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Gift of brightness brings hope

Epson’s Gift of Brightness to Tuloy Sa Don Bosco in Alabang is received from the Epson team  by principal Jose Perez (standing, rightmost), Inquirer in Education partner teacher Ryan Lorenzo Singson (fourth from right) and some students. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

In celebration of its 15th anniversary last November, Epson Philippines Corp. launched its Gift of Brightness program, which involved donating a package of their products to selected public primary and secondary schools to help boost education.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

‘We have no Planet B’


With what words would you send off the graduates of Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools? If you were Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, an alumnus (AB Psychology, 1974) who is now CEO and vice chairman of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), would warn them a little, lift their spirits a little and let them surf the blues a little with words that send out an SOS: For them to continue to enjoy food, air and water, they had better take care of the planet because there is no Planet B.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

A high school’s French connection

CCSHS student Phoenix Ann Margarette L. Beronio talks about her family in French in Aguilar’s third-year class.

Parlez vous Français? Oui, if you’re in third or fourth year at Caloocan City Science High School (CCSHS) and you’ve been paying attention in French class.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Advice and then some from empowered women


It’s Women’s Month and to observe it, we recall here the best lines from the commencement speeches given by seven formidable women. For those who wish they had stayed sober the night before graduation or regret not having been attentive to some last-minute words of wisdom from their speakers, here’s a second chance. Heed the advice of women who are brilliant in their chosen careers in journalism, writing fiction, building memorials, the movies and the Senate.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

So long, Prof Ingles

PROFESSOR Emeritus Raul Ingles in his rooftop garden in this photo taken in 2009 INQUIRER PHOTO

The sad news of the passing of Raul Rafael Ingles came as the Inquirer was in the thick of preparations for its 28th anniversary. He was 84.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Words from the WISE

THE SIX winners of the 2013 WISE Awards for their groundbreaking projects in education with Sheikha Moza and Sheikh Abdulla at the WISE Gala Dinner

Too many people think they know what is wrong with education today.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Where students are biggest winners

LYCEUM of the Philippines University-Batangas teams are winners of the Presidential Trophy, the Compleat Chefs Golden Plate and the Bar and Dining Golden Plate.

It is not true that those who can’t, teach. At least not in the culinary field. At the annual National Food Showdown (NFS), faculty members of the schools of culinary arts, as well as hotel and restaurant management, compete in the professional division of selected events.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

By the light of Juan Luna’s art


Sheree Roxas-Chua Gotuaco is not one to trifle with the launching of any Freeway fashion collection, especially a line that has been adopted from the works of a much-loved Filipino artist.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

In Bacolod, sweet tests of skills for student chefs

STUDENT chefs with Nestlé country business manager Alex Ong Oh (center)

Students overwhelmingly outnumbered the pros at the recent Sabor Bisaya Food Expo and Culinary Competition in Bacolod City, and that was fine because the theme was “Mastering the Basics” anyway.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

BYEE: For love of Earth

NOEL Cabangon sings of nature and love.  PHOTOS BY CHELO BANAL-FORMOSO

The job gets tougher every year for the panel of judges in the Bayer Young Environmental Envoys (BYEE) competition.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Napoles got mayor’s letters to Agri chief


Between Nov. 7, 2006, and Feb. 5, 2007—shortly after Arthur C. Yap took over as secretary of agriculture—44 mayors signed letters addressed to him requesting funds for their agricultural enhancement programs. But something went amiss. They took a detour to the office of Janet Lim-Napoles at Discovery Suites.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

A crash course for Congress neophytes

FRESHMEN members of the House of Representatives who took the second cycle of the Executive Course on Legislation organized jointly by the Congress and UP NCPAG do a “Class Act” with (seated, 7th) House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and (next to him) UP president Alfredo Pascual.

Where’s the pork? For those of us who think that was the first question the newly elected congressmen must have asked when they first stepped into Batasang Pambansa, here’s an astonishing bit of news: Some of the newbies asked instead where they could go for a crash course on the legislature.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

One step closer to linking academe and industry

SIGNED UP: (back row) USAID’s Mir Tillah and Robert Burch, PBEd’s Love Basillote, Aniceto Sobrepeña, Aurelio Montinola III and Chito Salazar; (front row) lawyer Julito Vitriolo, Gloria Steele, Patricia Licuanan and Ramon del Rosario Jr.

Trust CEOs, captains of industry and strong-willed leaders to get things done ASAP.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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