Co-teaching the Filipino youth

You can’t blame mothers nowadays if they think that Teodora Alonzo playing the role of first teacher to her son Jose Rizal has been too romanticized......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 17th, 2020

Jiu-jitsu for deaf youth in Philippines: Breaking barriers through martial arts

While teaching able-bodied students in Clube de Jiu Jitsu, Filipino Jiu Jitsu ace Annie Ramirez was inspired to impart the sport to youth from the nearby Philippine School for the Deaf......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

DOJ junks kidnapping, other charges vs. rights lawyer, youth leaders

"Another victory for the youth — a clear manifestation of fighting for rights and injustices of the Filipino people is not unlawful." The post DOJ junks kidnapping, other charges vs. rights lawyer, youth leaders appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Robredo partners with USAID, non-profit org to train unemployed, out-of-school youth

Vice President Leni Robredo is teaming up with the US Agency for International Development and an education non-profit to give free technical-vocational skills and employability training to over 1,000 unemployed and out-of-school Filipino youth. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Dev’t program for Filipino teachers in Cambodia launched

To help more than 1,000 Filipinos working as teachers in Cambodia, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh have launched a development program to enhance their competencies and ensure high salaries. CHED Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III and Chargé d’Affaires Myca Magnolia signed last Friday a Memorandum of Cooperation to introduce the “Developing Global Filipino Teachers” program which aims to equip, capacitate, and enhance competencies of the 1,152 Filipino teachers in Cambodia. According to De Vera, the embassy alerted the commission last year on the plight of these Filipinos working as teachers in Cambodia as the majority of them are not licensed to teach due to lack of proper credentials. The CHED partnered with some universities, including St. Paul University, Cebu Normal University, and the Philippine Normal University, which are centers of excellence in teacher education, for the realization of professionalization of some of the OFWs who are not licensed professional teachers. “We cannot emphasize the importance of higher education in playing a critical role in the development of our citizens here and abroad. This memorandum of cooperation produces better collaboration and easier grasp of the problem at hand,” De Vera said. “The solution is now within our reach, thanks to the Developing Global Filipino Teachers program,” he added. Under the memorandum, those who are qualified for the program include professionals who are not graduates of the teacher education program who intend to take the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET); in-service teachers who want to enhance their competencies and their impact in the classroom and beyond to understand global issues; graduates of education program but have not passed the Philippine LET; and those Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). “This program is one of the manifestations of the Filipino ‘bayanihan’ spirit driving the Philippine higher education during this COVID-19 crisis. We grappled with the pandemic individually but we will conquer it together as one,” the CHED chief added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Miseducating the Filipino youth?

I attended public schools from elementary to college. Thus, I am a proud product of the public school system. During my time, while we were keenly aware of the class difference between us and those who were in private schools, I never felt that I was getting lower quality education than the richer ones......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Folayang: Teaching an honorable profession

Tow-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines is one of the most explosively talented mixed martial artists in the world. But before he ever stepped foot inside the ONE Circle, Folayang excelled in a much different arena. He guided the nation’s youth as a High School teacher......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Real Filipino youth reject Duterte Youth Rep s proclamation

A total of 122 youth organizations, student councils and publications on Saturday issued a statement to oppose the proclamation of Party-list Rep. Ducielle Cardema (Duterte Youth), saying it will "legitimize a bogus youth party-list.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

realme PH goes all-out at 9.9. sale, score discount promos up to 38% off

The Ber months are officially here, commencing the longest Holiday season in the world. realme Philippines, the lifestyle partner of the youth, kicks off the Filipino Christmas season by offering exclusive discounts at the much-awaited Lazada and Shopee 9.9. Sale......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

1M Filipino Youth in the Face of Looming Job Loss

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has devastated everything throughout the whole world especially the business sector with businesses, big or small being forced to close mainly because they cannot sustain their income losses. However, there are also entrepreneurs who try to save their business by retrenching or laying off some employees for them to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

P1.2 billion USAID program for Pinoy youth launched

The United States Agency for International Development has allocated $37.5 million or an estimated P1.2 billion for a five-year program for out-of-school and unemployed Filipino youth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Pandemic seen to wipe out 1 million jobs of youth

The proportion of jobless Filipino youth could double in 2020 from last year's level even in a best case scenario that the coronavirus pandemic will be quickly arrested unless the government provides immediate and targeted support......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Roque on Roque

It was our consul-general in Bangkok, Val Simon Roque, who expressed dissatisfaction and publicly protested an article in a Thai newspaper which described the Philippines as the “land of Covid 19” while reporting on the arrival of 165 Filipino teachers who would be teaching English in private schools in the kingdom......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

CCC bats for enhanced youth engagement on climate action

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) -- As the Philippines celebrates International Youth Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has vowed to strengthen its engagement with the Filipino youth in pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

CCC bats for enhanced youth engagement on climate action

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 12 (PIA) -- As the Philippines celebrates International Youth Day today, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) has vowed to strengthen its engagement with the Filipino youth in pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Fil-Andorran Aaron Ganal called up to Spain s U-16 national hoops team

Ganal, 16, was born to a Filipino father from Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, and is currently playing for the FC Barcelona youth team......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Kai Sotto in the 'NBA Radar' with G League stint

With Kai Sotto in the G League, all eyes will be on him. That's true for pretty much all local basketball fans as Kai attempts to become the first homegrown Filipino to play in the NBA. With Kai in the G League, NBA eyes will be on him as well. Just how well Sotto plays in the Select Team with other high-profile prospects like 2020 no. 1 Jalen Green could determine whether he gets drafted or not in a couple of years. "For now that was the best option because the people being the G League are also the NBA people. This is an NBA project," former Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes said on Coaches Unfiltered about Kai's most latest move in the US. "It was good strategically for Kai to be there so that he's already in the "NBA radar" and part of the NBA family. It's going to improve his chances of eventually getting drafted," he added. Kai in the G League gives the 7'2" teen the best competition he can get as he prepares for the NBA. Armed with height, youth, and skill, harnessing all that potential really takes priority. Well, that and making sure his body is built for the big boy league. "For me, it's not really the skills. I have no worry about Kai's skills, he has all the skills for a basketball player. I think he's gained 22 or 24 pounds already? [And] there's specific movements that their working on with his bio mechanics. Those are the little things their working on," coach Chot said of Kai. "Being around Jalen Green and all that, that means everyday he's going to get top-level competition. That's what Kai needs. He needs to toughen up, sa tagalog tawag natin kailangan niya mabugbog," Reyes added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Philippine basketball body on constant lookout for Fil-Am Gilas prospects

Though the pandemic has put national team plans and programs on standstill, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is keeping an eye on Filipino-American prospects making noise abroad as possible part the GIlas Pilipinas’ future in both the youth and men’s teams......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Coach Arespacochaga sees uphill battle with post-Kai Sotto Gilas Youth

With the 7'2" cager, the Filipino youth squad reached unprecedented heights — qualifying to both the 2018 Under-18 and 2019 Under-19 World Cups......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

UAAP Season 82 celebrates unity and sportsmanship in virtual closing ceremony

Despite an abrupt end to UAAP Season 82 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s premier collegiate league will officially wrap up the season on a high note with a virtual closing ceremony that will celebrate unity and sportsmanship in the entire UAAP community. The special online event, hosted by Mico Halili and Denice Dinsay of ABS-CBN Sports, will go live on July 25 (Saturday) at 4 pm on the ABS-CBN Sports website (, Facebook, and YouTube accounts, with delayed telecast on LIGA cable sports channel at 7 pm. The closing ceremony will be a culmination of the first and second semester UAAP sports, highlighting the success and hard work of the eight member schools while also putting the spotlight on the athletes who were unable to finish their season due to the cancelation of the games. “Lalabas 'yun doon sa closing ceremonies, just to highlight na, one, as a community, as a nation, we are here to help everyone, that's one. And two, itong mga atleta na 'to na mga hindi nakapaglaro or natapos, they are part of Season 82," said UAAP Season 82 president Em Fernandez of host school Ateneo de Manila University in an interview with ABS-CBN News. UAAP announced the cancelation of Season 82 on April 7 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second semester sports such as volleyball, football, baseball, softball, track and field, lawn tennis, and 3x3 basketball were not completed or did not start at all. The UAAP will also be awarding UST as general champions for both the high school and seniors divisions. This is the sixth straight overall championship for the Tiger Cubs and fourth straight for the Growling Tigers. Also set to receive their awards are the Season 82 MVPs for high school and college, while selected athlete-scholars from the different universities will also be recognized. The league, however, will be unable to award an Athlete of the Year for this season. The online gathering, according to ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena, will celebrate the dedication of all athletes and the efforts of the entire UAAP community, noting that it has always been their mission in ABS-CBN Sports to honor and pay tribute to the work and dedication of athletes, no matter what the circumstances or challenges the sports organization is confronting.  “ABS-CBN Sports remains faithful to its advocacy of promoting the values that sports teaches all of us.  It is in this light that we want to pay tribute to our athletes who put in months of sacrifice and preparation to be able to play at a high level in the UAAP. We hope they stay hungry and passionate about the game they love, and we cannot wait to see them playing again,” he said.    Spicing up the celebration are feature performances by ABS-CBN artists Ylona Garcia and Inigo Pascual. Sponge Cola and Itchyworms, the Pinoy rock bands that performed the official UAAP Season 82 anthem “Ang Ating Tagumpay” at the opening ceremony, will also make a special appearance.  Sticking to Season 82’s theme of “All For More,” the UAAP will also recognize the efforts of schools and athletes by honoring those who have done charity work during the pandemic.  Fans will also be able to look back at last season’s game highlights as well as hear from some of their favorite players. To formally symbolize the end of UAAP Season 82, there will be a virtual turning over of hosting duties of Ateneo to its rival school De La Salle University for Season 83. ABS-CBN Sports has been the official broadcaster of the UAAP since 2000. Together, they have championed sports among the Filipino youth, have given a break to many young, talented athletes, and strengthened the local sports community in the past two decades. Celebrate sports culture in the Philippines with Kapamilya sports fans by watching the UAAP Season 82 closing ceremony on July 25 (Saturday) at 4 pm on the ABS-CBN Sports website ( and ABS-CBN Sports Facebook and YouTube accounts. Catch also the delayed telecast on cable sports channel LIGA at 7 pm, with a replay on July 26 at 4:30 pm. For more sports news, follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, subscribe to the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel, or visit For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

10 things that make Alyssa Valdez phenomenal

Alyssa Valdez has arguably made the biggest impact in Philippine volleyball.   Her skills, passion and charisma endeared her to volleyball supporters, purists or casual fans, from all walks of life. She brings energy and leadership to every team that she’s joined. Valdez draws a huge crowd every time she plays. Valdez is the poster girl of the sport that for years struggled to draw mainstream attention in a nation which considers basketball as its biggest sporting event. The 27-year old pride of San Juan, Batangas is the face of local volleyball. So on her birthday today, let’s look at some of the things that makes the Phenom really phenomenal.   Two-time UAAP women’s champion Valdez is Ateneo de Manila University’s undisputed Queen Eagle. Talks about the Lady Eagles’ breakthrough championship will not be complete without the mention of her name. After two years of bridesmaid finishes, Ateneo bagged its first-ever UAAP title in 2014 after beating the thrice-to-beat De La Salle University in four games in the Finals despite leading a young band of Lady Eagles playing under the new system of Thai coach Tai Bundit. The following year, Ateneo, with Valdez at the helm, retained its crown in a tournament-sweeping fashion.      Three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Her skills during her collegiate career stood out among her peers. Valdez’s effort was rewarded with three Most Valuable Player awards in Season 76, Season 77 and in her last playing year in Season 78 in 2016. She also pocketed the Season 76 Finals MVP award.   Young phenom Valdez didn’t build her reputation overnight. It was her hard work and effort that brought her where she is right now. She was still a diamond in the rough when she was recruited by University of Sto. Tomas in a regional meet. But the Espana-based squad polished Valdez into a real gem of a player. Valdez, backed by a powerful lineup that featured the likes of Kim Fajardo and Jaja Santiago, won three straight UAAP girls’ titles and in the process collected three season MVPs. She was also named UAAP high school athlete of the year twice.        National team mainstay With her talents, dedication and good work ethics, Valdez has been a mainstay with the national team. Her first tour of duty was in 2008 when she represented the country in the Asian Youth Championship held in Pasig City. She joined the PHI Team in the 2014 FIVB Southeast Asian Zone qualifier in Vietnam. In 2015, she donned the tricolors for the Asian U-23 Championship and on the same year saw action in the country’s return in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore after a decade of absence. Since then Valdez participated in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur and 2019 Manila SEA Games. She also took part in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Championship and the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.     2015 SEA Games flagbearer Valdez also carries the honor as being the first-ever volleyball player to become the PHI flag-bearer in the SEA Games. She marched holding the national color in front of Team Philippines during the traditional parade of nations inside the OCBC Arena in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.   Accomplished commercial league star She has been collecting commercial league titles since high school starting from the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League. Valdez was also successful in the different conferences of the defunct V-League, racking up championships and individual accolades. In the Premier Volleyball League, she powered Creamline to three titles including a sweep of the Season 2 Reinforced and Open Conferences in 2018. She won three conference MVP awards.      Import abroad International leagues took notice of Valdez’s talents and charm so it’s not surprising that she landed offers to play abroad. Valdez played as an import in Thailand for 3BB Nakornnont from 2016 to 2017. After her stint in Thailand, Valdez flew to Taiwan to play for Attack Line.   Host, Actress, TV personality Valdez is a regular fixture in different sports shows in ABS-CBN S+A. She’s a host, courtside reporter and a game analyst.   Valdez also had a few showbiz stints. She appeared in some Kapamilya teleserye including a cameo in ‘And I Love You So’ in 2016 alongside Julia Barretto and Miles Ocampo and in the movie ‘My Letters to Happy’ with by TJ Trinidad and Glaiza De Castro.    Aside from her TV and movie career, Valdez is also one of the most recognizable athlete product endorsers.   Social media influencer She is also one of the most popular Filipino athlete on social media. As of posting, Valdez has 1.9 million Twitter followers, 1.3 million followers on Instagram and her YouTube channel has more than 76,000 subscribers.   Featured in the Olympics Channel website While the likes of Sisi Rondina, Jaja Santiago and Bryan Bagunas were featured in the FIVB website, Valdez’s impact on Philippine Volleyball was highlighted in a feature article in no less than the Olympic Channel website. The article touched about her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise and why she is regarded as the nation’s brightest star in the sport. These are just some of the things take make Valdez a true pride of our nation in the sport Happy birthday, Alyssa!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020