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Hong Kong group donates P2.56-M for adopt-a-school program

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While the Manila hostage crisis that left eight Hong Kong nationals dead caused a rift between the citizens of two nations, the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda proved that Hong Kong remains a reliable friend and neighbor to the Philippines.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NGO, DepEd hope to eliminate illiteracy in ARMM by 2016


A Bangladesh-inspired organization out to sow peace and development in poor and strife-torn communities vowed to resolve the illiteracy problem hounding the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for decades.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 gov’t agencies join forces to help children get ready for school

L-R: Daphne Oseña-Paez (UNICEF Special Advocate for Children); UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi; ECCD Council Governing Board Chair Teresita Inciong; Australian Ambassador Bill Twedell; DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman; OIC-Director Marilette Almayda of the Bureau of Elementary Education-DepED; and Teresa Mariano, Head of the Social Services Dept. of QC LGU.

The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council, the Department of Education (DepED), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched this February an innovative project called Early Learning for Life which aims to help children ages 3-5 years old get ready for school.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

ARMM has new teachers training center

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Expect education standards to rise in the ARMM. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has a new teachers training center, which the Department of Education (DepEd) considers key to improving educational standards in the region.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Early learning is best—study

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Early intervention in public education improves student performance at later levels of schooling, a World Bank paper using data from the Philippines shows.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DepEd mulls Spanish for students

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. FILE PHOTO

“¡Hola! Me llamo Kristine. ¿Como te llamas?” If all goes well, Filipino high school students in a few years will be speaking the language of our forefathers—for most of them anyway.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinos in Australia vow to help build classrooms


Members of the Filipino community in Australia have pledged to support the Department of Education’s (DepEd) TEN Moves (The Entire Nation Moves) program, which seeks to raise funds to build 10,000 public school classrooms all over the Philippines.

Posted: November 7th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Disasters put 50M school kids in danger

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Criss-crossed by active faults and located in the “bulls-eye” of storms, the Philippines is the world’s third “riskiest” country and is more vulnerable to rising sea-levels, subsiding land and warming temperatures than Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Ma. Antonia J. Yulo Loyzaga, executive director of the Manila Observatory, painted this grim scenario  during her [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Department of Education Initiative to Raise Funds for Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO, California—The Philippine Department of Education (DepEd)  has launched its campaign to tap private individuals to raise funding to build more classrooms and alleviate this one glaring and fundamental shortage in the country’s public school system. Calling it TEN Moves, an acronym for “The Entire Nation Moves”, the department is targeting the construction of [...]

Posted: October 8th, 2011 in Events | Read More »



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