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THE Department of Education (DepEd) gave recognition to the heroism of an Iloilo public school teacher who died during the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda after saving several children as a first responder in their municipality. Rogelio Lardera was an outstanding teacher at Concepcion Central School in Iloilo. He teaches…

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POLICE have in custody 69 Filipinos, three Americans and an Indian allegedly involved in health card fraud. Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa, head of the Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG), said the suspects were arrested in a police raid on Tuesday at the Pantheon Concepts HLK Company located at Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw…

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PHILIPPINE schools can achieve global competitiveness and sustainability by 2015, in time for the planned Asean integration, according to Carol Porio, executive director of Funds for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE). But Porio said that the quality of teaching depends on the political leaders and teachers. “We need leaders who…

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AUTHORITIES on Thursday arrested a taxi driver who robbed his passengers using a compound chemical element. Joint efforts of Pasig City Police Station and Barangay Security Force of Mangahan, Pasig City arrested the suspect who uses chemical spray to prey on his passengers. The suspect identified as Dominador Obsenarez, 38,…

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REP. Roman Romulo of Pasig City said legislators and education stakeholders should now act to reform and enhance the country’s educational system. Romulo, chairman of the House committee on education, said a measure that aims to ensure world-class education is urgently needed so that the Philippines can be competitive with…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to build bunkhouses for the displaced public school teachers whose houses were severely destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday said that they will build bunkhouses near the makeshift classrooms that would serve as temporarily shelter for public school…

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METRO Manila has started the search for top skilled workers to be pitted against the country’s best and most competent skilled workers with the recent holding of its 2013 Regional Skills Competition. The winners will go up againsat the competitors who will top in various trade areas in the same…

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MEMBERS of a United Nations (UN) disaster assessment coordination unit who visited Tacloban City on Saturday were shocked by the extent of devastation wrought by typhoon Yolanda on the province. According to Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, head of the team, roads are strewn with debris making them impassable. The only way…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said that senior high school [Grade 11 and 12] will be implemented in June 2015, but clarified that it will be ton a voluntary basis. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the curriculum for Grade 11 will only become mandatory nationwide in June 2016.…

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THE Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) on Sunday said it will auction off the real estate property owned by businessman Jose Campos, a former crony of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. The PCGG said that the 17,516 square meter property in Baguio City surrendered by Campos in 1986 will…

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