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Are Southeast Asians aware of what ASEAN is for? »

The 15th Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Responsible for Information kicked off at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City on Tuesday (Mar. 21), to tackle, among other things, the level of awareness of Southeast Asian peoples of what the Association of Southeast Asian Nations works for. A total of 4,273 security personnel from 21 government agencies were deployed in the city for the event.

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CA panel OKs Education chief’s appointment »

After hours of grilling, Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones finally got the approval of a panel of the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday.

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QC fights drugs with education, values formation, skills training »

The Quezon City government on Wednesday opened four Special Drug Education Centers (SDEC) for street children and out-of-school youth in line with the government’s antidrug campaign.

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Youth groups remember Kristel Tejada, slam bill on free tuition in SUCs »

Youth groups and students on Tuesday held a protest in the historic steps of Palma Hall at University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and gates of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to commemorate the death of Kristel Tejada four years ago.

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Metro Briefs: Cops clueless on Zambo councilor’s killing in Manila »

A councilor of Zamboanga del Sur was shot dead on C. M. Recto, Manila, around Saturday noon, according to the Manila police.

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Speaker: Tax church-owned schools that do not cater to poor »

The newest target of taxation: schools run by religious institutions. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, during the committee deliberations on the comprehensive tax reform package, has complained that most religious schools "don't cater to the poor" and are "profitable businesses" anyway.

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‘Department of Culture’ to play role in economic development – Almario »

The plan to create a Department of Culture has been given a fresh boost with its inclusion in the approved Philippine Development Plan (PDP), National Commission for Culture and Arts chair Virgilio Almario said on Wednesday. In a press briefing, Almario said pushing for the bills seeking the establishment of the new department in the Senate was also listed as among the priority projects in the PDP for 2017 to 2022, which was recently approved by President Duterte.

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Public schools told to cancel field trip plans until June »

Taking a leaf from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Department of Education (DepEd) has also decided to temporarily halt field trips in all public schools for the rest of the school year to allow for a review of existing policies covering educational excursions and tours. The moratorium, which will last for three to four months or until June 2017, will also give DepEd officials time to harmonize implementing details of the regions' policies and guidelines on field trips, according to the department in a statement issued late Wednesday night.

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