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[OPINION] Part 2: Rethinking religious education

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The big task of religious education is far bigger than simply transmitting truth

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, October 18

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:40 AM

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Malacañang suspends gov't work, classes on Tuesday, October 17

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:26 PM

(UPDATED) Citing 'public health and safety' reasons, Malacañang suspends government work and classes nationwide for the 2nd day of the transport strike

Former education secretary Lourdes Quisumbing dies

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Quisumbing, a member of the Cabinet of the late president Corazon Aquino, was the Philippines' first female education secretary

EDUCATOR. Dr Lourdes Reynes Quisumbing is known for her stint as education secretary during the time of the late President Corazon Aquino. Photo from Miriam College

Briones wants more LGUs to build museums

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Education chief Leonor Briones praises the National Museum of Natural History as a 'non-formal supplement' to classroom learning under the K to 12 program

PLACES OF LEARNING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the inauguration of the National Museum of Natural History. Photo by DepEd

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, October 16

Oct 13, 2017 - 6:17 PM

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Paalala ng DepEd, kailangan magpa-rehistro muna para sa A&E Test

Oct 13, 2017 - 2:22 PM

Ang susunod ay isang press release mula sa Kagawaran ng Edukasyon

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Friday, October 13

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:11 AM

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Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Foreigners who want to study in Australia will have to take a new official test of their language skills

Students from China pose for family photos after graduating from a course in commerce at Sydney University on October 12, 2017. Australia is tightening requirements for foreign students in a bid to improve standards across the country's Aus$28 billion ($22 billion) international education market, the government said on October 12. / AFP PHOTO / William WEST

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, October 12

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:05 AM

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Spend more on schooling to reduce inequality – IMF

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Unlike other methods of redistributing wealth, education both promotes economic growth at the same time as it reduces income inequality, the International Monetary Fund report says

Higher cash aid available for college workers displaced by K to 12

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

At least P10,000 will be given to staff of higher education institutions who were displaced because of the K to 12 program

K TO 12 EFFECT. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III encourages displaced workers of colleges and universities to avail the financial aid available for them.

Sandigan dismisses 1 of 2 graft charges vs Vitriolo

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Vitriolo is off the hook in 1 of his 2 graft charges because the court says there is no evidence that he benefitted from the irregular diploma program

GRAFT. Julito Vitriolo, the reinstated executive director of CHED, is facing a graft case for failing to stop an irregular diploma program at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM).

Beyond lessons, special educators spread hope among SPED learners

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Proving that there are no limits to learning, Hilarion Daen Jr. and Edna Blacer are teaching SPED students at Rawis Elementary School despite their own difficulties – Hilarion is hearing-impaired while Edna is nearly blind

SPECIAL EDUCATION. Teacher Hilarion handles kindergarten pupils with hearing deficiencies. All photos courtesy of the Rawis Elementary School

[OPINION] Rethinking religious education

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Without intending it, religious education could become more preoccupied with religious truth than with the actual issues of its intended audience – the youth

Random drug testing for Cebu students starts

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:16 PM

There have been concerns about the sampling method and confidentiality of the tests, and about how they would make students vulnerable in the government's war against drugs

Corporate foundation donates 4,300 school kits to Marawi students

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Former education secretary Brother Armin Luistro and former education undersecretary Rey Laguda go to Marawi and Lanao del Sur to turn over books and school kits to students

BOOKS. Philippine Business for Social Progress donated books and school kits to students in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur. Photo by Rey Laguda

WATCH: Briones, Salceda pay tribute to teachers

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:13 AM

'I am here to thank you and in so doing do, I also thank my father and my mother,' Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda says

PRODUCTS OF TEACHERS. During the National Teachers' Day, education Secretary Leonor Briones and Rep Joey Salceda shares that they are both children of teachers. Photos by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Duterte OKs random drug testing of HS students – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the President wanted DepEd to look at drug abuse as a health problem and to treat the random drug test as a preventive measure

GO SIGNAL. President Rodrigo Duterte during the 19th Cabinet meeting at the Malacañang Palace on October 4. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

The education secretary who came from a 'dynasty of teachers'

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

A former teacher herself, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones urges teachers to continue learning something new every day

Recto: Keep DepEd P30-B budget to increase teachers' allowances

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto proposes a 'rechanneling' of the P30-billion budget that the House of Representatives realigned to fund the free tuition law

TEACHERS' ALLOWANCES. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

We owe our country's success to teachers – Briones

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:53 PM

'Bakit tayo nagtuturo?' Education Secretary Leonor Briones asks the country's teachers as she leads the celebration of National Teachers' Day in Legazpi City




IN PHOTOS: A daylong tribute to the country's teachers

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:07 AM

In celebration of National Teachers' Day, the Department of Education recognizes the role teachers play in the positive change the country seeks to achieve

FLOWERS. The Department of Education distributes flowers to over 6,000 teachers who attended the National Teachers' Day celebration in Legazpi City.

#ThankYouTeacher: Netizens praise second parents, mentors

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:04 PM

With political issues polarizing society, PH netizens come out united to thank their teachers

CHED eyes possible closure of weak schools for teachers

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:24 PM

CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the consistent weak performance of several teacher education institutions in the licensure exams is a 'disservice to students'

UPGRADE NEEDED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they have long observed the poor passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler Interview with CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia Licuanan on October 4, 2017.

NSPC 2018 to focus on ASEAN Integration – DepED

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:11 PM

ASEAN integration is expected to be the central topic of young aspiring campus journalists competing in different categories of the NSPC

DepEd hosts National Teachers’ Day celebration in Legazpi City

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:48 PM

DepEd's theme for Teachers’ Day is 'Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso' aims to recognize the role of teachers in honing the full potential of students towards nation-building

Half of PH schools for teachers perform poorly in licensure exams

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:50 PM

A Philippine Business for Education study on the Licensure Examination for Teachers from 2009 to 2017 shows most of the weak schools for teachers are in Mindanao

POOR PERFORMANCE. Takers of the Licensure Examination for Teachers have been performing badly in the last 9 years. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The attempt to set a new Guinness world record is part of the celebration of the National Teachers' Month

#THANKYOUTEACHER. UST students vie for the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Sentence at UST in observance of National Teacher's Month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Are PUP students' rights under attack?

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The state-run university is known as a bastion of student activism and movement, its students among the most progressive in the country

CAMPUS ISSUE. The Polytechnic university of the Philippines is known as a bastion for student activism and movement, its students among the most fearless and progressive in the country.  Image from the PUP website

Ilocos Sur to host Palarong Pambansa 2018

Sep 28, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Will home court advantage help young athletes from the Ilocos Sur province snag medals in the Palarong Pambansa 2018?

Power struggle in CHED after Vitriolo returns as executive director

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Julito Vitriolo, who was reinstated by the Court of Appeals as CHED executive director, says Chairperson Patricia Licuanan has an 'axe to grind' against him

CONTESTED RETURN. Julito Vitriolo smiles for the camera inside the CHED executive director's office minutes after chairperson Patricia Licuanan told the media that they do not recognize his reinstatement yet. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

20,000 K to 12 vocational labs to suffer due to P30-B DepEd budget cut

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:35 PM

P30 billion out of the proposed P36 billion for technical-vocational labs for Grade 11 and 12 students will be realigned to fund the free tuition law next year

DEPED BUDGET. Students of President Corazon C. Aquino High School attend the flag ceremony during the first day of classes in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 25

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:10 PM

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Background photo by Darren Langit

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

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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