Students have until Feb. 15 to apply for DepEd’s voucher program »

Students who want to avail themselves of the voucher program have only until Monday to send their applications to the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Binay launches presidential bid in Mandaluyong; Estrada a no-show »

Vice President Jejomar Binay launched his presidential bid in Mandaluyong City, on Tuesday, among the company of his political allies from all over the country. Noticeably absent, however, was his long-time friend and tandem in the 2010 elections, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

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Ayala SHS not charging kids from public schools more than price of voucher »

The Ayala Group’s education arm announced that it would accept public school students, who would receive vouchers from the Department of Education (DepEd), at no added cost. Beth Lui, president and chief executive officer of Affordable Private Education Center (Apec) Schools, said they would accept 3,500 senior high school (SHS) students in their afternoon classes […]

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Filipino students get 5,000 pianos from Korean firm »

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has received a donation of 5,000 digital pianos and 50,000 metallic blackboards from a Korean construction firm. Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Booyoung Co. Ltd. chair Lee Joong-keun led the ceremonial turnover on Friday at Camp Aguinaldo of the pianos and blackboards, which will be distributed to thousands of public elementary […]

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Indonesian exec: Gays, lesbians not welcome in universities »

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community should be barred from university campuses, a minister has argued.

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368 Misamis Oriental students get solar lamps from DepEd »

Close to 400 students in off-grid communities in Misamis Oriental need not spend their nights studying under the flickering light of their gas lamps, as the Department of Education (DepEd) provided them recently with solar-powered lamps.

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Valenzuela City-run school now open for PWDs who dream higher »

A NEW chapter in the education of 17-year-old John Edgar Mendoza begins today. Like any bright-eyed learner, he has big dreams—except that he communicates his through sign language. “I want to be an engineer someday, constructing buildings,” he said, using his hands like a mime climbing a ladder. His next gestures paid tribute to a […]

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‘Batibot,’ iconic kids’ show, returns at Read-Along »

This was the concept behind the first Inquirer Read-Along session this year, which featured the comeback of “Batibot”—the Filipino version of the long-running American children’s television series “Sesame Street”—not on TV but on tablets and smartphones.

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