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Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

Duterte certifies as urgent pay hike for teachers, other gov't workers

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to fast-track a measure that would raise the salary of public school teachers by 20% to 30%

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[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.

[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

[OPINION] The 'pasang-awa' culture we (un)knowingly embraced

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:00 PM

We have come to tolerate the students who have low proficiencies in science, math, and English, even if we know our learners can do more

[OPINION] Teachers aren't perfect, but they also deserve due process

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Using one's popularity and reach to crucify a teacher in the public eye never solves anything

[OPINYON] ‘Mano po, Ninong!’

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Iyong sa SEA Games, simula pa lang nang ilabas ang bilog-bilog na logo at sago-sagong mascot, alam ko nang magkakaganito. Icing on the cake na lang ang kaldero sa New Clark.

[OPINION] A teacher's thoughts on Raffy Tulfo, discipline, and punishment

Nov 25, 2019 - 6:22 PM

If discipline is an expected outcome of education, then how ought teachers instill discipline? Do parents have a say on how teachers should manage their classrooms?

After 3-year wait, public school teacher gets salary, bonuses for final year of service

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Commission on Audit orders the Department of Education to pay retired public school teacher Nelita Gador her full 2016 salary amounting to P288,511, plus cash benefits she was supposed to get that year

Recto wants P10,000 chalk allowance for teachers

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:33 PM

'If we are not asking our soldiers to buy their own bullets, then why should we be forcing our teachers to buy their own provisions in fighting illiteracy?' Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says

HIKE. Senate President Pro-Tempore bats for a 185% chalk allowance hike for teachers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FALSE: 'Photo' of teacher who was raped, killed

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The woman in the photo is not the same as the one in the original news report

[OPINION] Are the K-12 kids alright? Like really?

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Students need to see educational institutions not as hell, but as a safe space for them to discover themselves and society at large

[OPINION] Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes

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

[OPINION] Dalawang tula para sa Buwan ng mga Guro

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Isang gurong naghahanap ng layunin; isang gurong nangangamba sa pag-iisa

Mga Ulirang Guro sa Filipino, pinarangalan ng KWF

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Pitong guro mula sa iba't ibang lugar sa Pilipinas ang pinarangalan at kinilala ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino para sa kanilang mga kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng wika

ULIRANG GURO SA FILIPINO. Ang pitong guro na pinarangalan ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) dahil sa kanilang kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng pambansang wika. Photo by Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino

[OPINION] 'Bumagsak din ako': Ang muling pagbangon ng isang guro

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

‘Ginawa ko ba ang lahat? Sinubukan ko ba lahat ng paraan? Paano kung may hindi pala ako nagawa? Bakit hindi sya natuto?’

Recto proposes new job ranks with higher pay for teachers

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Senator Ralph Recto is proposing the creation of four additional salary grades for teachers

TIME FOR A RAISE. Classes open at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[OPINION] A teacher's life, from the point of view of her red ballpen

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Yes, as she grew older, so did her students, and we were used to grade longer, more complicated papers that tackled darker and more serious topics

[OPINYON] Kay Ma’am / Ser

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Napakapalad kong naliligid ako ng sangkaterbang guro, ang pinakadakilang paraan para pabutihin ang mundo

Senators file bills increasing wages of public school teachers

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Proposals include increasing the monthly salaries of public school teachers to as much as P36,409, a jump from their current P20,754

TEACHER AT WORK. A classroom at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Briones urges teachers to include local heroes in history lessons

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:34 AM

In a speech in Lapu-Lapu City, the education secretary says Visayans also fought for Philippine independence

HEROES TOO. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the Independence Day celebration in Lapu-Lapu City on June 12, 2019. DepEd photo

PIDS to DepEd: Review teachers' workload to improve quality of education

May 03, 2019 - 8:29 PM

A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies warns actual teaching hours have been 'increasingly sidelined' by the heavy workload teachers had to deal with

TEACHER QUALITY. A study from the Philippine Institute of Development studies urges the education department to review workload of teachers in order or improve teaching in public schools. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Leyte teachers appeal for better internet connectivity

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Teachers in Abuyog, Leyte, climb mountains to get internet connection to submit their teaching reports, showing gaps in service delivery despite the country's modernization efforts in education.

