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EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones has reaffirmed that teachers’ critical role and experience in ensuring an orderly and a credible conduct of the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council or SK) elections next month aptly warrant increased honoraria and benefits and improved legal assistance. “It has been almost three years…

SAN JUAN ELECTION RECALL

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday cancelled the verification of the 30,000 signatures on a petition for a recall election filed by supporters of defeated mayoralty candidate and former vice mayor Francis Zamora. The Comelec scheduled the verification of signatures from April 25 to May 1. Zamora described the…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) said it will accept applications for the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) until April 27, 2018. The voucher program, which was re-opened on April 2, is one of the several initiatives of the government to make basic education accessible and affordable for Filipino…

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Children who are five years old by June 1 of every calendar year shall be accepted in kindergarten by both public and private schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Saturday. The cut-off age policy will be implemented in light of the DepEd’s ssuance of the Omnibus Policy on…

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BUSINESS associations and chambers of commerce on Friday reaffirmed their support to the K-to-12 program in terms of giving jobs to nearly 600,000 graduating senior high school students. A recent survey of the industry-led advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) showed that only one in five companies are ready…

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AT least 85 technical vocational institutions (TVIs) nationwide are in “hot water” after they were found to have violated the implementing guidelines enforcing the scholarship programs of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). The National Inspectorate for Scholarship Programs (NISP) found possible corrupt practices among technical-vocational (tech-voc) institutions…

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THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allotted P128 million to fund the country’s first “smart farm” program that aims to promote urban farming and high-tech plant conservation. The “smart farm” facility will be housed at the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute’s Nursery of Indigenous and Endemic Plants in…

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The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Thursday that it will distribute new set of computer packages to public schools nationwide starting this year. In a news conference at Juan Sumulong High School in Cubao, Quezon City, the Education department also announced timelines for delivery and installation of the packages…

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Education Secretary Leonor Briones said there will be more changes in the basic education system as the country welcomes the first batch of K-to-12 graduates. With the increasing demand in an ever-shifting world, Briones emphasized that catching up with change can no longer be done on a “one at a…

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AT least 46 kaangkan or clans identified as parts of the major pillars that give Marikina City its unique identity will be recognized by the city government in this year’s Ka-angkan Festival in line with the city’s 388th founding anniversary. It was said that native families or clans were the…

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