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[OPINION] U.S., Philippines: Friends, partners in educational exchange

Nov 18, 2018 - 12:02 PM

I am confident we can – and must – expand educational exchange even further to prepare our youth

DepEd investigates starfish-throwing incident in Palawan

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Education probes the incident after it confirmed that those in the viral photos are teachers

ANIMAL ABUSE. Palawan authorities are looking for the people in this photo caught playing with live starfish in a Palawan beach supposedly in late October 2018. Photo from Palawan Supernews Facebook Page

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education – PSA

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals cracks in the country's educational system

DEPRIVED. The latest report of the PSA reveals the problematic state of the country's education system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:19 AM

CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III says they will wait for the Supreme Court's final decision, as groups plan to appeal the recent decision regarding Filipino in the general education curriculum

ON HOLD. The CHED says it will wait for a final decision from the Supreme Court before it implements its 2013 order removing Filipino and Panitikan as required college subjects.

[OPINYON] Hindi ko magawang magbiro dahil sa mga balita ngayon

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bakit ganito ako kaseryoso ngayon? Dahil sa ruling ng Supreme Court na mag-aalis ng Filipino at Panitikan bilang core subjects sa kolehiyo. Hindi masusukat ang pinsalang magagawa nito sa mga darating na henerasyon.

Education advocates to gather in Students’ Rights Summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Interested participants may register online or contact Rise For Education until November 16

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones assures there will be no reduction in salaries, as provided by rules from the Civil Service Commission

REVIEW SUBJECTS. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones (middle) says the department will review how to improve teaching Filipino and Panitikan subjects in basic education. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz

It's against the law! DepEd firm vs drug tests for grade schoolers

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the department doesn't automatically change policies based on the results of a survey

ILLEGAL. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants mandatory drug tests on students as young as 10, but the Department of Education says this is illegal

DepEd: No big changes to K to 12 after SC ruling

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The DepEd praises the Supreme Court's decision, saying it affirms the authority of the department and Congress in deciding how best to deliver quality education

BASIC EDUCATION. The DepEd praised the Supreme Court's decision declaring K-12 constitutional as it also recognized the power of politcal branches in deciding how best to deliver quality education. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Supreme Court lifts TRO: Filipino not required subject in college

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Supreme Court defends the exclusion as making sure there is no duplication of subjects, since Filipino is already taught in elementary and high school

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Public school teachers, staff to get P3,000 anniversary bonus

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The bonus comes as the Department of Education marks its 155th anniversary on December 20

BONUS SOON. Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte 'recycled' Lapeña to prevent shabu probe backlash – lawmakers

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Opposition lawmakers say President Duterte has given government positions to former military and police officers 'not suited for the jobs they are rewarded with'

ON TO TESDA. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena attends the September 27, 2018 House probe into the multi-billion pesos worth of missing shabu smuggled into the country. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ateneo, MediXserve launch 1st university-based blockchain research center

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The university, led by AMBERLab's efforts, seeks to offer blockchain-related electives by January 2019

AMBERLAB. AMBERLab leaders and partners show symbolic chain at the launch including vice president for Loyola Schools Dr. Maria Vilches (4th from left), AMBERLAB director Dr. Maria Estuar (5th from left), and MediXserve CEO Jojy Azurin (2nd from right)  Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chairman

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

De Vera’s new position comes nearly 9 months after he was designated as officer-in-charge

CHED CHAIR. Prospeo De Vera III as then CHED OIC at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the CHED. September 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ano ang nakataya sa 2019 elections?

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ang eleksiyon ay tungkol sa ating mga botante. Ang laging tanong ay: ano ba ang magagawa ni Kandidato X at ni Kandidato Y upang paunlarin ang buhay natin?

Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

De Lima pays tribule to 'hero, idol' teacher Mylene Durante

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'If there is anyone who deserves to be called a hero and an idol, it is Teacher Mylene Veras-Durante,' says Senator Leila de Lima, who also hails from Bicol

TEACHER'S GOAL. Teacher Mylene Veras-Durante wants to inspire young people. This photo on her Facebook page is captioned, "€œI want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, '€˜Because of YOU I didn'€™t give up.'"€ Photo from Mylene Veras-Durante's Facebook page

Slain Albay teacher shielded students from attacker

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Police say public school teacher Mylene Veras-Durante shielded two students from a knife-wielding assailant

TEACHER'S GOAL. Teacher Mylene Veras-Durante wants to inspire young people. This photo on her Facebook page is captioned, "€œI want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, '€˜Because of YOU I didn'€™t give up.'"€ Photo from Mylene Veras-Durante's Facebook page

Teachers get sex education workshop

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:37 PM

A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers handling sexuality education to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling

SEX EDUCATION WORKSHIP. Teachers from El Nido, Palawan, join the 'Bridging the Gaps in Teaching Reproductive Health' worksop. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Extracurricular activities help keep kids in school – expert

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Extracurricular activities give students more reasons to keep attending school beyond classes and tests, says an expert

ELEMENTARY. Majority of poor students are unable to graduate from basic education. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Teachers, education leaders receive Gintong Parangal Para sa Edukasyon Awards

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:47 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones congratulated all the awardees and underscored their vital contributions

CHED extends deadline for tertiary education subsidy applications

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Schools have until October 30 to submit their lists of applicants. So far, only 174,000 students have applied for the 300,000 available slots.

Entrance exams needed in schools for teacher education – World Bank expert

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:28 PM

There should also be an exit exams, says World Bank senior education specialist Javier Luque in a forum organized by the Philippine Business for Education

POOR PERFORMANCE. Takers of the Licensure Examination for Teachers have been performing badly in the last 10 years. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

DepEd eyes creation of non-teaching posts to lessen teachers’ workload

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The education department has conducted a study on the 'type and magnitude' of tasks teachers perform based on the size and location of their schools

PLANS. The DepEd plans to ask the DBM to approve the creation of non-teaching posts.

The best learners: the forager and the Renaissance human

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We humans invented the disciplines so we can highlight various aspects of reality for a deeper understanding. It's time to unlearn the borders we made so we can see where the disciplines connect and where they diverge.

DLSU joins U.P. in latest world university rankings

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The De La Salle University makes its Times Higher Education World University Rankings debut in the 801-1,000 bracket, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 501-600 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

PETA theater goes political for its 51st season

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Stage of the Nation campaign bridges art and politics

Teachers complain of ‘excessive’ workload; DepEd says these are ‘legal, necessary’

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition camps outside the DepEd head office and calls for changes in the monitoring systems and paperwork

OVERWORKED. Teachers call on the DepEd to stop its review systems and paperwork that supposedly burden teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd: Uphold rights of students, teachers when setting makeup classes

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Responding to calls for Saturday makeup classes to be prohibited, the Department of Education says schools should balance the need for learning with the rights of students and teachers

CLASSES. Schools must ensure students and teachers rights are upheld when scheduling make up classes. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Return service' up to state universities – CHED

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'If any university wants to develop a return service, nobody can stop them,' says Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III

BUDGET BRIEFING. CHED Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the CHED. September 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

CHED reminds state universities: Charging mandatory fees illegal

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III says state universities can only charge students for optional or degree-related fees

BUDGET BRIEFING. CHED OIC Prospeo De Vera III at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the CHED. September 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senators to ensure CHED 2019 budget covers scholars of other programs

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says scholars under existing programs outside the free higher education law may be affected by the lower budget for 2019

BUDGETED. Senators want a provision in the 2019 budget that would ensure students who are continuing scholars of students financial assistance programs are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 20

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, September 20

CHED's De Vera dares Vitriolo to file charges vs all comissioners

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

CHED Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III says he has no authority to reinstate Vitriolo and that it's 'disconcerting' he is being singled out, as actions taken by CHED are decided by all members of the commission

NO AUTHORITY. CHED OIC Prospero De Vera says he has no power to reinstate Julito Vitriolo to his post as CHED Executive Director. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHED eyes August as start of classes for all public universities

Sep 18, 2018 - 6:24 PM

CHED is considering the move to facilitate easier implementation of the free higher education law should the cash-based budgeting system push through

OPENING. CHED considers moving the opening of the academic year of all public universities and colleges to August. File Photo by Rappler

CHED: University officials should not take political stand

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III says universities should promote discussion but he 'frowns upon university officials who take a political position'

CHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Higher Education OIC Dr. Prospero De Vera says public university officials should not take political stands. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, September 18

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday, September 18

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 17

Sep 16, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Monday, September 17

#ThinkPH 2018: Dear future self, this is what you should do today

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Stay human, cultivate passions, and other learnings from #ThinkPH 2018

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for September 13, 14, 15

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

CHED: Nueva Ecija school that gave Daniel Matsunaga honorary degree unauthorized

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The school which conferred honoris causa on the actor is not recognized by CHED

HONORARY? Brethren Evangelical School of Theology confers an honorary Ph.D. in Humanities to actor Daniel Matsunaga. Screenshot from Daniel Matsunaga's Instagram account

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, September 12

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday, September 12

‘Madrasah is not a breeding ground for extremism’

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:17 AM

'I studied Madrasah and I grew up in a Madrasah, but I am not a terrorist, I am not an extremist,' says Ustadz Alzad Sattar

IN PRAYER. Muslims inside the Masjid Ibnu Abbas mosque in Caloocan hold prayers in preparation for the Eid Al Adha celebration tomorrow. August 20, 2018 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Despite Marcos ties, U.P. president says no attempt to forget Martial Law

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:58 PM

After the backlash from his Kabataang Barangay reunion with Imee Marcos, University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion commits to developing courses on Martial Law for UP's general education program

COMMITMENTS. University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion lists commitments towards his promise to ensure UP will not forget abuses under Martial Law. Screenshot from Rappler Talk

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Friday, September 7

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Friday, September 7

DepEd reduces paperwork required of teachers

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Teachers will now only have to complete 10 forms instead of 36 previously mandated by the Department of Education

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 3

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:35 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Monday, September 3

Experts warn Cebuanos vs anonymous Facebook pages

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:24 PM

At Move Cebu, journalist Sol Amante says Cebuanos should take posts from anonymous Facebook pages with a 'handful' of salt

[Two Pronged] My partner gives me an enema before sex

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:00 PM

When is a sexual fetish ok? When is it not?