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Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarDec 7th, 2017

77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles

Rosena Malco, 74 (right) and Catalina Espano, 76 (2nd from right) received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on December 13, 2017 in Barangay Pulo Maestra Vita, Ot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles

Rosena Malco, 74 (right) and Catalina Espano, 76 (2nd from right) received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on December 13, 2017 in Barangay Pulo Maestra Vita, Ot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Two solons call for pay adjustment for state workers

THE salary increase for police and soldiers will cause salary distortion in government service, with 1.2 million civilian employees on the losing end. This is according to ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro as they expressed strong objection to the passing of a resolution allowing the increase of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles

Rosena Malco, 74 (right) and Catalina Espano, 76 (2nd from right) received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on December 13, 2017 in Barangay Pulo Maestra Vita, Ot Source link link: 77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia Mary Clarence Madero, 21, of Pavia, Iloilo, is a proud graduate of West Visayas State University and a topnotcher in the September 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers. Being on top is not new to Madero as she has been an achiever since her elementary years. She thinks that her achievement is […] The post Knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Tax reform bill ratification ‘invalid’ – militant solons

Citing the lack of a quorum, militant lawmakers slammed the "invalid" ratification of the comprehensive tax reform package at the House of Representatives.   ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the bicameral version of the tax bill was ratified with only about 10 House representatives present.   "Tonight's ratification of the TRAIN by the House of Representatives was a total farce and travesty of so-called representative democracy," Tinio said in a statement Wednesday.   Tinio's complaint was echoed by and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate.   "With barely 10 people on the floor and despite my very clear objections due to obvious lack of quorum...Keep on reading: Tax reform bill ratification ‘invalid’ – militant solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

ACT Teachers Rep mad over tax reform ‘railroading’ as PDP-Laban ‘parties’

Where were your representatives? An incensed Antonio Tinio, representative of the party-list ACT Teachers in the House of Representatives, lashed out at the House leadership for “the brazen railroading” of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bicameral conference committee report, the first in the Duterte’s administrations planned package ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Driver in Occidental Mindoro tour bus crash flees

Police on Monday filed charges against the driver of the tourist bus that crashed in Occidental Mindoro province on Saturday that left two school officials dead and several students hurt. Supt. Imelda Tolentino, spokesperson for the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) police, said a case for multiple murder and multiple physical injury was filed in the provincial prosecutor's office in San Jose town in Occidental Mindoro against the bus driver, Julius Beleno, a resident of San Agustin town in Isabela province. Police, however, have yet to arrest Beleno, who fled after the accident in Magsaysay town. The victims were students and teachers from the University of R...Keep on reading: Driver in Occidental Mindoro tour bus crash flees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

2 teachers killed in Mindoro bus accident

MANILA, Philippines — A bus accident in Occidental Mindoro left two teachers of the University of Rizal System dead on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

2 teachers killed in Mindoro bus accident - Philippine Star

2 teachers killed in Mindoro bus accident - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Child rights group: Troops harassing Lumad school teachers, volunteers

Child rights group: Troops harassing Lumad school teachers, volunteers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

UN rapporteur on IPs informed of lumad ‘bakwit,’ ‘massacre’ as volunteer teachers report harassment

A human rights organization has written the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people to report the latest atrocities against lumad in Mindanao, particularly the alleged massacre of eight T’boli and Dulangan Manobo in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and evacuations in Surigao del Sur, Sarangani and Agusan del Sur......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Child rights group: Troops harassing Lumad school teachers, volunteers

Child rights group: Troops harassing Lumad school teachers, volunteers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Learning from the ‘Maestra’

Actress Anna Luna considers herself fortunate that the real-life neophyte teacher she plays in the indie film "Maestra" was always present on the set. Apart from director Lemuel Lorca, Anna could always run to board-topping teacher Iah Seraspi whenever she had a question. "I often asked Iah if what was written in the script actually happened to her," Anna recalled. Iah would invariably confirm that the travails recounted in the screenplay by Archie del Mundo were based on real incidents. Some of those hardships, Anna got to experience first-hand, like walking under the noonday sun for four hours to reach a school in a remote village. "In one scene, Iah had nothing but fish c...Keep on reading: Learning from the ‘Maestra’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

3 beneficiaries of DSWD’s student aid program among LET top 10

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 December) — Three education graduates that were recipients of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s student assistance program for poor students in Region 12 have landed in the top 10 of the September 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Bai Zorahayda Taha, DSWD Region 12 director, said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Cagayanos rise for education and just peace

TUGUEGARAO CITY — More than 200 students, teachers, and government officials from Tuguegarao City launched the Rise for Education and Just Peace Network in a summit held at the Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus Amphitheatre. The activity shed light on the current Philippine education system as well as the human rights situation in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

DepEd Reminds Schools to Maximize Utilization of MOOE

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones encouraged all teachers to report incidences of when and why they had to shell out personal money for expenses that should have been covered by the Maintenance... The post DepEd Reminds Schools to Maximize Utilization of MOOE appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Art Festival in Catbalogan held

