Statement on the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Urduja

December 17, 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) is one with the nation as it faces Tropical Storm (TS) Urduja (international name Kai-Tak) which made landfall on Eastern Samar on December 16, and over Malay, Aklan on December 17, a few days before Christmas.

Reports issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and DepEd – Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) revealed the extent of TS Urduja which affected Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, and CARAGA with its scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains. According to the Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DREAMB) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 35,188 families or 158,700 individuals from 326 barangays in Regions V, VIII, and CARAGA were affected as of December 16.

As always, DepEd’s public schools opened its doors to the victims of the tropical storm. As of the same date, a total of 23 schools were used as evacuation centers – one in Tobaco City and six in Sorsogon (Region V); and six in Eastern Samar, three in Ormoc City, and seven in Tacloban City (Region VIII).

While awaiting reports from other regions, the Department enjoins the public to relive the spirit of Bayanihan and extend the needed assistance to the affected communities through the DepEd – External Partnerships Service with telephone numbers (02) 6376462 to 64; 6374996; 6387110; and through the DepEd Regional Offices. Likewise, we call on everyone to take part in the subsequent relief and recovery efforts.

DepEd strongly believes that the Filipino resiliency and camaraderie will get us through these trying times, especially during this season of giving and sharing.


This is originally posted in

Pamaskong Mensahe Mula sa Kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon

December 24, 2017


Mabunying pagbati ngayong Kapaskuhan sa mga mag-aaral, guro, at lahat ng mamamayang kaagapay ng Kagawaran.

Sa ating pagbabalik-tanaw sa nakaraang taon ay magpasalamat tayo sa mga biyayang ating natanggap, at isabuhay ang mga mahahalagang aral na ating natutunan bilang pagpupugay sa kaarawan ng ating dakilang Tagapagligtas.

Sa kabila ng mga pagsubok na ating hinarap at patuloy na haharapin, nawa’y mamayani ang pagmamahalan, pagbibigayan, at pagpapatawaran sa bawat isa. Patuloy nating kalingain ang mga nangangailangan sapagka’t ang bawat isa ay may responsibilidad at pananagutan sa kanyang kapwa.

Makaaasa kayo na ang Kagawaran ng Edukasyon ay patuloy na maglilingkod at tutupad sa pananagutan nito na maghatid ng edukasyon na dekalidad, abot-kamay, napapanahon at mapagpalaya para sa lahat.

Maligayang Pasko at manigong bagong taon!


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I thought that I cannot go back online with my domain because of my early struggles on blogging. My transition in my new teaching career occurred during that time. I also need to settle my financial obligations that made me to sacrifice my blog.

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For now, let us enjoy the holiday season. I am happy that God really blessed me this year and having this blog is a strong evidence that I am loved by Him.

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