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PUP Manila calendar shift 2017

PUP postpones calendar shift; classes set to begin June 19

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) will not be pushing through its planned shift in academic calendar this year. The university announced today through its social media platforms that academic year 2017-2018 will still start this June instead of August, as originally scheduled.  Classes

may 26 2017 ramadan holiday

May 26 2017 is not a holiday – NCMF

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) clarified today that May 26 (Friday) is not a special non-working holiday, contrary to what is being speculated by some users on social media because it is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

midyear bonus 2017 guidelines

Gov’t employees to receive midyear bonus beginning May 15

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has announced that government employees will receive their midyear bonus for 2017 beginning May 15. The midyear bonus is equivalent to an employee’s one month basic pay as of May 2017. Through Memorandum Circular 2017-2 released last May

school press advisers movement journalism workshop

SPAM, Inc. holds campus journalism workshops in Baguio City

About a hundred campus journalists and their advisers from all over the country trooped to Baguio City to take part in the recently-concluded 4th annual extramural training workshop organized by the School Press Advisers Movement (SPAM), Inc. With the theme “Getting into the Stride of

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UP Playwrights’ Theatre presents “Angry Christ”

The University of the Philippines Playwrights’ Theatre will have as the second and last offering for its 25th season “Angry Christ,” a stage play based on the life of Filipino-American painter Alfonso Ossorio. Often described as an  abstract expressionist artist, Ossorio is best known for

April 27 2017 holiday ASEAN summit

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for April 27 2017

Classes in several colleges and universities in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Pasay will be suspended this April 27, Thursday, to give way for the preparations that the national government and concerned local government units will put in place in connection to the country’s hosting

teatro tomasino presents kapitan sino

Teatro Tomasino presents Bob Ong’s ‘Kapitan Sino’

Teatro Tomasino, the official theater group of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), will have as their last offering for 39th theatrical season a stage adaptation of Bob Ong’s popular 2009 novel “Kapitan Sino.” The stage play will feature the tandem of playwright  Cyrene Mendoza and director Franny Omampo,

die beautiful movie review

‘Die Beautiful’ puts spotlight on various issues affecting Pinoy LGBTs

(This article won 2nd place in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival essay writing contest – teachers’ category, the awarding ceremony for which was held last March 27. – MM) Even before it started, the organizers of the recently-concluded 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)

UP Diliman General Education 2017

UP Diliman guts General Education program

Voting 302 to 31 with 44 abstentions, the UP Diliman University Council approved a proposal to overhaul the general education (GE) program that has been in place for the past 14 years. In another vote, a plurality of University Council members (139-37-17) decided to slash by more

march 22 2017 holiday in cavite

#WalangPasok – March 22 2017 declared holiday in Cavite

The Philippines will be marking the 148th birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, officially recognized as the country’s first president, this March 22, Wednesday. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in Aguinaldo’s home province of Cavite according to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation