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Senate panel OKs additional P1.68 B in 2018 CHED budget

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The Senate finance committee increases the CHED's proposed budget for 2017 from P12.41 billion to P14.1 billion, but this excludes funds for the free tuition law

BUDGET APPROVED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan smiles during the Senate finance committee hearing on their proposed 2018 budget. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Senate committee adds P1.2 billion to SUCs’ budget for 2018

Sep 21, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the additional funds will be used for SUCs' expenses on infrastructure and equipment

ADDED FUNDS. Senators JV Ejercito, Juan Edgardo Angara, and Loren Legarda during CHED's budget hearing at the Senate on September 21. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED ‘strongly condemns’ death of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:51 PM

CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says CHED-NCR will look into the 'very tragic event'

AGAINST HAZING DEATHS. CHED chairperson faces the Senate finance committee on September 21. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Inside the brotherhood: Thoughts on fraternity violence

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:41 PM

So many young promising men had been put to waste. So many dreams had been shattered. So many families had been broken.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 21

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of private schools where classes have been suspended for Thursday, September 21

Teachers to get online training on child abuse intervention

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Safe School for Teens website trains teachers how to properly respond when a student tells them that he or she is being sexually abused – whether at home or in school

EQUIPPING TEACHERS. Teachers can now learn how to properly respond to child abuse reports through the Safe Schools for Teens website.

CHR hits House plan to use its budget for free education

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:20 PM

I think that kind of a statement or a narrative is meant to confuse the people says Commission on Human Rights CHR Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz

CHR BUDGET. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz hits the House of Representatives' plan to use the CHR's budget to fund free college education. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

House wants to use CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets for free tuition

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin hits the idea saying You can t cut the budget of a constitutional body then to soften criticism bestow it [on] a supposed loftier cause like free tuition

FULLHOUSE. Members of Congress and the Senate join together for a special session on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao at the House of Representatives on July 22, 207. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

DepEd on student drug testing: SC says it’s constitutional

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:43 PM

This matter has already been decided by the Supreme Court Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says in response to criticism against random drug testing on students

APPROVED BY SC. DepEd says the random drug testing of high school students is pursuant to the law.

DepEd to consult Cabinet on drug testing of high school students

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says they plan to push through with the random drug testing this school year despite concerns on how the results will be kept confidential

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, September 13

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:55 PM

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#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, September 12

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:20 PM

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UP Board of Regents approves GE reform proposal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:09 PM

UP Board of Regents authorizes reduction of required GE units of UP Diliman students from the current 45 units to a minimum of 21 units

GE REFORM. From 45 required minimum GE units, the subjects would be trimmed down to 21 required units

WATCH: How a barrio teacher made learning science easy

Sep 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Teacher Jennifer Rojo is one of the recipients of the 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos award

SCIENCE MADE FUN. A Teacher in Tagaytay City makes learning science fun to students. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UP still lone PH university in THE World University Rankings

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

UP is now in the 601 800 bracket of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 which ranks the world s top 1000 universities

TOP UNIVERSITY. The Oblation sculpture at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, July 20, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Nur Misuari

Sep 05, 2017 - 1:39 PM

3RD UPDATE We respect the process but sad because the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front have agreements says Misuari s spokesperson Emmanuel Fontanilla

GHOST PROJECTS. Nur Misuari is facing graft and malversation charges over multi-million peso educational projects in the ARMM which turned out to have never been delivered.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, September 5

Sep 05, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Tuesday September 5

P3B eyed to bring electricity to 7,000 public schools

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says one in 6 public elementary and high schools is not connected to a power grid

GENERAL TRIAS READY FOR SCHOOL OPENING MONDAY. - Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleaning desks of her designated classroom together with the volunteer student in preparation for the incoming June 1, 2015 school opening for public schools nationwide. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

With the rising number of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs human rights groups are worried about the implementation of mandatory random drug tests among high school students

Theater can 'draw out the creative power of ordinary folk' – Magsaysay Awardee PETA

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years the Philippine Educational Theater Association s actors have brought the stories of the people they meet to life on stage so their voices can be heard

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time’ – Robredo

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang, CHED to abide by CA ruling on Vitriolo

Aug 31, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The Court of Appeals orders the reinstatement of Julito Vitriolo as executive director of the Commission on Higher Education

Ombudsman Cardio-Morales orders the dismissal of CHED Exec Dir Vitriolo after being found guilty for misconduct. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Theater for change: 10 of PETA’s best plays

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter

RAK OF AEGIS. The play celebrates Pinoy pop culture by paying tribute to Filipino rock band, Aegis. Photo courtesy of PETA

High school drug tests: DepEd reviews procedure amid concerns

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:01 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers question how the education department can keep confidential the results of the mandatory random drug tests slated for September

STUDENTS' SAFETY. Lawmakers express concern over students' safety if chosen for the random drug test.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Saturday, August 26

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Saturday August 26

P3B slashed from DepEd’s school buildings fund in 2018

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla is not worried about the budget cut saying the DepEd is focused on addressing the backlog in the construction of new classrooms

BUDGET CUTS. DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla and Secretary Leonor Briones face the House appropriations committee on August 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Drug testing of students ‘preventive, not punitive’ – Briones

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says every effort is going to be made to keep the results of the random drug test confidential

'PREVENTIVE, NOT PUNITIVE.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones defends the department's random drug testing of high school students. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, August 22

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:46 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Tuesday August 22

DepEd condemns Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The department says it denounces all forms of violence against our students teachers and personnel and echoes the call for an impartial investigation

Kindergarten teacher under investigation for slapping student

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Education officials remind teachers to observe maximum tolerance in the classroom as the DepEd investigates a Cagayan public school teacher caught on video striking a student

VIRAL VIDEO. A screengrab of a video showing a teacher slapping a student in Cagayan

Teacher explains use of 'anti-cheating' headbands

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:54 PM

They the students have no complaints about it in fact they’re the one who defended me from online bashers ” teacher Jurinda Manaug says

CONFISCATED. Other than the head coverings, cellphones are temporarily confiscated to allow students to focus in their exams.

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Undersecretary Alain Pascua says school buildings have suffered around P2 billion worth of damage following recent typhoons and eathquakes but they have means to fund the repairs

RUBBLE. Police tape surround a damaged building in Leyte after the earthquake in July. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

P95B still unused in classroom construction fund for 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says the delay in building new classrooms is caused by the intensive pre construction assessment that had to be done

PERENNIAL PROBLEM. Classroom shortage has been a longstanding issue in the Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Random drug testing for HS students, teachers starts September

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Hindi ito tokhang tokhang We’re doing this with an open mind We’re doing this as scientifically as possible says Education Secretary Leonor Briones as she guarantees the confidentiality of the results

DepEd allots P42B to hire 81,100 teachers in 2018

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM

A good chunk of the DepEd s proposed budget next year is also allocated for its program subsidizing the schooling of students in private institutions

BUDGET TALKS. DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla, Secretary Leonor Briones, and Undersecretary Alain Pascua hold a press conference on August 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow ’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

CSU cancels mandatory drug test policy for enrollees

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED The school administration says drug tests will be administered during the semester in accordance with the laws and rules

HRW: Mandatory testing will make students vulnerable in war on drugs

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The New York based Human Rights Watch warns that drug tests will create a school to cemetery track for tertiary students testing positive for illegal drugs

CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues the free tuition law is social justice legislation that must benefit who it is intended for – the poor

FREE TUITION LAW. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III and Chairperson Patricia Licuanan face the House appropriations committee on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The 3 agencies could get budget cuts in 2018 because of their spending pattern – billions of pesos in unused and unobligated funds – from previous years

FUNDING FREE TUITION. Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles heads efforts to source funds for the free tuition law. Rappler file photo

Student applicants to pay for mandatory drug tests – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Under CHED s new order student applicants would have to shoulder their drug testing cost should the university they re applying for include it in the admission requirements

DEFENDING THE ORDER. CHED Ronaldo Liveta defends CHED's order allowing higher education institutions to have mandatory drug testing. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SUCs may tighten admission due to free tuition law – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Students who don t take on a full load or don t finish their course on time may not be granted free tuition says CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips

Who will benefit from the free tuition law?

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Data suggest that by and large the free tuition law is likely to benefit the rich more than the poor

PH, Australia pilot online cultural exchange course in Makati high school

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The Australian government will also bring the cultural learning program to high schools in Camarines Sur Iloilo City and Bacolod City this year

NEW PARTNERS. Makati High School students, DepEd Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan, and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely talk to St Paul's College Kempsey students. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

Mandatory drug tests could lead to ‘tokhang’ in schools, warns students’ union

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UP will not require students to undergo drug tests We are very wary that this could be abused and the results misused says public affairs VP Jose Dalisay Jr

DRUG WAR IN SCHOOLS? The NUSP warns students will now be more vulnerable to the government's anti-drug campaign following a recent CHED order. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Bakwit school' for Lumad children opens in UP

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Indigenous peoples have set up camp at the state university campus in Diliman after tribal schools in Mindanao were burned or occupied by government troops

BAKWIT SCHOOL. An alternative learning venue opens up for Lumad children who have set up protest camps at the University of the Philippines Diliman. All photos by Mark Saludes

Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Eh pagdating sa kin alam ko man na walang pera Pirmahan natin ito Eh di sige says President Rodrigo Duterte about his decision to sign the measure