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Valenzuela adopts alternative work arrangement

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The Valenzuela City government said it adopted an alternative work arrangement for contractual and job order (JO) employees amid the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine. The City Council passed Ordinance No. 676 Series of 2020 otherwise kn...

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800 Manila inmates receive alternative education diplomas

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A total of 820 inmates of the Manila City Jail received diplomas to signify the completion of their studies under the Alternative Learning School (ALS) system.

This is part of the reformation program of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology that promotes education among inmates or so-called persons deprived of liberty (PDL).

The ALS national accreditation and equivalency examination is administered by the Department of Education (DepEd).

The exam is meant to test the readiness of PDL to enroll in high school and college courses.

Once they pass the exam, they will be accredited by the DepEd and considered graduates.

This year’s graduates, the fourth batch of ALS students, count as among the highest number of graduates ever.

In 2018, the number of PDL graduates reached a high of 600.

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