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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

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

Senate probe pressed on teachers’ suicides

On World Teachers’ Day yesterday, Sen. Sonny Angara urged the Senate to take a long, hard look into the recent cases of suicides by public school teachers. Angara cited the need to investigate whether the suicides were caused by heavy teacher workload as claimed by a group pushing teachers’ rights and welfare. At the same […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Follow Duterte’s example on security protocols, govt officials told

MALACANANG on Monday urged government officials to follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s example and not seek special treatment in security protocols, his spokesman said. “Let’s learn by way of example from what the President is doing. He does not ask for any special treatment. The President really insists, even if he is in a convoy, to [...] The post Follow Duterte’s example on security protocols, govt officials told appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’

Two party-list lawmakers on Sunday asked President Duterte to sign into law an approved measure recognizing the official sign language for the Filipino deaf community as the world marked the International Day of Sign Languages. At the same time, ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro urged Malacaang to impose sanctions on sex guru-turned-Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger-friend, Drew Olivar, for mocking the sign language in a recent online video. Brickbats Uson and Olivar were previously whacked by brickbats for making a video supposedly intended to help the government's push for federalism, which showed Olivar doing a sexually suggestive ...Keep on reading: ‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Sherlyn Cadapan, Karen Empeño parents on Palparan: ‘Let him rot in jail’

The parents of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño – victims of Jovito Palparan – urged the government not to give special treatment to the retired military general who, along with two others, was convicted by the Malolos regional trial court yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Another blast rocks Sultan Kudarat

Updated (11:20 p.m.) ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- Unidentified men set off another improvised bomb here, killing an 18-year-old boy. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for PRO-12, said the fatality, identified as Jan Mark Palencia Lupa, was one of eight people rushed to the Sultan Kudarat provincial hospital. He was declared dead while undergoing emergency operation. Of the seven who remained in the hospital one was in critical condition, Gonzales said. Authorities here have warned the public to stay at home and remain calm. Gonzales also urged the public to refrain from posting unconfirmed reports in social media related to the Isulan incident. The improvised bomb exploded just out...Keep on reading: Another blast rocks Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Health care for teachers urged amid suicides

A TEACHERS’ group yesterday called for a comprehensive health care program for mentors following the suicide of two teachers allegedly over work-related issues. Teachers’ Dignity Coalition chair Benjo Basas pointed out that as early as 1966, the Magna Carta for Teachers provides a health program that shall include their mental….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Pay salary of private school teachers, gov’t urged

With the widening gap between the salaries of public and private school teachers, a group of private Catholic education institutions is asking the government to subsidize the salaries of private school teachers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Malacañang Urges Public to Remain Alert, Safe Amid Floods

Malacañang on Sunday urged the public to be alert and safe amid flooding in the country brought about by the southwest monsoon. “Pinapaalalahanan po namin ang publiko na manatiling alerto at ligtas (We are reminding the public to stay alert and safe),” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement. Roque urged Filipinos living […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

4 killed in shooting in Canadian town – police

MONTREAL, Canada – A suspect has been arrested after 4 people were killed on Friday, August 10, in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said. Authorities urged people in the Brookside neighborhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to remain in their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Absent Browns WR Gordon in contact with teammate

By Brian Dulik, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon hasn't reported to Cleveland Browns training camp, but his presence is being felt on the field. Fellow wide receiver Rashard Higgins is wearing Gordon's gear under his uniform at each practice. "That's my locker buddy, and I'm wearing his shirts every day," Higgins said Saturday. "That's why I feel like I've got superpowers when I come out here." Gordon remains away from the team as part of his treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. An NFL spokesman said the former Pro Bowl wideout has not been suspended. Browns general manager John Dorsey and coach Hue Jackson remain confident that Gordon will return at some point, but no timetable has been set. Cleveland opens its preseason Thursday at the New York Giants. "It will be like Josh never was gone when he comes back," said Higgins, a third-year pro. "That's how we're going to treat things. I feel like the team is a good supporting cast for him, just him knowing that we're here for him and we've got his back, no matter what." The 27-year-old Gordon has played in only 10 games since leading the NFL with a franchise-record 1,646 yards receiving in 2013. He is in Stage 3 of the league's substance-abuse program and faces another indefinite ban for any violation. Higgins exchanged texts with his friend one day earlier, saying he is "in good spirits." They have not discussed football in a conversation since Gordon was placed on the reserve/did not report list on July 23. "We know Josh is handling his business off the field, and when he comes back, he'll be ready to go," Higgins said. "We don't talk about anything on the field. We just talk about: 'Hey, what's up bro? How ya' doin'?' Just family, little things like that." Gordon resumed posting workout videos on social media Thursday from the University of Florida, but he has not made any statements since camp began. He has missed 43 of the Browns' last 48 games because of suspensions. Last season, Gordon was reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell following a three-month stay in a rehabilitation facility. He played in the final five games — catching 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown — after revealing that he had not previously appeared in an NFL game while sober......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Suarez remaining as House minority leader would be ‘laughable’ – Tinio

      Act Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio slammed Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez for saying that he intends to remain as House Minority Leader despite having voted for newly elected Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.   Suarez, who served as Minority Leader during the term of former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, has insisted that despite the change in the House leadership, he would be staying at his post until the end of the 17th Congress.   READ: House squabble shifts to minority leader position   Tinio has argued that Suarez is now technically part of the majority since he was one of the 184 representatives who voted in favor of Arroyo. &nbs...Keep on reading: Suarez remaining as House minority leader would be ‘laughable’ – Tinio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018