NEIL ALCOBER, TMT

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THE head of the Technology Resource Center (TRC) on Friday filed an indefinite leave of absence with the office of Secretary Mario Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in light of news reports dragging his name in the pork barrel controversy. In a statement, TRC director general…

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A TEACHERS’ group on Friday appealed to the Department of Education (DepEd) to consider deferment of the scheduled make-up classes in several divisions of Metro Manila, Calabarzon region and Central Luzon. The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition argued that the DepEd has yet to come up with a clear and uniform guidelines…

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A MILITANT youth lawmaker on Tuesday filed a bill that seeks to include topics on good governance, ethics and accountability in public office in the school curriculum. Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list filed House Bill 2703 or the “Good Governance Education Act” which seeks to integrate in the social…

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THE implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, a landmark piece of legislation that institutionalizes 12 years of basic education otherwise known as the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program, will be signed today. President Benigno Aquino 3rd earlier signed Republic Act 10533 to…

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THE Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (Fapsa) on Saturday appealed to the Department of the Education (DepEd) to create a separate bureau for private schools. “DepEd is focused heavily on the public schools and Fapsa understands that but since their hands are full, only limited time is…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday assured the availability of calamity loans for its public school teachers and non-teaching personnel affected by last week’s monsoon rains and Tropical Storm Maring [international codename: Trami]. Based on the DepEd Order 10 s. 2011, teachers and non-teaching personnel can apply for a…

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EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro on Tuesday said he has no problem with epal politicians or those who put their names or pictures on signages of public school projects. “Wala ako problema ‘nun [epal projects], in fact kailangan nila lagyan ‘nun. Kasi ‘pag nag-COA [Commission on Audit] audit at sub-substandard project…

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EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro on Tuesday said that the public school classrooms built by the private sector and the Department of Education (DepEd) out of its regular budget far surpass those funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel of legislators. “Lawmakers’ discretion over the use of…

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HUMAN rights group Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda) on Monday said that only claimants in the Hawaii case and not the entire list of martial law victims should benefit from the proceeds of the recovered artworks owned by former first lady and now Rep. Ilmelda Marcos…

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FILIPINO farmers should have greater subsidy for seedlings from the government to replace crops damaged by typhoons and other calamities, Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Saturday. “Dapat pagka ganyan na may typhoon sinusubsidize ng gobyerno ang seedlings para may pamalit (Government should subsidize seedling replacement if there are typhoons),”…

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