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How a school principal is winning the battle vs illiteracy, malnutrition in Sorsogon

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Principal Jessica Ascano's projects have not only benefitted students at Calongay Elementary School, but their parents as well

MA'AM JESSICA. School principal Jessica Ascano leads a reading session with students. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

WATCH: Sa dulo ng Wawa Dam

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Would you cross a river every day to teach?

Residents want smelly Batangas dumpsite shut down

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The sanitary landfill is only 200 meters away from Laurel Elementary School

Students and teachers of Laurel Elementary School cover their noses in an attempt to reduce the stink coming from a nearby dumpsite. Photo from Laurel Baho facebook page

South Korean grandmothers school pupils for the first time

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:29 PM

'I have often felt like others looked down on me because of my illiteracy,' says Nam, who at 84 is the oldest of 3 grandmothers in second grade at Woldeung Elementary School

This picture taken on May 15, 2019 shows elderly South Korean women (front L-R) Park Young-ae, Nam Yang-soon and Shin Dong-hee posing and their eight-year-old classmates in a classroom at Woldeung Elementary School on the outskirts of Suncheon, 320 kilometres (198 miles) south of Seoul. - With South Korea's population ageing rapidly and families migrating from the countryside to the cities for decades, rural primary schools are facing falling pupil numbers. Now some are targeting the opposite end of the age spectrum and recruiting elderly illiterate grandmothers -- who were denied education on gender grounds during their own childhoods -- to stave off the threat of closure and teach them to read and write. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) / To go with AFP story SKorea-social-education-demographics, FEATURE by Kang Jin-kyu

How a head teacher brings change to remote school in Albay

May 29, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Joem Periña has been teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School in Tiwi town for only 6 months, yet the local community has already felt the 'good changes' he has implemented in the school

TEACHER-IN-CHARGE. Joem Eprina, teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School, takes a breather during the Brigada Eskuwela on May 27, 2019. Photo by Mavic Conde

Hollywood school to keep Michael Jackson's name on auditorium

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The parents and staff of the Gardner Street Elementary School has decided to keep the name of late singer on the school's auditorium

Second mother's love: Teacher buys togas for poor students

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:19 PM

The togas cost her around P7,600, more than her monthly take-home pay of P6,600

Donations pour in for Grade 2 student who uses makeshift pen

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:36 AM

After seeing his photos on social media, concerned netizens did not hesitate to help 8-year-old Jan Kim Enario and his classmates at the Union Elementary School in Sta Rita, Samar

VIRAL: Grade 2 student from Samar uses makeshift ballpen for school

Mar 02, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Jan Kim's photo using an improvised pen for school, uploaded by his teacher on Facebook, has gone viral online. Netizens reach for ways to help.

Grade 2 student from Sta. Rita, Samar uses makeshift ball pen for his schoolwork.

Principal's wish: Relocate flood-prone school in Albay

Jan 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Joroan Elementary School in Tiwi town is located near a farm irrigation system and a river

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Head teacher Mary Jean Cirujales, together with Joroan Elementary students, during a relief operation. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

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

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

How groups are bringing the fight against hunger to schools

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The first 'Kusina ng Kalinga' project in Batangas boasts of being able to reduce the malnutrition rate from 11% to zero among beneficiary schools

Fewer students enroll in Boracay schools amid closure

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:14 PM

In Balabag Elementary School, one of the 6 public schools on the island, only around 1,300 students enroll this year, from 1,700 in 2017.

FIRST DAY. Balabag Elementary School in Boracay Island opens the first day of classes with less students. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Robredo helps renovate classrooms in Navotas school

May 29, 2018 - 3:18 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says she supports raising the salaries of teachers, whom she considers as 'heroes'

BRIGADA ESKWELA. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her staff in renovating the classrooms of Wawa Elementary School in Navotas City. All photos by OVP

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Why Supreme Court justices go to Baguio every April

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Will the SC wait until after their writing break in May to hand down their Sereno decision, or will the justices create another history in Baguio?

The Supreme Court holds yearly summer sessions in Baguio where they hold office all month of April. Photos by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ilocos Sur 'one step ahead' in preps for Palaro living quarters

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Zamboanga's baseball captain, who is joining his 3rd Palarong Pambansa this year, says his current living quarters in Vigan is the most comfortable so far

COMPLETE BEDDINGS. Zamboanga's baseball team for Palarong Pambansa 2018 sit on their mattresses in Vigan Central School. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Mayon evacuees go home with happy faces

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Daisy Esplana, a mother of 3 kids, is happy to return home. 'We are grateful to the city and national government for taking care of us during our stay in evacuation camp,' Daisy says.

Daisy Esplana of Barangay Buyuan, Legazpi City, smiles along with her 3 children before going back home. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

DepEd condemns protesters alleging military presence in schools

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

DepEd says some 30 farmers from Northern Samar stormed their gates and attempted to enter the Rizal Building

PROTEST CONDEMNED. DepEd denies military personnel are occupying and bombing schools in Northern Samar. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Ombudsman orders DOH to submit Dengvaxia's clinical trial papers

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The Ombudsman's request stems from two complaints filed late last year against officials of Sanofi Pasteur and government officials who implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program

KIDS' SAFETY. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hands a monitoring card to a Santa Rosa Central Elementary School student who got the Dengvaxia vaccine last year. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dengvaxia safety trial unfinished when vaccination program launched – Duque

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'So if they had waited [for] 2017, then they would have known they can’t give these Dengvaxia [vaccine vials] to children who never had dengue in the past,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