STRUGGLE FOR INTERNET: Teachers from Libertad Elementary School climb mountains to get internet connection. Photos by Joseph Sumayang

Better PH education? Pay teachers more – Otso Diretso

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support

SALARY INCREASE. Applicants prepare their visual aids during a teaching demonstration as part of the itemization requirements for public school teachers at Araullo High School in Manila on March 15, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DepEd employees in N. Mindanao to access better health care services

Mar 07, 2019 - 1:59 PM

PhilHealth's Tamang Serbisyong Kalusugang Pamilya (Tsekap) will now benefit all DepEd employees in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de oro city mayor Oscar Moreno (center) leads the signing og Memorandum of Understanding between Philhealtg and the Department of Education in ensuring that DepEd teachers and workers can have ready access to health care services. The MoU signing wa done on March 6,2019 at the city hall of Cagayan de Oro. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

[OPINION] Why I want to leave UP – and why I might stay

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'I sometimes wonder how much fire my passion has left and, truth be told, if such drive can be better nourished elsewhere – in another university or organization'

CA junks petition vs PNP profiling of ACT members

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Court of Appeals' 11th Division cites 'infirmities' in the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals dismisses a motion by a casino company. File photo from CA website

[OPINION] The duty of the conscious grown-up

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:24 PM

We're setting them up to fail, punishing them when they do, and leaving them no recourse in a world that's already leaving them voiceless

Photo from Shutterstock

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar, and 19 other cops face complaints

ACT Teachers PArtylist on January 28, 2019, show a copy of complaint affidavit of criminal and administrative cases they file before the Ombudsman against PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año over the intel list of ACT members. The group says is unconstitutional and violates the Data Privacy Act. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

VIRAL: Laguna teacher draws portraits of her 27 students as Christmas gifts

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:12 PM

'I wanted to give them something special. That way they will be inspired to study harder,' says Roselyn Barcoma of the the Holy Redeemer School of Cabuyao

CHR: Profiling of ACT members a cause for concern

Jan 07, 2019 - 5:57 PM

'The police must acknowledge and recognize that the mere act of profiling already prejudices and discriminates against the members of the concerned groups,' says CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia

ACT members being monitored due to 'Left connection' – Malacañang

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) Police may need to monitor 'one or two' members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers suspected of conspiring to bring down the Duterte administration, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

SALVADOR PANELO. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during a press conference on December 3, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Police's intel list of ACT teachers 'violates right to privacy'

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Human rights lawyer Romel Bagares points out that 'there is no law saying membership in ACT is a crime'

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) at a picket on January 7, 2019. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Teachers to PNP, DepEd: We're not terrorists

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Representatives from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers along with public school teachers from Manila question the police's moves, saying they haven't done anything wrong

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

NCRPO: We won't use ACT teachers list illegally

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:03 AM

'Kung walang problema, walang dapat ikatakot. Wala kaming gagawin na ilegal,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar

MEMO LEAKED. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar says the intelligence memorandum will not lead to any illegal actions by the police force. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ryan Homan wants to help children develop the habit of reading books in Donsol, Sorsogon

CRUSADE FOR LEARNING. Ryan Homan, crusader of Balsa-Basa and Educador Kariton, with volunteer teachers on the Donsol bridge. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

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

WATCH: Why do teachers teach?

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:46 PM

On World Teachers' Day, Rappler speaks to teachers who tell us why they have chosen to continue in the profession despite its difficulties and challenges

EDUCATE. Teachers set aside difficulties of the job to educate generations of children. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/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.

Superheroes: Teachers of the Alternative Learning System

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Consolacion Tag would not have been a teacher if not for the Alternative Learning System

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 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

DBM: 2,000 new alternative learning teachers needed nationwide

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Alternative Learning System teachers have a Teacher I rank, which corresponds to Salary Grade 11 with a P20,179 monthly gross salary

LOOK: Public school teacher uses technology to check class attendance

Jun 28, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Public teacher Michael Angelo C. Maleriado of the General Emilio Aguinaldo National High School introduces a new way of checking and recording attendance

‘Humans of New York’ features inspiring story of Filipino soon-to-be teacher

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

JP Villanueva graduates from college, but not without facing struggles along the way

COURAGE. Despite trials, JP Villanueva kept going to support his family. Photo from Humans of New York/Facebook

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.

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Sep 11, 2017 - 11:37 AM

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Ahead of SONA 2016, sectors weigh in on Duterte's promises

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Rappler looks back on Duterte s campaign promises about education health and environment What do experts advocates and members of civil society think about them?

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?