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THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is urging incoming college freshmen students to enroll in the so-called priority courses to increase the number of graduates in areas that are undersubscribed but are needed for “national development.” “We should push for that because there are too many students who go into…

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THE chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has defended the detention of a dozen people inside a closet-sized “secret cell” in a case that raised further alarm about abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) discovered a dozen men and women…

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THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) on Friday officially announced the call for applications for the second batch of Fulbright-CHED scholars for academic year 2018-2019. The Fulbright-CHED Scholarships enable qualified faculty and staff from higher educational institutions to pursue master’s and doctoral studies, including…

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Masked gunmen killed three people inside a house at 435 Barangka Drive, Barangay Malamig at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Eastern Police District Director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula identified the victims as Chito Jomaquio, 45, Rosalinda Jomaquio, 25, and John Carlo 25. Initial investigation showed that Chito and his nephew, John…

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Some 900 Special Education (SPED) athletes are expected to troop to San Jose de Buenavista, Antique to compete in the different categories of special games in this year’s Palarong Pambansa and prove that no physical barriers can restrict them from going for the gold. The special games, which was first…

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EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones has urged parents to register their children early for school year 2017-2018 so that the agency will have ample time to solve problems before the start of classes on June 5. “We remind all parents and those who will send their learners to the public schools…

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Celestina Ma. Jude de la Serna was elected as the interim officer-in-charge, president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). De la Serna was elected unanimously following the resignation of Hildegardes Dineros who remains as member of the board representing the informal economy sector. Health Secretary…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) will train principals and other members of a school’s child protection committee on comprehensive tobacco control. The committees, established in every school nationwide since 2012, is the focal group that shall ensure the effective implementation of DepEd Order No. 48 S. 2016, or the Policy…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) has further strengthened the information communication technology literacy of students and teachers by integrating ICT in the school system, and by providing computer laboratory packages to secondary schools and e-classroom to elementary schools nationwide through its computerization program (DCP). Under the DCP, schools receive information…

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PUBLIC school teachers from the cities of Marikina and San Juan in Metro Manila will continue to receive their allowances from the local government from an allotment in its regular budget. Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro and San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez, gave the assurance that the allowances will…

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