Better pay, treatment urged so teachers would remain in PH

  Puffing acigarette,PatricioAbinalesenteredPalmaHall at the University of the Philippines inDiliman.Ready toteachRizal,heenteredtheclassroom clouded in smoke. Dozens of students barely noticed him, thinking he was another student. Itwas1978. Fast forward to 2018. In themountains rangesofHalcon, OrientalMindoro, Dominic Ocampo lights thelampin amakeshiftclassroom.He patiently waits for hisstudentscomingfrom their swidden farms.His more than 100students, mostly adults, are the indigenouspeople ofMindoro, the Mangyan. He typically stays in the mountain six days a week. Dayoffis spentmostly for the trip back toCalapanCity where hisfamilystays. GeromeDelaPena teaches Fi...Keep on reading: Better pay, treatment urged so teachers would remain in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 17th, 2018

Duterte urged: Compel Manila Water, Maynilad to set up sewage treatment plants

Duterte urged: Compel Manila Water, Maynilad to set up sewage treatment plants GMA News Buhay party-list Representative Lito Atienza has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to compel Manila Water and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Walang dignity : PNP urged to loosen excessive security for De Lima

MANILA, Philippines – Supporters of Senator Leila de Lima told police officials on Monday, February 11, that the police have been guarding Senator Leila de Lima too strictly that the treatment is already considered damaging to her dignity.  Sharing photos of De Lima struggling in the middle of swirling police escorts, Sister ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Duterte cites barangay officials’ role vs drugs, terrorism

President Duterte has urged barangay officials to remain the government’s partners in the fight against criminality, illegal drugs, corruption and terrorism amid the recent bombings in Jolo, Sulu and Zamboanga city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Davis to be traded 'on our terms and our timeline' - Pelicans

