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Inside the Industry: The future of schooling with Edukasyon.ph

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz makes the present less scary for educators

19 VisMin students stranded in Boracay, awaiting flights back home

May 02, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Their Luzon peers are luckier as 45 of them board sweeper flights to Metro Manila, from where they will be transported to their provinces

STRANDED. The Commission on Higher Education says a total of 64 students were stranded in Boracay due to the Luzon lockdown. Photo from CHED

[OPINION] Pens and placards: On campus journalists as student activists

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'To be an activist does not require one to be physically present in rallies and street protests. It can be done through the formidable power of the written word.'

Metro Manila police ‘profile’ Muslim students for anti-extremism campaign

Feb 21, 2020 - 12:49 AM

Metro Manila cops gather information on Muslim students in high school and college

IN PRAYER. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid al-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Gatchalian: Better for PH to join PISA in 2024 than in 2021

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:48 PM

'Joining the [Programme for International Student Assessment] next year without cascading the reforms, I don't think we will expect good results,' says the chair of the Senate committee on basic education

SKIP PISA. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urges DepEd to skip PISA next year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The First Quarter Storm of 1970 revisited

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:39 PM

Armed with nothing more than angry slogans and sticks and stones – and an occasional pillbox or two – those who manned the barricades during the FQS would undergo a baptism of fire that would change their lives forever

First Quarter Storm Reunion. Rappler Photo

Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:02 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The competition, called 'PMAC Student Awards,' welcomes entries in the form of short video documentary, public service announcement, and radio jockeying, with 'Filipinos’ resilience to hazards' as the theme

Investigators to reopen case of Mexico's 43 missing

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The case of the 'disappeared' students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' college still haunts Mexico

HOPE. Relatives of the 43 missing students of the teaching training school of Ayotzinapa walk with their portraits after a meeting with Mexico's President Manuel Lopez Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City, on November 11, 2019. (Photo by Claudio Cruz/AFP)

PUP Sta. Mesa students win MMFF 2019 top prize for short film

Dec 28, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Pamana ni Lola' tells the story of Alissa, a teenager who is slowly discovering what it means to grow up in their household

'Justice prevailed': Youth groups hail Ampatuan massacre verdict

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'Today we are a step ahead in our fight against impunity,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

Protests rage as U.S., UK warn on travel to northeast India

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:26 AM

The All Assam Students Union says it would continue the fight against the Citizenship Amendment Act 'in the streets and in the court'

PROTEST. Protesters block a road after setting buses on fire during a demonstration against the Indian government's Citizenship Amendment Bill in Howrah, on the outskirts of Kolkata on December 14, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

[OPINYON] Tara, tong-its!

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Ang mga guro muna ang dapat malugod sa pagbabasa bago ang kanilang mag-aaral. Dahil hindi kayang isalin kahit ng pinakamasinop na learning plan at daily lesson log ang lugod at kawilihang dulot ng pagbabasa.

[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

[EDITORIAL] Edukasyon sa Pilipinas: Tinimbang ka nguni’t kulang

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Decades of skewed priorities in education have come to slap us in the face: we are now officially a country with the worst proficiency in reading for 15-year-olds

Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen

Philippines ranks among lowest in reading, math, and science in 2018 study

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The Philippines ranks last among 79 countries in reading comprehension, and also ends up in the low 70s in mathematics and science

LOW RANKINGS. The Philippines ranks low in reading, mathematics, and science performance in a 2018 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Dismal PISA rankings: A wake-up call for Filipinos

Dec 04, 2019 - 12:26 PM

At least we now have baseline data that we can use to compare our country’s PISA performance with other countries. It’s better than groping in the dark.

China outclasses West in key education survey

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The survey showed students in the 4 Chinese regions of Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang – as well as Singapore – topped the rankings, ahead of their Western counterparts in reading, mathematics and science

HIGH PERFORMING. File photo of high school students in Beijing, China. Shutterstock.com

[OPINION] The irony of National Students' Day

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Threats and intimidation against progressives continue to exist. The state's guns are still trained on social activists.

Student rage

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

If you think the young will back down from the chaos, think again. The world beckons them to act.

