/ 29 March 2021

PARAÑAQUE City Representative Joy Myra Tambunting batted for a measure that promotes e-learning.

House Bill 3717 or the proposed Open Learning School System Act seeks to deliver education to Filipino students through the use of print, radio, television and other multi-media learning and teaching technologies.

Tambunting explained that this system will allow students to study on their own without having to regularly attend class in the conventional classroom setup.

The bill will cover public secondary and tertiary educational institutions with existing distance learning programs and all other such institutions that shall later be authorized as qualified to implement the system.

“This alternative learning system adheres with the constitutional mandate of providing access to relevant quality education through the employment of an alternative learning system that would enable the youth including adults to overcome geographical, socioeconomic and/or physical constraints to their completion of secondary and tertiary education including advance studies,” Tambunting explained.

“This Cyber Education Bill aims to institutionalize the Open ELearning School System thereby defying hindrances in the effective, systematic and advance means of computer education,” the lawmaker added.

House Bill 3717 mandates the Department of Education to administer and supervise the system and to create a program attached to the Office of the Secretary under the Office for the Cyber Education Program.