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TEACHER organizations Ating Guro party-list and Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) on Tuesday vowed to continue their fight for voluntary election duties through the amendments of the existing election laws in the country. The groups launched a signature campaign asking the legislators and President Benigno Aquino 3rd to act favorably on…

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The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said the proposal for a four-day school week of the Metro Development Authority is unnecessary but it keeps an open mind about it as long as teaching and learning time for teachers and students are observed. TDC head Benjo Basas said elementary and high school…

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SEN. Miriam Defensor-Santiago accused Ruby Tuason of “covering up” for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile so that only his former chief of staff, Gigi Reyes, would be pinned down for taking pork barrel commissions. Santiago still believes Enrile can be charged since Tuason’s admission that the senator would sit down with…

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CHAIRMAN Patricia Licuanan of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Friday said that a partnership between the Philippines and foreign institutions is very important to improve the quality of education in a globalized world. Licuanan said CHED recognizes the importance of linkages and collaborative arrangements with foreign countries at…

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THE Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) said on Wednesday it recently remitted $29 million or P1.3 billion to the National Treasury recovered from the remaining Swiss bank accounts of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family that had been ordered forfeited by the Supreme Court in 2013, but…

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THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has created a panel of education experts from various educational institutions who will study the proposed transfer of opening of classes from June to September. According to Dr. Patricia Bustos-Lagunda, chairman of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations, the CHED formed a technical…

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PRIVATE school owners decried the lack of support from the government as they appealed for more financial assistance toward full implementation of Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program by 2016. Dr. Patricia Bustos-Lagunda, chairman of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (Cocopea), wants the Department of Education (DepEd) to…

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HUMAN rights group Karapatan on Friday slammed the recent military encampment in a school in Compostela Valley, stressing that the guidelines of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Education (DepEd) are being used to justify rights violations against children and communities. Karapatan learned that soldiers…

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THE Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to stop Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) from increasing the premiums collected from members starting this year. The group asked the High Court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) that will halt the agency from implementing its planned…

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PUBLIC elementary and high schools will hold today a special early registration for school year 2014-2015. The one-day early enrollment, scheduled January 25, is being carried out to address potential gaps that may arise before the regular enrollment. The registration targets Grade 1 to 7 students, out-of-school children and out-of-school…

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