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Homeschooling Produces Top-Rate Students, Achievers
July 1, 2012: The Filipino Business Mirror attests to the benefits of homeschooling and highlights students in the Philippines, where homeschooling is exploding.

Homeschool Leaders Wary As DOE “Endorses” Homeschooling
June 1, 2012: Homeschool leaders are concerned that government home-study programs threaten the growth of true home education.

Philippines Looks to Homeschooling to Accommodate Different Struggles
May 28, 2012: The Department of Education in the Philippines has announced its intention towards homeschooling as a possible solution to the current issues of the community, reports the OpenEqualFree.org website.

Philippines: Homeschoolers are Catalysts in Nation-Building
April 26, 2012: The Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands supports the rapid growth of homeschooling through a variety of events.

Homeschooling as an Alternative to Sending Kids to School
April 25, 2012: A new movement led by the Homeschooling Association of the Philippine Islands is changing the landscape of education by advocating homeschooling in the Philippines.

11-Year-Old Pianist Shows Strengths of Homeschooling
November 23, 2011: A child prodigy comes from a homeschooling family. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.

Philippines Homeschool Update—November 2008
Homeschooling is burgeoning in the Philippines as many parents focus on education in hopes of lifting the country out of economic and social turmoil. Among the leaders of the movement is a former businessman who felt led by the Lord to pioneer homeschool organizations as well as a national conference.


 Country Information

Compulsory Attendance Ages:

6 to 12 years.

Legal status of homeschooling:

Homeschooling is legal in the Philippines. The Philippines Constitution, Article XIV, Section 1(2) states that the country will “Establish and maintain a system of free public education in the elementary and high school levels. Without limiting the natural right of parents to rear their children…” Under the last phrase, “Without limiting the natural right of parents to rear their children,” religious groups, mission boards, and families can branch off from public education to create their own private education. However, the Constitution also provides under Section 4 (1) that “the State recognizes the complementary roles of public and private institutions in the education system and shall exercise reasonable supervision and regulation of all education institutions.” Further, the Department of Education (DepEd) Memo no. 216 s. 1997 entitled “Home Education Program” states that if a homeschooled student wants to transfer into a conventional school, he or she must first be accredited by the DepEd.

Estimated number of homeschool students: 4000

 Contact Information

TMA Homeschool
POC: Edric Mendoza
Contact via email
3rd Floor. St. Francis Sq.
Bank Dr. cor. Julia Vargas
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City 1550
Philippines

HAPI - Homeschool Association of the Philippines Islands

Last Updated: July 6, 2012