Harvard university wins race discrimination case

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The US judge says that while Harvard's admissions process is not perfect, it is right, for now, to factor in race to form a diverse student body

CAMBRIDGE, MA - AUGUST 30: Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The U.S. Justice Department sided with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions policy. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Stronger PH-Japan economic ties create more demand for MBA holders

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Studying and working in Japan enable Filipino students to learn necessary skills that their careers demand and open doors to more opportunities

Hong Kong students to boycott new term as protests continue

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Student leaders representing most of the city's major universities say students will miss lectures between September 2 – the planned start of the new term – and September 13

BOYCOTT. Protesters attend a secondary student school rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on August 22, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Duterte signs law making November 17 National Students' Day

Aug 14, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The declaration pays tribute to 'student activism' yet the Duterte administration has been criticized for using its crackdown on the Left to quell legitimate dissent in campuses

Students protest the CHEDs decision to remove the Filipino language and studies subjects and courses in the present curriculum and the Implementation of the mandatory ROTC in grades 11-12 in the coming school year which opens on June 5.   The protesters hurled paint balls at the CHED gates in protest of the policies. Police apprehended some protesters while trying to prevent the paintball throwing which ended in a scuffle between the students and the police.  Photo by Jire Carreon

Anakbayan: ‘Missing’ youth activist is free and safe

Aug 12, 2019 - 10:28 PM

The 18-year-old Anakbayan member is still active, but not ready to resurface due to threats of harassment, abduction, and assassination, the group's leader says

YOUTH ACTIVISTS. (From left) Hen Namoca, Raoul Manuel of NUSP, Alex Danday of Anakbayan, Kara Tanggava of LFS, and Daryl Angelo Baykado of the CEGP hold a press conference on August 12, 2019, to belie the allegation that a 17-year-old student who joined Anakbayan was kidnapped. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Honor before excellence’: Students condemn cheating in U.P.

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:18 AM

(UPDATED) 'Academic dishonesty has no place in a university that prides itself in promoting honor and excellence,' says the University of the Philippines School of Economics Student Council

Philippine team wins medals at 2019 International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:19 PM

All members of the Philippine team win medals at the oldest and most prestigious of the international scientific olympiads, where they competed against hundreds of contestants from 111 countries

WINNING TEAM. (Front, L to R) Vincent dela Cruz, Sean Anderson Ty, Immanuel Josiah Balete, Dr Christian Paul Chan Shio (Deputy Team Leader), Mr Russelle Guadalupe (Trainer), Dr Richard Eden (Team Leader)
;(Back, L to R) Dion Stephan Ong, Andres Rico Gonzales III, Bryce Ainsley Sanchez. Photo by the Mathematical Society of the Philippines

Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

9 dead as truck crashes into a ravine in Cebu town

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(4th UPDATE) Seven of the 9 fatalities are children, with a 40-year-old female – mother of one of the children – and a 20-year-old male also dying in the crash

New law gives 20% discount to students on air, land, sea transport services

Jul 15, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Elementary to college students get a discount on buses, jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, the MRT and LRT, airlines, passenger ships, and transport network vehicle services every day of the week while they are enrolled

'Life-changing moment': Filipino filmmaker wins BAFTA film grant

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Drama del Rosario hopes his documentary would help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and sexual assault, especially involving male survivors

WIN. Student documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario was one of the two winners of the inaugural BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant for his film 'I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)'. Photo by Lan Nguyen.

Australian student expelled from North Korea denies spying

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:37 PM

'The allegation that I am a spy is (pretty obviously) false,' he writes on Twitter, adding that he is 'well both mentally and physically'

Australian student detained in North Korea 'released, safe'

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Alek Sigley is 'safe and well'

Wife voices 'concern' for Australian missing in North Korea

Jun 28, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Yuka Morinaga, wife of the missing Alek Sigley, says his disappearance in Pyongyang is 'very concerning' and there was not 'anything weird' last time they spoke

MISSING IN NOKOR. This undated handout photo received on June 27, 2019 courtesy of the Sigley family shows Australian student Alek Sigley, one of only a handful of Western students who studies Korean literature at Kim Il Sung University, at an unknown location. Sigley family handout/AFP

Free LRT 2, MRT, PNR rides for students starting July 1

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:12 PM

(UPDATED) Students need only to show their school IDs to get free rides during specific hours on weekdays, except holidays

FREE RIDES. Students up to college level may now enjoy free rides at railways and free terminal fees at airports and seaports. MRT photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, LRT photo by Sky Author/Wikepedia, PNR by Jose Del/Rappler, NAIA by Jay Directo/AFP

Australian student feared detained in North Korea

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) Alek Sigley – who speaks fluent Korean and is one of only a handful of Western students living in Pyongyang – is believed to have been detained sometime in the last 3 days

MISSING. File photo of Australian student Alek Sigley from his Twitter account.

Cebu graduate surprises classmates, adviser with hand-drawn portraits

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:05 PM

A young artist celebrates his bond with his senior high school class in a unique and personal way

Youth groups decry final SC ruling making Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 27, 2019 - 10:04 PM

While the government makes Filipino and Philippine Literature courses optional in college, it has railroaded the bill for mandatory ROTC. This is 'false nationalism,' a group says.

[OPINION] In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science

May 23, 2019 - 8:53 PM

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.

House approves bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for both male and female senior high school students

SOON TO BE REQUIRED FOR SHS? A soldier of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army instructs an ROTC cadet officer on the finer points of the M16 rifle. Photo from Wikipedia

Groups ask Comelec to junk Duterte Youth Cardema's substitution bid

May 20, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Election watchdog Kontra Daya and leaders of youth groups argue Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema does not meet the age requirement

COMELEC EN BANC. In this photo, 4 of the 7 Comelec commissioners observe the canvassing of the certificates of canvass in the 2019 elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CHED allots P1 billion for short-term student loan program

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Students from public and private universities can avail of short-term loans as early as this year, says Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera III

AGREEMENT. The Commission on Higher Education and Development Bank of the Philippines team up to implement a short-term student loan program. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Youth groups hold protests to oppose mandatory ROTC

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The death of Willy Amihoy, the 23-year old ROTC cadet and freshman student in Iloilo moved various organizations and groups to call for justice and oppose mandatory ROTC

Youth groups in Metro Manila call for justice after the death of Willie Amihoy and seek to abolish mandatory ROTC in an indignation protest held Tuesday, March 12.

Activists say Chinese police step up use of video 'confessions'

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Student labor activists post new allegations online against police saying they were summoned in the past week for 'meetings' at police stations in Beijing where they were threatened with expulsion and jail

CRACKDOWN. Chinese authorities tighten their grip on student labor activists. File photo by AFP

CEGP to hold nat'l convention, student press congress in Cebu

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The College Editors Guild of the Philippines is focusing on the 'campus press as vanguards for people's struggle for truth, justice, and democracy'

LIST: #DefendPressFreedom rallies after Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would bar a senior high school student from graduating if he or she fails to complete the ROTC program

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Grade 9 students nabbed in Makati home for alleged drug use

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:45 PM

A noise complaint leads cops and barangay watchmen to a house which they enter after supposedly 'smelling shabu' right outside the residence

MINORS. Police allege that these Grade 9 students used illegal drugs in a private home in Makati City on February 5, 2019. Photo from Makati police

House OKs bill expanding 20% student fare discount to air, sea transport

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:20 PM

But if the bill is signed into law, postgraduate students and those enrolled in short-term courses would not be qualified for the discount

STUDENT DISCOUNT. The House approves on February 4, 2019 a bill institutionalizing the student fare discount.

Macau denies entry to Hong Kong former activist leader

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Macau refuses the entry of Yvonne Leung, describing her as a 'public security' threat. The 25-year-old Leung was a prominent student leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement in 2014.

Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (L-R) Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum and Eason Chung arrive for talks with Hong Kong authorities, aimed at ending weeks of rallies, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms, in Hong Kong on October 21, 2014. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said open elections would result in the largest sector of society -- the city's poor -- dominating the electoral process, adding that free elections were impossible. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP