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Teachers should not be bullies, enemies of free speech
Roma Estrada April 15, 2020

'The past days have revealed many instances of teachers sharing fake news, curtailing free speech, and expressing anti-poor sentiments'

Making Space: Are boys' schools ready to embrace co-education?
July 07, 2020

Are constructing new bathrooms and giving sewing classes enough to welcome girls in high schools that are so used to being all-boys? Rappler explores the topic with La Salle Green Hills and Ateneo Senior High School alumni.

Being gay in an all-girl Catholic school
Charlie Vitug July 08, 2020

'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'

No student left behind? During pandemic, education ‘only for those who can afford’
Bonz Magsambol May 22, 2020

While there have been obvious gaps in education in the past, the pandemic highlights a stark divide: access to education for those who can afford it and those who can't

Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled
Bonz Magsambol July 13, 2020
'One child left behind is one too many, and the government is duty-bound to ensure each and every Filipino’s exercise of all of their constitutionally guaranteed rights,' says the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

CHED: ‘We’re ready to open classes this August’
Bonz Magsambol July 10, 2020
'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

CHED launches web-based platform for free college learning materials
Bonz Magsambol June 23, 2020
Chairman Prospero de Vera III says CHED will fund the development of content for the learning platform this year

85,000 Makati public school students to get free learning modules, internet load
Mara Cepeda June 23, 2020
Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the learner's package and free internet load will benefit all public school students from preschool to senior high school. Teachers will get free internet load as well.

Duterte eyes purchase of radios for students in far-flung areas during pandemic
Sofia Tomacruz June 16, 2020
With the pandemic halting traditional schooling in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte announced he was eyeing the purchase of radios to aid students who live in far-flung areas to continue their studies.

Vico Sotto: We can't let public school students get left behind
JC Gotinga May 26, 2020
The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students

The Video: DepEd asks critics of remote learning: Got alternatives?
May 22, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Critics of government plans for remote learning to protect students from the coronavirus pandemic should provide alternative teaching methods, the Department of Education

DepEd ramps up online education platform ahead of new school year
July 04, 2020

The education department is doubling the capacity of DepEd Commons to accommodate at least 17 million users by August 24

CHED: ‘We’re ready to open classes this August’
Bonz Magsambol July 10, 2020
'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

FAST FACTS: CHED's flexible learning
Bonz Magsambol July 22 2020

According to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Prospero de Vera III, "flexible learning," which will be implemented this year, is not new.
"We are ready because our top universities have been doing flexible learning even before COVID. The other universities have shifted to flexible learning during the quarantine and are moving ahead for the opening of classes," De Vera explained.

Pag-aaral ng mga estudyante sa Batangas apektado ng Taal eruption: Videos
Jan 17, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal, libo-libong estudyante rin ang apektado matapos gawing evacuation centers ang kanilang mga paaralan.

DepEd official asks LGU to use gyms for Taal evacuees
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 22, 2020
Batangas Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Merthel Evardome asks local government units to use gyms and sports complexes as evacuation centers before school buildings so children can continue their education

Batangas governor says classes may resume soon in areas not on lockdown
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 22, 2020
Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas says their target is to move evacuees out of all schools within a week and transfer them to other temporary shelters

Lipa school aims to provide sense of normalcy, dignity to Taal evacuees
Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta January 19, 2020
'We treat them as guests here, not as evacuees,' says De La Salle Lipa President Brother Dante Amisola

#WalangPasok in Batangas until Taal Volcano under Alert Level 4
January 19, 2020
Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas suspends classes for all levels in all public and private schools while Alert Level 4 is raised

The irony of National Students' Day
Karl Patrick Wilfred M. Suyat November 19, 2019

Threats and intimidation against progressives continue to exist. The state's guns are still trained on social activists.

The university as (un)safe space
Carmel V. Abao March 07, 2020

'How do we view the humanity of victims and how do we view the humanity of harassers?'

#MCHSdobetter: Groups condemn sexual misconduct of teachers, call for justice
June 26, 2020

Students and alumni come out in the open, using the tag #MCHSdobetter as they flood social media with their own stories of sexual harassment, assault, and pedophilia.
It started off when a former student of MCHS posted her story on Wednesday, June 24, recounting her experience with a Grade 11 homeroom teacher who made her his confidante. He admitted to her fantasizing about his minor female students.

Miriam College forms committee to probe sexual harassment complaints
July 05, 2020
Miriam College's Truth and Justice Committee is mandated to recommend sanctions for those found guilty of inappropriate behavior

Drawing the line on sexual harassment in all-girls schools
Leal Rodriguez June 28, 2020
'Just because a space is supposed to be safe, it doesn't mean it is'

After #MCHSDoBetter goes viral, other schools urged to act on sexual harassment
Felicity Santos June 28, 2020
Students and alumni from different institutions who experienced alleged sexual misconduct from teachers want their voices and pleas for justice to be heard

The Video: DepEd to probe sexual harassment complaints in Miriam College
Jun 28, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The Department of Education vowed Sunday to investigate complaints of harassment made by high school students and alumni of Miriam College against teachers

Girls must be protected from sexual violence at school
Agence France-Presse July 09, 2019

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore says, we 'have a real responsibility to keep violence out of schools... by other students but also by their teachers'

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Sexual harassment on campus
October 25, 2018

In this video Leloy Claudio talks to University of the Philippines Center for Women's and Gender Studies director Natsy Verceles about sexual harassment on campus.

IMPORTANT How do we end sexual harassment?

Ateneo admin: No formal complaints vs faculty accused of sexual harassment
Janella Paris October 24, 2019 - with Video
This comes after an apology from Ateneo President Jett Villarin, who promised to make investigations into sexual harassment cases 'more responsive, more efficient, more sensitive'

‘Time’s up’: Ateneo community forms coalition vs sexual violence
October 22, 2019
The coalition dubbed 'Time’s Up Ateneo' is comprised of ADMU students, faculty, and alumni eager to consolidate efforts against sexual violence and impunity in the university.
Inspired by the protest that came in the wake of another case of sexual harassment surfacing online, various members of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) community formed a coalition advocating for an end to sexual violence on campus.

FALSE: ‘Sex video of Ateneo priest and college student'
October 18, 2019
The priest and the college girl are not the subjects of the alleged sex video
The website posted a video titled, “College Student at Pari ng Ateneo De Manila Viral ang S3X Video.” (Video of college student and priest in Ateneo de Manila went viral.)

WATCH: Ateneo admin apologizes, vows action on sexual harassment
Janella Paris October 18, 2019 - with Video
'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward... so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ

Ateneo community calls on admin to act on sexual harassment on campus
Bianca Velasco October 17, 2019
Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online

‘Our school is not safe’: Ateneo students demand punishment for sexual predators
Janella Paris October 15, 2019 - with Video
Over a hundred students call on the Ateneo de Manila University administration to reopen sexual harassment cases and be more transparent with the process

IMPORTANT: Disaster preparedness, Education, Drills and Evacuation Centers


A way of life: Flooding in public schools

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

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

School Watching Teams (SWTs)

Meet 'Juan Handa', DepEd’s official disaster preparedness mascot


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More gov't programs for special education students, mobile schools urged
December 31, 2019

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies says lack of transportation, basic facilities, and infrastructure are major challenges in providing education to children with disabilities


Remember your roots
Advocate calls for Filipino heritage to be part of PH school curriculum
May 31, 2020 ANC 24/7

The Philippines is wrapping up National Heritage Month this May. With heritage sites closed and festivals canceled due to the pandemic, organizers took the whole experience to various digital platforms. Armita Rufino, President of Filipino Heritage Festival Incorporated, calls on Filipinos to remember their heritage, pushing for the subject to be part of the education system.

The slow death of Philippine history in high school
Jamaico D. Ignacio October 26, 2019

It is no surprise to me if more students tend to believe that Rizal is actually ‘Jack the Ripper’ or wonder why Apolinario Mabini is always sitting in the film 'Heneral Luna'

What connects Duterte to Fujian Normal University?
Pia Ranada August 20, 2019

Why is a college in a Chinese university named after President Rodrigo Duterte's mother? The answer lies in the President's Fujian connection: Chinese tycoon Jose Kho.
Last August 6, President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of a "building" in a Fujian university being built in honor of his mother, Soledad Roa Duterte. It's yet another reason why he must visit China soon, he said.

Duterte postpones Fujian leg of China trip
August 23, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte is supposed to inaugurate a building at the Fujian Normal University built in honor of his mother, Soledad Roa Duterte

Philippines, China sign deal to boost academic cooperation
August 29, 2019
The Philippines and China sign a deal to push for the internationalization of universities in both countries during President Rodrigo Duterte's fifth visit to the country

IMPORTANT: Is China our new America?

U.P., Mapua student councils want Marcoses declared persona non grata in campuses
Aika Rey september 20, 2019

Senator Imee Marcos is simply ignoring the move.
Student councils of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and Mapua University have adopted a resolution seeking to ban the Marcoses from their school grounds.
Both student councils on Thursday, September 19, moved to declare as persona non grata former first lady Imelda Marcos, Senator Imee Marcos, former senator Bongbong Marcos, and Irene Marcos, over "past and present human and student rights' violations."

#UPFight? Imee Marcos poses for a photo with UP-grad senators
Aika Rey November 13, 2019
Senator Imee Marcos, whose claim as a UP alumna is in question, poses for a photo with senators who graduated from the top state university. And netizens won't let it pass.

FALSE: Imee Marcos ‘graduated cum laude from UP College of Law’
Janella Paris February 13, 2019 - with Video
'There is no record of her graduation from UPD (University of the Philippines Diliman) nor any honors or academic distinctions received with the University Registrar's office,' says UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa.

Look more about HONESTY REQUIRED

Irene Marcos was invited to Ateneo, and students are up in arms
Janella Paris April 08, 2019 - with Video

Ateneo students are demanding an apology, saying, ‘The role of Ateneo is not to condone the fabrication of lies, but to be a pillar of human rights in a society that celebrates the mockery of the truth’
Irene Marcos Araneta was named in the internationally-controversial Panama Papers, along with her husband, Gregorio Maria Araneta III, her sister Imee Marcos and her nephews Fernando Manotoc, Matthew Joseph Manotoc, and Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc

Ateneo official resigns after backlash over Irene Marcos invite
Sofia Tomacruz April 12, 2019
Ateneo de Manila University President Fr Jose Ramon Villarin also issues the university's 'deepest apologies for the hurt this has brought'

Universities should take strong stance against the Marcos dictatorship
Carmel V. Abao and Reycel Hyacenth Bendaña April 14, 2019
An Ateneo professor and a student leader respond to Tony La Viña's piece published in Rappler, saying that his concern about the university's decision on the Irene Marcos controversy is, among others, oversimplistic

Part 1: Why language subjects in college are better optional

The Supreme Court's decision is a victory for flexibility and diversity. Finally, we can move beyond the cumbersome, overly prescriptive policies of the past.

