• Country: the Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, or Republika ng Pilipinas in Filipino. The archipelago used to be a colony of Spain and of the United States thereafter. The influence of both countries is reflected in Philippine education. For example, there are English diplomas.
  • Responsible for education:
  • primary and secondary education: Department of Education (DepEd);
  • secondary vocational education: Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA);
  • higher education: Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
  • International treaties: the Philippines is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • Compulsory education: ages 5-18.
  • Language of instruction: Filipino and English, plus local languages in primary and secondary education.
  • School year: June to April.
  • Academic year: usually June to April.