Comelec in CV 85 percent ready for brgy, SK elections

Futch Anthony Inso 09/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) is already 85 percent prepared for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections on October 30, 2023. Lawyer Lionel Marco Castillano, acting regional director…

K-10 curriculum ‘premature,’  says Alliance of Concerned Teachers

Jame Bautista 09/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) called on the Department of Education (DepEd)to stop its “premature” and “experimental” implementation of the K-10 curriculum  that would only treat the children as “guinea pigs.” This as…

Mandaue plans to train teachers on how to deal with mental health issues

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/13/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government plans to train all teachers of the Department of Education in Mandaue City on how to deal with mental health issues as part of the implementation of the city’s…

Sara Duterte vows to end ‘palakasan’ in DepEd hiring system

Carla Gomez 09/10/2023

BACOLOD CITY — Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte announced she would end the culture of “palakasan” in the hiring system of the Department of Education (DepEd). Speaking before 3,425 teachers and personnel of the…

Shift to old school calendar gets teachers’ support

Jane Bautista, Julie M. Aurelio 06/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The three-member Makabayan bloc on Monday, June 19, 2023, filed a bill that would revert the 2024 to 2025 school calendar to the prepandemic schedule of June to March, with students going on break…

Topnotcher says he had set sights in acing licensure exam for teachers

Friston Lim 05/20/2023

DAVAO CITY—For 23-year-old Mirven Cabesay, topping the Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LEPT) has always been the plan. But for the summa cum laude secondary education graduate of the University of Mindanao in Davao City, it wasn’t…

Curriculum fatigue

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 05/04/2023

The craft of curricula-making has become increasingly complex—and esoteric. The Department of Education recently released their draft new curricula for K-to-12 for the general public to review. It is a product of an ambitious overhaul with numerous…

Shorter class hours and online learning can mitigate hot weather impact on schools — teachers’ group

Jean Mangaluz 04/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A teacher’s group said that shorter class hours and online learning can help alleviate the impact of the record-breaking high temperatures on students and teachers. According to a Department of Education (DepEd) memorandum posted…

Comelec: Teachers serving in 2023 Barangay and SK polls to get higher pay

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 03/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said it will increase the allowance of teachers serving as electoral boards in the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). According to Comelec chair George Garcia,…

This is the real world

Peter Dominique I. Panga - @inquirerdotnet 01/18/2023

How does the “real world” appeal to your imagination? Much of what it paints, I suppose, is suffering: taxes, poverty, survival at large, you name it. As a college student, I often encounter professors who say that…

Reinventing teaching of reading and writing

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 09/09/2022

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” (Anonymous) National Teachers’ Month began on Monday, Sept. 5, and ends on Oct. 5, which is National Teachers’ Day and World Teachers’ Day. Those directly connected to…

Teachers, principals undergo virtual seminar on monkeypox

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To educate teachers and school personnel on the basic facts and practical tips against monkeypox, the Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has initiated an online awareness seminar on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.…

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