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Education and the ‘Muslim problem’

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SINGING students in one of the newly renovated Klasrums ng Pagasa

The first time I heard the term “Muslim problem” used in a conversation, I could not help but ask the stranger sitting next to me in a coffee shop what he meant and why he used “Muslim” and “problem” in the same sentence.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Young scientists generate solutions to current problems

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ALEXANDER John Cruz (third from left) with BPI Foundation executive director Florendo

Three budding Filipino scientists received recently the BPI-DOST Science Awards for projects designed to address some of the country’s needs.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Advice and then some from empowered women

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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 »

IIE goes to Davao

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(SEATED) Al-ag, Garcia and Villanueva; (standing) JCI members Andrei Kasilag, Girald Ching, Shandy Sy, Mox Esperat, Roderick Lim, David de la Serna, Carlan Tungpalan and Francis de Guzman

With the Inquirer in Education (IIE) and the Inquirer business development office in the city, JCI Davao organized two journalism workshops.

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

Youth’s ignorance of Edsa I history not amusing

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The story written by Linda Bolido titled “What the kids say about Edsa I” (PDI, Feb. 25, 2014) included the “thoughts” on the People Power Revolt (PPR) of select public elementary and high school students who joined the recent English/Filipino writing contest on the topic of “Should we celebrate Edsa I?” The contest was part of the selection process of the 29th Teodoro Valencia-Department of Education Search for NCR’s Ten Outstanding Campus Journalists and School Publications.

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

Now boarding, just like Hogwarts

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FRONT view of Epsom College in Malaysia, the first overseas campus of the 150-year-old Epsom College in the United Kingdom. INQSnap this page (not just the logo) to view more photos.

The boarding school, an enduring British institution, has come closer to the Philippines. In fact, several have opened in Asia. The newest addition to the growing list of boarding schools in the region is Epsom College in Malaysia. Opening in September, Epsom College in Malaysia is a coeducational boarding and day school for students 3 to 18 years old. It will follow the English National Curriculum and will offer nursery, preparatory, IGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-levels.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Fruit-eating ‘bayawak’

Varanus bitatawa

The northern Sierra Madre forest monitor lizard, Varanus bitatawa, is one of the largest species of monitor lizard known from the Philippines. Indigenous Dumagat and people of the Sierra Madre Mountains call the lizard bitatawa or baritatawa.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Most Outstanding Math Teacher in Makati

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members of the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas with Deriquito (front row, fourth from left) and the winners of this year’s search for Makati’s best public high school math teachers. Photos by Arnold Almacen

A dancing and singing mathematics teacher is the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas’ (RCMD) Most Outstanding Public School Teacher (MOST) in Makati this year.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

National Artist to lecture on Philippine literary history

National Artist Virgilio S. Almario, also known as Rio Alma, will give a major lecture on a seldom-visited period in Philippine literary history and launch two books on criticism and one on erotic poetry on March 7 at Teresita Quirino Theater, University of Santo Tomas (UST).

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Scholarships abroad

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines is accepting applications for the 2014 Korean government graduate scholarship program. Deadline is March 28.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Endowment funds UP engineering faculty research

Thirteen outstanding teachers of the University of the Philippines College of Engineering (UPCE) are the first beneficiaries of an endowment from property developer DMCI Homes, through its corporate foundation, Kaakbay.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

First E-Waste Awareness Day marked March 7

Information and Communications Technology Center (ICTC) of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) will hold its first E-Waste Awareness Day on March 7.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

LPU tops tourism skills Olympics

Tourism students of Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Manila campus won the championship in the recent 3rd National League of Tourism Students Skills Olympics at the University of Baguio.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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