MONITORING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III explains what parents in Santa Rosa, Laguna can do if their child received the Dengvaxia vaccine Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

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

IN PHOTOS: Ideas to keep kids safe on the road

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:02 PM

'We want to make more people aware of the need for safety of children,' says Safe Kids Philippines executive director Jesus dela Fuente

SAFE KIDS. Children celebrate the International Walk to School Week by conducting various activities to promote road safety. Photo by Heinz Orais/Safe Kids Philippines

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

Only 3 schools used as evacuation centers in Iligan City, says DepEd

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:25 PM

These schools still opened on Monday June 5 as evacuees are only using the gyms or multi purpose buildings

EVACUATION CENTERS. A family from Marawi City rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i on May 29, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

#BrigadaEskwela kicks off nationwide

May 15, 2017 - 4:54 PM

From Cordillera Regional Science High School in La Trinidad Benguet to Ipil National High School in Zamboanga Sibugay teachers students and parents take part in cleaning their schools to make facilities ready for the start of classes

COMMUNITY EFFORT. Parents and teachers of Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City join together in cleaning the classroom during the 2017 Brigada Eskuwela that signal the start of school classes. Photo by Darren Langit/ Rappler

NCR Sepak Takraw team aims for 3-peat at Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Ivan Vitug Adrian Semblante and Manny Tardio of the National Capital Region are gunning for a 3 peat this year

GAME-FACE. The NCR Sepak Takraw team look to take the Elementary Division by storm as the matches begin in the Palarong Pambansa 2017. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

PH Army teaches students about ill effects of drugs

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:33 PM

More than a thousand students at the Tenement Elementary School graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education DARE Program of the Philippine Army in partnership with DARE Philippines Association

SOLDIER TEACHER. Members of the Philippine army moonlight as teachers for almost two months under the DARE program. Photo courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Chess is like life Every move you make has a consequence says Teacher Ocol who decades ago exposed irregularities in the 1998 Philippine Centennial Expo project in Clark

How a hazard-prone Marikina school is preparing for disasters

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In Valeriano Fugoso Memorial Elementary School earthquake drills are done every month with most drills performed unannounced

Photo by Pocholo Espina

VLOG: Bongbong Marcos casts his vote

May 09, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr votes in Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School

Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

School in Sulu first to transmit election results

May 09, 2016 - 8:33 PM

In the 2010 elections the first precinct that transmitted was from the town of Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao at 5:42 pm

VLOG: VCM fails in Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School

May 09, 2016 - 6:33 PM

The vote counting machine fails after receiving 66 ballots It is fixed an hour later

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

VLOG: Cebuano voter dies as she waits in line to vote

May 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Teresita Tagalog Tanieza a resident of Barangay Carreta was waiting for her turn to vote at Carreta Elementary School when she suddenly collapsed

How an accident solved a school problem in Sorsogon

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Things fall into place in a picturesque town

HELP BES. Students of Bonifacio Elementary School wear IDs for the first time.

Makati suspends operations of school canteen after ‘food poisoning’

Jan 15, 2016 - 5:44 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin also says school administrators must ensure food safety in schools

PROBE ONGOING. Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña promises a thorough investigation of the "food poisoning" incident in a public elementary school on January 14.

126 students suffer from 'food poisoning' in Makati

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:53 PM

4th UPDATE Most of the students who experienced dizziness and stomach pains after ingesting snacks bought from the school canteen have been discharged from the hospital

FOOD POISONING. The Makati city government reports at least a hundred cases of "food poisoning" on January 14.

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Group promotes local sports through Shatong Tournament

Dec 17, 2015 - 2:45 PM

KCT Sports and Tourism Foundation s advocacy is to promote local sports while getting kids to be mentally and physically active

UP experts asked to investigate Benguet sinkhole

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:17 PM

A village in Virac Itogon is now akin to a ghost town as hundreds of residents have fled their houses after sighting cracks in the ground

SINKHOLE. This 20-meter-wide void in Virac, Itogon already swallowed at least 7 houses as of November 2. Photos courtesy of Cordillera Office of Civil Defense thru Ompong Tan

Learning beyond the books

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:09 PM

In a program called Coordinates For Life public school students learn necessary skills that they can use now and for the future

Hundreds of students in hospitals over 'food poisoning' in Laguna

Jul 24, 2015 - 3:11 PM

5th UPDATE Calamba Mayor Justin Chipeco says charges have already been filed against the people responsible for bringing the food to the school

39 pupils, teacher in Negros Occidental food-poisoned

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The municipal health office of Cauayan Negros Occidental finds oxalic in bichockoy a local delicacy that the students bought from a vendor

Intel employees' P16-M donation builds schools in Leyte

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Nine buildings at the Sto Niño Elementary School in Tanauan were wiped out by Typhoon Yolanda; 2 400 Intel employees worldwide help rebuild some of them

RESILIENT. Donations by Intel employees build school buildings at the Sto. Niño Elementary School in Tanauan, Leyte, that are resilient to winds and floods. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Soldiers to the rescue: Yolanda kids get free school supplies

Jun 03, 2015 - 7:00 AM

I was not certain if I could have a bag and notebook but I go to school because I want to study says a 10 year old who got gel from the Army in Leyte

ON MISSION. Members of the Army's 19th Infantry Battalion distribute free bags and school supplies to children at the Daro Elementary School in Jaro, Leyte. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

QC teachers undergo disaster management training

May 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Project Agos trains 100 teachers from 4 public schools in Metro Manila in using social media for disaster management

PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE. QC teachers learn how to use social media for disaster management through Project Agos and YesPinoy Foundation.