Part 2:
Let us be reminded that Filipino is not the only language of Filipinos. We are a multilingual people. This is what makes Filipinos special, for which we should be proud.

Both: Multilingual Philippines June 09, 2019 - Look more about Philippines' Languages


Ano ang epekto ng pag-alis ng Filipino at Panitikan sa college curriculum?
GMA Public Affairs Jun 12, 2019

Sa desisyon ng Korte Suprema, tinanggal na sa required college subjects ang Filipino, Panitikan at Philippine History. May magiging epekto kaya ito sa pagiging makabayan ng kabataan?

Look more in the articles etc. here:
Tanggol Wika protests 'patently unjust' SC ruling vs Filipino, Panitikan
Ano ang epekto ng pagtanggal ng Filipino subjects sa kolehiyo?

KWF wants indigenous languages used in school papers
Janella Paris October 27, 2019

The world in 2019 celebrates the Year of Indigenous Languages.
The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) to encourage the use of indigenous languages in campus papers across the country as the world celebrates the Year of Indigenous Languages this year.

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy
Janella Paris August 28, 2019

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department.

Homework can be pointless
Ronald del Castillo September 04, 2019
'Homework and learning are not the same thing,' says educator Ronald del Castillo

Gatchalian to study no homework policy proposal 'carefully'
Aika Rey August 28, 2019
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says the Senate committee on basic education's priorities are with the K-12 curriculum and addressing the demands of the job market and job mismatch.

The Videos:

'No homework policy,' makatutulong nga ba?
GMA Public Affairs August 29, 2019
May matututunan pa ba ang mga estudyante kung aalisin ang homework? Ito ang katanungan ng marami matapos isulong ang panukalang ipagbawal ang homework sa mga paaralan.

Sen Pia Cayetano on the proposed No Homework Policy
September 2, 2019
Sen Pia Cayetano delivers a privilege speech on the proposed No Homework policy in a senate session Monday, September 2, 2019.

18-year-old Aeta dreams of becoming her community's doctor
Nicolas Czar Antonio August 01, 2019

'No Aeta had imagined that they could become a doctor. We’ve been experiencing discrimination in the lowlands for so long that we’ve grown to fear studying with non-Aetas,' says 18-year-old Mary Rose Alejo.

READ: Simple life is a sustainable life for Aeta community and The long road to education


‘X-ceptional,’ a documentary by Sandra Aguinaldo (with English subtitles)
GMA Public Affairs Aug 29, 2019

Have you ever wondered how children with extraordinary intelligence are raised? 'I-Witness' takes a peek at the lives of these “X-ceptional” kids and their families in this documentary by Sandra Aguinaldo.

U.P. Manila denies workplace discrimination vs transgender professor
July 05, 2019

'Being LGBTQ+ has never been a consideration in the hiring, renewal, and evaluation for tenure,' says the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at UP Manila


The need for our schools to be homonormative
Ronnel Joseph T. Competente February 17, 2020

There are even instances when LGBTQ people are made to sign 'contracts' to ensure they did not express their sexual orientation and gender identity

In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science
Gillian Reyes May 23, 2019

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.


Does PH education need rebooting?
September 06, 2018

#ThinkPH 2018, we explore the big question boggling many parents’ minds: Does PH education need an update?
Where does the education of a typical Filipino student stand?


UP History's 1st female summa cum laude on tips for studying, success
April 14, 2018

Chiqui Agoncillo talks to MovePH's Raisa Serafica about her UP education, studying history, and the importance of liberal arts education

What is your education worth?

Education is about diving into the ocean of facts, ideas, and projects that span time and space, and coming out with your own story to live by and to live out.

Part 2: Life and all its bits are connected. Knowing how those connections could work for your life is key to nailing your purpose.

both by Maria Isabel Garcia June 10 and 17, 2018

Today’s graduates and the world’s demands
April 23, 2018

You belong to what is now called the post-digital age and a much more exacting world

An open letter to my fellow college students who didn't graduate on time
Hershey Neri June 23, 2018

'Our failures or shortcomings do not define us'

Out-of-school youth, undergrads shift to becoming full-time workers
Mavic Conde February 06, 2019

'I thought my life is going nowhere. Thanks to JobStart, I got hope,' says teenage father Stonelieh Constante of the DOLE's program in Bicol

Rappler story on out-of-school youth in Bicol wins DOLE media award
February 12, 2020
Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program

Duterte's cursing is affecting the youth, experts say
Sofia Tomacruz June 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte's constant cursing during speeches is affecting the youth, experts said on Monday, June 18, as an activist nun said the chief executive should be more mindful of how he conducts himself.
'Because he is President, he should not speak like that,' says former St Scholastica's College president Sister Mary John Mananzan.

#ShiftED launch at Edutech 2018
February 21, 2018 - with Video

Catch one of the key sessions at Edutech 2018, the biggest education conference in the Philippines.


How do we create a learning environment for digital learners?
July 11, 2018

Children today are digital natives in every sense of the word. Born in the age of touch-screens, tablets have become their pacifiers, interactive apps their rattles.


Are Philippine schools future-ready?
December 02, 2017

Wi-fi access, tablets, and mobile & online learning – these are just some of the modern tools transforming classrooms today.
Our expert panel will include:
Tonisito Umali, Department of Education Undersecretary for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service, and School Sports
Arcie Mallari, Founder of Silid Aralan Inc.
Michelle Tapia, Head for Strategy, Innovation & Transformation at Globe

Smart Wifi increases deployment in over 100 school areas nationwide
September 21, 2018

UP Diliman, DLSU Manila, and PLM are among universities with access to super speed internet connection

ICT education should bridge tech gaps between teacher, student
Bong Santisteban December 11, 2017

Andaya says that teachers should adapt to technological advances in education in order to allow maximum learning with the use of modern gadgets.
How is education being disrupted by technology?

Digital tools are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to learn.
In the past 10 years or so, we’ve witnessed a pace of disruption in education that’s unmatched in previous decades.
Books, curriculums, and even teachers are rapidly being replaced or complemented by online resources and digital tools such as tablets and mobile phones.

The modern educator’s toolkit
Teachers, just like students, are being disrupted by the digital revolution

Both: Krista Garcia January 14 and 18, 2018



‘Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system
Nile Villa April 27, 2018

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system

Learning Baybayin: Reconnecting with our Filipino roots
Rhea Claire Madarang August 30, 2018
Consciously learning and practicing Baybayin can lead to discoveries about yourself as a Filipino and about the richness of Filipino culture

Can you read Baybayin?
Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza April 28, 2018
People will be compelled to learn to read content written in certain writing systems if there is enough literature written using those systems to begin with.

Much ado about baybayin
Joselito D. De Los Reyes April 27, 2018

and the Video in the album Languages, Heritage & Future

Baybayin vs Roman alphabet - Baybayin bilang national system of writing, isinusulong sa Kamara
Apr 24, 2018
Isinusulong sa Kamara ang House Bill 1022 o ang panukalang gawing national system of writing ang baybayin. Ito ang sinaunang simbolo ng pagsusulat bago pa dumating ang mga Kastila. Pabor ang pinuno ng komisyon ng wikang Filipino na muling buhayin ang baybayin. Pero hindi nito mapapalitan ang nakasanayang Roman alphabet.


Salamat Po Nationwide Letter Writing Advocacy Program 2018
Sep 30, 2018

Remark this is an album in the album Philippine Postal Corporation

DepEd to monitor learners under dengue vaccination program
Jee Y. Geronimo December 02, 2017

The education department says it will also be 'actively participating' in the review and consultations on the program.

DepEd orders 'strong monitoring' of students given Dengvaxia
December 10, 2017
Education Secretary Leonor Briones issues a memorandum that requires schools to review the master list of vaccinated students for close monitoring.



and the Videos:
DOH suspends dengue vaccination program
VACC to file charges re Dengue vaccine

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?
Bong Santisteban December 02, 2017

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country.

Feeding programs are common in public schools where malnourished students are beneficiaries. However, these programs last only for a few months due to financial constraints.


New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat

Jee Y. Geronimo March 22, 2017
A department order lists strategies that will 'promote healthy diets and positive eating behaviors' in public schools as well as DepEd offices nationwide.

DepEd wants to revive repair funds for calamity-hit schools
Mara Cepeda August 16, 2017

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.
The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling for the revival of its Quick Response Fund (QRF) to repair schools damaged by typhoons and earthquakes.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones on teachers’ loans, rebuilding Marawi schools, ASEAN Summit
November 16, 2017 - with Video

The spotlight is on the Department of Education, which is being criticized for ordering loan payments for GSIS and PhilHealth be deducted from teachers' salaries.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones defends the department and explains the need for financial literacy among teachers.

"AboutPhilippines" recommend, read:

I’m not from one of the best schools. So what?
Stacy de Jesus July 01, 2017

No one should be discriminated against on the basis of what he or she has achieved because most of the time, achievements are made possible by opportunities, which not a lot of us have.

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students
Daniel Lee June 23, 2017

As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

Teaching urban poor kids the value of education
David Lozada February 11, 2017

From 40 nursery scholars, Project PEARLS now supports 500 elementary and high school students from Tondo, Manila
What is the value of education for children in urban poor communities?
In 2010, Melissa Villa was introduced to the children of Ulingan in Tondo, Manila. She was so touched by the images she saw that she decided she needed to do something to help the children.

Look the Video from the article in HD


Project Shoebox: Bringing hope to far-flung, conflict-stricken schools
Mar 30, 2017

Since 2012, the Philippine Army Civil Military Operations Group's Project Shoebox has given school supplies to almost 300,000 students from Abra to Jolo.

IMPORTANT: How shoeboxes bring hope to remote, conflict-hit schools
David Lozada March 30, 2017


Life skills fresh graduate needs for school-to-work transition
Feb 4, 2017

The Departnment of Local and Employment (DOLE) offers a training so-called as "Jobstart" to prepare fresh graduates find a stable job

Educators gather for 2nd National K to 12 Conference
January 10, 2017
With the theme "One DepEd for Quality Basic Education," the 2nd National K to 12 Conference builds on the gains of the first conference organized in early December of 2016

Education stakeholders to gather for Education Summit 2016
On November 3 and 4, education stakeholders from the government, the private sector, and civil society gathered for the Education Summit 2016 to be held at the SMX Mall of Asia. The summit focus on crafting the education agenda of the Duterte administration.
Look the livestream of the entire two days of the summit.
FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the PH education system
Gwen de la Cruz November 03, 2016

The 1987 Constitution provides that 'the State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education.' In 2016, DepEd was allotted P411.905 billion out of the P3-trillion national budget.

