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Random drug tests


With the school season fast approaching, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) proposal to conduct random drug testing on high school students, teachers and school personnel may be par for the course under the current administration, but it’s not without complaints. The militant Alliance for Concerned Teachers (ACT) Cebu chapter supposedly questioned the plan, saying a […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Taliño supports random drug testing for teachers, students


To ensure that schools are drug-free, the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) supports the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to conduct random drug test to public elementary and high school teachers and high school students. Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, PRO-7 director, said they want to eradicate drugs at all levels and […]

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

DepEd chief: Drug tests in schools


Random drug testing of teachers and students will be implemented in the public schools across the country this year. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made this announcement during yesterday’s launching of the Brigada Eskwela 2017 at the Ramon Duterte National High School in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City (See related story on page 5). The drug tests, […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DepEd urged: Require teachers to undergo tests


THE Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO) called on the provincial office of the Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday to require their teachers to undergo mandatory drug testing. CPADAO chief Ivy Durano-Meca told the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to have all government employees undergo a drug test, and it would be good to require teachers […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DepEd Talisay official and 2 others charged


THE Office of the Ombudsman has charged three Department of Education (DepEd) personnel for various counts of estafa, attempted estafa, and violations of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. The anti-graft office indicted DepEd Talisay City Division Education Program Supervisor Sisinia Villaver-Vasquez, and Talisay City […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »



Caubian students briefed on illegal drugs, cyberpornography NEARLY 200 high school students on Caubian Island, Lapu-Lapu City, attended a symposium on child protection policy, drug awareness and local government unit (LGU) support to education. Caubian Island is located east of Olango Island and Lapu-Lapu City mainland with around 45 minutes of sea travel from the […]

Posted: April 5th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

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


  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


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


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


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 »