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Public schools told to keep Christmas parties simple, charge no fees

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FIRST DAY OF CLASSES/JUNE 02, 2014
Students during flag ceremony at the Batasan Hills National High School, Quezon City on the first day of classes. It is one of the public high schools with the largest student population at 12,239 enrollees. It is more than last year, according to its Principal Diego Amit, with students transferring from private schools due to tuition fee increases.
INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Education Secretary Armin Luistro reminded all public school heads about the ban on the collection of fees for Christmas parties and other events, and urged them to keep their yule celebrations simple.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd memo bars military from schools–Luistro

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Reacting to criticism over his supposed inaction to protect lumad students and teachers, Secretary Armin Luistro maintained he could not revoke a Department of Education (DepEd) memorandum without considering the result, but he assured the protesting group that no school in the country had allowed the military on its campuses.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Ruby’ slams into Samar

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WAITING FOR ‘RUBY’ An anxious resident of Borongan City, Eastern Samar province, watches large waves slam into the shore as Eastern Visayas braces for the landfall of Typhoon “Ruby” in the area on Saturday. The country’s strongest typhoon this year made landfall hours later in Dolores town. RAFFY LERMA

More than 600,000 people huddled in temporary shelters in the Visayas and Bicol regions—one of the world’s biggest peacetime evacuations—as Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) smashed into Eastern Samar province on Saturday night.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Ruby continues to weaken as it approaches land; Signal No. 3 up in 9 areas

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Ruby Storm Signals

Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) has continued to weaken as it gets closer to make landfall, the weather bureau said Saturday evening.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

IPs lament Luistro inaction on military men in school

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Armin-Luistro

Indigenous people (IP) from Mindanao have expressed their dismay over

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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