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Government urged to phase in teacher pay hike

BUSINESS groups said the government should implement any pay hike for public school teachers in phases in order to keep inflation contained and not hinder the government’s other spending priorities......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News5 hr. 39 min. ago

Briones encourages teachers to emphasize local heroes in history, social studies lessons

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —Every town has a hero who fought for freedom. Amid the celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day, Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged teachers to emphasize the integration of local history in social sciences discussion. Briones said students must learn to recognize the local leaders that revolted against the three sets of […] The post Briones encourages teachers to emphasize local heroes in history, social studies lessons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Remain partners in peace, Duterte urges Muslims

Celebrating Eid’l Fitr yesterday, President Duterte urged Muslim Filipinos to remain the government’s partner in promoting peace and understanding across the nation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Duterte urges Muslim Filipinos: Remain as instruments of love

President Duterte urged Muslim Filipinos to continue being instruments of love and peace in his message for Eid’l Fitr yesterday. Duterte noted that the solemn occasion binds the Muslim community together. “The entire Filipino nation joins them as they offer prayers of praise and thanksgiving as well as demonstrate the virtues of Islamic faith in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Robredo urges Palace to fast-track Marawi rehab

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday urged the Duterte administration to speed up the rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City, noting millions of pesos in donations remain untouched two years after the siege......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2019

Own up to ‘worst automated elections’ ever, poll body urged

“The COMELEC had senselessly put the lives and safety of thousands of public school teachers in grave danger by sending them to battle with defective armaments.” The post Own up to ‘worst automated elections’ ever, poll body urged appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Warriors miss Kevin Durant, but do they need him?

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com PORTLAND, Ore. — Along with the equipment, uniforms, basketballs and the confidence that comes with being up 2-0 in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors brought along another piece of cargo to Portland and it is the heaviest of them all. It didn’t come packed in luggage or a box; instead, it’s just wrapped in a hunch and tied with a question mark, and it is this: When do the Warriors start missing Kevin Durant? [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] The back-to-back champs are now 3-0 in these playoffs without their superstar and his aching calf. And 4-0 overall in games in which Durant didn’t finish. That probably says something about the Rockets, and so far about the Trail Blazers — two teams unable to exploit his absence. However, while the (bleeping) Giants — Steve Kerr’s description of his undermanned team — are honorably playing with a sense of urgency, they aren’t buying the notion that they don’t need Durant. It’s an easy trap to fall into, to believe the outside chatter that they’re better off without him. The next two games, both at Moda Center, will either feed that belief or destroy it. Yes, because the Blazers must beat the Warriors four out of five to advance, there’s little to no chance of them denying Golden State a fifth trip to the Finals regardless of whether Durant shows up in this series or not. And that’s good for the visitors, since Durant didn’t make the trip for Games 3 and 4. “There's no mental adjustment,” said Kerr. “You just play. You go out there with what you have, and this is our third game, 3 1/2 games, really without him, and so we're just trying to hold down the fort. Hopefully he continues to progress and he has made progress, but it's a little more serious than we thought at the very beginning. So we'll see where it all goes, but he's in there all day long getting treatment. He's done a great job of committing himself to that process.” There’s a thought that, even if Durant was 80 percent, the Warriors will keep him benched to prevent a chance of re-injury, and that’s a wise decision with wide-ranging ramifications. By protecting Durant’s best interest here in this free agent year, the Warriors score big points with him and his camp less than two months before Durant must make a decision on his future. That said, what are the Warriors doing right to remain unharmed by his absence? The easy answer is they won championships without Durant and so this is more of the same-old, same-old. Except it isn’t. This actually might be more impressive. Understand that Golden State's system had to be changed here on the fly and in the middle of the postseason, not only to compensate for Durant’s 37 points per game in these playoffs, but also his defense. Once Durant was lost late in the third quarter of the fifth game of the second round, Kerr had to reach down his bench and rely on players who weren’t thrust into roles of significance and seldom saw fourth-quarter minutes up until this point. Meaning, Jonas Jerebko, Quinn Cook, Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie have either seen their minutes rise and/or their roles inflated in the process. Of course, most of the burden fell on the proven core: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala. Each of those four, in his own way, is playing at a premium, even if it’s a small sample size. “That’s what it takes in the playoffs," said Kerr. "You have to have guys playing at a really high level.” Curry seems reborn or at least sprung free of a playoff fog where his numbers and production didn’t match his regular season. He finished strong in a pair of fourth quarters while closing out the Rockets and is the most impactful player in this series so far. He’s averaging 35 points on 51 percent shooting in the three games without KD. It wouldn’t be a stretch to suspect Curry is getting a charge out of this, and his ego, which he keeps hidden, is being fed. Thompson is now clearly the second option, whereas before he was often No. 3 and often only if his shot was falling. The green light never turns yellow without Durant around, like Curry, Thompson is working without handcuffs or a leash. After hitting 20 shot attempts once in the playoffs before Durant’s injury, Thompson is now hoisting 22 a game, good for a respectable 25-point average. The Warriors are constantly feeding him and running screens for him and urging him to take the shot, even if it’s contested. For a player who insists he’ll re-sign with Golden State this summer, Thompson is getting a taste of what life must be like if he played for, let’s say, the Clippers and was the focal point of the offense. “This team's been together a long time and they trust each other,” said Kerr. “When the ball starts moving, that's when we're tough to guard.” Green has never been better this season than in the last few weeks. Recharged after losing weight immediately following the All-Star break and no longer feeling pain in his previously-injured shoulder, Green is menacing on the defensive end where once again he’s guarding all positions except point guard and doing it marvelously. In addition, he’s pushing the ball up court to help Curry and Thompson stay as fresh as possible and directing the offense from the high post. He’s averaging 10 rebounds, 6.5 assists and three blocks without KD. “You know, we can't sit and look over our shoulder and say, `Hey, man, when is K going to be back?’ We just got to play with whatever we got,” Green said. “We got to play and give him an opportunity to get back, and I think that's what really falls on our shoulders. We're a very confident group. Hopefully he's back sooner than later, but as a guy who is in the battle every night, we can't sit and look over our shoulder and wonder when he or DeMarcus [Cousins] is coming back. We have to assume they are not coming back and play with what we got. Obviously, we are hoping that they do. But while they are not out there, we just got to play.” Finally, there’s Iguodala. He stayed hibernated all regular season while averaging career lows across the board. At age 35, it appeared time had finally caught up. Instead, this was a case of a crafty veteran preserving himself for springtime, and with the amount of talent on the Warriors, he could afford to do so. Iguodala had solid moments guarding James Harden in the second round and is among those trapping Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum this round. One of the signature plays of the series was Iguodala coming up with a walk-off strip of Lillard as time expired in Game 2. “You're kind of in awe of it because not many guys can make plays like that consistently,” said Curry. So this is where the Warriors are without Durant and also DeMarcus Cousins. They were good enough to stump the Rockets (again), then proved too much for the Blazers in a pair of home games. Nobody would be shocked if they take a game in Portland or maybe finish the sweep. It’s a luxury that few teams have or could pull off even if they did. This comes from a core that’s been together for six years, a coach pulling the proper strings and a bench that isn’t shrinking in the moment. “We feel like we can still win no matter who is out there on the floor, and that's why we're in the position that we’re in and have won championships with all the injuries and all types of stuff,” said Curry. “We know what the mission is, and we're on it right now.” These Warriors are playing flashback basketball to the time before Durant came aboard — and prepping themselves for next season, when and if Durant jumps overboard this summer. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2019

