DepEd History Channel in preparation

To nurture the historical awareness of Filipino learners, teachers, parents and the general public, DepEd History Channel will broadcast films and documentaries on Philippine and world history.

The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to create a DepEd television history channel that will broadcast films and documentaries on Philippine and world history to nurture the historical awareness of learners, teachers, parents and the Filipino public.

“The department recognizes the importance and effectiveness of films and documentaries as learning resources. The creation of DepEd TV History Channel will make these materials widely available to learners and teachers,” said the secretary of the Education, Leonor Briones, quoted in a press release issued on June 23.

Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua said: “The ideas and opinions that learners can form after watching DepEd TV History Channel serve as a stimulus to improve their conditions and circumstances, to fight for their rights, to defend their aspirations. nationalists and to thrive in multiculturalism. companies around the world. “

The DepEd TV story channel will be managed by the Office of the Under Secretary for Administration in coordination with the Office of the Under Secretary for Program and Instruction for the review and development of materials.

It will feature classes taught by history teachers who will pass the Curriculum and Instruction exam, but DepEd can also produce other content in partnership with other filmmakers.

For its initial programming, however, it will broadcast existing historical video material that has already been shown to the public.

The historic films and documentaries will be available online through DepEd Commons, DepEd TV YouTube and soon, on DepEd EdFlix, an on-demand educational and course video platform.

Pascua said that DepEd TV History Channel can be a platform to showcase and cultivate local talent.

“We can also run workshops and filmmaking competitions that will produce historic films made by local filmmakers. This is a great opportunity for the education sector and the film industry to work together,” a- he declared.

The content of DepEd TV History Channel will follow the guidelines of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

The viewing times, time and schedule of programs will also take into account the age and educational level of viewers.

The ministry clarified that the time slot for DepEd TV to air will not interfere and will be asynchronous to the time slot for DepEd History Channel, as DepEd TV is strictly reserved for episodes based on the program. However, a more flexible viewing schedule will be possible when two channels are available.