Robredo eyes visit to Marawi, unsure she’ll be allowed to enter »

Vice-President Leni Robredo plans to visit the besieged Marawi City this Monday (June 26), but even she is still unsure if she will be allowed to enter. Robredo wanted to check that "life goes on" and schooling has not been disrupted for evacuees displaced by the month-long conflict, she said during the Sunday episode of her radio program "BISErbisyong Leni" aired on RMN-dzXL 558 kHz.

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Cebu grad ranks 6th in dentistry licensure exams »

Gino Arvin Baguio Santos of the South Western University (SWU) Phinma in Cebu carried the flag for the province's higher learning institutions when he ranked 6th in the latest dentist board examination. Santos garnered a grade of 83.03 percent in last May's licensure exams, making him the only Cebuano in the Top 10 of the latest exams.

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Transport strike fails to disrupt school opening »

ILOILO CITY—Millions of students in the Visayas returned to school on Monday despite a transport strike that hit key areas in the region.

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Voucher scheme: Poor students’ lifeline to better education »

Krisha Ciasico grew up attending public schools, where classrooms were always filled to the brim and computers had to be shared with a classmate or two.

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1,013 private schools allowed to increase tuition rates this school year »

Over 1,000 private elementary and high schools across the country were given the green light to increase tuition rates for the incoming school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. In a press briefing on Thursday, Education Secretary Leonor Briones disclosed that the request of 1,013 private schools to raise their tuition have been approved in accordance with the DepEd guidelines on regulations for private schools in basic education.

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World Bank: Filipinos living in urban areas to double to 102M by 2050 »

As the number of Filipinos living in urban areas is expected to more than double 33 years from now, the World Bank has urged the national government to make Philippine cities more competitive, inclusive as well as better governed to make urbanization a boon instead of bane. “As one of the fastest urbanizing countries in the region, urbanization presents a great opportunity for economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction for the Philippines. Today, about 45 percent of the people live in cities. By 2050, that number will increase to 102 million people, or about 65 percent of the total population,” World Bank country director Mara K. Warwick said.

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The ‘fidget spinner’ that has spun teachers into a tizzy »

It was supposed to calm nerves, relieve stress and improve concentration but a new anti-fidget toy spreading fast through US and European schools is whipping up anger among teachers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Unicef pushes bid for kids’ right to learn during Brigada Eskwela kick-off »

UN children’s agency Unicef joined the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela campaign with a message to ensure that all children enjoy their right to learn. This year’s Brigada Eskwela theme calls for a united effort and shared community responsibility in making schools ready and safe for children.

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