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Youth groups set up Students’ Pantry in Sawang Calero

DALAGUETE, Cebu—Education helps in creating a better and informed society. A group of young individuals in Barangay Sawang Calero wants to emphasize this notion as they gathered resources to set up a “Students’ Pantry” in their area on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.  “Actually, project ni sa SK Sawang Calero that we have an infinite school […] The post Youth groups set up Students’ Pantry in Sawang Calero appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 4th, 2021

How will learning for out-of-school youth continue amid COVID-19 pandemic?

The Department of Education on Monday said it is leaving it up to schools and division offices to come up with programs for students unable to enroll this school year, which pushed through amid the coronavirus pandemic and calls for postponement from groups. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Experts weigh in on cyberbullying in the time of pandemic

With schools forced to implement alternative education modalities such as online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, incidences of cyberbullying are expected to soar even higher in the coming months.  To help parents as well as education practitioners learn how both online and offline communities can protect children and youth from cyberbullying, a panel of local and international experts shared suggestions on how to prevent this phenomenon. Experts from the Philippines and South Korea exchanged views on cyberbullying and how this can be prevented especially with the rising cases among youth in a webinar on cyberbullying organized by Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation recently. During the webinar, 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee and Blue Tree Foundation (BTF) founder Kim Jong-ki shared how he and his foundation has been battling school violence in the past 20 years. The BTF was very instrumental in curbing incidences of violence against students in schools. BTF Preventive Education Center Head Park Ju-han shared that in South Korea, school violence has declined for 15 years but has risen again since 2015. “The main factors are the low aging and the increase of cyberbullying,” he said. Meanwhile, BTF Research and Counseling Team Leader Lee Sun-young discussed how the foundation has been working with schools on the prevention of violence among students and shared some best practices that can be adopted by other countries like the Philippines. “We need to teach children when to respond when cyberbullying is happening,” she said.  “Digital literacy is the first key on how to be nice in the world,” she added.  In the Philippines, UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital Child Protection Unit (CPU) head Dr. Bernadette Madrid noted that “bullying has been increasing.” Based on the results of the national baseline survey on violence against children in 2016, she shared that “bullying in the Philippines was quite high” with 65 percent of the youth – ages 13 to 17 years old – have experienced some form of bullying. Same goes for the prevalence of cyberbullying wherein 44% of the students reported cyber violence. “It is a real problem here in our country, it is harmful but it can be prevented,” Madrid said. Given this, she noted that in terms of prevention, a single program is not enough to address cyberbullying. “We need multiple programs to be more successful,” she added. Meanwhile, Don Bosco Technical College Cebu president and dean Fr. Fidel Orendain noted that protecting students from violence and abuse especially with the shift to e-learning is a challenge for many schools. “This topic is a hot issue for us right now,” he admitted. Since schools are familiar with face-to-face familiarity, he noted that online learning is “challenging our identity and the way we educate.” To resolve this, he urged schools to increase their presence by way of talks and conferences. “We can also make ourselves available for counseling,” he added. For Stairway Foundation, Inc. Senior Advocacy Officer Ysrael Diloy, protecting children at this time is more crucial than ever. In the past 18 years, he has been working with key government agencies in the Philippines, via national level councils and working groups, advocating for child protection policy, and programmatic changes. “We are at an age wherein the current generation of children has known technology as the norm,” he said. Diloy has initiated the CyberSafe program which is currently the flagship child online protection program of the Department of Education (DepEd). “Now more than ever, we need to ensure that we are all contributing to make the Internet a safe space for and with children, so that they can reap all the benefits and opportunities that technology presents – this is the very essence the CyberSafe program hopes to achieve,” he ended......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Arrest of Iligan youth ‘baseless’– groups

The students were subjected to abuse and intimidation, with one student choked by an officer in plainclothes while he was trying to explain. One student was also labelled as a “recruiter for the New Peoples’ Army.” The post Arrest of Iligan youth ‘baseless’– groups appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Who’s confused? | Students, teachers up in arms over government’s ‘no face-to-face classes’ scenario

“It is the youth that has been victimized from this failed flexible learning. Yet, they are being called ‘confused’ for the struggles they have to contend with.” The post Who’s confused? | Students, teachers up in arms over government’s ‘no face-to-face classes’ scenario appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging

Youth and student activists filed a complaint on Friday before the Commission on Human Rights and the National Bureau of Investigation, urging them to investigate the intensified red-tagging of their organizations and members amid the implementation of the Philippine terror law. The post Youth groups file complaint against red-tagging appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

'TruthInAction: Globe holds forum to help students fight fake news

(As released) Globe encourages the Filipino youth to be more discerning and more responsible in using technology and the Internet as it joins the PANAF Youth Creativity Festival on April 29-30......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Boys who cry & lsquo;I will resign& rsquo;

