DepEd to hire 13,200 personnel for nonteaching jobs in schools »

By next year, public school teachers can expect lesser administrative workload with the hiring of more than 13,000 personnel to do non-teaching jobs in schools nationwide.

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Never too old to learn »

A reader writes: “Your column on Brazillionaires was fascinating (Sept. 9, 2016). It is sad to see that in countries like Brazil and the Philippines, inequality is getting worse. But even in developed countries like the US and Europe, the same thing is happening.

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1,000th ‘Starbooks’ rises in Laguna »

Just like the popular coffee chain it was named after, Starbooks is out to conquer the Philippines, from the northernmost province of Luzon to the southern tip of Mindanao.

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Senator Aquino seeks probe on status of RH education in schools »

Sen. Bam Aquino has expressed alarm over the reported rise in the number of teen pregnancies in the country, prompting him to call for an inquiry on the status of the implementation of reproductive health (RH) education in schools.

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DepEd mulls drug test for tutors, kids »

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) is seriously considering conducting an annual drug test for public school teachers and random drug tests for public school students with the consent of their parents, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said yesterday.

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DepEd overhauls group addressing education needs of Pinoy kids in Sabah »

The Department of Education has overhauled the technical working group (TWG) overseeing and addressing the education of thousands of undocumented Filipino children in Sabah. In a memorandum, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the reconstitution of the group was a result of the change in administration and was part of the agency’s efforts to continually address the problems faced by many school-aged Filipino children in the Malaysian state at the northern part of Borneo island.

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October is Indigenous Peoples month »

The Department of Education (DepEd) is encouraging schools nationwide to observe National Indigenous Peoples (IP) month in October and teach students respect for human rights and cultural diversity.

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