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Rica Mae DC.

Sison for tertiary education, middle-level skills

development, employment and
BBTE-BTL 3-5D entrepreneurship.
BTED 2033 Educational Systems and
Current Issues in Education B. Universal preschooling for all

Prof. Esther Ombao Bernardo The Aquino campaign proposes the

establishment of a real preschool system
that makes the preschool available to all
kids regardless of their parents’ income.
Noynoy Aquino proposes that all public
BENIGNO SIMEON “NOYNOY” school children will have preschooling as
COJUANGCO AQUINO III introduction to the formal school system
by school year, 2016.

BENIGNO “NOYNOY” AQUINO is a C. Madaris Education as a

Filipino politician who served as the 15th sub-system within educational
President of the Philippines from 2010 system
until 2016.
Madrasah is an Arabic term for
“school.” It is derived from the root word
In July 2010, he delivered his first State dars, which connotes a learning process
of the Nation Address (SONA). During his carried through drill lesson.
first State of the Nation Address (SONA),
he announced his intention to reform the Filipino Muslims have asked for an
education system in the Philippines by Education System that respects their
shifting to K–12 education, a 12-year beliefs and culture that goes side-by-side
basic education cycle. He also presented with the formal educational system. A
his “Ten Point Agenda in Education”. Madaris Education can be included to
help keep Filipino Muslim children in
schools. Last 2013, the Department of
TEN POINT AGENDA IN Education (DepEd) has reiterated its
EDUCATION policy of respecting the religious rights of
students including the right of female
A. Increasing the educational cycle Muslim school children to use veil or
to 12 years basic education headdress (hijab) inside the campus.

This is to give children a chance at Based on DepEd Order No. 32 series of

succeeding. This starts from school year 2013, the Department reiterates its policy
2011-2012. Noynoy Aquino believes that on the protection of religious rights of
by applying the K-12 (Kindergarten to students which was contained in DECS
Grade 12) system, which is what our Order No. 53 series of 2001 entitled
neighbors are using, will help Filipino “Strengthening the Protection of
children achieve the best basic education Religious Rights of Students.”
Based on the order, Muslim girls shall be
The K-12 Basic Education program allowed to wear appropriate clothing
aims to provide “sufficient time for during Physical Education (PE) classes in
mastery of concepts and skills, develop accordance with their religious beliefs.
lifelong learners,” and prepare graduates Moreover, Muslim students shall not be
required to participate in non-Muslim for higher grades. From Preschool until
religious rites. grade 3, the Aquino Administration’s
policy will be an education taught in the
D. Technical Vocational Education mother tongue, with English and Filipino
as alternative to high school senior as subjects. As grade level go higher,
English will be increasingly used for
Technical, vocational education must be science, and math while social studies will
reintroduced into public high schools with be in Filipino.
accompanying trade tests and skills so as
to provide high school graduates the I. Quality Textbooks
quickest path to work upon graduation.
Text books under an Aquino
E. Every Child a reader by Grade 1 Administration will be judged by: Quality,
better quality, and more quality.
The Aquino Campaign recognizes that the
core problem to learning problems is the J. Covenant with Local
inability to read. The educational policy Governments to build more schools
of an Aquino Administration aims to
make every child a reader by grade one at In areas where there are no public or
the end of its tenure in 2015-2016. private schools, the Aquino
Administration will enter into a covenant
F. Science and Math proficiency with local government units to build
smaller populations so teachers and
Noynoy Aquino pledges to bring science students and parents can form a real
and math club movements with learning community.
elementary and high school science and
math fairs. Noynoy Aquino also pledges to CONTRIBUTIONS
build a strong science and math
curriculum that begins in Grade 1.
 Elimination of education
G. Assistance to private schools as backlogs
essential partners in basic
education  K-12 Basic Education
The Aquino Administration proposes to  Budgets for both basic and
expand Government Assistance to higher education increased, and;
Students and Teachers in Private
Education (GASTPE) to aim for 1 million  Other important laws were
private HS students every year through passed. These are some of the
education service contracting (ESC). It following laws:
likewise pledges to remove the wasteful
education voucher system of the Arroyo
Administration.  Republic Act (RA) 10533,
otherwise known as the
H. Medium of Instruction “Enhanced Basic Education Act
rationalized of 2013.” This law provides for at
least one year of preschool and 12
Noynoy Aquino supports the UNESCO years basic education (six years of
tried and tested formula of mother tongue elementary; four years of junior-high
instruction before moving on to English
school; and two years of senior-high
In the second SONA of President
 Republic Act (RA) 10157, also Rodrigo Duterte, he confirmed his strong
known as the “Kindergarten support for quality basic education and he
Education Act,” which makes highlights the continuous empowerment
kindergarten education the first stage of young and adult Filipino learners
of compulsory and mandatory formal through wider and better access to
education prior to Grade 1. academic and skills enhancement.
 Republic Act (RA) 10627, or the The full implementation of K to 12
“Anti-Bullying Act of 2013”. This Program begins last 2017, which also
law is one of the first “anti-bullying signals the arrival of the first batch of
laws” in the world. Under this law, all Grade 12 learners in the current school
public and private basic-education year. These learners continued with
schools are mandated to adopt Senior High School (SHS) to finish their
anti-bullying policies and establish chosen tracks.
intervention programs for both the
child victim and the child bully.
 Republic Act (RA) 10648 or the  Intensification and expansion of
“Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014” the Alternative Learning System
which mandates all state universities (ALS)
and colleges to admit and provide
scholarship grants to the top 10
public high-school graduates subject Alternative Learning System (ALS)-
some requirements and conditions it is a parallel learning system in our
provided by said law and the country that provides a practical option to
implementing rules and regulations the existing formal instruction.When one
to be formulated by the Commission does not have or cannot access formal
on Higher Education (CHED) and the education in schools, ALS is an alternate
DepEd. or substitute.
Even before the culmination of K to
12 Cycle from Kindergarten to Grade 12,
the Department of Education, through
RODRIGO “RODY” ROA DUTERTE the Bureau of Curriculum Development,
launched the ALS-K to 12 Education
Curriculum. This is done to ensure that
the Alternative Learning System
Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte is a curriculum is aligned with the K to 12
Filipino lawyer and a politician who is the Program, and to provide learning
16th and current President of the opportunities that will empower
Philippines. He is the first Mindanaoan to out-of-school youth and adult learners to
hold the office. improve their quality of life and become
EDUCATIONAL AGENDA more effective contributors to the society.

 Double the salary of teachers by President Duterte considered that

6 years Alternative Learning System (ALS) is the
“centerpiece” of basic education that
 Full implementation, will complement the K-12 program.
monitoring and evaluation of
the K to 12 program.

 600,000 out-of-school youths passed

the Accreditation and Equivalency
Program, certifying them as eligible
for either high school or college, as
part of the Alternative Learning
System program of the Department
of Education (DepEd).
 Republic Act 10931, or the
“Universal Access to Tertiary
Education Act of 2017”, an act
promoting universal access to quality
tertiary education by providing for
free tuition and other school fees in
state universities and colleges, local
universities and colleges and
state-run technical-vocational
institutions, establishing the tertiary
education subsidy and student loan
program, strengthening the unified
student financial assistance system
for tertiary education, and
appropriating funds.