The spokesman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., sounded defiant as he claimed he was prepared to step down from his post. Parlade drew flak after his statements linking the organizer of the Maginhawa Community Pantry to communist groups; he even went as far as likening her to Satan. In reaction, several lawmakers called for the defunding of the NTF-ELCAC; he, in turn, called them “stupid.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Cebu City gov’t withdraws legal aid to slain witness’s family

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be withdrawing its offered legal assistance to the family of slain Ritchie Nepomuceno, who was one of the major witnesses to the alleged extortion and rape of 11 Sawang Calero policemen (10 of them are alive while one is dead). This after the police has reported […] The post Cebu City gov’t withdraws legal aid to slain witness’s family appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Dalaguete vegetables bartered for canned goods, eggs and noodles

Dalaguete, Cebu—Indeed, Cebuanos are not just thoughtful but resilient and quick to take action. With the recent problem of oversupply and the low prices of vegetables in this mountain part of Dalaguete town, some youth members have initiated their own way of finding a remedy. The vegetables from the community pantry in Barangay Mantalongon were […] The post Dalaguete vegetables bartered for canned goods, eggs and noodles appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

Cebu City dad to victims of police abuse: Do not let ‘incident’ scare you to silence

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra is encouraging residents who have experienced police abuse to not let the killing of a major witness in the alleged rape and extortion case of 11 Barangay Sawang Calero policemen scare them into silence. Zafra said that he understands that the death of Ritchie Nepomuceno, one […] The post Cebu City dad to victims of police abuse: Do not let ‘incident’ scare you to silence appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Woman complainant against Sawang Calero cops shot dead in highway

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities here confirmed that one of the complainants, who accused several cops from Sawang Calero Police Station of rape and extortion, was killed by still unidentified assailants tonight, April 19. Ritchie Nepomuceno, 35, and a resident of Minglanilla town in south Cebu was shot dead at past 7 p.m. along N. […] The post Woman complainant against Sawang Calero cops shot dead in highway appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Habal-habal driver nabbed with P700K worth of drugs in Sawang Calero

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old high-value individual, who fronted as a ‘habal-habal’ driver was apprehended during a buy-bust operation with 106 grams of suspected ‘shabu’ worth P720,800 in Spolarium St. in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City, around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. Police identified the suspect as Jennofer Lagahid. The operation was conducted […] The post Habal-habal driver nabbed with P700K worth of drugs in Sawang Calero appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

11 Cebu cops stripped of cash allowances

BY CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY – Eleven personnel of the Sawang Calero Police Station, who were allegedly involved in various illicit activities here, were stripped of their monthly allowances from the city government. The 11 cops were earlier relieved and charged after they were accused of extorting money from a 35-year-woman in Minglanilla town, southern […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Policemen involved in rape, extortion raps to lose allowance from Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The policemen who are facing raps on extortion, rape, and allegedly running a secret jail in Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City will lose their allowances from the city government. Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city will no longer shoulder the allowances of these police officials who are facing charges of […] The post Policemen involved in rape, extortion raps to lose allowance from Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

CHR-7 investigates ‘secret jail’ in Sawang Calero Police Station

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has started investigating reports of an alleged “secret jail” inside the Sawang Calero Police Station.  Investigators from CHR-7 visited the Sawang Calero Police Station on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, to conduct an inspection. They accompanied two complainants who pointed out to investigators the location […] The post CHR-7 investigates ‘secret jail’ in Sawang Calero Police Station appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

‘Secret jail’ inside Sawang Calero Police Station?

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More complainants have come forward to report abuse and mistreatment they suffered at the hands of police officers assigned at Sawang Calero Police Station here. This time, a woman, in her 30s, sought assistance on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, before the police’s Integrity Monitoring and Enhancement Group Visayas Field Unit (IMEG-Visayas) […] The post ‘Secret jail’ inside Sawang Calero Police Station? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

11 Sawang Calero cops relieved for extortion, rape

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Eleven police officers of Sawang Calero Police Station were relieved from their post for their alleged involvement in extortion and rape. According to Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), a 35-year-old woman accused Police Staff Sergeant Celso Colita, Police Chief Master Sergeant Eric Edgar […] The post 11 Sawang Calero cops relieved for extortion, rape appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

Sawang Calero fire razes 12 houses

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An early afternoon fire on Wednesday, March 24 damaged at least 12 houses in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The Cebu City Fire Station reported that 10 houses in C. Padilla Street were totally burned down when a fire broke out in the area. Two more were also partially damaged, said […] The post Sawang Calero fire razes 12 houses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Cops raid lumad school in Cebu

Authorities raided a makeshift educational center at the University of San Carlos in Talamban, Cebu yesterday to “rescue” lumad youth from what they described as a front of communist terrorist groups......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Cebu City barangay councilor shoots dead 33-year-old man

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 63-year-old barangay councilor of Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City landed in jail after he shot dead a 33-year-old man during an argument at past 1 p.m. today, February 14, in the barangay. Barangay Councilor Benjamin Zabate was arrested in the neighboring barangay of Suba in a hot pursuit operation […] The post Cebu City barangay councilor shoots dead 33-year-old man appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021