10 months DepEd defends P300M spent on trainings, seminars MB
By Marjaleen Ramos The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday defended over P300 million spent on trainings and seminars which the Commission on Audit (COA) red-flagged as “irregular, unnecessary, excessive, and extravagant” spending. Department of Education (MANILA BULLETIN) “The Department of Education actually has the largest budget in the government. We have about 900,000 total employees. Meron na kaming policy na inilagay na limitahan ang training ng employees, especially ng teachers,” DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said in an interview with DZMM. She cited that DepEd’s P4 billion budget for training per year covers 47,000 schools, 223 school divisions, and 16 ... more