Teacher explains use of 'anti-cheating' headbands
Jieven Santisteban August 17, 2017

'They (the students) have no complaints about it, in fact they’re the one who defended me from online bashers,” teacher Jurinda Manaug says.
She was already fed up with students cheating during exams, but she was criticized when she finally found a way to avoid it.

Inside the brotherhood: Thoughts on fraternity violence
Raymund Narag September 20, 2017

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

What made them say yes to ‘brotherhood’?
September 27, 2017
Despite the anti-law, there are still fraternities which clearly violate it and practice hazing and physical initiation.

In fact, it seems like a never ending nightmare.

5 reasons not to join fraternities
December 20, 2018 with Video
History teacher Leloy Claudio, who calls frats virtual gangs, enumerates 5 compelling reasons not to join the brotherhood.
Leloy Claudio argues that to join frats is a losing proposition, particularly if you think you'll be better connected and make lifelong friends through them.

This war is ours
Carmela Isabelle P. Disilio December 03, 2018

'We can only achieve what we have envisioned if we choose to participate in movements to call out for the rightful punishment and removal of these fraternities

What breeds frat wars? U.P sociology dep't conducts campus teach-ins
Jaira Krishelle Balboa and Lisa David December 04, 2018
'Violence is in our everyday lives, and if we want to get rid of violence [in our society], we have to get rid of it in our everyday lives,' professor Jo Dionisio tells students.

Campus violence and toxic rhetoric – Where are the adults?
Ana P. Santos November 25, 2018

Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence.
It's easy to see why some adults would rather dismiss the leaked conversations as a verbal pissing contest among immature boys over who could be more vulgar, more racist, more sexist, and homophobic. But words are never just words

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat
November 27, 2018
‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

From walkouts to dismantled banners, UP community protests frat-related violence
November 28, 2018
The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy also takes down the centennial exhibit of the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity that's supposed to run until December 7

UP in the time of Duterte: 'Observe, speak up for the truth'
Jee Y. Geronimo February 09, 2017

But outgoing University of the Philippines president Alfredo Pascual admits the UP community is very divided over one issue: extrajudicial killings.
With all that is happening in the country today, outgoing University of the Philippines (UP) president Alfredo Pascual said the country's premier state university "should not be fettered by political forces" in performing its role in Filipino society.


Tips for students who want to study abroad
Dec 10, 2016

While several reforms are being made to make Filipino education world-class, it will definitely take more time before more schools in the country are recognized internationally.

'Complete' picture of Martial Law needed in school curriculum
Jee Y. Geronimo September 21, 2016

The Department of Education (DepEd) has committed to a curriculum change that will show the "complete" picture of Martial Law, including the "corruption and human rights abuses" during that time.

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Ex-senator Wigberto Tañada salutes the youth protesting Marcos burial at Libingan
Nov 30, 2016
Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation chairperson Wigberto Tañada hopes the youth will recognize the efforts of the 19 individuals newly recognized as Martial Law victims to fight the Marcos dictatorship.
Diokno: Next anti-Marcos campaign is to educate the youth
Nov 30, 2016
Resigned National Historical Commission of the Philippines chairperson Maria Serena Diokno said the next step beyond the rallies is to continue educating the youth about Martial Law. Other historians and educators agree with her proposal. Historian Xiao Chua said an interesting way to teach this part of history is to let the victims speak in class.

Look about 'Boni Ilagan on the review of textbooks' in the article Marcos burial a major issue in peace talks


Marawi students reject war, extremism - subtitles in English
December 03, 2016
Stakeholders in the future of Mindanao speak their minds on the war and extremism
Students at the main campus of Mindanao State University in Marawi City led the celebration of the Mindanao Peace Week.
Mustapha Sultan, chairman of Inspired Young Optimists Guild, said they don't want war and extremism.
Rappler Carmela Fonbuena filed this video blog.
DepEd, police team up vs bomb threats in Metro schools
September 10, 2016
DepEd and NCRPO officials agree that a protocol 'must be set up on how to report fast and easy any of the issues from school authorities to the police'
The Department of Education (DepEd) has coordinated with the police to better prepare and equip schools in Metro Manila in case of a bomb threat, as well as to combat the spread of illegal drugs.

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Senate's education committee conduct a hearing on social media and the internet on sex, drugs, and trolls

The fight against misinformation in social media
October 18, 2016

The Senate Committee on Education looked into how public schools educate students about reproductive health, responsible use of social media and the dangers of illegal drugs.
The move comes as misinformation and abusive language in social media becomes prevalent on social media, especially by so-called “paid trolls”.

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting
Jee Y. Geronimo August 30, 2016

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40%
The Philippines is losing at least P328 billion ($7.06 billion) a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on education and workforce productivity, according to a report released Tuesday, August 30.

Bata, bata, paano magbasa?
Fritzie Rodriguez July 23, 2016

Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate, not all children are able to read and write, depriving them of the opportunity to travel across new worlds through reading.
The mere exposure to books could already encourage a child to learn, however, many kids are not given enough chance.

DOH eyes handing out condoms in schools by 2017
December 01, 2016
IN A bid to address the growing number of young Filipinos getting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the Department of Health (DOH) is now mulling at making condoms available even in school clinics.

Schools as access points for condoms
Ana P. Santos January 21, 2017
Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth.

When you run out of condoms or pills
Ana P. Santos January 19, 2017

President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO'

Deworming in public schools resumes, targets 19M children
Jee Y. Geronimo January 10, 2017

Health officials appeal to parents and guardians to support the campaign and not to believe wrong information circulating on social media and in the community regarding deworming.
The Department of Health (DOH) will resume this month its national school deworming campaign, targeting 19 million school-aged children.
The program also targets 23 million pre-school and school-aged children not enrolled in public schools, who may avail of the free deworming services at health centers, rural health units, and barangay health stations.


Bolet Banal on reading in the social media age
November 22, 2016
Quezon City Representative Bolet Banal, author of the Araw ng Pagbasa bill, speaks to Rappler about reading in the age of social media.

What started as a local advocacy that promotes reading and literacy in Quezon City became an annual celebration in the Philippines after Republic Act 10556 or The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013 was signed into law by former President Benigno Aquino III.

Nationwide storytelling
sessions mark Araw ng Pagbasa

Republic Act 10556 or “The Araw ng Pagbasa Act of 2013”.
The State recognizes and supports endeavors that promote reading and literacy, motivate awareness and uphold our Filipino heritage and culture, including educational activities.
November 27 of every year is hereby declared as “Araw ng Pagbasa”, which shall be a regular working holiday, to be celebrated in all elementary and secondary schools in the country. In the event that the holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on the Friday of that week.


Toy Library
CNN Philippines Sep 5, 2019

How do you motivate students to do good in school?
Education advocate Jesha Villasis talks about volunteering for a toy library and how it makes a significant impact in the learning and lives of our young ones.

Philippine Toy Library (PTL) is a non-profit organization, that creates safe play spaces where children from marginalized communities can play for free.

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Technology and teaching: How the Internet opened opportunities for education
Nikki Natividad September 09, 2016

Knowing that there are options for Filipino teachers to teach outside the classroom is crucial for those who need it.

Luistro to teachers: Use jejemon if you have to
Jee Y. Geronimo August 02, 2013

The education secretary admits it's a bad example, but it reflects the reality in PH – teachers must teach in jejemon if that's what the preschooler understands.

Can students of different grade levels learn together in a class?
Jenna Mae L. Atun and Clarissa C. David October 26, 2016

The system of multigrade schooling is important to universal access to education, and it should be maintained even with current shortfalls performance when children get older.

Can federalism solve PH's education funding woes?
Justine Balane July 03, 2016

In a federal system, states can keep 80% of their revenues and remit 20% to the national government in comparison to the status quo where LGUs keep only 40%.
Former Senator Aquilino Pimentel believes a new system of government will solve the country's education woes.


Commercialized Education
May 28, 2016

More marginalized students are fighting for their rights to fair education as the government continues to decline its funds for free and quality education. believes in providing students an opportunity to get an education for the careers they aspire for.

By connecting students, parents and high schools to the right universities, colleges and training providers, we create link-up opportunities for students to educational opportunities and scholarships that can bring them closer to their dream careers.

K to 12: Can it address the labor mismatch?
Chris Schnabel June 13, 2016 aims to guide students through the biggest educational shift in a generation and prepare them for the new economy

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school
Ana P. Santos May 20, 2016

For many women and girls, who do not have access to proper toilets and clean water, menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing.

Did your schooling serve you well?
Maria Isabel Garcia March 30, 2017

How was school for you? Do you think it has served a purpose?


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Our teachers - Etc.

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Have you asked your teachers how they're doing in this pandemic?
Sensei Adorador May 21, 2020

'Does the institution care for our teachers? What if those teachers also become carriers of the virus to their students and family members? Will the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education be accountable for this?'

In response to Senator Imee Marcos' statement on teachers
Earl Carlo Guevarra June 03, 2020
'Instead of blaming teachers for not being able to teach soft skills, as Senator Marcos claims, the government could alleviate the issue by investing more in the education system'

Teacher walks extra mile during pandemic to help students in Sorsogon
Abegail Kyla Bilan May 30, 2020

Michelle Rubio, a public school teacher in Sorsogon City, says teaching should be more than just providing learning materials to students especially during this time of a health crisis


is a professional learning online community of teachers and for teachers. We are a team of teachers of different specialization and position from different parts of the Philippines.

National Teachers' Month
September 5 to October 5

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Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers
Sonia Tomalabcad October 13, 2019
Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes


We need to recognize more teachers
Jee Y. Geronimo September 10, 2016
The Philippines celebrates National Teachers' Month from September 5 to October 5

Why a Cagayan de Oro street educator travels to teach
Angelo Lorenzo March 12, 2017

Kerneil Balaga plans to teach wherever there are children who are willing to learn despite limited opportunities, beyond the walls of a classroom.
On the streets, he taught homeless children how to read, write, and to apply the moral lessons of the stories he told.

UE student teaches kids on the street
Raisa Serafica April 18, 2017 - with video

The kids who live in the middle of the university belt do not know how to write or count. Dara Tuazon, a University of the East student, hopes to change that.

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Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids
Rhaydz B. Barcia November 10, 2018

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

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How a barrio teacher made learning science easy
Raisa Serafica September 10, 2017 - with Video

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

She created the Joyful Enrichment in Science vocabulary (JenSci vocabulary) worksheets in the form of puzzles and games to help sow early interest in science among her students.

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Coalition asks DepEd to create mutual aid for teachers
David Lozada December 23, 2016
The Teacher's Dignity Coalition's call comes after a teacher in Malabon City died due to cardiac arrest on December 22, leaving a huge unsettled bill.

The Teacher's Dignity Coalition - TDC

Alleged communist leaders arrested in Butuan City
Bobby Lagsa October 13, 2019

But the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines says Melissa Comiso and Nore Torregosa are Lumad teachers and not New People's Army leaders

Our Classrooms - etc.

