Hundreds of DepEd Laptops Being Sold At Surplus Store

A concerned citizen said he was able to acquire a laptop issued by the Department of Education (DepEd) from a surplus store in Mandaue City and at a bargain price. According to him, he bought the laptop set for only Php 9,999 and the shop still has more than a hundred of the same exact […]

COA: DepEd Laptops Are MUCH Slower Than Similarly Priced Ones

The Commission on Audit (COA) recently completed a technical comparison between the controversial DepEd laptops versus competitors in the same price range. A few months ago, the breaking news taking the internet by storm was that the Department of Education had allegedly purchased budget laptops at exorbitant prices. This was immediately flagged by the Commission on […]

Kulang Sa Papeles: P2.4 Billion DepEd Laptops Probably Illegal According to Senators

The issue about 40,000 “outdated” and “expensive” laptops purchased by the Department of Education (DepEd) isn’t over yet. The latest hearing shows that there is a discrepancy in the procurement process, making the whole process probably illegal. Former procurement director Marcelo Bragado Jr. said during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the laptop issue last September 15 […]

5 Models Better Than The Overpriced DepEd Laptop

The Department of Education was recently called out by the Commission on Audit for allegedly procuring Intel Celeron laptops for teachers at an inflated price of almost Php 60k per unit. This obviously is a problem, because as of press time there are no Celeron laptops for sale for that much, and if there were, we […]

DepEd Orders Return of “Borrowed” Laptops As F2F Classes Resume

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has reported that public school teachers in Quezon City, Zamboanga del Sur, Camarines Norte, Malabon City, and Cebu City are left with no choice but to return the laptops provided by the Department of Education (DepEd). “The DepEd can’t even provide sufficient and functional laptops, now they’re reclaiming the […]

‘Di na Bago sa DepEd: “Juicy” Laptop Deals Have Been Ongoing for Years Now

Apparently, the controversial DepEd laptop deal is nothing new. According to Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, five “lucky” companies have been cornering billions of pesos worth of “juicy” laptop contracts from the Department of Education (DepEd). Estrada said that the practice of awarding the supply contracts to a select group of companies flouted the government procurement law, particularly […]

‘Di Kasama Sa Warranty: Supplier Won’t Replace DepEd Teachers’ Laptops For Being Outdated

The Commission on Audit (COA) has recently flagged the Department of Education (DepEd) for purchasing “overpriced yet outdated” laptops for teachers. In their defense, DepEd said that if the P2.4-billion worth of laptops in question is proven to have not been of quality, they will either seek a “quick fix” or invoke the warranty provision […]

COA Investigation Reveals DepEd Purchased Better Laptops back in 2020

After stating that the overpriced laptop deal should not be tagged as anomalous until COA’s final report is out, COA has revealed some interesting findings about the laptops DepEd has procured back in 2020. To recap, the PS-DBM awarded the Php 2.3 billion laptop deal to the joint venture of Sunwest Construction and Development Corp., […]

DepEd States that Laptop Deal Shouldn’t be Declared as Anomalous

DepEd continues to maintain its stance on its laptop deal, elaborating that the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) is the one in charge of the deal. In addition to that, former DepEd secretary Leonor Briones stated that without a final report from COA, it is not right to declare the […]

DepEd Points to PS-DBM for Purchase of Overpriced Laptops

After being in hot water for its procurement of overpriced, Celeron-powered laptops, the Department of Education (DepEd) has spoken up about the issue. In a statement it issued on its official pages, the DepEd said that the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) should be the one who should answer the issue […]

COA Flags DepEd on Overpriced Laptops for Teachers

In the 2021 audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA), the agency questioned the Php 2.4 billion worth of laptops purchased by DepEd for teachers. COA noted in its report that the initial number of laptops allocated for the procurement was originally 68,500 units, but was later reduced to 39,583 units. COA: The supposed […]

San Pablo City LGU Donates 103 Laptops to DepEd

As we are close to the start of the school year, the LGU of San Pablo City recently turned over 103 laptops to DepEd. The said laptops will be used by the LGU’s Learning Resource Coordinators and Division Personnel for its Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan. The computers donated are ASUS’ entry-level TUF Gaming […]