The hidden costs of education

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 07/21/2022

There is a hidden side to everything. Even policies, though well-intended, may yield unfortunate results. Earlier this week, Vice President Sara Duterte, as the new chief of the Department of Education (DepEd), announced a no-uniform policy for…

Comprehending comprehension

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 06/29/2022

The results of the most recent international report on the state of Philippine education are dismal: Filipino students cannot comprehend what they read, even when they spend long hours in school. Moreover, remote learning has not improved…

RDC-7 endorses resolution to curb 4Ps card pawning

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) is set to request the National Advisory Council (NAC) to recommend to the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) Oversight Committee to study the need for remedial…

CCPO focusing on educating protocol violators

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Since early January 2022, police here no longer apprehended health protocol violators. But if an individual continues to ignore warnings, they might be arrested. Police Lieutenant Colonel Janette Rafter, deputy director for operations…

DepEd Lapu-Lapu says damages in public schools due to Odette reach P700M 

Futch Anthony Inso 03/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Education (DepEd) Lapu-Lapu City Division recorded damages worth P700 million from 71 public schools due to the devastation of super typhoon Odette in December 2021. Dr. Reynold Velos, chief education supervisor of…

Set Forth Philippines: An NGO’s story that began over quarantine

Mary Jhudielle Gicale 12/02/2021

While doing homework during quarantine and listening in on the news about how underprivileged children are not getting a proper education, 17-year-old Renoa Richelle King thought about how she could fill in the gaps of the current…

Rama to continue Labella’s 10-point agenda

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama will continue the projects that Mayor Edgardo Labella has started in his term as Rama assumes the full powers as chief executive over the prolonged leave of…

Bag-ong Mandaue offers new vision, hope for Mandauehanons

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Candidates from Bag-ong Mandaue, the city’s newest political contender have filed their certificates of candidacy on Tuesday afternoon, October 5, 2021. Bag-ong Mandaue is led by mayoral aspirant and former city councilor Atty.…

Virtual European Higher Education Fair 2021 offers Filipino youth the chance to Go Higher

PR 09/11/2021

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for learning and the pursue of higher education continues. Together with the EU Member States’ Embassies and education services and Institutes, the Delegation of the European Union…

Unicef points out effects of missing in-person classes on Filipino kids

Ben O. de Vera, Meg Adonis 08/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is among only five countries in the world that have not resumed in-person classes since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared last year, and the prolonged closure has infringed on the right to…

Grading Duterte (1)

Rufa Cagoco-Guiam - @inquirerdotnet 07/26/2021

General Santos City—It is that time of the year again when the country’s president delivers the State of the Nation Address (Sona). This is President Duterte’s last Sona, which means that this is his culminating activity, or…

Beyond survival

Ramon R. del Rosario Jr. - @inquirerdotnet 07/24/2021

In this pandemic, going beyond survival is a call to look to more than just recovery and use these extraordinary times to build a more just and equitable, resilient and sustainable economy and country. Let me first…

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