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. Yet the Pelicans assert Davis won’t be going anywhere until they get a deal they want. The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported Davis’ demand to be traded to a contender. It is a move that will resonate around the league, one that will have most — if not all — teams trying to see how they can put together a package good enough for the Pelicans to send Davis their way. “We will do this on our terms and our timeline,” the Pelicans said in a written statement released Monday afternoon (Tuesday, PHL time), adding that they will only accept a deal that “makes the most sense for our team and it will not be dictated by those outside of our organization.” The statement also said the Pelicans have asked the NBA to “strictly enforce” any tampering rules associated with any such transaction. Davis is having the best season of his career, averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. He’ll almost certainly become a six-time All-Star later this week when the NBA announces the full rosters for this year’s game that will be played Feb. 17 (Feb. 18, PHL time) in Charlotte. Now it’s unclear if Davis will be there as a member of the Pelicans or not. The trade deadline is Feb. 7 (Feb. 8, PHL time). Davis was at the Pelicans’ training headquarters Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), wearing team gear, working out and getting treatment on the sprained left index finger that has sidelined him four games. He declined through a team spokesman to speak with reporters, but coach Alvin Gentry said after practice that the team understands that Davis’ decision is “part of the business.” “He plans on playing out the season,” Gentry said. “A.D. is a professional guy and he’s going to play as hard as he can once he gets well and we’re going to do the best we can to try put our team in position to win games.” Guard Jrue Holiday said Davis has been “like a brother” to him and is “90 percent” of the reason the combo guard decided two summers ago to sign a five-year, $126 million contract to remain in New Orleans. “It’s the business of basketball,” Holiday said, recalling his own trade from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 2013. Holiday said “it felt like everything was close” in Philadelphia, “and all of a sudden, everybody’s gone. ... I feel like you kind of have to be able to roll with the punches, be able to adapt and from there play as hard as you can.” Holiday said attracting players to a relatively small market like New Orleans when a player of Davis’ caliber wants out “can definitely be hard ... but I feel like people know our style, the way we play and if they want to be a part of that then they’ll come.” The Pelicans next play Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) at Houston. In Indianapolis, where Golden State was playing the Pacers on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time), the Warriors’ Kevin Durant supported Davis’ trade demand. “It’s not like the president is shutting down the government. It’s just basketball,” Durant said. “As players, we want guys to do exactly what they want to do in this league. They have a short amount of time. So why not do what you want?” Davis’ future has long been in question. He’s an elite superstar on a team that hasn’t gotten past the second round of the playoffs since he’s been in New Orleans — and in four of his first six full seasons, the Pelicans didn’t qualify for the postseason at all. They entered Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) 13th in the Western Conference standings, six games out of the final playoff spot with 32 games remaining. His telling New Orleans that he wants out is the latest power move by a star player who wants to get traded, following a path now similar to what Kawhi Leonard did when he wanted to be traded by San Antonio and what Paul George did when he decided it was time to move on from Indiana. Telling the Pelicans that he won’t re-sign with them provides a blunt message: Move me, or lose me for nothing. But New Orleans, which controls Davis’ contract through the 2019-20 season, had been steadfast for months, saying it had said they had no desire to move their best player, who is in line to sign a $240 million, five-year extension in 2020. Trade chatter has ramped up this season, especially after Los Angeles Lakers All-Star LeBron James — who is represented by Paul, just as Davis is — included the New Orleans star on a list of players that he would love to play with. James’ comments were construed in some circles as campaigning for Davis. Boston would almost certainly be a place that makes sense; the Celtics are a contender and have more than enough assets to make a good deal for New Orleans. But the Celtics cannot trade for Davis under NBA rules until July 1, unless they also trade away Kyrie Irving — which likely won’t happen. Irving is a factor because of what’s known as the Rose Rule, the one that says NBA teams cannot trade for more than one player who has signed an extension. The Celtics could sign Irving in July and then trade for Davis. But until then, unless they move Irving, Davis won’t be in Boston. That would point to the Lakers as another possible destination for a trade. The Lakers, right now, aren’t necessarily a contender. But they have James, which probably means they’re attractive to Davis as well. James shrugged off the notion he did anything illicit, saying it’s just common sense that he would like to play with elite players like Davis. “Come on, guys,” James told reporters last month. “It’s not rocket science.” A year ago at this time, the Pelicans had perhaps the most dominant frontcourt in the NBA with Davis lining up with DeMarcus Cousins. Then Cousins tore his Achilles, and wound up signing this past summer with Golden State. The Pelicans responded by opening the season with a surprisingly lopsided victory at Houston and started 4-0 before a series of injuries appeared to undermine them. “When we’ve had our team together that we thought we were going to have, we’re 7-3 — and that tells you that we’ve only had our team together for 10 games,” Gentry asserted. “From there, you can speculate whatever you like to. ... We were excited about the team we started the season with.” It has been an interesting few days for New Orleans sports fans. Saints fans are still reeling from a non-call for pass interference last week that played a major role in their team losing the NFC championship game to the Los Angeles Rams and being denied a Super Bowl berth.. And now, the news only gets worse with Davis declaring he wants out. ___ AP Sports Writer Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Don’t deputize ACT teachers as poll execs, Comelec urged

A former lawmaker on Thursday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to exclude members of a militant group of public school teachers from serving as members of the board of election inspectors (BEIs) in the May midterm elections.   Former Ang Tao Muna at Bayan Rep. Mohammad Omar Fajardo said members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) should be disqualified from serving as BEI chair and poll clerks because they belong to a party-list group.   He said ACT was a political party, which is prohibited by the election code and civil service laws from being deputized for election duties.   "The undersigned strongly urges the [Comelec] to strictly i...Keep on reading: Don’t deputize ACT teachers as poll execs, Comelec urged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Duterte urges barangay officials to remain dedicated to service

PASAY CITY, Jan. 9 (PIA)-President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday urged barangay officials to remain dedicated to their service and promised that he will continue to be their ally in building strong com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Hold DepEd officials accountable in inventory of ACT, rival group says

A teachers' group on Wednesday urged the Department of Education to take a stronger stance amid police attempts to “inventory” colleagues who are members of rival Alliance of Concerned Teachers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

PNP urged to exercise caution on profiling ACT members

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be "cautious" about launching profiling operations on teachers associated with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT).   "I urge the Philippine National Police to be cautious about launching profiling operations targeting left-leaning teachers," Gatchalian said in a statement on Monday.   "I am concerned that targeting teachers could potentially create a negative learning environment for students," he added.   The senator's statement came after reports were received by the ACT that police officers were supposedly conducting an i...Keep on reading: PNP urged to exercise caution on profiling ACT members.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

