Silver bullet for our country’s problems

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 06/07/2021

We were treated to a string of inspiring news in the past couple of days about numerous high school students in the provinces who have been offered admission and scholarships in universities abroad. These are personal feats,…

RAFI sponsors COVID-19 vaccination information seminar for Mandaue health workers, SK officials

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The health workers and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials from barangays Subangdaku, Bakilid, and Banilad in Mandaue City were the first batch to attend the information, education, and communication for COVID-19 vaccination program seminar…

Nation in great peril

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/09/2021

While the pandemic’s toll on our economy has been particularly severe, the most telling has been the human cost of the economic decline, the implications of which could stay with us well into the future. This had…

Teachers get more cash

01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Public school teachers will get a P1,500 increase in their teaching and connectivity allowance this year, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Wednesday. Under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2021 signed by…

An education revolution

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 12/10/2020

At a recent talk at the highly informative Arangkada three-day webinar, I pointed out how the future for the Philippines must be in information and communications technology (ICT). The world is rushing, and COVID-19 accelerated IT at…

Talisay City College students assured of free tuition

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The students of the Talisay City College could breathe a sign of relief as the local government made sure that the free tuition program continues in the school.  The city government, headed by the local…

DepEd-7 working on proposal for face-to-face classes in DOH-cleared schools

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is working on its proposal to the Interagency Task Force (IATF) to bring back face-to-face classes in certain local government units (LGU) in the region.…

Garcia: Cebu needs to transition to face-to-face classes

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Provincial Governor Gwendolyn Garcia supports the gradual return of face-to-face classes in Cebu province and is in consonance with the request of the  League of Municipalities in Cebu (LMP-Cebu) to the Department…

DepEd-7 in favor of face-to-face classes but…

Futch Anthony Inso 11/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said it is in favor of allowing the implementation of face-to-face classes but only with a limited number of students and starting in areas with low risk…

Students accuse DepEd of ‘washing hands‘ of distance education issues

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/22/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) accused the Department of Education (DepEd) of trying to avoid accountability for the challenges posed by distance and blended learning on the mental health of…

DepEd to teachers: Take steps to prevent student ‘burnout’

Meg Adonis 10/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has appealed to teachers to make some learning module exercises and activities optional to prevent students from experiencing “burnout” due to the overwhelming subject requirements they must accomplish after…

DepEd modules stump even adults

Meg Adonis 10/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Just two days after schools opened officially nationwide, Shin struggled with questions in an English subject. No, it was not college English but Grade 4 English that the 2019 graduate of information technology confronted…

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