Data and Statistics

As of 2009« Of the 100 children in Grade 1 Only 86 moved on to Grade 2 76 to Grade 4 67 to Grade 6 And only 65 completed elementary education Then only 58 enrolled in high school And 45 were able to graduate.

The Department of Education has the biggest share of the National Budget But it does not meet the budgetary standard set by the UNESCO This is 6% of the country¶s GDP

2001 Philippine Census 16.2% or about 4 million of children aged 5 to 17 were already economically active 40% were elementary undergrads 32% had reached high school

2002 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey« 14.7% or 4.84 million out of 32.96 million population aged 6 to 24 years old 37% did their job on a seasonal basis or during school vacation 1/3 never attended school

65% or 2.6 million laborers and unskilled workers 13.5% or 544,000 service workers, shop and market sales workers 11.3% or 454,000 Farmers, forestry workers and fishermen

1 out of 5 children of ages 0 to 5 suffers stunted growth because of poor feeding practices Under-nutrition is often ³invisible until it is severe.´ ³More than one-third of children who die from pneumonia, diarrhea and other illnesses could have survived had they not been under-nourished.´ -UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman

Philippines is among the top 5 countries 15 million worldwide and the country has a ³good share´ of the number 80% of the victims in the country are females below 18 years old They are usually brought to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and even Cyprus

Of the 82 million Filipinos 45% or 32.8 million live in slums - Homeless International, 2008

Government Action And Laws

Government raised its allocation for education for the year 2010 The government plans to spend P235.2 billion for education next year or P13 billion more than this year The 112 state universities and colleges will receive P21.1 billion The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will receive P3.15 billion DepEd school building fund will receive P2 billion

(1) All youth and adults functionally literate (2) Children 3-5 year-olds ready to participate in schools to eliminate dropout and repetition in Grades 1 to 3 (3) All pupils and students complete the basic education with satisfactory achievement level (4) Education be made a societal responsibility

Republic Act 6655 ³Free Public Secondary Education Act of 1988´ Republic Act 6728 ³Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education Act´

Republic Act 7165 It is the policy of the state to give the highest priority to the adoption of measures for the total eradication of illiteracy. Republic Act 7323 An act to help poor but deserving students pursue their education by encouraging their employment during summer and/or Christmas vacations.

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Youth Entrepreneurship And Coopertivism In Schools Program (YECS) Student Government Management Program (SGMP) Student Technologists And Entrepreneurs Of The Philippines Program (STEP) International Programs On Student Exchange And Representation, And Referrals Promotion And Strengthening Of Science Clubs Program Work Appreciation And Training Program Kabataan 2004 Program

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nize nd instituti nalize t e Student G ernments in t e ubli secondar schools nationwide wit a iew to t e needs of t e studentry, sc ool and t e community. Or

Enhance life-long s ills and support the learning competencies of the work-education and skills training program of the TEPP component of the MAKABAYAN subject.

Screen and select qualified students to the different countries with which the Philippines has existing agreement for student exchanges and representations Receive counterpart foreign student-delegate For cultural and education tours, and interactions

Implement, coordinate and monitor all student employment-related training programs

Encourage HS, college, vocational students and out-ofschool youth to engage in constructive and productive activities Enroll the ³Youth Action for Sustainable Development´ to underscore the importance of entrepreneurship and cooperativism, science club, student leadership training and culture and arts in the community

is responsi le for ot public and pri ate igher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all post-secondary educational institutions in the country.

Faculty Development Program Pre-Baccalaureate Program Student Testing Program Academic Exchange Programs Scholarship Programs Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP)

Upgrade academic qualifications of tertiary faculty to masters and doctorate degree levels Contribute directly to better student learning Translate into higher passing rates in professional licensure examinations and greater productivity of graduates Provide scholarship slots to 3,500 faculty members

Overcome the inadequate preparation for higher education of many HS graduates Help students who are not quite ready for higher education Foundation courses in basic mathematics, science and language subjects Offered to students who fail to qualify for entrance to a particular institution

Develop National College Placement Test to strengthen assessment capability in higher education The test will be designed and implemented the Philippine Council for Research in Education (PCRE) That will provide expertise on assessment and curricular matters Training the staff to overcome the serious shortage of modern research and assessment expertise

Establish collaborative linkages with governments and institutions of higher learning worldwide For global recognition and mutual recognition of degrees

promote student and faculty exchanges with universities in the Asia Pacific Region

promotes academic exchanges between European and Asian universities

Reflect a three prolonged approach to the rationalization of the public higher education system (1) governance rationalization and restructuring (2)resource rationalization and fiscal autonomy (3) program rationalization.

