Mental health, front and center

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 02/02/2023

I was alerted early in the morning by a concerned former teacher and long-time correspondent, Professor Mamaril, about this newspaper’s front page headlining the student mental health crisis, as reported by the Department of Education (DepEd) at…

Hayco humbled by appointment as PSC commissioner, to strengthen grassroots sports

Glendale G. Rosal 12/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Renowned Cebuano sportsman, Edward Hayco has just been appointed commissioner by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Hayco, the “Father of Cebu Dancesport,” and an organizer of multiple Guinness World Record events in Cebu City…

Lawmaker wants elementary kids to learn agriculture skills

Jeanette Andrade 12/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Will planting, this time around, be fun? To motivate the youth’s interest in agriculture, Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr. has proposed a measure that will start them young — by teaching farming and…

DepEd: No mandatory contributions to Christmas parties

Jane Bautista 12/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has allowed the conduct of Christmas parties in public schools and its field offices but underscored that there should be no involuntary contributions to the celebration. Citing the difficult economic situation,…

Rules issued for exemptions from in-person classes

Mariejo Ramos 11/05/2022

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the guidelines for public schools seeking exemption from the full implementation of in-person classes. In a memorandum released on Thursday, DepEd recognizes that some schools “may be temporarily unable to…

Some Mandaue City schools implement 3 shifts of classes

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/02/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A few public schools in Mandaue City is implementing three shifts of classes to be able to conduct the mandatory five-day, in-person classes. Today is the first day of the full implementation of…

Mambaling fire victims to temporarily take shelter in Mambaling National High School School

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/02/2022

(UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 180 families displaced by a fire that hit Sitio Tugas in Barangay Mambaling on Tuesday night, November 1, 2022, have been transferred to the Mambaling National High School. Personnel from the…

FULL FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES: Pardo Elementary School in Cebu City needs more classrooms

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The start of the mandatory five-day in-person classes for students on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, highlighted the lack of classrooms in a school in Cebu City. With a population of almost 5,000 students,…

Talisay, Compostela suspend classes due to heavy rains

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –At least two local governments units in Cebu have so far suspended public school classes in their respective areas as a result of the heavy downpour. Shortly before 8 a.m. today, Compostela Vice Mayor…

4 Mandaue schools can’t implement full face-to-face classes, ask for blended learning instead

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/18/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — At least four schools here have requested to continue implementing blended learning because of a shortage of classrooms. The four schools are the National High Schools of barangays Paknaan, Pagsabungan, Canduman, and Tipolo.…

DepEd ‘to abandon mother tongue as subject’ but not as medium of instruction

Beatrice Pinlac 10/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Teaching the mother tongue or one’s native language as a separate subject in schools may soon be abandoned, the Department of Education (DepEd) told senators on Monday, although it will remain as a medium…

40 private schools in Central Visayas want out of in-person classes

Nestle Semilla 10/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Around 40 private schools in Central Visayas have informed the Department of Education (DepEd) about their plan not to adopt the mandatory in-person classes starting on Nov. 2. According to DepEd-Central Visayas Director Salustiano…

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