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DepEd among top gov’t agencies in Visayas with several workers facing Ombud complaints in 2016

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  Aside from local government units (LGUs), the Department of Education (DepEd) is one of the top agencies in the Visayas area to have the most number of employees named as respondents before the Office of the Ombudsman – Visayas for 2016. According to the Central Records Management Office of the Visayas Ombudsman, the LGUs […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Arnis group, DepEd join forces to promote Filipino martial arts

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IN THE hopes of properly promoting the Filipino martial arts in the country, the Academy of Eskrima Martial Arts Inc. of Supreme Grandmaster Dionisio Cañete took a major step forward as they inked a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Education (DepEd) that aims to educate coaches and physical education teachers on the basic […]

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

Valentine’s Day as Family Day pushed

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Aside from being a day of romance, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, will also become a special working holiday and a day for families if a bill at the House of Representatives will be made into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa (Cebu City South District), proposes to declare every Feb. 14 of the […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Osmeña orders suspension of classes in elementary and high school

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Classes in Cebu City have been suspended on Monday afternoon due to incessant rains. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña made the announcement on his Facebook page at around 12 noon on Monday. The suspension covers all public and private elementary and high schools in Cebu City. “As usual, colleges decide for themselves if they are to […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Quisumbing suspends classes in Mandaue City public schools

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Due to the continuous downpour affecting Cebu, Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing has declared class suspensions in public schools in the city. In a Facebook status he posted at around 7 a.m. on Monday, Quisumbing said he consulted with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

CCSC, DepEd to search for ‘schools for sports’

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The Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) will be working very closely with the Department of Education (DepEd) Sports Council as they try to determine the schools that will be cultivated into “school for sports” just like the Abellana National School (ANS) and the City Central School. CCSC chairman Edward Hayco told Cebu Daily News that […]

Posted: January 11th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Lapu-Lapu City will be spruced up for Miss U

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LAPU-LAPU City is now sprucing up its major thoroughfares in a beautification project that will ensure a good impression from visitors expected to flock to the city for the swimwear presentation of the Miss Universe contest, which will be staged at JPark Resort and Water Park on Jan. 17 next year. Mayor Paz Radaza said […]

Posted: December 21st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Bullecer: Distributing condoms in schools a ‘wrong move’

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DISTRIBUTING condoms will just promote promiscuity among the students, according to pro-life groups in Cebu. Human life advocate Dr. Rene Bullecer said that the Department of Health’s (DOH) initiative to distribute condoms in schools to combat the rise of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among Filipino teenagers is practically a […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

CPADAO: Agencies should work together

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A CEBU provincial official is calling for coordination of concerned agencies in addressing the issue of minor drug surrenderers. Carmen Durano-Meca, Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) director, said yesterday that it would be difficult for them to identify minors among the 42,158 drug surrenderers in the province. But last month, Meca said that thy […]

Posted: December 12th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Distributing condoms in schools only encourages promiscuity – Magpale

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Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale expressed disapproval over the plan of the Department of Health’s (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools saying this act will only encourage promiscuity among the youth. “No (I don’t agree). I am worried it will encourage promiscuity. I hope dili na madayon (I hope that plan will not push through),” […]

Posted: December 5th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »