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Mathematics month theme 2017: “Mathematics and Statistics.”

As in previous years, the Department of Education (DepEd) once again failed to set aside a specific week or month for the exclusive celebration of mathematics.  This is based on the list of activities detailed in DepEd’s school calendar for the current school year 2017-2018. Despite

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DBM guidelines for the release of productivity enhancement incentive 2017

All qualified government employees will be receiving a productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) amounting to P5,000 beginning December 15 2017. This is stipulated in section 6 of then-President Benigno Aquino III’s Executive Order 201. This annual cash gift was first given towards the end of 2016.

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DepEd guidelines for release of performance based bonus 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the guidelines for the release of the much-anticipated performance based bonus or PBB for its employees, most notably public school teachers. Through Department Order #53 s. 2017, Education Secretary Leonor Briones outlined the conditions that DepEd employees must

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#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for November 10 2017 due to tropical storm “Salome”

(Updated as of 11:45 PM) Classes in dozens of areas across Luzon are suspended for Friday, November 10, as the Philippines braces for the onslaught of tropical storm “Salome” (international name: Haikui). In its severe weather bulletin released late Thursday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical,

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Denden Lazaro is correct in protecting her personal space

A 15-second video of volleyball star Denden Lazaro refusing to have a male fan put his arms on her while their photo is being taken has gone viral on social media last weekend. On one hand, there are those who are criticizing Lazaro for being

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Public school teachers are getting buried in massive debt, but why?

Being a public school teacher, either for elementary or secondary institutions, is a highly sought-after job. Proof of this is the fact that twice every year, tens of thousands take the Professional Regulation Commission’s licensure examination for teachers. This is because earning a teaching license

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#WalangPasok – November 30 2017 declared a national holiday

The Philippines will be marking the 154th birth anniversary of Spanish-era revolutionary leader and national hero Andres Bonifacio this November 30, Thursday. The day, commonly referred to as Bonifacio Day, is a national holiday as mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 50, which he signed August of last year. This is

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#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 30 2017

Mayor Joseph Estrada has announced the suspension of classes in all levels as well as work in government offices at the City of Manila for tomorrow, October 30. This is in connection to the country’s observance of the All Saints Day this Wednesday. President Rodrigo

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Actor Cogie Domingo arrested for possession of illegal drugs

Former teen actor Cogie Domingo (Redmond Christopher Fernandez Domingo in real life) has been arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Parañaque City for possession of illegal drugs early Friday morning. The authorities are yet to give the specifics of his case, including