Returning OFWs urged to teach

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has urged returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are licensed teachers to become.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Magpale to Tudela Teachers: Remain as Guiding Light

Magpale to Tudela Teachers: Remain as Guiding Light.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

World Teachers Day: More benefits for educators urged

MANILA, Philippines – Education advocacy groups have urged the government to provide more benefits to teachers as the country marked World Teachers‘ Day yest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

Continued assistance for stranded workers in Saudi urged

As hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) remain stranded in Saudi Arabia, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) appealed to the government to continue providing assistance to the distressed workers until they can return safely to .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

NY-based Pinoys urged to remain vigilant

Malacañang advised Filipinos living in Chelsea district in New York to remain calm and vigilant after an explosion happened in the area which left 29 people injured......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 18th, 2016

DepEd asked to unburden teachers from extra tasks

A group of teachers urged Education Secretary Leonor Briones to reduce the clerical tasks that are being required by the Department of Education (DepEd) from teachers so they can concentrate on their.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

US diplomat to American firms: Invest in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim urged American companies to pour investments in Mindanao to help the island bolster its growth. During a press conference at the Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City on Tuesday, Kim assured the Philippine government of the US government’s support […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News4 hr. 39 min. ago

PBA: NLEX finally gets that elusive first win in Commissioner’s Cup

NLEX gets that elusive first win. The Road Warriors lost a big lead but managed to hold on late against Meralco, pulling off a 100-91 decision Wednesday at the MOA Arena in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. After starting the mid-season joust with six straight losses, NLEX finally picked up that dub, improving to 1-6 in the standings. Despite the win however, the Road Warriors remain in last place and will pretty much have to be perfect moving forward to have a chance of crashing the playoff party.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News4 hr. 52 min. ago

Cebu urged to use digitalization, branding to promote tourism

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Speakers at the Cebu Business Month 2019 Tourism Innovation Forum urged Cebu to use digital tools and branding for tourism marketing. Donald Lim, country chief executive officer of Dentsu Aegis Philippines, said that Cebu should consider digital tools like social media as a promotion tool for tourism. “We have a very strong and […] The post Cebu urged to use digitalization, branding to promote tourism appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 39 min. ago

Philippine gov’t, UN urged to probe killing of activists

“The recent killings underscore that attacks on leftist activists is a serious human rights problem in the Philippines that has never gone away.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Saudi urges world powers to secure waterways after twin attacks

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged world powers Tuesday, June 18, for firm measures to secure shipping lanes across the region, state media reported, after last week's twin attacks on tankers that escalated regional tensions. The cabinet called for "decisive action to ensure the safety of navigation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 26 min. ago

US, PH to hold 280 joint military exercises in 2020

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 June) – The US and Philippine militaries have lined up at least 280 joint military exercises for next year, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said on Tuesday. In a press conference at the Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City, Kim assured US-Philippines relations remain strong and robust despite President Rodrigo R. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Grab: Fares still within LTFRB matrix

Ridesharing firm Grab yesterday assured the public that its fares remain within the approved matrix of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) despite the deactivation of 5,000 of its units......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019