM
by Clarissa C. David and Jeriesa P. Osorio July 26, 2017

In the rebuilding of majestic Marawi City, inordinate attention and resources are needed to bring children back to their schools, and back into their schooling routine

How DepEd plans to address PH classroom shortage
by Jee Y. Geronimo June 10, 2017

The education department is considering different solutions to address this perennial problem, including the construction of high-rise school buildings, as well as school communities outside urban centers.

'Complete' picture of Martial Law needed in school curriculum
by Jee Y. Geronimo September 21, 2016

The Department of Education (DepEd) has committed to a curriculum change that will show the "complete" picture of Martial Law, including the "corruption and human rights abuses" during that time.

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Puerto Princesa launches ‘Hanging Library’
Oct 4, 2016 By Catherine Santos
The Department of Education Puerto Princesa (City DepEd), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Olympia, launched the ‘Hanging Library’, also tagged as “Cocoon of Knowledge”, on Sunday, October 2 at Sittio Tuod, Bgy. Montible.

The said library, which featured a reading area hoisted on treetops, was made to mainly benefit members of the Tagbanua tribe, out-of-school youth (OSY) and other students of Alternative Learning System (ALS) in the area, all with ages ranging from 12 to 62 years old.

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Technology and teaching: How the Internet opened opportunities for education
by Nikki Natividad September 09, 2016

Knowing that there are options for Filipino teachers to teach outside the classroom is crucial for those who need it.

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting
by Jee Y. Geronimo August 30, 2016

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40%
The Philippines is losing at least P328 billion ($7.06 billion) a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on education and workforce productivity, according to a report released Tuesday, August 30.

Schools of Living Traditions - SLT

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Schools of Living Traditions - SLT

There are various facets of cultural heritage that can be transmitted to the next generations, this program would like to specifically focus on the transmission of indigenous skills and techniques to the young.

Northern Cultural Communities, Aug 5, 2014

Mountain Province Mar 14, 2013

Panay Bukidnon, Aug 14, 2014

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Education etc. for Indigenous and etc. groups

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Indigenous peoples education curriculum of the Philippines
by Bobby Mascarenas
President at THE PNU Math Club

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Philippines: Summary Report

Mapping Out Disadvantaged Groups in Education


When kids don’t even own a pencil
May 4, 2017

Meet Jasthene, a 9-year old Manobo girl from North Cotabato. She wants her classmates to have enough school supplies so they won’t have to fight.


Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village
Dec 25, 2016

MovePH goes to Sitio Burog, Bamban, Tarlac to give school supplies to the students. This is where we met Ericka Cosme, a young Aeta girl who wants to be the next teacher in her village.


Igorot boy crosses 4 mountains, 2 rivers just to get to school
Jun 23, 2016

The path was never friendly, especially for the children. The dangerous cliffs are covered by grassy overgrowth. One wrong step can lead to death.

The long road to education
by Nikki Natividad December 23, 2016

In Tarlac’s Sitio Burog Elementary School, Aeta students willingly make a long trek across mud and dirt, just to learn.

PAMULAAN Center for Indigenous Peoples' Education

an educational institution dedicated to the indigenous peoples. The first of its kind in the country, its main thrust is to create a culturally appropriate and relevant pathways of TRAINING<

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Pamulaan: Shaping indigenous leaders

The Pamulaan Center for indigenous people's education seeks to shape and empower the youth into community leaders. Oct 23, 2014

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The Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP)

funded by the U.S. Department of State, sends groups of students from Mindanao to the US for one-month stays. In the US, the participants take part in an intensive four-week training institute on inter-ethnic dialogue and conflict resolution.

Remark this is an album in the album "Ethnic & Indigenous education - etc."

New schools for indigenous peoples in Mindanao
February 5, 2016
Pursuing its commitment to provide culture-based education and help ensure lasting peace in Mindanao, the Department of Education, DepEd will establish 5 new schools for Higaonon communities in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental.
The new schools will be established in Barangays Kalipay, Hindangon, Bantaawan, and Bal-ason, and will be ready to accept its first batch of learners this coming school year 2016-2017.
Philippines Muslim and Indigenous Peoples Education Programme
Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC)

legally established in 2004 and in the same year gained recognition from the Department of Education as the first formal indigenous people-based education center.

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Bridging the Gap - Hope for Lumads. How a Philippine forest community established a school to provide education and skills to sustain their culture.

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Black Pencil Project

a grassroots, interest-based volunteer organization with core advocacies focused on the promotion of primary education in remote and indigenous communities in the Philippines. Through resources mobilization programs utilizing known collaborative consumption models, materials assistance like basic, start-up school kits are provided to select barrio schools during start of classes of each school year.

Education of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines vis-à-vis ASEAN Community



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Indigenous Peoples Education

"From Alienation To Rootedness"

Indigenous Education: Mindanao


Coordinator: Linda King

The Problem of Rural Education in the Philippines

PBAZ - Paaralang Bayan ng Ayta sa Zambales

an initiative of the Ayta leader-graduates of ELF - Education for Life Foundation.

PBAZ started along the lines of ELF’s vision of “a community of leaders and learners.”

ELF works with local partners to set up community-based alternative learning systems for out of school youth and adults. Over 10,000 have taken part in distance learning courses. We train local learning facilitators and develop learning modules with them.

Move your books to Mindanao!
by/Lou Gepuela August 05, 2015

Books are passports to learning possibilities. Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential!

Philippines: Summary Report

Mapping Out Disadvantaged Groups in Education


A documentary on the effects of FORMAL EDUCATION in the culture and traditions of the MANGYANs in MINDORO

‘Titser Annie’ dokumentaryo ni Kara David with subtitles
Nov 16, 2016 - Aired: November 7, 2015
This episode entitled ‘Titser Annie’ features ‘Annie Masongsong’s dedication and passion as a teacher of the Mangyans in the mountains of Oriental Mindoro.’

Remark these are albums in the album "Mangyans - People, culture and education"


Manobo School in Bagtok
A traditional Manobo school of living traditions in a very remote village in Sitio Bagtok, Arakan, North Cotabato.

Remark tis is an album in the album "MANOBO - Their culture and beliefs"

Zambales high school formalizes first Ayta-centered education program. October 30, 2015
Operating for three years now, Lakas HS is a product of the concerted efforts of the Ayta elders and DepEd-Zambales. To date, the school has 92 Ayta students and eight teachers.
The partnership allows for the active involvement of the Ayta elders and culture bearers in the implementation of the Ayta IPEd program
Center for Babaylan Studies (CFBS)

CFBS is an organization that seeks to promote all indigenous and spiritual traditions from all parts of the Philippines. Its work is not restricted to one geographic location (i.e. the Visayas).

Babaylan is a Bisayan word that evolved from proto-Austronesian words in Southeast Asia such as belian, balian, balyan, baylan and bagdan. The Subanons call them balian, balean and balayan, women who lead the religious and death rituals in Mindanao. Its literal translation to English is ancient priestess or shaman.

Look also "The babaylan lives in her story" HERE or as pdf HERE

Look more about the Babaylan culture etc. HERE

Cordillera Peoples Alliance

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Cordillera Women's Education and Resource Center Inc.

CWERC is a feminist organisation mainly engaged in raising social and feminist awareness on indigenous women in Cordillera. It organises education and training workshops. It conducts research and advocacy campaign on women's indigenous issues. It also provides library services and publications

Indigenous Women and Food Sovereignty

by/Jill Cariño, Cordillera Women’s Education and Resource Center

Defending indigenous women’s rights

SIL - Also known as Summer Institute of Linguistics

a volunteer, non-profit organization that has worked in the Philippines since 1953. In cooperation with the Philippines Department of Education, SIL members carry out linguistic research and documentation of Philippine indigenous languages

Viral Badjao girl receives financial support for her education
by/ Abigail Abigan May 31, 2016

Several groups and individuals promise to help 'Badjau Girl' Rita Gabiola, including the local government of Lucena City and the Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation

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The Philippine image of Badjao displacement
May 28, 2016

What it takes to keep T'boli children in school
by/Jee Y. Geronimo September 15, 2015

A teacher in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, believes the whole community should be involved in the education of a child.
We hear these stories often, especially during opening of classes: children in far-flung areas walking for hours, even climbing mountains, just to get to school.


DepEd puts up first T'boli senior high school

The Education Department teams up with a university to help preserve the culture and traditions of the T'boli tribe. May 29, 2015

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