Provide wide access to educational opportunities to poor but deserving tertiary level students CHED OSS developed new programs and guidelines and some existing ones amended/revised

Recognize, accredit and give equivalencies to knowledge, skills, attitudes and values gained Implemented through deputized higher education institutions that shall award the appropriate college degree

Promote Creative Education And Inner Change. Better schools, colleges and universities Self-directed education and transformation Inner change ± Taking responsibility for changing hearts and minds Individual and cultural transformations are the foundations of the other pillars

Academic Excellence and A Better Curriculum He feels that the current curriculum is light on technical skills , Mathematics and English A substantial and additional two years to the original six years of elementary Creative olutions Loan system for the less fortunate but deserving students in the tertiary level Using Social Security System

³Education President´ Education is the key to national development Raise salaries of teachers to P40,000/month Reasoning through the latest pedagogic tools Be the pioneer in the use of electronic books
sturdy, waterproof and cheap, redesigned by Filipino IT corporations for use in public schools

Additional 2 years of basic education
make the Filipino educational system at par with the rest of the world

School systems as mechanism for improving the health outcomes for our youth

Feeding programs, diminish drop-out rates, improve health clinics, pay families money directly when they send their children to school Creation of deep pool of knowledge workers Focus on research and development for the private sector in the community
e.g. coconut research in Bicol, aquaculture research in Sulu, electronics research in Central Luzon

Belief in One Almighty

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Love God above all, and the others as yourself.

Call to Family, Community and Participation.
The God-given institutions of marriage and the family are central and serve as the foundations for social life. They must be supported and strengthened, not undermined.

Rights and Responsibilities.
All citizens have a duty to respect human rights and to fulfill their responsibilities to their families, to each other, and to the larger society.

olidarity.
We have a moral responsibility to commit ourselves to the common good at all levels

Review of curricula for basic education Ensure quality graduates from cience H , Technological Colleges and Universities
Give priority on mastery of national language, English, Philippine pre-history, geography, culture, Mathematics, sciences and engineering

Provide salary adjustments, research and training incentives for teaching personnel Establish entrepreneurial Community HS all over the country

Canceling and rechanneling at least 160B pesos in annual unfair debt and trade payments Provide completely free education in state colleges and universities Democratic access of the poor to adequate education Provide more substance and depth to the education of the Filipino people in genuine nationalism Inculcate among a genuine deep nationalist vision and mission for the country

Making education the central strategy for investing in our people, reducing poverty and building national competitiveness. No corruption because it robs our children of their protection, nutrition, and education

Anti-Violence Against Womenand Their Children Act of 2004 An act defining violence against women and their children, providing for protective measures for victims, prescribing penalties therefore, and for other purposes

An act establishing family courts, granting them exclusive original jurisdiction over child and family cases, amending Batas Pambansa Bilang 129,as amended, otherwise known as act of 1980, appropriating funds therefore and for other purposes.

The programs related to the protection of the Filipino family are being implemented with the support of the local government units, nongovernment organizations and other government agencies at the national and local levels.

The Reproductive Health Bill and Population Development Act is a dangerously anti-life, anti-family and anti-woman piece of legislation that tramples fundamental human rights. It is a radical departure from existing Filipino policies which protect the traditional family values of the Filipino people.

Protect our school children from sexual abuse and exploitation while in school and even their homes Teach them about the forms of molestation
How to avoid them and what to do when they find themselves in such situations

Train more than 400,000 public school teachers on teaching PSL in 1-2 years.

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