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Capitol reminds: Field trips must be voluntary

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  LAST Monday’s bus tragedy which claimed the lives of 15 people, mostly students, and injured 40 others bound for a research field trip in a resort in Tanay, Rizal had led to questions on whether the advantages of educational tours outweigh the risks that come with going beyond the four walls of the classroom. […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Bring kids to libraries instead, Talisay mayor says

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  Let the students go to the library instead of letting them go on field trips. Talisay City Mayor Eduardo “Eddie” Gullas said this yesterday as he welcomed the order of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) suspending all educational field trips following the recent Tanjay, Rizal bus accident which claimed 15 lives, who were […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Students’ safety first, says Cebu City dad

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The students’ safety should be the priority of colleges and universities. Cebu City Councilor Nendell Hanz Abella said this as he showed his support to the move of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to impose a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in all higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country until the […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

CHEd halts field trips, school tours

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MANILA — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) is imposing a moratorium on field trips and educational tours in all higher education institutions (HEIs) to give way to an investigation on the bus crash that killed 15 people in Tanay, Rizal, and a review of policies on such trips. The commission en banc on Tuesday […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Free tuition

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There’s more to the P8.3 billion allocated by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to pay for free tuition of poor but deserving students in state universities and colleges next year. The amount alone is staggering, and the beneficiaries would thank the heavens for this gift which was originally intended to […]

Posted: December 26th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Free tuition for undergrad programs of state universities, colleges expected

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STUDENTS enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUC) in the country have something to smile about. Tuition in the undergraduate programs of all SUC will soon be free after an additional P8.3-billion funding was granted to the Commission on Higher Education (CHed) for 2017. CHed Chairperson Patricia Licuanan explained that the P8.3-billion supposedly intended for […]

Posted: December 16th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Cleansing of judiciary a must in anti-drug campaign

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GOVERNMENT should clean the judiciary in order to effectively wage war against illegal drugs. “It’s always the police that are being accused of receiving drug money. But there are fiscals, lawyers and judges who receive money which are even bigger,” said lawyer Paul Clarence Oaminal, chairman of Cebu City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac). He expressed […]

Posted: November 29th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Environmental awareness and action

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Conscious of the fact that education is key to awareness and action to protect our dying Earth and the guaranteed rights of our people to a “balanced and healthful ecology”, a law, Republic Act No. 9512, known as the “National Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008”, required the integration of environmental education in all […]

Posted: November 13th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Industries need to build pool of STEM graduates — exec

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As more companies shift to modern ways of doing business, the demand for graduates educated in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is also growing. In the case of Accenture in the Philippines, its pivot to “new IT (information technology)” over the last five years depended on the STEM graduates, which was necessary for the […]

Posted: November 13th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Makatabang sa publiko ang Uber ug GrabCar

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Nakasabot ko kang LTFRB-7 Director Ahmed Cuizon nga mipadayag sa iyang kahiubos ngadto sa ubang mga operator sa GrabCar ug UBER tungod kay gibirahan siya pag-ayo sa social media dihang wa na niya tugti nga maka-operate kay mando sab sa ilang ulohang buhatan sukad paglingkod ni Presidente Duterte. Si Director Cuizon nga mitunga sa among […]

Posted: November 13th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »