Tonisito Umali - updates

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Too early to say whether K to 12 effective or not – DepEd official

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

But the Department of Education welcomes a proposal in the House of Representatives to review the K to 12 Law

REVIEW NEEDED. The Department of Education says it supports Congress's call to review the K to 12 program. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DepEd official to file charges vs fake Palarong Pambansa page creator

May 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali denies shaming fat teachers after a fake Facebook page attributes a made-up remark to him

FIGHTING A FAKE PAGE. DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali will not tolerate a Facebook page that is spreading a false quote against him. File photo by Rappler

DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

We owe our country's success to teachers – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:53 PM

'Bakit tayo nagtuturo?' Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks the country's teachers as she leads the celebration of National Teachers' Day in Legazpi City

Ilocos Sur to host Palarong Pambansa 2018

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Will home court advantage help young athletes from the Ilocos Sur province snag medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2018?

Duterte attends Palarong Pambansa 2017 opening

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The Department of Education says the visit shows the president s commitment to encourage Filipino youth to join sports instead of getting hooked on bad vices

GUEST OF HONOR. President Rodrigo Duterte will join 12,000 athletes for the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2017. Malacanang file photo

How Antique prepared for Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:52 AM

With a swimming pool that has anti wave lane lines and a fully rubberized oval track Palarong Pambansa 2017 officials expect many records to be broken in the swimming category

SWIMMING. The local government unit of Antique installs an anti-wave lane ropes in the Binirayan Swimming Pool, the first of its kind in Western Visayas. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Early Christmas break for students proposed

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Senator Grace Poe says she will raise the issue when the Senate tackles the DepEd s budget on Monday September 26

File photo of Batasan Elementary School students

DepEd calls on public to support Brigada Eskwela 2016

May 27, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The Education Department asks the public to volunteer to clean and prepare public schools in time for the opening of classes

CLEAN UP. - (File Photo) Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleans the desks of her designated classroom together with a student. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

DepEd, Albay prepare for Palaro 2016

Mar 24, 2016 - 10:56 AM

This year 18 regions will be competing including the recently established Negros Island Region

PALARO 2016. Albay will host the 2016 Palarong Pambansa. File photos from the official website and Facebook page of Albay Palarong Pambansa 2016

DepEd: Required or not, teachers ready to render election duties

Jan 28, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali says the department is right on track in its preparations for the 2016 elections

ELECTION DUTY. The education department welcomes the Congress' approval of a bill that will allow public school teachers to opt out of election duty. File photos from AFP and Rappler

DepEd: All systems go for Palaro 2015

May 01, 2015 - 7:30 PM

DepEd Secretary Br Armin Luistro FSC says all necessary arrangements have been secured

DepEd, DavNor ensure safe Palaro

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro is reminds coaches and chaperones to ensure the safety of the student athletes

Yolanda a year after: More than 300 classrooms built

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Thousands of classrooms are not yet completely built but DepEd says it is on track in its efforts since it is building classrooms that can withstand intense earthquakes and strong winds

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Back to school for 20.9M public school students

Jun 02, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Aside from Yolanda rehabilitation efforts the education department is also working on ways to mitigate a common problem of schools in urban areas: overcrowding

Ban boxing in PH schools?

Dec 16, 2013 - 9:54 PM

The death of a high school athlete sparks calls to ban boxing in schools

DepEd OKs tuition hike in 260 NCR schools

May 22, 2013 - 3:03 PM

260 schools were permitted to raise their fees for school year 2013 2014


Negros Oriental all set to host Palaro 2013

Mar 05, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Negros Oriental Gov Roel Degamo expressed his province s readiness to host the much awaited 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Dumaguete City

SIGNED. Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo (left) and DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro presented the MOU they signed for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Josiah Israel Albelda/Rappler

#TalkThursday: Palarong Pambansa back in the spotlight

May 03, 2012 - 12:18 PM

TalkThursday talks about Palarong Pambansa with DepEd s Tonisito Umali