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Educational Facilities Manual

Revised edition of the Handbook on Educational Facilities - Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction in School Construction

Schools constantly at risk of natural, man-made hazards
Clarissa C. David and Antonio Paguirigan, Jr. February 17, 2016
Philippine schools are battered every year by typhoons and floods. In some areas, they have to somehow go through an academic year amid the threat of armed conflict.
It does not take much to disrupt a school year. Events large or small can have negative effects on the quality and pace of learning of school children. If a school in the path of a Signal No. 1 storm is lucky enough to escape any physical damage, it might miss one or two days of classes. The unlucky ones in congested urban areas, for that same storm, might be used as an evacuation center, missing more than one school day. Once school starts back up, students might have to wade through floodwaters around and in the school grounds for several more days.

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open amid ‘increasing number of challenges’
June 03, 2019

Some classrooms don't have chairs, some are mere tents, but the DepEd vows ‘to deliver quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education’

27.2 million students troop to schools nationwide
Sofia Tomacruz June 03, 2019 - With Video
The opening of the new school year comes as some public schools still face the perennial problem of the availability of classrooms, especially in highly populated areas of Metro Manila

Classroom shortages greet teachers, students in opening of classes
Sofia Tomacruz June 03, 2019
In order to cope, some schools find the need to split classrooms in half to accommodate students. Teachers say until a more permanent solution is reached, students' learning will continue to be affected by the lack of facilities.

How DepEd plans to address PH classroom shortage
Jee Y. Geronimo June 10, 2017

The education department is considering different solutions to address this perennial problem, including the construction of high-rise school buildings, as well as school communities outside urban centers.

No chairs, broken toilets, outdated books in public schools
Cesar Garcia May 31, 2018

Netizens highlight the ways in which an overburdened public school system affects students and teachers


Digital learning reaches remote communities - School in a bag
September 24, 2016

Katrina Apelada is a grade two student at the Rawang Elementary School in Tanay, Rizal.
Every day, Apelada and her classmates walk through hills and forests just to go to school. Their community is so remote that it has no electricity.
Like most of her schoolmates, she has not seen, much more used a television, computer, or tablet.
Last July, Apelada and her classmates had their first encounter with technology. Representatives of mobile leader Smart Communications went to their school and donated a learning tool package called School-in-a-Bag.

Mobile classroom

Microsoft, DepEd test self-contained, mobile classroom
Victor Barreiro Jr. June 24, 2016

Essentially a refurbished container van, the classroom meant for teaching children in remote areas can be set up within 3 days and transported to far-flung areas via land, sea, or air

The Video DepEd, Microsoft PH 'hatch' EGG

Class suspensions - Etc.

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When are classes cancelled or suspended?
Get a refresher on when classes are cancelled or suspended during times of disaster

When are classes cancelled or suspended?
The rainy season starts about the same time that classes in the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels nationwide begin.
Get a refresher on when classes are cancelled or suspended during times of disasters.

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How do LGUs decide on localized class suspensions?
Abigail Abigan July 10, 2018

Local disaster risk reduction and management offices use scientific data to decide whether it is worth it and safe to send students to school and government employees to work

DepEd reiterates guidelines for class suspensions during typhoons
July 08, 2016
In the absence of storm signals, local government units have discretionary powers.
During typhoons, classes in affected areas are automatically suspended based on storm signals declared by the PAGASA.
But in the absence of storm signals, it is the local government units (LGUs) – not the DepEd – that decide whether or not to suspend classes.
Fights and Protests for the right to education BUT SPY and militarization is BACK

IMPORTANT: Look What youth - millennials more are fighting for - protesting against!

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Duplicate, false accounts of U.P. students reported to surface online
June 07, 2020

Here's how you can report accounts pretending to be someone you know or someone that doesn't exist

No evidence yet reported accounts engaged in malicious activity – Facebook
Gelo Gonzales June 11, 2020
'At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in coordinated or malicious activity focused on creating fake accounts,' says Facebook

PNP asks for Facebook's help in dummy account probe
Aika Rey June 09, 2020
Police chief General Archie Gamboa says that he has ordered the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group to investigate the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts

Will Facebook dummy account probe look at govt too? DOJ says 'all angles'
Lian Buan June 08, 2020
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation

Users report duplicate, dummy Facebook accounts in PH
Ryan Macasero and John Tan Sitchon June 07, 2020
While initially thought to be limited to activists and journalists in Cebu and Central Visayas, duplicate accounts are reported in areas across the country

'I don’t feel safe, Facebook': After discovery of ghost accounts, users demand better account protection
Raisa Serafica June 07, 2020
Facebook users harness their own online community to report and flag these suspicious accounts

#HandsOffOurStudents trends as Filipinos call out fake accounts swarming Facebook
June 07, 2020
'The real terrorists are behind these attacks to the privacy and security of students and people who are critical of the administration's incompetence,' a netizen says

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 DOJ cybercrime office to probe dummy Facebook accounts

Campus militarization: Imagined or real?
Gian Bermudo March 11, 2020

'It was disturbing how the army made the extreme argument that when you criticize your government, you are against it'

#AyokongMagmahal: Students lead walkout to oppose tuition increase
Danilo Navarro Jr. and Kristine Vega February 29, 2020

Filipino youth from various universities and colleges in Metro Manila join the 'walkout' protest to denounce impending increase of tuition and other school fees and revival of mandatory ROTC

WATCH: Lumad children want to be back in classrooms
Bonz Magsambol January 31, 2020 - with Video
Will students from indigenous communities be able to return to their schools now that martial law in Mindanao has been lifted

DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao
October 08, 2019

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat.
The Department of Education in Davao region has officially ordered the closure of all 55 Lumad schools operated by the Salugpongan Ta'Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center, Incorporated (STTICLCI).

Bishop laments closure of indigenous schools in southern Philippines
Robin Gomes 14 October 2019
The Department of Education (DepEd) in Davao on October 8 ordered the permanent closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao area.

Makabayan bloc urges gov't to endorse Safe Schools Declaration
Loreben Tuquero August 15, 2019

The declaration allows countries to support the implementation of concrete measures to deter the military use of schools, among other commitments


Balang Araw
ABS-CBN News Sep 18, 2019

The video features the plight of Lumad youths, who continue to fight for their right to education. Lumad student Langlang Bay-ao talks about the vibrant culture of indigenous people in Mindanao and expresses her determination to learn even though they are facing enormous challenges. Bay-ao tells their stories of struggle moving into the city to flee from military operations back in their communities. Save Our Schools spokesperson Rius Valle and volunteer teacher Camille Baizas talk about their mission to give free educational services to young Lumad refugees. Bay-ao hopes to return to their homes, bringing with them the torch of education that shines brightly for the next generation of Lumads.

Senate panels want schools to probe teachers who push students to join protests
Xave Gregorio Oct 2, 2019

The Senate Public Order and Defense panels are recommending schools to probe teachers who encourage their students to join protests “that advocate radical and subversive ideologies.”

Senate panels recommend police presence in schools, checking student activities amid NPA recruitment
October 2, 2019
Two committees at the Senate have recommended police presence inside schools and scrutiny of student activities inside and outside the campus “to ensure their security, safety and well-being” amid the so-called recruitment of minors into the communist movement. Look the Video

Lives in danger as red-tagging campaign intensifies
Jodesz Gavilan February 20, 2020

Ibon Foundation says the red-tagging by the Duterte government is the 'first step in a much larger and more sinister agenda'

UPLB alliance calls on school officials to protect students from red-tagging
Alvin James Magno May 25, 2020
A video of a student demonstration in the UPLB campus is included in a military propaganda about progressive organizations being 'recruiters' of communists

‘Let this be our final warning’: UP CMC slams red-tagging students during pandemic
May 13, 2020
‘An attack on our students is an attack on our college,’ the UP College of Mass Communication reminds the NTF-ELCAC.
In a strongly-worded statement on Wednesday, May 13, the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) slammed efforts to red-tag its students “at a time when all government agencies should be focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spying is back - Resisting red-tagging in universities
October 26, 2018

UP VP Jose Dalisay and ADMU VP Jaime Hofileña to discuss the role of universities in protecting democracy

The article HERE

Teachers to PNP, DepEd: We're not terrorists
Sofia Tomacruz January 07, 2019

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

Fears of losing freedoms escalate as Congress rushes to pass anti-terror bill
Lian Buan May 30, 2020
The bill would empower a council of top cabinet officials to do functions usually reserved for the courts, like ordering the warrantless arrest and detention of people and groups perceived to be terrorists

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'
Lian Buan January 28, 2019
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar, and 19 other cops face complaints

Netizens on possible removal of subjects in college: ‘Bakit pati Constitution?’
November 19, 2018

The 1987 Constitution says ‘all educational institutions shall include the study of the Constitution as part of the curricula’
Filipino, Panitikan, and the Constitution may no longer be required as part of the General Education Curriculum in college, and netizens are not happy about it.

'Rights-based' education needed to protect children in schools
Sofia Tomacruz August 23, 2018

DepEd Assistant Secretary Josephine Maribojoc says teaching children the universality of human rights will give them the skills needed to protect themselves from violence and abuse and seek help when needed

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region
July 13, 2019

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

De Lima wants Senate probe into closure of 55 Lumad schools
Aika Rey July 30, 2019
'There is need to isolate the culture-appropriate education of the Lumads from the so-called red-tagging of the government in order to avoid violating their constitutionally protected rights,'says Senator Leila de Lima

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd
Janella Paris July 18, 2019
Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

Makabayan bloc seeks probe into DepEd closure of 55 Lumad schools
Mara Cepeda July 15, 2019
The lawmakers accuse the Department of Education of violating the rights of the Lumad schools' administrators, teachers, staff, and students

The Video: Pagpapasara sa 55 Lumad Schools, binatikos

The Video: DepEd defends suspension of schools for Lumads in Davao region

Tuition and Fees

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Education - Prostituition

A short video documentary about a student who has resorted to prostitution in order to finance her studies. This video is in support of PLM President Adel Tamano's advocacy on education. A short documentaries by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Mass Communication.


Prostitusyon + Tuition = Prosti-Tuition
neilcutter Apr 25, 2017

Students by day, sex workers by night

Ana P. Santos February 28, 2014
MJ 'walks' to make ends meet and pay for her college tuition. It's a life less ordinary and fraught with risks

Free tuition in state colleges: When CHED officials clash
Jee Y. Geronimo January 22, 2017

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera describes his principal as 'insensitive and elitist' after Patricia Licuanan made another controversial statement this week about the tuition-free policy.

Duterte signs law for free tuition in state colleges
Pia Ranada August 04, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte approves the measure despite opposition to it previously expressed by his economic managers
President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, a law providing free tuition for students of 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs).

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What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?
Mara Cepeda August 13, 2017
‘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.

