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: 24th, 2020

Group launches pandemic aid program

The Rotary International District 3800 recently launched a three-in-one pandemic aid program to bring relief to Filipino families......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 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

Gabay Guro launches & lsquo;Learning Never Stops& rsquo; online training program for teachers nationwide

Gabay Guro, PLDT’s flagship educational program, provides free online trainings for teachers nationwide through its recently launched ‘Learning Never Stops’ campaign. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

OWWA Caraga scholar graduates, now Licensed Professional Teachers

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 - Twelve graduate scholars under the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Welf.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

OWWA Caraga scholar graduates, now Licensed Professional Teachers

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 10 - Twelve graduate scholars under the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Regional Welf.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Pinoy achievers come together to celebrate Filipino greatness in Galing Natin Ito event

Some of the country’s achievers including former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and international sensation TNT Boys came together to celebrate Filipino greatness last Sunday (November 10) in line with the National Cheer Campaign. Launched last July, the campaign aims to highlight the success of Filipinos in the world stage to inspire the nation to unite and help unleash each other’s potential for greatness. The song "Isigaw Mo" #GalingNatinIto, performed by over 20 OPM artists, serves as the campaign's anthem. Joining Pia and TNT Boys Francis Concepcion, Keifer Sanchez, and Mackie Empuerto at Robinsons Magnolia were Gloc 9, Leanne & Narra, Pao Gumba, JKris, the Philippine All Stars, the Dancesport Philippine Team, and the UPHSD Altas Perpsquad. Athletes like Aby Maraño of the Philippine volleyball team, the UP Men’s Judo team, Pilipinas Ultimate Team, the Philippine Jiu Jitsu team, Mapua Track and Field Athletes, Hado Philippines, and International Downhill Federation were also in attendance alongside academic achievers Beacille Elago, Mohammed Nur Casib, Kristen Stefi Teh, Lance Chysler De Jesus, and Keean Nathaniel Tang in the field of mathematics, and Kendrick Supnet, Beacille Elago, Robin Gale Bernabe, and Katrina Marie Redshaw for architecture. Serving as hosts of the program were “Umagang Kay Ganda” anchor Gretchen Ho, a multisport athlete that has participated in international competitions, and popular comedian Alex Calleja, who won silver in Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World three years ago. Together with the artists, athletes, and achievers, Gretchen and Alex taught the audience the “Isigaw Mo” #GalingNatinIto song and cheer, which they can perform to show support for fellow Filipinos in sporting events and competitions like the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later this month. The official station ID for “Isigaw Mo” #GalingNatinIto features Filipino achievers from all walks of life whose heart, wisdom, and strength enable them to triumph over challenges in life. The video is played on various ABS-CBN platforms and can be viewed online on the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Expansion of Mandarin training program for teachers eyed

The Philippines and China are looking at expanding an existing Mandarin training program for Filipino teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Youth Esports Program to Open 2nd Leg of NICL with DOTA 2

Following the successful opening run of the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL) featuring Riot Games’ first-person shooter game Valorant, leading esports organization Mineski Philippines launches  NICL’s second run of regional qualifiers last December 28, 2020. Showcasing game developer Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) PC game DOTA 2 this time, the next leg of NICL regional qualifiers is open to teams consisting of senior high school and college students aged 16-22. NICL is the banner program under Mineski Philippines’ Youth Esports Program (YEP), formed in partnership with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL)  to support the grassroots development of esports amongst Filipino students and promote responsible gaming. “Over the years, gaming in the Philippines has evolved from its rep of casual hobby and is now being recognized worldwide as a legitimate sport. YEP, through NICL, strives to continuously redefine esports for students and schools and work with them to incorporate esports into their varsity programs,” shared YEP Program Director Marlon Marcelo. Marcelo added that through programs like NICL, YEP is providing students with a structured path towards a career in the ever-growing gaming industry.  Proof of this is no other than Mineski Global CEO and Founder Ronald Robins, who made a name as a renowned professional DOTA player in early 200s, and went on to build Mineski, a chain of internet cafés that eventually evolved to be South East Asia’s biggest esports organization.  “Competing in DOTA tournaments has opened a lot of doors for me, and I want to recreate that for today’s youth by providing more accessible and more structured programs like YEP and NICL. Suffice to say, the second leg of NICL is very close to my heart, and I am inviting all eligible students to participate,” said Robins. To register to the NICL DOTA 2 Leg, interested participants can head on to YEP’s Facebook page provided that they adhere to the following guidelines: All team members must be enrolled in SY 2020-21.No team members must have a failing grade.Only one member of the team can be from a different school. Registration closes on January 29, 2021. Top four teams from the regional qualifiers will move on to the regional finals, where the prize pool of Php30,000.00 is up for grabs. Regional finalists will then get a chance to win as much as  Php150,000 in the grand finals.  For more information about Mineski, YEP, and its other programs, visit or message them on»»

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Big boost for Gilas women’s team

Duke University’s Vanessa de Jesus and University of Pennsylvania’s Kayla Padilla have expressed their willingness to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas women’s team following a fruitful discussion with Filipino head coach and program director Pat Aquino......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

New push against trafficking

Following the exacerbation of online sexual exploitation of children cases in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing again for the institutionalization of a “Human Trafficking Preventive Education Program” to protect Filipino children and youth from the different forms of trafficking.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Healthcare, Philippine style

It is the dream of every Filipino to enjoy a government-subsidized healthcare program that will help him pay for his medical expenses. He hopes that his lifetime savings will not be depleted or used up to cover his medical needs. This risk is brought about by the reality that all of us, at some point in our life, will have to suffer physical deterioration brought about by years of toil and old age......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Samboan town suspends program for arriving OFWs

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who wanted to go home to Samboan town will now have to make travel arrangements on their own. The municipality of Samboan announced of Saturday, December 26, the suspension of a program that provides free hotel accommodation and transportation to arriving OFWs citing the “limitation of resources.” […] The post Samboan town suspends program for arriving OFWs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Fil-Am prospects hoping to beef up Gilas women program

Speaking to Tiebreaker Vods' So She Did, Filipino-Foreign prospects Mai-Loni Henson, Kayla Padilla, and Mia Yanogacio, all expressed their desire to eventually represent the Philippines once the opportunity arises......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to include overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners among the top priorities in receiving vaccines for coronavirus disease. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II said Sunday that OFWs are currently ranked 12th among those prioritized for the immunization program against COVID-19. “Sa […] The post DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

38 stranded Pinoy sa Cambodia nakauwi

Sinalubong ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ang 38 overseas Filipino worker mula Cambodia na natulungang makauwi makaraang ma-stranded. The post 38 stranded Pinoy sa Cambodia nakauwi first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

PERA account holders surge 50%, says BSP

The number of Filipinos investing in a program on voluntary retirement account, comprised of personal savings and investments, surged by almost 50 percent since a digital platform was launched last September, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020 offers free online program to become a Certified Rent Manager, a nationwide listing for rental properties and property-related services for lessees, lessors, property managers, agents and real estate owners, will be offering a free course on becoming a rent manager in the country on December 21, 2020 through an online webinar. Under the umbrella of Filipino Homes, the largest comprehensive real estate solutions portal […] The post offers free online program to become a Certified Rent Manager appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Promo Alert: Converge ICT Offers 1-Month Free Internet for New Subscribers

The country’s fastest-growing pure end-to-end fiber internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., has once again proven that it remains true to being the brand with the customer’s benefit at the forefront. Converge ICT has recently launched its One Month Free Internet Program for new subscribers to their home internet plan, Converge FiberX. Starting November […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

917Ventures launches venture incubation program in Southeast Asia

917Ventures, the country’s largest corporate incubator, has launched a regional venture incubation program dedicated to giving prospective builders and other talents the opportunity to build successful businesses in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, healthtech, and adtech. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Low turnout of jeepneys in Cebu City’s Balik Pasada Program noted

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two weeks have passed since the Cebu City government has launched the Balik Pasada program, yet only 168 jeepneys have returned to ply the city’s streets.  Councilor James Cuenco, head of the Cebu City Jeepney Task Force, said that it seemed dissapointing that fewer jeepneys went back on the road amid […] The post Low turnout of jeepneys in Cebu City’s Balik Pasada Program noted appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020