PNP urged to clarify supposed profiling of teachers group

The Commission on Human Rights raised alarm over the supposed move of the Philippine National Police to profile members of Alliance of Concerned Teachers, a move that top officials have disavowed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Education chief to bullied students: Come out, report to teachers

Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged bullied victims in schools to come out or ask any of their friends to report their experience to school authorities. Briones said this should not…READ The post Education chief to bullied students: Come out, report to teachers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Women Urged Not to Remain Silent on Abuses

A local government women leader here urged other women never to remain silent when they are suffering from violence and abuses. Lorna Mandin, chief of the Davao City Mayor’s Integrated Gender and Development Division, said their advocacy against violence against women and children (VAWC) continues to level up to encourage more women to come out […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Palace on Feast of Immaculate Conception: ‘Emulate Mary’s qualities’

    MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Saturday urged the public to follow Mary's qualities such as humility, noting that they must remain guided by Mary's faithfulness.   "Let us emulate Mary's qualities as a humble and caring person and remain guided by her faithfulness as we strengthen our devotion and nurture our lives with unconditional love and good deeds that will benefit the Filipino people," a statement signed by President Rodrigo Duterte read.   In 2017, Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10966which considered Dec. 8 a special non-working holiday.     READ: Dec. 8, Feast of Immaculate Conception, is special non-working hol...Keep on reading: Palace on Feast of Immaculate Conception: ‘Emulate Mary’s qualities’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Trump asks OPEC not to cut production

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, December 5, urged OPEC members not to slash production at their upcoming meeting, saying global oil prices should remain low. Trump's comment came as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil-producing nations prepared to meet Thursday and Friday, December 6-7, in Vienna to discuss lowering ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

'BeCyberSafe project aims to shield children from online abuse | ABS-CBN News

The Department of Education (DepEd) has launched the #BeCyberSafe project to educate students, teachers, and parents regarding the online threats against children and how they can remain safe online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Arroyo calls for speedy resolution of cases vs Ocampo, Castro

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal on Monday urged a speedy resolution of the matter concerning former Rep. Satur Ocampo (Bayan Muna) and Rep. France Castro (ACT Teachers party-lisy), who were detained last week on kidnapping and human trafficking charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Bato Inspires Cebu Town to Join War Vs. Drugs

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has urged over a thousand local government officials, barangay officials, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members, and teachers in Tuburan, Cebu to support the Duterte administration’s war against drugs. “We are facing a faceless enemy with unlimited resources,” dela Rosa said during the whole-day Anti-Drug and Peace […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

SC asked to reverse ruling on K-12 constitutionality

Parents, students and teachers of the Manila Science High School on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to reverse its ruling on the constitutionality of the government’s K-12 education program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Duterte urged to uphold Hague ruling on WPS during Xi Jinping’s visit

Opposition lawmakers have urged President Rodrigo Duterte to assert and uphold the Hague ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday.   READ: Xi Jinping arrives in PH for two-day state visit   Joining protests in time for Xi's arrival, ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro called on the Duterte administration to assert and uphold the July 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague which invalidated Beijing's claim on almost the entire WPS.   The lawmakers also warned against economic agreements with China that may place the Philippines under further deb...Keep on reading: Duterte urged to uphold Hague ruling on WPS during Xi Jinping’s visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Protection of teachers from Abu Sayyaf sought in Sulu

Regional officials on Friday urged leaders in Sulu to help protect teachers from Abu Sayyaf militants abducting even lowly government employees for meager ransom......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

PH urged to have ‘open discussion’ on sexuality to fight HIV spread

    The World Health Organization (WHO) urged the Philippines to have an "open discussion" about sexuality and on the solutions to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to help bring down its rate of new infections, which is currently the highest in the Asia-Pacific region. While the Philippines has several health interventions to help address HIV, awareness on the proper behavior to prevent the transmission of the disease as well as on its risks especially to vulnerable sectors remain wanting, according to WHO representative to the Philippines Gundo Weiler. "There's not enough awareness of the seriousness of the situation and we do see that to...Keep on reading: PH urged to have ‘open discussion’ on sexuality to fight HIV spread.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018