Hundreds of students, teachers from the City Division of Catbalogan, Samar Division, and delegations from Catbalogan, Calbiga and Zumarraga attended the Layag Arts Festival held at the Samar State University (SSU) Gymnasium......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia – Al Jazeera

Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city’s north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting English phrases, laughing and the occasional cries of kids can be heard in the stairwell. Its founder, Sharifah Husain, 24, said she wanted to do something to help women and children in her community, who are not allowed to work or study in Malaysia. “I noticed we didn’t have a Rohingya women’s organisation that was standing up for women – to be the voice of women,” Husain said. Husain comes from Buthidaung village in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state. Her father fled to Malaysia when she was five-years old, fearing for his life. Husain was left behind with her mother and two younger siblings. The village was attacked soon afterward, so Husain’s mother took them to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar – then known as Burma. Her recollection of the traumatic moment when a local mob attacked her village is hazy. It took place almost 20 years ago. But it mirrors the accounts of Rohingya refugees now in Bangladesh, who’ve recently fled the Myanmar’s army clearance operations and local Buddhist mobs. “My mother was arrested in Yangon and sentenced to prison for not having official [identification or travel] documents,” Husain recounted. “This left me in charge.” Husain can’t remember how long she spent in Yangon, but she said she was separated from her siblings and sent north to Mandalay and forced into servitude. She spoke to her father in Malaysia, over the phone, and he agreed to pay human traffickers to bring Husain and her siblings to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s largest city. All three, including Husain, were smuggled by land, into Thailand and Malaysia. At that time the Southeast Asia trafficking route wasn’t as defined as it is today. Human trafficking groups in Bangladesh and Thailand now make a lot of money off of poor, desperate refugees fleeing war and violence in Myanmar. Today, the concern faced by the Malaysia government is if it recognises its refugees then that could send a signal to more to make the perilous journey, now taken by sea from Myanmar and Bangladesh to sanctuary in Malaysia, where they don’t face violent persecution. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, states there are 152,170 registered refugees in Malaysia. The majority are Rohingya, displaced from their homes in Myanmar, like Husain. But the amount of unregistered refugees varies widely from 40,000 to 140,000, according to Asylum Access Malaysia. “The big question is – when are the boats going to come? There’s no indication they will now, but there’s definitely a high possibility that they will. And once new groups arrive, that complicates [the] situation,” said Deepa Nambiar, Asylum Access Malaysia director. UNHCR runs what it calls a “parallel school system” for refugees in Malaysia, allowing children to  access basic, primary-level education. Refugee groups and local faith-based organisations fund these schools, staffed by volunteers. One-hundred and twenty-eight informal refugee schools in Malaysia access funding from the UN. It provides education to 7,154 children, according to UNHCR. Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Office states 16,809 Rohingya refugee children are registered with UNHCR. This means about 10,000, or more, refugee children in Malaysia are unable to access any form of education. A dozen or so more informal refugee schools exist but rely solely on donations and are understaffed, said Asylum Access. “To live in Malaysia, yes you can live, but you don’t have a future. You are in a box. You can’t go out of the box,” Husain said. Husain has received no formal education in Malaysia. This is remarkable considering her drive to educate refugee women and children. Malaysians are supporting Rohingya Women’s Development Network by volunteering as teachers and support staff. Rohinyga Women’s Development Network started officially last year. But Husain has spent the last decade educating her community’s most vulnerable women and children in their own homes. “I have built up a trust. The men especially trust me. They feel safe sending their wives to our centre because they know me,” Husain said. Word has spread and more refugee families are now attending Rohingya Women’s Development Network classes, where they receive English-language instruction, leadership training and brand new self-defence classes. “We want to stop domestic violence. We want to stop child marriages in the community. We want to build up women’s empowerment,” Husain said. “We really need the Malaysia government to recognise us.” Husain is trying to change the mentality in the Rohingya and wider refugee community in Malaysia, that women and girls can’t study, work, or earn an income. She receives some funding from UNHCR to run programmes but uses her own money to keep them going. “Of course I have support from my family. My father is my hero. My husband is my hero. Both of these men have really pushed me forward,” Husain added. The Rohingya Women’s Development Network has teamed up with Asylum Access Malaysia on a refugee theatre project. This will allow refugee women to educate the community on issues of sexual violence. “What I think is so innovative about Sharifah and the team is that when we were discussing this project they said ‘we need to get men involved’,” Nambiar said. Husain is appealing to others in the refugee community to support initiatives set up by the Malaysia government and civil society groups to help […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

WVSU grad tops LET exam

A GRADUATE of West Visayas State University La Paz campus in Iloilo City snatched the No. 1 spot of the 2017 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) for elementary level. Mary Clarence Gepes Madero scored 88.80 percent to top the exam conducted in September 2017. Joining Madero in the Top 10 is fellow WVSU La Paz […] The post WVSU grad tops LET exam appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017