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#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for July 24 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his second State of the Nation Address tomorrow, July 24 2017, at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. In anticipation of possible traffic jams because of the scheduled public protests and the stationing of thousands of police

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COMMENTARY: DepEd, Catholic schools, and LGBT students

(This is the second in a two-part series. The first one can be accessed here.) Despite the noble goals of DepEd’s push for a gender-responsive basic education, this is not likely to go smoothly. At this point we will discuss two major reasons why. 1)

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COMMENTARY: DepEd’s push for gender-responsive education

(This is the first of a two-part series.) Late last month, the Department of Education (DepEd) rolled out its newly-developed framework for a gender-responsive basic education or GRBE. This move came a week after the United States-based Human Rights Watch released a report noting that

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DepEd moves to strengthen protections for LGBT students

The Department of Education has released guidelines for the implementation of its newly-developed gender-responsive  basic education or GRBE policy, which includes strengthened protections for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). This came a week after the United States-based advocacy group Human Rights

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COA: 115 Pisay scholars must pay gov’t P19M for not taking science courses

The Commission on Audit (COA) has recommended that the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) go after its graduates who breached their respective scholarship agreements when they decided not to pursue a college degree in the field of science and technology.  Managed by the Department of

Iglesia ni Cristo Day 2017

July 27 2017 working holiday nationwide – 103rd anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo

Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), one of the largest religious denominations in the Philippines, will be celebrating its 103rd foundation anniversary this July 27, Thursday. The day is a special working holiday nationwide as stipulated in Republic Act 9645. RA 9465 was enacted  in 2009 or towards

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#WalangPasok – July 24 2017 holiday in Quezon City

(UPDATED, July 17) President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to deliver his second State of the Nation Address or SONA this July 24 (Monday) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. In line with this, Mayor Herbert Bautista has announced the suspension  of classes for all levels

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FLY BY NIGHT | Everyone says they are K plus 12 ready, but nobody is

Ever since the passage of Republic Act 10533 and the subsequent introduction of the K plus 12 education system, many schools have popped out all over the country claiming in their advertisements that they are K plus 12 ready. That’s a rather silly promotional scheme

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Application for UPCAT 2018 set to begin July 17

Students who are interested to take the University of the Philippines College Admission Test or UPCAT for academic year 2018-2019 may begin submitting their respective applications starting this July 17. On its official Facebook page, the UP Office of Admission announced that the deadline for filing

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#WalangPasok – June 19 2017 declared a holiday in Laguna

The country will be marking the 156th birth anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal this June 19, Monday. The day is a special non-working holiday in Rizal’s home province Laguna, including his birthpace Calamba City. President Rodrigo Duterte made the declarations through Proclamation 222, which covers