Lawmaker asks CHEd how it will use P29B K to 12 transition fund »

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker has asked the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to explain how it plans to use its proposed P29-billion transition fund for teachers who will be affected by the transition to the K to 12 basic education curriculum. Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian (Nationalist People’s Coalition) said CHEd asked for the special […]

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UP in Oxford moot court »

The University of the Philippines (UP) is currently in Oxford University to compete in the Price Media Law Moot Court competition from March 24 to 27. The UP team won the right to represent the Asia-Pacific region after becoming champions at the Asian regional rounds held in Renmin University, Beijing, late last year.

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Gov’t readiness on K-12 questioned »

SENATOR Pia Cayetano questioned the readiness of the government to fully implement the K to 12 program. In an interview, Cayetano, the Senate committee chair on education, arts and culture, admitted that there are gaps in the government’s education reform program which include inadequate budget and lack of time for its full implementation, among other concerns. “There […]

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Officials told to reply to petition vs K-to-12 »

MANILA, Philippines–The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered education and labor officials to respond to a petition seeking to stop the K-to-12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) basic education program that would add two years to high school in an effort to make Filipino graduates more competitive with their foreign counterparts. Told to comment were Education Secretary […]

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DepEd probes case of HS grad who spoke vs ‘cheating’ on stage »

Days after the video showing the incident went viral, the Department of Education (DepEd) said that it would look into the case of Krisel Mallari, the salutatorian of Sto. Niño Parochial School, whom school officials stopped from delivering her graduation speech. In a statement, the DepEd announced Tuesday that it had tasked its legal team […]

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Watch: Salutatorian speech interrupted by QC school execs »

MANILA, Philippines — A video is making rounds online showing a high school salutatorian being stopped by school officials while delivering her speech during the graduation rites of Sto. Niño Parochial School in Quezon City last Saturday. In her salutatory speech, Krisel Mallari, narrated her experiences as she criticized the policies of the school. “With […]

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Did you know »

Today, March 23, is the 35th death anniversary of businessman and Senate President Gil Puyat. Born on Sept. 1, 1907, he became the youngest dean of the University of the Philippines when he was appointed to the College of Business Administration at age 33. Puyat served in the Senate from 1951 to 1973. As a […]

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Joint graduation eyed in BIFF areas »

MANILA, Philippines–The Armed Forces of the Philippines is considering holding joint graduation exercises for schools in the areas affected by the massive military offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) rebel group in Maguindanao. AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said he would support the decision of the ground commander, Maj. […]

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