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2 Filipino students win gold, silver medals in China math tourney


Two young Filipino numbers aces have made the Philippines proud anew by winning two medals–a gold and a silver—in the just-ended 2014 China Western Mathematics Invitational (CWMI) competition, held Aug. 14 to 18 in Chongqing city, located in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What my 8-year-old learned at a Philippine school

Deborah Toh (center, facing camera) getting a goodbye group hug from her classmates. Her three days at the Philippine school left such a huge impression that she has already asked to go back. ANN/Straits Times FILE PHOTO/TOH YONG CHUAN

Like many parents, I sent my eight-year-old daughter Deborah for extra lessons during the June school holidays which end at the end of the month.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU lauds PH for banning toxic school materials


The European Union praised the Philippines Tuesday for its steps to ban toxic chemicals that have serious consequences on a child’s mental development if exposed to it.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Koreans top foreign students in PH universities

PHOTO from Bureau of Immmigration website.

South Koreans top the list of foreign nationals enrolled in the country’s colleges and universities, according to the Bureau of Immigration.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef, partners push for safe schools as children prepare for new school year

Community members participate in the Brigada Eskwela program by cleaning the surroundings of the Sto. Niño SPED Center school in Tacloban City. UNICEF is targeting 500,000 children to go back to school and continue learning in Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda-affected regions.

Some 550,000 children, teachers and day-care workers are expected to return back to learning on June 2, nearly seven months after Typhoon “Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) devastated 3,200 schools and day-care centers. The back to learning in a new school year is a significant milestone.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »