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Plummeting education standards: A national emergency

Filipino children born in the last 10 years are at a disadvantage even before they enter the workforce. Due to educational standards that have plummeted, the average Filipino today has become intellectually inferior to his counterparts from the rest of Asia, Europe, and North America. Unable to compete, this will relegate the Filipino to be the manual laborers of the world unless radical reforms are set into motion. It is a national tragedy......»»

Category: newsSource: philnews philnewsJun 6th, 2021

DepEd s Erestain to discuss Sports in Schools at Sports Summit

Department of Education Director of Palarong Pambansa Secretariat Director Joel Erestain will take the spotlight as resource speaker to present the topic ‘Sports in Schools’ in the coming 23rd virtual session of the National Sports Summit 2021 this Wednesday.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Expand your horizons with graduate education at National Institute of Education, Singapore

An internationally recognized graduate degree from NIE not only stands as evidence that your skills and abilities have been tested in a rigorous program, but it also opens new doors for your career progression globally......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Sydney outbreak a national emergency as cases spike

Sydney outbreak a national emergency as cases spike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Expand your horizons with graduate education at National Institute of Education, Singapore

An internationally recognized graduate degree from NIE not only stands as evidence that your skills and abilities have been tested in a rigorous program, but it also opens new doors for your career progression globally......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Philippines Dismal Education Ranking Is Due to DepEd s Mismanagement, Not the World Bank

Rather than demand an apology from the World Bank, Education Secretary Leonor Briones should instead resign and admit her inability to raise the country's dismally low education standards. As we noted in a previous editorial, Philippine education is so woefully behind we are now an embarrassment to our Southeast Asian neighbors as well as to ourselves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

The increasing struggle of Philippine education

The reality that we face today in the field of education is daunting. Last year, Save the Children organization warned us of an “unprecedented global education emergency,” where more than 1 billion children around the world are out of school due to the pandemic and almost 10 million children may never return to school following the COVID-19 lockdown......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

DepEd in denial

Education Secretary Leonor Briones cried foul over the publication of a World Bank report saying that more than 80 percent of Filipino students don’t meet the standards for their grade level......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Mingla mulls reinforcing ‘No Parking Along Highway’ law

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials in Minglanilla town in southern Cebu are planning to reinforce the existing ‘No Parking in National Roads’ law if it meant improving traffic flow there. The local government of Minglanilla announced that Mayor Elanito Peña on Tuesday, July 13, called for an ‘emergency meeting’ that was attended by traffic […] The post Mingla mulls reinforcing ‘No Parking Along Highway’ law appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Too many cooks

Do we really need a technical committee to develop national standards for the cooking of adobo?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

NUJP launches emergency fund for media workers in honor of ex-chair Nonoy Espina

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has launched an emergency fund for media workers, in honor of their former chairperson Nonoy Espina......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021

NBI, CHED urged to investigate death of maritime academy cadet

The National Bureau of Investigation and the Commission on Higher Education should probe the “suspicious” death of a Philippine Merchant Marine Academy cadet, a lawmaker said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Cebu officials to roll out guidelines on fully vaxed travelers soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government’s anti-COVID task force has eased the rules on the interzonal travel of fully-vaccinated persons, including senior citizens. And local authorities are expected to roll out the same guidelines here soon. Councilor Joel Garganera, head of Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said they welcomed the IATF’s new resolution […] The post Cebu officials to roll out guidelines on fully vaxed travelers soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

Health frontliners’ benefits continue as Bayanihan 2 expires

While the law itself has expired, “Bayanihan 2” has provisions for the continuance of benefits of medical frontliners, among others, because the state of national emergency declared by President Duterte remains in place, a lawmaker said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Will his death trigger a national soul-searching?

The biggest political paradox in our nation’s history is this—our 15th president, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, was the best president our country ever had by all standards. But why did we end up choosing his polar opposite as successor? Noynoy was mild-mannered, respectful, and pro-democracy. His current successor is ill-mannered, bad-tempered, and prone to authoritarian […] The post Will his death trigger a national soul-searching? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

National Academy of Sports offers scholarships to student-athletes

Set for its inaugural school year, the National Academy of Sports will offer full scholarships in secondary education to talented Filipino student-athletes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Cebu City EOC supports Capitol’s position on ROFs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has expressed support to Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s swabbing policy for arriving Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) at the airport. This after Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said that she may be facing charges of insubordination for deviating from the national policy of swabbing and quarantining ROFs. […] The post Cebu City EOC supports Capitol’s position on ROFs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

ICT advocates launch 'VoteReportPH for 2022 national elections

BY REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com A year before the 2022 national elections, ICT advocates are reactivating its VoteReportPH campaign. Formed in 2010 through the initiative of the Computer Professionals’ Union, VoteReportPH started as a grassroots-based electoral campaign during the first national automated elections in 2010. VoteReportPH will focus on voter registration awareness, voter education, and campaign and… The post ICT advocates launch #VoteReportPH for 2022 national elections appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

DepEd to review policies on public school districting

The Department of Education has created a national technical working group to review and revise the current policies involving districting of public schools nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Barangays told: Coordinate with PSA to avoid crowding in registration sites

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Barangays in Cebu City are told to coordinate with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) when conducting registration for the National Identification Card (ID). This was the reminder of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) after crowding was reported on the morning of Saturday, May 8, 2021, in a mall at the Fuente […] The post Barangays told: Coordinate with PSA to avoid crowding in registration sites appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

WHO approves Sinopharm’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use  

The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted emergency approval for the anti-coronavirus vaccine made by Chinese state-owned firm Sinopharm, making it the first non-Western manufacturer to win the body’s backing. The WHO announced on Saturday that Sinopharm’s jab met its criteria for emergency use — a signal to national regulators worldwide that the product is safe and […] The post WHO approves Sinopharm’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use   appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021