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law
Bea Cupin August 10, 2017
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.

Who will benefit from the free tuition law?
JC Punongbayan August 10, 2017
Data suggest that, by and large, the free tuition law is likely to benefit the rich more than the poor.

Congress 'carving out' funds for free tuition
Bea Cupin August 08, 2017
The House appropriations committee, CHED, and DBM are set to meet and compute just how much it will take to make sure tuition and miscellaneous fees are free for students in government-run educational institutions.

Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'
Pia Ranada August 07, 2017 - with Video
'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.

'Bulakbol,' rich? No free tuition for 'undeserving' college students
Camille Elemia August 06, 2017
Senator Panfilo Lacson calls for the removal of pork barrel from the 2018 budget to fund free college tuition in state universities and colleges.

LIST: State colleges and universities covered by free tuition law
August 04, 2017
Here are the 112 SUCs covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law
August 04, 2017
Less than an hour before the news broke out, 'SUCs' tops the trending list in the Philippines

Economic experts 'disappointed' after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs
August 04, 2017
Leftist members of the Duterte Cabinet, however, welcome the signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

UP Manila, Los Ba tuition collection
Jee Y. Geronimo July 26, 2017

In both campuses, the suspension is applicable to undergraduate students enrolling for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy
Jee Y. Geronimo July 11, 2017

'They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete, and who will be eligible. Until they clarify, we will not collect any amount from students,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan.

Duterte threatens protesting UP students: I'll let Lumad take your slots

Mick Basa February 01, 2018
Duterte means he would give away the privileges of students who kept 'walking out,' a known expression of protest which UP students have taken against state policies, including tuition fee increases.

UP student groups vow bigger protests vs Duterte gov't
Raisa Serafica February 04, 2018
Progressive groups based at the state university are gearing for a bigger protest on Friday, February 23, 2018
Unfazed by the threat made by President Rodrigo Duterte that he will let Lumad take the slots of protesting students from the University of the Philippines (UP), several progressive youth groups in the state university promised more protests against the government in the coming days

Student leaders, campus journos barred from free tuition rules hearing
Abigail Abigan March 20, 2018 - with Video

Student leaders and campus journalists are locked inside a holding room in the House of Representatives for hours to keep them from attending the hearing on the implementing rules and regulations of the free tuition law


Education: Guidelines on tuition and other fees
May 26, 2018

CHED OIC commissioner Prospero de Vera III explains the existing guidelines on tuition and other fees hike.

Why the free tuition law is not pro-poor enough
JC Punongbayan February 08, 2019

Its costs are borne mainly by poor and middle-class Filipinos.
Improving the poor’s access to quality tertiary education is far from being a done deal.
While the free tuition law was lauded as “pro-poor,” a deeper examination shows that it is not. It’s even demonstrably pro-rich.

Transport to school

Remark most of the videos are albums in the album Transport to school

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Transport - WANTED: Bikes, boats for students in far-flung areas

Walking to school is probably a good idea if your school is right across the street, and not a few kilometers away.

Many children in far-flung areas have to walk up to 2 hours just to get to school. Worse, there are students in some communities who have to swim – in full school uniform – across rivers because of their desire to study.

Look the Video about The pedals and paddles project


'Unang Araw'
GMA Public Affairs Jun 19, 2019

Dokumentaryo ni Pia Arcangel
The first day of school is usually an exciting time for most students. But for the Matigsalug tribe of Davao City, it presents new challenges. Forced away from the river, members of the tribe have settled farther up in the mountains and farther away from a school.

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Ilang estudyante sa Kalinga, tumatawid sa peligrosong tulay makapasok lang sa eskuwelahan
Feb 25, 2020 GMA Public Affairs
Tulad ni Teacher Maribel, parehong suliranin din ang hinaharap ng ilang mga estudyante ng Barangay Wagud sa Pinukpuk, Kalinga dahil kahit delikado, pinili pa rin nilang tawirin ang marupok na tulay makarating lang sa kanilang paaralan. Hanggang kailan kaya nila ito titiisin?
No bridge too far for Teacher Maribel
GMA Public Affairs Feb 27, 2020
Saludo kami sa inyo, Teacher Maribel!
Araw-araw, ibinubuwis ni Teacher Maribel Catalig ang kaniyang buhay sa pagtawid sa isang hanging bridge mapuntahan lamang ang kaniyang mga estudyante sa Bonong Elementary School sa Kalinga.
Guro, buwis-buhay na tumatawid sa peligrosong tulay makarating lang ng paaralan!
GMA Public Affairs February 25, 2020
Hindi lang oras ang ginugugol ni Teacher Maribel makarating lang sa eskuwelahan. Kailangan kasi niyang tumawid sa peligrosong tulay at maputik na daan para maturuan ang kanyang mga estudyante! Ano kaya ang kanyang inspirasyon sa pagtuturo sa gitna ng kalbaryong hinaharap araw-araw?

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Guro, tumatawid sa peligrosong tulay makarating lang sa paaralan
February 24, 2020


Igorot boy crosses 4 mountains, 2 rivers just to get to school
Jun 23, 2016

The path was never friendly, especially for the children. The dangerous cliffs are covered by grassy overgrowth. One wrong step can lead to death.


'Bike to School' (full episode with English subtitles)
Jan 28, 2019
Aired (September 22, 2018): Most students of Dr. Beato Macayra National High School in Davao Oriental skip classes because aside from not having enough money to go to school, it takes hours of walking just to arrive to their second home. With the use of bicycles, will it be able to change their lives? Witness their inspiring story in this documentary by Howie Severino.

'Bike to School' (full episode without English subtitles)
Sep 24, 2018
Sa kawalan ng pamasahe, marami sa estudyante ng Dr. Beato Macayra National High School ang mahigit isang oras ang nilalakad makarating lang sa paaralan. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit madalas silang lumiban ng klase. Paano kaya nabago ng isang simpleng bisikleta ang buhay nila? Pakinggan ang kanilang kuwento sa dokumentaryong ito ni Howie Severino.





Katig (Outrigger)
Jul 24, 2018
With the absence of senior high school in Caohagan Island, students have to cross the sea everyday to another island to study.
If it is high tide, they get to ride for free on a boat but when it is low tide, they need to walk through knee-deep water to reach the school.
Isinulat sa Tubig
Aug 30, 2017
In a remote village in Sorsogon, getting a high school diploma takes a determination to conquer the sea and mountains.
The video documents their heartbreaking story and finds out what it would take to help them.
PAAralan (TREADucation)
Sep 27, 2017
To children living in Latag, Nasugbu, Batangas, going to school means facing risks daily.
They begin their three-hour trek to school at 3 AM. They cross rivers and ravines barefoot, as the mud can sometimes be too deep.
Elsa is in grade 10. She and her sister, who is in fifth grade, join 100 other students who walk to school every day. During rainy seasons, the children have to cross a bridge that is close to collapsing. They keep their school uniforms in their backpacks and find ways to change into them when they near their school.
Tulay ng Piloto (Full Episode with English subtitles)
Sep 27, 2017
In a remote village in the island of Panay in the Philippines, a young boy named Arcel has learned to juggle work and school to help feed his family.
Since Arcel’s only pair of slippers fell into the river, he’s had to walk barefoot.
Every day, Arcel takes the precious steps towards realizing his dream by crossing a wobbly bridge made of vines from the forest. It’s dangerous, but it’s the only way for him to get across the river that separates his home from his school. Arcel dreams of becoming a pilot.
The future and dreams of this little village’s children rest on this bridge. But now that it has begun to deteriorate, will Arcel's dream continue to fly high? Until when can the forest provide?
No barriers: Kids in far-flung village learn to love reading
Rhaydz Barcia March 01, 2016

Teachers in Barangay San Jose in Donsol, Sorsogon go the extra mile to improve students' reading skills

The dreamers of Zamboanguita
Stephen J. Pedroza June 27, 2016
Two Lumad students tread rough roads and life's challenges to achieve their dreams of having an education and giving back to their communities

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school
David Lozada August 29, 2016
More than 70 of Tinigban Elementary School's 24 students ride the waves everyday to reach their dreams of finishing school

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These teachers climb mountains, cross rivers

Students in Bukidnon cross river to go to school

Students face safety risks just to go to school

In far-flung areas of Samar, teachers are modern-day heroes
Lorelei Baldonado Aquino October 06, 2019

Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school


Teacher Cherry - Sa dulo ng Wawa Dam
October 06, 2019

Would you cross a river every day to teach?
But teacher Cherry Perez's commute is different. She just needs to go with the flow.
Every day, Cherry would ride a boat to Wawa Dam going to Inigan Elementary School in Rodriguez, Rizal, where she teaches a multigrade class.

The long road to education
Nikki Natividad December 23, 2016

In Tarlac’s Sitio Burog Elementary School, Aeta students willingly make a long trek across mud and dirt, just to learn.

Students in Iligan cross rope bridge to get to school
Zak Yuson November 20, 2016

A teacher in a remote barangay in Iligan City hopes the government can help build a proper and safe bridge for her students who risk their lives daily to get a good education

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Education in the Philippines - Etc.

Remark many of the video-links in the sections are albums in the album:

IMPORTANT Look also:

Educational Institutions - Etc. (archive) and e.g.:
Students Organizations, Fraternities, Sororities
Boardinghouses - Dormitories

Watersports, Schools, Colleges, Academies for Diving, Surfing and MUCH more

History of education in the Philippines

Education - general informations - Organizations - Authorities

Hazing and Bullying in schools - Learn Without Fear

Scholarship - Etc.

Pregnancy and Drug tests

Graduation - Academic dress -  Valedictorian - Etc.


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History of education in the Philippines

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "History & analysis of Philippine education"

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Analysis of 400 years of philippine education policy
The History of the Philippines Education


Look as pdf HERE or as Video


Noemi Flor L. Taburnal. Look it as pdf HERE


Look it as pdf HERE or as Video

Education during Spanish rule

Spanish Archives "Teaching" Discovering Philippines - Spanish Archives

historical informations with a lot of photos etc.

Educational system during the Japanese period

Look it as pdf HERE


American impacts to Filipino Education

History and Present

Education in the Philippines during the American rule and the below video


Gabaldon School Buildings

Universal education was promoted during the American Occupation and continues up to this day. The school buildings better known as the Gabaldon Schools are the proofs of this so-called universal education.

Remark this is an album in the album "Architecture, History, Heritage and Present & Ethnic etc."

The above video and

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings
by Mara Cepeda April 16, 2017
The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex-Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon.


EDUCATION: Philippine Agenda

This video clip is about the Education, an it was done in the island of Masbate, Bikol Province. This is used with permission to the GMA Networks, Inc. especially Jessica Soho who anchored this video. Many thanks to GMA Networks and all the person concerned in making this video possible.

