‘Peace culture’ in basic education curriculum still under study --- DepEd 

Amid the ongoing review of the K to 12 curriculum, the Department of Education (DepEd) said that there are “no specific” details yet on the planned inclusion of “National Culture of Peace” into the basic education curriculum.

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“Wala pang (There is no) specific kung ano ang nilalaman ng (what will be the content of the) ‘National Culture pf Peace’ - that’s the working title kasi wala pang (there’s no) official title for that or we can call it ‘National Culture of Peace’ or ‘Peace Culture’,” said DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa.

Currently, Poa said that the possible contents of the “peace culture” in the curriculum are still being discussed and studied.

“From the latest discussions, the plan is to just integrate that into the revised curriculum. It will be integrated but of course, nothing is final until we finish the study on it,” Poa said in a mix of English and Filipino.

During the “Kusog Mindanaw” conference in November 2022, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said that the DepEd is planning to include a “National Culture of Peace” in the curriculum.

The planned inclusion of the “National Culture of Peace” in the basic education curriculum, Duterte said, aims to “further strengthen the advocacy of peace protection and sustainable development” among learners.

During the 1st National Peace Education Summit held in Davao last October, DepEd also reiterated its commitment to further strengthen the promotion of a “culture of peace” in schools nationwide.