What Cebu City Jail inmates did to help Oppra students to develop reading skills

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Reading is a way to a better learning experience. This is what Jeda Toreteo, a Grade 7 student of Oprra National High School, has said following the turn-over of the “mini-library” project of…

Why we’re disinterested in reading

Stephen Suba - @inquirerdotnet 12/06/2021

Reading sucks. In 2017, when I was in the ninth grade, I remember classmates who boasted about how they could finish 600-page books in six hours. One friend would mention Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno,” another friend talked of…

Start your day right with a ‘Morning Miracle’

Doris Mondragon 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —How do you start your day? How you wake up each day and your morning routine generally affects your levels of success in all areas of your life. According to Hal Elrod in his book…

Our education disaster

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/06/2021

I had heard since well over a year ago about how our country landed at the very bottom on the global Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) scores, but it’s only recently that I had the chance…

Pupils’ problem not literacy but reading comprehension – DepEd

Leila B. Salaverria, Meg Adonis 02/18/2020

The problem in Bicol is not about literacy but about reading comprehension, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said on Monday, as she sought to correct and clarify an Inquirer report saying that some 70,000 students in the region…

Mobile literacy initiative goes to Liloan

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/29/2019

LILOAN, Cebu — Grade 3 pupils Zaira Anne Olasima and Vanessa Navarro learned how to read when they were in first grade using the textbooks issued by the Department of Education (DepEd) to public school children like…

House OKs bill hiking taxes on alcohol, e-cigar, vape products on final reading

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed on third and final reading a bill that will gradually increase excise tax rates on liquor and heated tobacco and vapor products. Some 184 congressmen approved House…

Mom-daughter team opens reading lounge for manga fanatics

Immae Lachica 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A mother and daughter, who considered themselves as manga otaku or manga geeks, have opened a reading hub for manga fanatics in Cebu. Erica Shibamura, 63, a retired chief executive officer of a…

Ermita Reading Center: Helping children find books to love 

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It does not look like the ideal location for a library. But Barangay Ermita, an urban barangay in Cebu City, is home to a reading center that serves the children and youth of…

House OKs draft federal charter on 2nd reading

Inquirer.net 12/04/2018

MANILA, Philippines — With five session days left before Congress goes to break, the House of Representatives approved on second reading its proposed draft federal charter with no anti-political dynasty provision. The chamber approved on second reading…

House OKs 2019 budget on final reading

Inquirer.net 11/20/2018

THE House of Representatives finally gave its nod to the Duterte administration’s first cash-cased budget worth P3.757 trillion for 2019. The lower chamber voted 196 to 8 to approve the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) or House Bill…

Reading habits: An election issue

10/27/2018

Who will win in the local, senatorial, congressional, party list, and autonomous Mindanao elections in May 2019? The answer, to a large extent, depends on how intelligently voters will deal with the reading matter with which they…

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