'Philosophies of the New Society'
Guiding develop young people

About Kabataang Barangay, headed by Imee Marcos, which was established during Martial Law to develop young people according to the 'guiding philosophies of the New Society'

Education - general informations and Authorities

Remark many of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Creating a NEW ERA"

Important: Look also around about Education in Poverty and Development

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Education in the Philippines, look also HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE
Educational System Educational System - an Overview

Education System


Philippine Graduation March (a.k.a. "Martsang Pandangal")
Mar 28, 2015 Infinitri Creatives

This audio is commonly used in school year-end recognition and graduation events in the Philippines. It is based on the second act of grand opera of Giuseppe Verdi, "Aida".
The piece also influenced the composition of the Philippine National Anthem,
according to its composer, Julián Felipe


National Anthem

Department of Education offices and schools in the Philippines use this video of the National Anthem for flag raising and other formal ceremonies. Dec 3, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album The Anthem

Dismal PISA rankings: A wake-up call for Filipinos
JC Punongbayan December 04, 2019

At least we now have baseline data that we can use to compare our country’s PISA performance with other countries. It’s better than groping in the dark

PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education
Juan Miguel Luz December 11, 2019
This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education
Gaby Baizas December 06, 2019
'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen

The 'pasang-awa' culture we (un)knowingly embraced
Pamela G. Garcia December 05, 2019
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

The Video: Makabayan Bloc on PISA result
Dec 5, 2019 INQUIRER

Bzzzzz: Changing language of instruction in public schools; 'to-each-its-own' party
December 17

ENGLISH will return as "main" medium of instruction from pre-school to senior high school in public schools starting school year 2020-2021, a CDN story on Tuesday (December 17) said.
The announcement was apparently made by Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, who "blamed the current setup" for the low rating of Filipino students on reading comprehension, per survey conducted by an international group.

Gwen Garcia asks Cebu schools to stop teaching in Cebuano
Ryan Macasero December 18, 2019
The Cebu governor asks the local school board to pass a resolution reinstating English as the medium of instruction in K-12 schools

'English, please’
December 17, 2019
UNTIL a complaint is filed against the Cebu Provincial School Board (PSB), public schools in 44 towns under the Provincial Schools Division will resume using English as a medium of instruction in the next school year.

Gwen wants English back as main medium of instruction in public schools
Rosalie Abatayo December 17,2019

Cebu governor pushes for 'English only' policy in all public schools in province
Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN News Dec 17 2019

A briefing for incoming first year college students
Sylvia Estrada Claudio August 03, 2019

Release your inner nerd. These can be some of the best years of your life.

DepEd's Armin Luistro on milestones on educational reform
June 20, 2016 - with Video

Outgoing education secretary Armin Luistro, who used to be at the helm of De La Salle University, looks back on DepEd's milestones on educational reform over the past 6 years, such as the K-12 system and the academic calendar shift.
Are the changes for better or for worse?

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges
Jee Y. Geronimo July 03, 2017
2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program, and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide


Teachers Teaching with Technology
Jul 17, 2016

The Information and Communications Technology Learning Action Cell (ICT LAC) primarily functions as a professional learning community for public education professionals.
The Department of Education takes to heart the development of teachers' potential aimed towards their professional success, while also promoting the integration of ICT in the public school system. Through this, the DepEd fully supports the continuous improvement of its teaching personnel based on the principle of lifelong learning, and further advances the delivery of 21st century skills to all Filipino learners.

Public school teacher uses technology to check students’ attendance
Angelica Y. Yang June 28, 2018

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


The cost of education

continues to rise every year, which is why parents should prepare for it years before their children start schooling.

Apr 21, 2016


A young mom returns to school
Jun 26, 2018

Alicia had to stop schooling after getting pregnant at a young age. Now, she is back to school and is determined to go after her dreams. This is her story.

Empower girls through education. Support adolescent health and education programs.


A Day At School
Peter White Mar 29, 2016

A day at a small elementary school in the provinces.

Teachers making a difference in a 21st century way
Nikki Natividad July 01, 2016

Thanks to technology, there are now more options for educators from all walks of life – options that are more convenient but equally fulfilling

Education and the Internet for a sustainable PH
Krista Garcia March 21, 2016

Better ICT access means better education for all

DepEd Order No. 2 s. 2015

Results-Based Performance Management System, RPMS
The RPMS is the comprehensive guidelines for the adoption of the Civil Service Commission's, CSC Strategic Performance Management System, SPMS in DepEd.

The Video

This video discusses the specific mechanisms, criteria and processes for the performance target setting, monitoring, evaluation and development planning for DepEd officials and employees.


DepEd adopts Child Protection Policy
September 23, 2015

Without any second thoughts, a teacher’s first move is to protect children. All schools are zones of peace and education and children should not be casualties in any conflict nor be subjected to any form of violence.


DepED Child Protection Policy

Since the institutionalization of the Anti-Bullying Act Republic Act 10627 in 2013, DepEd has advanced its Child Protection Policy, CPP through the creation of Child Protection Committees in schools.

Guidance Counselor I, San Miguel National High School

or as pdf  HERE

School safety and a do-nothing policy
JP Fenix Apr 19, 2015

As if education quality and financial considerations aren’t stressful enough, recent years have seen increasing incidents that compromise safety and security of college students


Implementation and Challenges


Two members of the Department of Education Philippines tell us about how the technology that is used for education has to be appropriate to the situation of the schools and teachers. What about when there is no electricity in the schools?

DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro on Senior High School and about The Republic Act No. 10533, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, its milestones and achievements with regards to the problems on teachers, chairs, textbooks, classrooms and sanitation facilities. May 7, 2014.


Classroom Assessment in K to 12

May 18, 2015

Millions of new DepEd textbooks not K to 12-aligned
Jee Y. Geronimo Apr 01, 2015

The state audit agency urges the education department to identify and hold accountable officials responsible for the P608.7-million procurement.
During the transition from the old curriculum to the new K to 12 program, the Department of Education still procured 16.3 million newly-printed textbooks even if these are "no longer responsive" to the new curriculum.
This was among the findings of the Commission on Audit, COA indicated in its report released Tuesday, March 31.
At the same time, the COA also spotted lapses in the delivery of learning and teaching materials that were compliant with the K to 12 curriculum.

Korean won't replace Filipino subject, says DepEd
November 18, 2018 - with Video
The Department of Education clarifies that Korean is intended as an elective.
Formalized in 2017, Korean is just one of the 5 currently implemented Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL) classes, which teach Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Japanese in public schools. It is offered to students in Grade 7 to 10 who have shown a mastery of the Filipino and English languages.

What you need to know about DepEd's foreign language electives
Jodesz Gavilan November 19, 2018
The education department says its Special Program in Foreign Language 'aims to enhance the ability of learners to engage in meaningful interaction in a linguistically and culturally diverse global workplace'

Learning beyond the books
Krista Garcia October 23, 2015

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

Ransell learns #LifeSkills
January 23, 2016
Thanks to an after-school program, a 9-year-old achiever learned how to make friends, be a better leader, and more


Senior High School, SHS:

Senior Hi's Cool
with the sub-albums all Jun 26, 2016

TAYO para sa Edukasyon
Ang kwento ni Sarah
Huwarang Guro
Suportado ni Nanay

SHS Specialized Subjects

Dr. Dina S. Ocampo, DepEd Undersecretary for Programs and Projects, presents the subjects for the Senior High School Curriculum Tracks: Academic Track, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track, Sports Track and Arts and Design Track. May 7, 2014

Senior High School Partnerships

Undersecretary for External Linkages and Partnerships Mario Deriquito talks about the importance of and approaches to building partnerships for the Senior High School Program. Sep 28, 2014

The Continuous Improvement Programme, CI

The full video of the Continuous Improvement Programme showing the processes, stages, implementation and effects to the learners. May 8, 2014

DepEd hires over 3,900 college teachers for senior high school
Jee Y. Geronimo September 02, 2016
The education department has created a total of 36,461 items for senior high school, Education Secretary Leonor Briones tells congressmen

DepEd: Senior high open to graduates of pre-K to 12 program
The education department will reserve at least 400,000 slots in senior high school for those who graduated under the 10-year pre-college cycle before K to 12.

DepEd target: Build 20,000 senior high classrooms in 2016
The Department of Education plans to build another 20,000 classrooms in 2016 for its senior high school program.

both Jee Y. Geronimo May 05 and 07 , 2015

Senior high school: No youth left behind?
Jee Y. Geronimo June 13, 2016
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?

Debunking K to 12 myths
Sylvia Estrada Claudio June 13, 2016
President Aquino says 'the credentials of our countrymen working overseas are already being questioned' because they lack K to 12 education. Reality is against the government's claim.

1.5M students to enter senior high's Grade 11

About 24-25 million public and private school students will return to school this June. Of this number, 17,000 are graduates under the previous 10-year pre-university cycle who will be returning to take up senior high school's Grade 11.

PH rolls out senior high's Grade 11 nationwide

Both Jee Y. Geronimo May 30 and June 13, 2016

Verbal abuse
Sylvia Estrada Claudio April 10, 2017
I guess we will have to teach not to follow the example of the Chief Scout.

Duterte's talk to boy scouts

DepEd Teacher's Blog

When reforms don’t transform

Fund for Assistance to Private Education, FAPE

serves as the key government instrumentality to support the development of private education as an indispensable partner of the public school system. It manages programs under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers of Private Schools, GASTPE, such as the Educational Service Contracting, ESC scheme, Teachers’ Salary Subsidy Fund, and In-Service Training Fund, among others.

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Mother-tongue based multilingual education Mother-tongue based multilingual education in the Philippines: Perceptions, problems and possibilities
Priscilla Angela T. Cruz Department of English Ateneo de Manila University and Ahmar Mahboob Department of Linguistics University of Sydney
170+ Talaytayan MLE Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education, MLE

170+ Talaytayan MLE is a consortium of education stakeholders from the University of the Philippines and Philippine Normal University. It also includes non-government organizations like Save the Children, NAKEM International, DILA Philippines, SIL and the Translators Association of the Philippines.

House tackles bill to end use of multi-lingual education from Kinder to Grade 3
July 18, 2020, 1 Charissa Luci-Atienza
The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture has vowed to immediately tackle a bill seeking to abrogate the implementation of the mother tongue-based multilingual education for students from Kindergarten to Grade 3.

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The Philippines offers public health education.
Cristina Puno
Supreme Court declares K-12 constitutional
Lian Buan November 10, 2018

The law is an exercise of the state’s police power, the High Court says
Police power is the power of the state to enforce laws that will benefit the general welfare of its people.

DepED - K to 12 Curriculum Guide in Physical Education Grade 1 to Grade 10
K to 12 promises arts and sports programs in every province
Jee Y. Geronimo May 05, 2015

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the sports and arts and design tracks under K to 12 will not only equip students with middle level skills but will also help provinces in nurturing their local arts and sports.

