Articles in the category Education (24)

At a Senate hearing last year, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported that enrollment from kindergarten to senior high school for school year 2020-2021 was estimated at 23 million or 83 percent of the 27.7 million enrolled previously. When Senator Nancy Binay asked DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan if this meant there would be millions more out-of-school youth, the answer was, “Yes, Madam Senator.”
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Published on 19/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Education, Health
Tags: children, COVID-19
KJ Catequista suffers panic attacks whenever she receives text messages on her mobile phone from teachers of what could well be simple reminders to parents about their children’s missed deadlines. Often, it takes hours for Catequista, a mother of three, to finally open the group chat app with other parents, nervously scrolling down the names of students and silently praying that those of her children are not listed among those lagging behind.
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Published on 12/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Health, People
Tags: children, COVID-19
Andrix Serrano studies alone inside a Manila slum shack he shares with his street-sweeper grandmother. Like many in his fourth-grade class, he has no internet for his shuttered school’s online lessons. A year after the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into a months-long lockdown, classrooms across the country remain empty and children are still stuck at home.
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Published on 16/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Legal, Politics
Tags: children, COVID-19, Duterte, School, students
They taught us in school that we have to dream realistic dreams—because dreaming of becoming Darna just doesn’t pay monthly bills. So we were given a wide variety of options: nurse, accountant, engineer, lawyer, doctor, teacher… or something that “actually pays” and is “economically practical.”
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Published on 01/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Education, Opinion
The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), turned over 150 laptop computers, printers, projectors, and 80 sets of learning materials to the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday, October 6, as part of the United States’ ongoing commitment to support the Philippine government’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Published on 07/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, News and Events, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, DepEd, Education
Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home on Monday (Oct 5). Nearly 25 million students enrolled this year, mostly in 47,000 public schools nationwide that would have to be replicated in homes and enlist the help of parents and guardians as co-teachers.
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Published on 06/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Education, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, Education, School, students
When the Department of Education (DepEd) began the virtual enrollment of millions of students in June, Janet Villamar, 44, braced for a conversation any parent fears. Like millions of others, her family was being buffeted by the perfect storm of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economically devastating lockdown. Her husband, who had been eking out a daily income from selling old bottles to neighbors, was now cloistered at home.
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The Department of Education (DepEd) is allocating P700 million to provide internet service to 7,000 schools nationwide, in preparation for the country’s shift from basic education system to online learning in view of the coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte told Congress.
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Published on 30/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Politics, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, DepEd, Internet
"Purist” Tagalog speakers, the superannuated academic, and sometimes the man on the street, will all insist that the letter F does not exist in the Tagalog language. One can never hear it, they say, in everyday speech. On the other hand, the same speakers whose parents were more or less educated in the old Hispanized orthography, or later in American English, do in fact use the letter F in pronouncing surnames like Fernandez or first names like Fidel.
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Published on 08/08/2019 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Humor
Tags: Filipino, language, Tagalog