DepEd says ready for coming school year

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Education (DepEd) said Wednesday it was ready to start the coming school year in August, which will see a shift from traditional in-person classes to an unprecedented distance learning scheme. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the...

Apl.de.ap Foundation International donates ophthalmology equipment to medical center in Davao City

Campaign for Filipino Children pledges similar gifts to four other regional hospitals in the country (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Allen Pineda Lindo, or better known as Apl.de.ap of the Grammy award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, is legally blind. So it was only appropriate that when...

CHED declares November 17 and 20 as ‘school holidays’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has declared November 17 and 20 as “school holidays” to give way to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. Leonida Calagui, CHED-National Capital Region director, said in her memo dated September...

President Aquino signs law establishing a sports academy in Surigao del Norte

MANILA (Mabuhay) –President Benigno S. Aquino III on September 18 signed into law the establishment of a sports academy in the municipality of Dapa in Surigao del Norte province. Under Republic Act No. 10683, the Siargao Island Sports Academy and Training Center will be...

Former energy chief credits Aquino for cutting down corruption in gov’t

By Abner Galino An hour or two before President Benigno Aquino III could deliver his sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (Philippine time), his former energy secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla spoke to the media here in Los Angeles and credited his former...

Mike Arroyo blasts Aquino: What a liar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo lashed out at President Aquino on Tuesday, saying the Chief Executive lied about his accomplishments on solving problems in the education sector. “Grabe, what a liar about textbooks and classrooms,” he said, a day after...

Minority vows stricter scrutiny of proposed 2016 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The minority bloc at the House of Representatives promised stricter scrutiny of the 2016 budget proposed by Malacanang, noting provisions could be used as the administration’s campaign kitty. “If Malacañang thinks it can get away with a bloated budget...

SC consolidates 6 petitions vs. K-12 Program, seeks comment from govt

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has decided to consolidate a petition from teachers and students of the Manila Science High School with five other pleas against Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, which paved the way for the...

DepEd exec faces graft rap over computer deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A regional director of the Department of Education is facing graft charges before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the anomalous procurement of computers in 2008. In a press statement, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered the filing of information...

Teachers: Most valued, but underpaid

Starting next week, underpaid and overworked elementary and secondary public school teachers will report back for work as classes in all levels in both public and private schools in the Philippines will start June 1. As usual, the opening day of classes will be marred by teachers...