K to 12 Curriculum Guide

MUSIC and ART Grade 1 to Grade 10


Greater Opportunities! GO! Education

a program to bring education reform closer to every Filipino. The Department of Education and its various supporters have started to address the need to inform and engage the general public and its internal stakeholders in its mission to provide Education for All.
K + 12 Education in the Philippines
Is PH ready for K-12?
The Philippines is one of the three countries that are not yet K-12-compliant. This has prompted the Department of Education (DepEd) to revise the country's educational system. May 2, 2015

Costs and benefits of K-12
Pura Bella P. Elin May 27, 2015
We are K to 12 ready!
Mid-2015 updates on the status of the five basic inputs to education, namely; classrooms, teachers, textbooks, armchairs, and water and sanitation facilities. Jun 24, 2015
College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

The law promising to produce employable Filipino high school graduates is causing panic among educators in higher institutions. A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program. Jun 13, 2014 - Look more about this HERE
K to 12, dapat bang i-shelve?

Ayon sa isang mambabatas, maaaring hindi pa handa ang Department of Education para sa implementasyon ng K to 12 sa 2016. Mar 24, 2015
DepEd Midterm Report on K to 12 Program Mar 13, 2015

Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC presented the K to 12 midterm report to the 16th Congress on the K to 12 Basic Education Program.
On this 5th year of K to 12 implementation, we are running a marathon and I can already see the finish line. We are on our last mile, Luistro said.
K-12 program to guide students on career track
DepEd, September 16, 2015
To prepare incoming senior high school, SHS students for choosing a career, the Department of Education has rolled out a Career Guidance Program.

Text2Teach connects students to a more interactive learning environment

ALMOST 57,000 grades 5 and 6 students in public elementary schools are now learning using mobile technology, thanks to a program called Text2Teach, which aims to alleviate educational problems in the country. March 15, 2012

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album International Education, schools & programs

Teach for the Philippines

We are a for-purpose organization in the business of transforming lives.
By establishing a movement of promising young leaders who commit to teach for two years in public schools across the nation, we seek to transform our participants and our classrooms. In the future, we expect alumni to embrace servant leadership and become catalysts for education reform.

Look also HERE

the Videos

Teach for the Philippines

College graduate? Teach in a public school

and above


Why do teachers teach?
Oct 5, 2018
Despite the small pay and the heavy workload, at the end of the day, it's all about the children

Why do teachers teach?
by Sofia Tomacruz and Alex Evangelista October 05, 2018
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

You want good quality teachers? Pay them right
Sofia Tomacruz October 06, 2018
World Bank education specialist Javier Luque says teachers' salaries should be similar to other professions that require the same level of training and dedication

Bayanihang Eskwela

a collaborative public-private sector program.
Bayanihang Eskwela aims to ensure quality school buildings for public school children through preventing corruption in school building construction programs.

Look the Bayanihang Eskwela manual

the Videos in the album Bayanihang Eskwela - School building in the album Special Education, schools & programs - etc.

Bayanihang Eskwela manual

Look the full desription of the video

BRIGADA ESKWELA 2014 - 2 version

How to join Brigada Eskwela 2017
May 12, 2017 - with video
The Education Department is calling on volunteers, companies, and civic groups to help fix up schools and donate school supplies and other equipment.

Definitions Definitions of normal, special and inclusive education

Differences between the Formal vs. Informal Education
Formal education is classroom-based, provided by trained teachers. Informal education happens outside the classroom, in after-school programs, community-based organizations, museums, libraries, or at home.


Non-formal Education

The City of Masbate is investing in non-formal education

This documentary is part of the series Under Construction: The Making of a Coast-wise Nation produced in 2005 by Nova Productions International for the USAID/DA-BFAR Fisheries Improved for Sustainable Harvest, FISH project. Look full description on the video of the 9 video-segments included the video: The City of Masbate is investing in non-formal education HERE

Real World English in Non-formal Education

Video about non-formal component of the project " Improving English Language Teaching and Learning in Mindanao", IELTLM. Video was made by Stuart Leigh of Real World Productions, New York.


WE CARE: US Embassy Supports Women’s Education and Enterprise Program
Women can be effective participants in the building of progressive communities.
Women’s Education and Cooperative Advancement on Rural Enterprise, WE CARE. Sep 22, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album Development Projects

Bureau of Alternative Learning System
Alternative Learning System, ALS

Anything about Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency, A and E, Program of the Department of Education

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela
Jee Y. Geronimo May 11, 2017 - with video
This year's National Schools Maintenance Week or Brigada Eskwela will highlight one of the Duterte administration's priorities in the education sector: the Alternative Learning System (ALS).

and HERE and


the Videos in the album Special Education, schools & programs

'Kakosa, Kaklase' a documentary by Kara David (with English subtitles)

ALS in Action, Los Baños, Laguna

All eyes on ALS, 'centerpiece' of basic ed under Duterte
February 18, 2017
The Alternative Learning System is a priority program under the Duterte administration. What is it all about?

PART 2. Catching up on ALS: Challenges of a 'parallel system'
February 19, 2017
The education department is already reviewing the Alternative Learning System to match it to formal education's K to 12 program
Both by Jee Y. Geronimo


in the album Special Education, schools & programs

Education Revolution Movement, EdRev

Passion for Education - Passion for the Poor

Look the full description of the video and more about EdRev

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC)

an association of public tertiary school level institutions in the Philippines. These comprises all 102 State Universities and Colleges (SUC) which are under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). PASUC holds its sports, literary, and musical competition annually participated by its members.

Many links to Universities and Colleges

PACUCOA, Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation
The Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators, Foundation, Inc., PSITE
Information Technology Education Policy

Information Technology Education

Keywords: IT education, context, inputs, process, outcomes, policy framework, cluster analysis, hierarchical method

Investment in Technical Vocational Education and Training, TVET
Systems Plus College Foundation, SPCF

a Private, Non-Sectarian school in Angeles City, Pampanga

ACSI Philippines

Association of Christian Schools International

PBEd is the business community’s response to the need for consensus and sustained advocacy in education reform. It aims to become the voice of the business community.

The Video The State of Philippine Education

A short animated clip on the sad state of the Philippine public educational system. This is the intro video used for seeking support for the initiatives of the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd)

Remark this is an album in the album History & analysis of Philippine education

The State of Philippine Public Basic Education

Problems and Approaches Florencio B. Abad

Toward a Child-Friendly Education Environment


Look as pdf HERE

Regulatory Environment in the Education Sector

Look as pdf HERE

Early Childhood Care and Education, ECCE programmes

A progressive Philippines with access to quality education for all its people

WE CAN BE ANYTHING - Official Video
WeCanBeAnything is an education advocacy campaign, born of a partnership between the Foundation, AdAF and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation, NCAF. The campaign was conceived after, Allan Pineda, the Filipino-American member of the world-famous Black Eyed Peas, expressed his desire to help improve the education situation.

Look the full description HERE



a non-stock and non-profit Christian association that reaches out to needy individuals and families. Light of Hope Foundation, Legazpi, Bicol exists to give comfort, reach out, and assist in any way that it can.

Remark this an album in the album Organizations working for children in the Philippines

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The Smart Schools Program, SSP

a community service initiative of Smart Communications Inc. that promotes Information and Communications Technology, ICT in basic education through partnerships with public schools, its officials and parents-teachers-community associations, PTCAs.

Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, PAASCU
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, TESDA

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, TESDA

Technopreneurship training in the Philippines
Mar 11, 2013

Philippine Technical Vocational Education and Training System

Nurturing Technopreneurship in the Philippines. Interview with Maria Susan Dela Rama, Executive Director for Planning at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

1. How the Technopreneurship program works
2. Tracking the employment rate of graduates
3. How program interacts with private sector

In 2011, the Philippines launched the Specialista Technopreneurship Program to stimulate economic growth and help provide employment to graduates of Technical Vocational Education and Training, TVET, especially in the rural areas.

PHIL TVET system

TESDA Women's Center, TWC

a training center under TESDA

TWC is the showcase for empowered women in Technical-Vocational Education and Training, TVET. It serves as resource center for programs, information, research and technology.

The above links and the Video and the Video School for Super Maids

Philippine Science High School System

Look the article DOST-PSHS open to applications for National Competitive Examination - NCE for 2016-2017


Western Visayas Campus and Eastern Visayas Campus

UNESCO National Commission, NatCom of the Philippines
PH education: Allergic to religion?
Fritzie Rodriguez Jan 13, 2015

In a predominantly Catholic Philippines, how do young Filipinos develop an understanding of religion?

The real cost of education
Therese Reyes Sep 07, 2015

The price of education and the cost of missing out on one!

Donations pour in for student who wrote 'heartbreaking' excuse letter
Luisa Jocson July 12, 2018
Netizens immediately pledge to the school’s foundation after reading the young girl's letter

Kid who studies on Cebu sidewalk: I want to be a cop or doctor
Dale G. Israel Jun 26, 2015

Nine-year-old Daniel Cabrera keeps a rosary in his school bag to protect his lone pencil from thieves
When asked, the Grade 3 student from the Subangdaku Elementary School in Mandaue City said he owned only one pencil. Daniel said his last one was stolen by a fellow student before. “It (rosary) is to prevent my only pencil from getting stolen,” Daniel said in Cebuano.
When asked, he said the only school material he lacked was a drawing book. He's waiting until his mother could afford to buy him one.

Daniel Cabrera, boy in viral FB post, graduates from Cebu grade school
Micole Gerard Tizon May 16, 2019
Daniel's life has changed since a photo of him studying outside a McDonald's branch to take advantage of electricity spread on social media

McDonald's ad features Cebu street boy's story
Voltaire Tupaz December 13, 2016
Daniel Cabrera, now 11, was captured in an inspiring viral photo in 2015 while studying outside the fastfood chain’s branch in Mandaue City at night. Watch the video here.

The education of Daniel Cabrera
November 18, 2016
Ever since a photo of Daniel studying on a sidewalk went viral, his life has changed. He now has a scholarship and his family now has a place to call home.

Street-smart Cebu student gets help from donors and Mandaue police cut their pay for young boy who dreams of becoming a cop
Dale Israel Updated Jun 29 & 30, 2015
After a photo of him studying outside a fast food chain goes viral, 9-year-old Daniel Cabrera gets new school supplies and lights to help him study better. Look how YOU can help!

Cebu street child story gets UN education envoy’s attention
Voltaire Tupaz Jul 13, 2015
The inspiring story of 9-year old Daniel Cabrera, the boy who was pictured studying along the sidewalk beside a fast food restaurant in Cebu, has reached millions across the globe after gaining international media attention.

