Palace to push on with efforts to review K-12 »

MANILA, Philippines  — Malacañang will not stop efforts to review the K to 12 or 12-year basic education program in the country. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this after Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said on Sunday that they would review the effectiveness of the K-12, citing that “the House [is] of the consensus that K-12 […]

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DepEd open to House’s plan to review K to 12 program »

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has welcomed the House of Representatives’ plan to review the K to 12 basic education program. DepEd on Monday expressed openness to discuss with the House its concerns regarding the program and come up with corresponding solutions. “Congress and DepEd have worked closely together since the previous […]

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Abu Dhabi unveils world’s first Artificial Intelligence university »

ABU DHABI — The capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the launch of the world’s first university dedicated to artificial intelligence, in a bid to stay ahead of the disruptive technologies and diversify its economy from the reliance on oil. Named after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and de facto leader of […]

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DepEd: 40 schools damaged by North Cotabato quake »

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 40 schools were affected by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit North Cotabato last Oct. 16, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported. In a situation report released Friday, DepEd’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) said Sarangani had the most number of affected schools accounting to 17 followed by […]

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School lunches keep Japan’s kids topping nutrition lists »

Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children — high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches. A landmark report by the United Nations’s children agency UNICEF released Tuesday, Oct. 15 shows Japan topping the charts for childhood health indicators, with […]

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Cherry Pie Picache: Address drugs, education issues instead of restoring death penalty »

MANILA, Philippines — For actress Cherry Pie Picache, she thinks that addressing drug issues and the lack of education is the solution to ending crime rather than reviving the death penalty back in the country. “What should really be addressed is the issues of drugs, [the] education of people to get them livelihood, those are […]

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Cayetano seeks to increase budget for higher education scholars by over P14B »

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday proposed the increase of the budget for higher education in 2020 by over P14 billion in a move to cater to more scholars in the country. Cayetano, who serves as the Senate Finance Committee Senior Vice Chair, said that the additional proposed funding would help over 700,000 […]

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CHR to DepEd: Closure of lumad schools could be violation of kids’ right to education »

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday, Oct. 7, urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to reexamine the continued closure of lumad schools in the Davao region, expressing concern it was violating indigenous children’s right to education. In a statement, Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana said that DepEd should seek an open dialogue with lumad leaders. […]

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