Classroom starts hosting ex-Salugpongan village learners

Out from the clamps of communist idealism, former Salugpongan pupils do not mind attending classes in a makeshift classroom supervised by the Department of Education (DepEd) in a far-away village in Paquibato District. Colonel Nolasco Mempin, the commander of the … Continue reading Classroom starts hosting ex-Salugpongan village learners

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FLOIRENDO IN DUTERTE BOAO TEAM TO BOOST DAVNOR BANANAS

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Bananas from the Philippines, in particular export Cavendish bananas from Davao del Norte,  stand to benefit from President Rodrigo Duterte’s participation in a recent China-sponsored world economic forum. Duterte attended the 3-day 2018 Boao Forum for … Continue reading FLOIRENDO IN DUTERTE BOAO TEAM TO BOOST DAVNOR BANANAS

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DepEd spokesman hit for ‘red-tagging’

LUMAD SCHOOLS. Indigenous people assailing closure of the of the Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Igkanugon Learning Center Incorporated (STTILCI). DAVAOTODAY photo Administrators running self-help private schools for indigenous people in the Davao Region lambasted a spokesman of the Department of Education (DepEd) … Continue reading DepEd spokesman hit for ‘red-tagging’

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Child Alert Mindanao

NGO inspires children to attend school, gives bags Davao City- Child Alert Mindanao, Inc., an NGO advocating children’s welfare distributed bags and school supplies simultaneously last July 28 and 29, 2012. According to the executive director Mr. Bernardo Mondragon, the activity intends to encourage children to religiously attend school. “We conducted the bag distribution activity because children, in impoverished areas like urban poor communities, needs encouragement to continue going to school despite their difficult socio-economic condition. Coaxing them to attend school is one way of steering them away from anti-social activities that are rampant in the communities they come from,” … Continue reading Child Alert Mindanao

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EDUCATION IS A RIGHT

    The right of every Filipino to education is enshrined in the Philippine Constitution. According to Article 14 Section 1, the State: should protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, should take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all, and should establish and maintain that the system of education be relevant to the needs of the people and society.     On the other hand, the Education sector in the country received a meager budget allocation with a budget ceiling for 110 State Universities and Colleges of Php 30 billion, while the … Continue reading EDUCATION IS A RIGHT

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Oldest Davao school gets first institutional ISO certificate

DAVAO CITY  — The University of Mindanao (UM), the oldest school in this city recently received an International Organization for Standardization or ISO certificate from Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS) Philippines, a multinational company that provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Dr. Guillermo P. Torres Jr., UM president and chairman of the board, expressed his gratitude in receiving the certificate of ISO 9001:2008 during the awarding Wednesday at the university’s auditorium in Matina Campus, Davao City. “We are proud and deeply honored that the University of Mindanao has received finally the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for quality management system,” he … Continue reading Oldest Davao school gets first institutional ISO certificate

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Closure of Davao City internet cafes mulled

BY ROGER M. BALANZA This is very bad, bad news for the Internet Cafe Association of Davao (ICAD). Internet cafes are major causes of absenteeism and poor performance of pupils and students. Parents also worry about their children coming home past midnight because they spend time in internet cafes after school. Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said if the situation comes to worse, City Hall may be forced to close down internet cafes. The subject of internet cafes and their bad influence on the young was brought up on Sunday in the Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa television program of … Continue reading Closure of Davao City internet cafes mulled

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‘Bisdak’ Rody backs Bisaya in schools

FRONTPAGE BY ROGER M. BALANZA Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a Bisdak, is all-out in support of teachers speaking in a mix of Bisaya and English in public elementary schools. That is good, he said. Bisdak is local lingo for a true-blue Bisaya from Cebu (coined after Bisayang Dako). The Dutertes are from Cebu. The Department of Education (DepEd) regional office said that under its Multi-Lingual Project to be implemented this year as part of the K-12 Program, teachers in Kindergarten and Grade One would be speaking in a mix of English and Cebuano Bisaya, which is the dominant dialect in … Continue reading ‘Bisdak’ Rody backs Bisaya in schools

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