Cebu poverty through the eyes of the kid in viral photo
David Lozada March 18, 2016

The Videos

Donations pour in for Grade 2 student who uses makeshift pen
Jene-Anne Pangue March 13, 2019 - with Video

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
Teacher Maricor Baculanta had shared on Facebook photos of her 8-year-old student Jan Kim Enario after she noticed that he used an improvised pen in class


How to make your own educational plan

Understand how pre-need plans work and grow your own educational funds without the risks of getting into troublesome costs with insurance agencies. Oct 25, 2015

Social Weather Stations, SWS

a public opinion polling body, a private, independent, non-partisan, non-profit scientific institute in the Philippines which conducts social surveys and does survey-based social science research and other educational activities

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The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, CEAP
the biggest voluntary organization group of Catholic schools in the country. CEAP promotes teaching of Religion as an essential element of Catholic education.

The Videos

The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, CEAP commemorates its 65th year.

Isang Huwarang Katoliko CEAP Hymn


The Philippine Junior Marketing Association, PJMA
a non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian, non political business-oriented and student-managed organization and the official youth affiliate of the Philippine Marketing Association

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an education for development NGO implementing  educational, cultural, and socio-civic programs at the grassroots of society; an arts and cultural organization NGO implementing programs at the grassroots of society with social entrepreneurial skills and capabilities,  with the aim to improve the well-being Filipino citizens and communities.
The LET’S GO Foundation
a non-stock, non-profit organization advocating entrepreneurship education in the Philippines..
The Labor Education and Research Network, LEARN
Philippine Federation of the Deaf

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Pinoy Green Academy

Learning and Living the Green Life

Living Values Education, Inc. for schools and universities
Philippine Center for Masonic Studies

Scholarships - etc.

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COA questions CHED's handling of P435 million in scholarship program
July 26, 2017

The large amount not utilized properly due to delays in processing runs counter to the Student Financial Assistance Programs - StuFAP's objective of funding poor but deserving college scholars.

The Philippine High School for the Arts, PHSA
Annual Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholars, ANYAS

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United World College Philippines
UWC schools, colleges and short programmes have been offering a transformational educational experience to students from all over the world to finish high school in 1 of 14 schools, in as many countrie for peace.

Small-town girl dreams big
Grazielle Chua and Pilar Recto Jun 26, 2015
For 17-year-old Zharina Nikko Tomas Casil, her humble beginning is not stopping her from achieving her biggest dreams. Zharina hopes to study in United World College UWC Maastricht in the Netherlands, where she received a partial scholarship.


Scholarship SEI-DOST
Science Education Institute, SEI, Department of Science and Technology, DOST. This Audio Visual Presentation was created for the Scholarship Division SEI-DOST.

Who can avail GSIS Scholarship Program?
A good education is the gift that keeps giving. The state pension fund of the Government Service Insurance System or GSIS has been in the helm of a great scholarship program to help dependents of persons with disabilities, indigenous people and single parents fulfill their dream of a college education. Jun 9, 2015

DLSU-Manila Star Scholarship Program

the full desription


International School Manila, ISM - Scholarship Program

an inside look at the ISM Scholarship Program. With an exclusive interview and overview of the school. Apr 11, 2013

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Sports Scholarship Program, SSP

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Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education, Inc., FUSE.
Its programs include regular teacher training workshops; a post-graduate scholarship program for Science and Engineering teachers; production and distribution of telecourses in English, Elementary Science, Chemistry, Physics and Math; and a host of other educational programs in partnership with government and private learning institutions.
The Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library, KRIS
an award-winning, non-profit, non-government organization based in Manila devoted to making education more accessible to Filipino youth living in poor and conflicted communities. Through its libraries, scholarship programs, and learning projects, it has been giving aid to hundreds of students from Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Davao City, Rizal, and Metro Manila since 2001. - Look more HERE

English Access Microscholarship Program
U.S. Embassy's English Access Microscholarship Program aka Access benefits it offers to selected students, schools, and communities. Request more information about how community or school can host an Access program today!

Jul 9, 2015 U.S. Embassy Manila


Study in Europe
Erasmus Mundus, Scholarships and Academic Cooperation aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.

Video courtesy Nov 15, 2012

Want to study in Europe? This fair will give you tips. Nov 5, 2015

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British Council Philippines
Funding your studies Scholarships and Financial Aids - British Council will give you the facts, requirements and inside scoop on the numerous funding options available for Filipinos.

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The King's International School of Manila Scholarship Programme

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Lone Star College System
Learning and Serving in the Philippines

A video documenting the first international service learning trip for the Lone Star College System to help build sustainable communities for Filipinos affected by natural disasters and other issues.

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the leading pre-need company in the Philippines providing innovative education program that build financial security for the future. On October 1, 2009, Philippines First Insurance Company, Inc. and Systems Technology Institute, Inc. took over ownership of PhilPlans
STI is a 27-year old respected educational institution with a network of 95 tertiary campuses located in every major urban center in the Philippines. It also operates a network of prep schools, grade schools and high schools nationwide.

Educational Plan Philippines
Educational Plan is very important because of continuous rising of tuition fees. PhilPlans is the leading pre-need company in the Philippines providing innovative education program that build financial security for the future.

Learn Without Fear

 About: Hazing and Bullying in schools has been moved, look the new address

VERY IMPORTANT: Look also Bullying

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Plan Philippines

Plan has been working in the Philippines since 1961, helping poor children to realise their rights to health care, education, protection and a high quality of life.
Currently, we are promoting the Learn Without Fear campaign which is working towards making schools safe learning environments, free from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

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Learn Without Fear campaign

Plan Philippines Country Director Carin Van Der Hor talks about the global "Learn Without Fear" campaign, which is working towards making schools safe learning environments, free from physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Featured are children from programme units as they express their views regarding bullying, corporal punishment, and sexual harassment.

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Pregnancy and Drug tests

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Baguio school says mandatory pregnancy tests meant to protect students
Frank Cimatu November 06, 2018

Pines City Colleges is under fire for making pregnancy tests a requirement for dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing students before they can enroll

A right to say no to a pregnancy test
Ana P. Santos December 09, 2018
Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.

NPC summons Pines City Colleges officers over data privacy in pregnancy testing
November 09, 2018
The National Privacy Commission wants to confirm if Pines City Colleges is complying with the 'principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality in accordance with law'

Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law
Sofia Tomacruz June 22, 2018

The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools.

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018
Apple Danuco May 17, 2017
The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students.

DepEd stands its ground: No drug testing for grade schoolers
Sofia Tomacruz July 10, 2018
In a meeting with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration, the Philippine National Police, and the Dangerous Drugs Board, the education department reiterates that its mandate is to focus on preventive drug education

Parents to DepEd: Protect grade-schoolers from proposed drug test
Sofia Tomacruz July 05, 2018 - with Video
'Kung sinasabi ng DepEd na hindi [naaayon] sa batas 'yun, panindigan nila 'yun. Hindi dapat [sila pumayag] dahil doon din kami nakasandal sa mga ahensyang ito,' says Vives Moreno, mother of a 10-year-old student

HRW slams ‘drastic' plan to extend anti-drug campaign to PH elementary schools
Sofia Tomacruz June 23, 2018
'Imposing mandatory drug testing on schoolchildren when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger,' says Human Rights Watch Asia division deputy director Phelim Kine

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

FACT CHECK: School boards, not PNP, hold random drug tests for students
June 20, 2018
The Department of Education confirms that no police officials will be involved in the drug testing. School boards will follow DepEd and CHED guidelines, as well as local ordinances.

DepEd to consult Cabinet on drug testing of high school students
Mara Cepeda September 12, 2017
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.

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'
Jodesz Gavilan September 02, 2017
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.

Groups slam PUP's random drug tests among students
August 16, 2019

PUP says that the drug tests are based on an order by the Commission on Higher Education

What are our schools telling kids about illegal substance abuse? - Part 1 of 2

Questions about the drug war and a lack of textbooks hound schools as Filipino students learn about the dangers of drugs inside the classroom

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse - Part 2 of 2
In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

Both: Mara Cepeda Updated December 10, 2017 both with Videos

PH Army teaches students about ill effects of drugs
Raisa Serafica April 01, 2017

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.

Graduation - Academic dress -  Valedictorian - Etc.

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Academic dress or academical dress in the Philippines e.g. the Sablay

a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, primarily tertiary and sometimes secondary education, worn mainly by those that have been admitted to a university degree or similar or hold a status that entitles them to assume them e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities.

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Vico Sotto: Pasig schools will use 'sablay' instead of toga at graduations
JC Gotinga February 21, 2020

It's more Filipino and more affordable, says the Pasig mayor


'Sablay' sa graduation:

Recognition Rites Attire + How To Transfer Your Sablay

Wearing the UP Sablay

How the UP 'sablay' is meticulously made Talk of the Town

Academic regalia: Graduation Cap and Gown History
How to Wear a Graduation Tam and Which to Choose

To make a very long story short, the early academic dress in colleges and universities came from Medieval Europe. Sometimes also known as academical dress, academic regalia, and graduation cap and gown, it has its origins in the everyday dress of the medieval clergy.

The academic regalia: Origin and practice


is an academic title of success used e.g. the Philippines for the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory).
The chosen valedictorian is often the student with the highest ranking among their graduating class.

Commencement - definition

is a ceremony at which school diplomas or academic degrees are awarded


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New app makes homework digital
Amyl De Gala January 13, 2016
Is the Internet a distraction for students? Not with this new app
Study Buddy PH, created by Jackenpoy Corporation, is a digital platform for learning which provides reviewers for the 5 main subjects English, Math, Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies), Filipino, and Science.

The Videos with Intro 2017 and instructions

Prayers for Teachers, Students, and Schools

Also Prayer Appropriate for Graduates and Graduation

and above

Librewry Café

Available 24/7 at Casa Azzuri building on Don A. Velez street between Hayes and Chavez streets, Cagayan de Oro



Getting into the business of school supplies

Selling school and office supplies are almost as stable as food because people continuously purchase these items. Probably even better because these are not perishable. But what are the ins and outs of getting into this type of business to make it sustainable and ride the wave of ever changing times? Aug 16, 2015

Remark: DTI monitors prices, quality of school supplies

Consumers can report overpricing retailers by calling DTI Direct 751-3330 or 0917-834-3330.


Toxic School Supplies
ABS-CBN News Jun 8, 2019

"Failon Ngayon" talks to health experts about the negative effects of using school supplies that contain toxic chemicals, and digs into the supposed lack of monitoring in the entry of toxic school supplies to the Philippine market.

High school relationships

Student-teacher relationships

Top Graduation Songs in the Philippines
Rock Ed

works with public and private schools by providing free alternative classes, where the substitute teachers are celebrities, visual artists, musicians, writers, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, etc.

Talk to your teachers, student council, or organization about Rock Ed’s projects. Our classes are free!

Student Mobility Student Mobility in the Philippines

Dr. Emmanuel Y. Angeles


The Jewish Community of the Philippines and Jewish Education

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God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"