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CHEd halts field trips, school tours

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 »

Way to go, DENR!


It was a longing by so many. The historic Laguna de Bay, the country’s largest inland water spanning 98,000 hectares, can breathe again and be restored to its beauty and abundance. Composed of Metro Manila and the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), it became a ghost of its glorious past, no thanks to the […]

Posted: January 29th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Remembering December 29, 1899


Because Jose Rizal is our national hero, Cebu remembers December 30, the day he was executed at Bagumbayan. We do not commemorate December 29, 1899, a day shy of three years after Rizal’s life was snuffed out at the prime of his life. On that day 117 years ago, Cebu’s revolutionary heroes led by Luis […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Learning from Jose Rizal


I am looking forward to our studying nationalist movements because I am eager to share with my grade 7 students in Our Lady of Joy Learning Center the very interesting life of Jose Rizal. Although he lived a relatively short life, many can learn a great deal from the various phases of his life. The […]

Posted: December 28th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Six nabbed in Talisay drug bust


Six persons were arrested in a buy-bust operation by Talisay City police Wednesday. Among those arrested were Medelino “Bernie” Sapra Abalos who is reportedly selling shabu in sitio Abalo, Barangay Cansoong in Talisay City. Talisay City Police desk officer PO3 Erwin Carbonquillo said five others identified as Ian Alferes Duque, Dominador Sapra Abalos, Mary Joy […]

Posted: September 13th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Looking back and forward


Rizal has so much to give to all of us. I have always found reflecting on him with my students –   his life, his achievements and other thoughts-–very fulfilling and motivating. He was a curious and adventurous child who learned a lot through his individual explorations. Anecdotes about him as a young pupil show that […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Disability not a hindrance for Tesda scholar


A painter, a musician, and a father of two was how he described himself 25 years ago. Eduardo Ligalig was a happily married man who painted movie billboards for theaters in Antipolo, Rizal and sang in a band to support his family until 1990 when he met an accident that resulted in his disability. His […]

Posted: June 8th, 2015 in Community | Read More »

Cebu in Rizal’s mind


“The entrance to Cebu is beautiful. We could see the whole district of San Nicolas. The ship anchored beside a pier near a garden of Katuray… Almond trees. Nearby, they told me, were the government houses and that of Mr. Ventura Veloso.” Those were the notes scribbled by national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, as he […]

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »