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FACES OF CEBU: Rebecca Padayhag, 56, teacher

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Like most public school teachers, Rebecca Padayhag finds the school year 2020-2021 as one of the most challenging not only for her, but also for her students. Padayhag has been teaching at the Matutinao Elementary School in Badian town of southwestern Cebu for 22 years. She had many challenges during those […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Rebecca Padayhag, 56, teacher appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 11th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Maribel Villanueva, 25, scavenger turned teacher

  Mandaue City, Cebu–As parents would always say, education is a child’s passport for the future. This is the reason why Maribel Villanueva never let challenges in life get in the way of her education. And her hard work and perseverance has paid off as the 25-year-old Villanueva, who belongs to a family of scavengers, is […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Maribel Villanueva, 25, scavenger turned teacher appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

  Paris, France—From small island states to urbanized powerhouses, every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change renders future pandemics and system collapses ever more likely, a major study concluded on Thursday, December 3, 2020. A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining […] The post Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

DepEd apologizes for teacher’s FB post body-shaming Angel Locsin

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education apologized in a statement issued on Friday for a Facebook post showing part of a physical education module that body-shamed actress Angel Locsin by calling her “an obese person.” The statement was signed by Roger F. Capa, superintendent of the Schools Division of Occidental Mindoro, since this office […] The post DepEd apologizes for teacher’s FB post body-shaming Angel Locsin appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Vincent Mendoza, 22, PWD college student

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No one and nothing can bring down a person who was born with a disability and managed to survive it. This is the mindset of Vincent Mendoza, a 22-year-old Industrial Technology student from Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu, who was born without legs. Mendoza, in a phone interview with CDN Digital, […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Vincent Mendoza, 22, PWD college student appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Low LET passers? Those attracted to profession are not ‘best and brightest’

MANILA,  Philippines — One reason why the passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) is going down could be because those “attracted” to the teaching profession are “not the best and the brightest.” Runvi Manguerra, executive director of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Teacher Education Council, offered this explanation during Thursday’s hearing of […] The post Low LET passers? Those attracted to profession are not ‘best and brightest’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Faces of Cebu: Ricky Basilisco, 39, pungko-pungko vendor

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pungko-pungko is a staple for workers and students who wish to get their stomachs full without getting their wallets empty. But aside from feeding a thrift man’s hungry stomach, the pungko-pungko stall of Ricky Basilisco is also his way of putting food on the table for his own family. Basilisco, 39, […] The post Faces of Cebu: Ricky Basilisco, 39, pungko-pungko vendor appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

Washington, USA—Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by Covid-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election. “I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a […] The post Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Double cleansing: Why are people cleansing their faces with oil?

Although some people are bestowed with clear and fair skin since birth, many individuals are still daydreaming to find the right skin care routine to achieve a natural effortless look day or night even without the help of makeup. Sometimes, building a skin care routine can take years and a great deal of money before […] The post Double cleansing: Why are people cleansing their faces with oil? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Trump facing ‘mild’ COVID-19 symptoms, White House race in turmoil

WASHINGTON, United States — Donald Trump’s chief of staff said Friday the president was experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19, after the bombshell news of his infection upended the White House race a month before the Republican faces challenger Joe Biden at the polls. The 74-year-old Trump — who has continued to cast doubt on the […] The post Trump facing ‘mild’ COVID-19 symptoms, White House race in turmoil appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Magsayo makes MP Promotions debut vs ‘tough’ Mexican

MANILA, Philippines — Unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo hopes to deliver a rousing debut for MP (Manny Pacquiao) Promotions when he faces Rigoberto Hermosillo of Mexico Sunday (Manila time) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During Saturday’s weigh-in, Magsayo hit the scale at 127 pounds while Hermosillo came in at 126.6 pounds. Magsayo (20-0, 14 KOs) […] The post Magsayo makes MP Promotions debut vs ‘tough’ Mexican appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: RC Dalaguit-De Vela, radio anchor/reporter

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Journalists face daily challenges just to provide factual and truthful news to the public as the professional and personal lives of reporters often intertwine in the vocation of truth-finding. From September 22 to September 26, 2020, Cebu’s media industry celebrates this vocation through the Press Freedom Week shared by more than […] The post FACES OF CEBU: RC Dalaguit-De Vela, radio anchor/reporter appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Cebuana ‘Potterhead’ amazes online world with Ravenclaw-inspired photoshoot

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Potterhead from Ronda, Cebu is happy to share her love for her house, Ravenclaw. Private school teacher Glee Requilme posted photos of her as a Hogwarts student admitted to Ravenclaw’s house. The post is creating a buzz on social media. This 26-year-old opted to highlight her love for the Harry Potter […] The post Cebuana ‘Potterhead’ amazes online world with Ravenclaw-inspired photoshoot appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Rhee Telen Jr., giving LSIs a home away from home

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Terminals are a familiar, yet not so pleasing, sight for Rhee Telen Jr. Telen, 27, spent the last 20 years in about 20 residences. He and his family moved from different towns and provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao regions to follow his father who is a priest in Aglipayan Church. […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Rhee Telen Jr., giving LSIs a home away from home appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Netizen gives back by doing ‘treasure hunt’ game in a mall for random frontliners

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —  A netizen shares his blessings with random people in a mall with his treasure hunt-inspired game. Vicente Alcarez, 25, a private school teacher from Cebu, did not spend his money on things in the mall but rather, he shared P500 bills with strangers. Alcarez filmed this project last August 10, […] The post Netizen gives back by doing ‘treasure hunt’ game in a mall for random frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Teachers in Tisa create FB page for co-worker suffering from breast cancer

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Every peso counts. This is the online plea of the friends and family of public school teacher Marife Cedron,42, who is suffering from stage four breast cancer. Cedron has been suffering from breast cancer for a year and now needs help more than ever. Leading her fellow teachers to create a Facebook […] The post Teachers in Tisa create FB page for co-worker suffering from breast cancer appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

FACES OF CEBU: Villa Omasdang, 39, businesswoman

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Faced with the challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis,  Villa Omasdang, a 39-year-old businesswoman from Barangay Lahug here, had to find ways to be able to provide for her family. Omasdang was one of many entrepreneurs who were greatly affected with the implementation of the quarantine […] The post FACES OF CEBU: Villa Omasdang, 39, businesswoman appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

Errand boy nabbed for robbing, stabbing teacher

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The teacher’s “errand boy” was arrested for robbing and stabbing the public high school teacher at Saturday dawn, August 8, 2020 in Sitio Kamansi, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City. Elmer Bolito Ebora, 26, also of Sitio Kamansi, was arrested hours after he robbed and stabbed with an icepick, teacher Hans Emmanuel Machacon, […] The post Errand boy nabbed for robbing, stabbing teacher appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Anti-terrorism law faces 20th legal challenge, this time from Cebu students

A group of students and youth leaders from Cebu on Tuesday assailed the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 before the Supreme Court, the 20th legal challenge the contentious law is facing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  — Houston’s Russell Westbrook hasn’t made it to the NBA restart yet. The coronavirus did — but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would. On a day of troubling news for the league — Westbrook revealing that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and […] The post Rockets’ Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020