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Education and the ‘Muslim problem’

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

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


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

(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


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

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

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 »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Tagle: Christ’s resurrection a message of hope to faithful
  • Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  • Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  • Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest—official
  • Pope’s Easter Message ‘Urbi et Orbi’
  • Sports

  • Rain or Shine grabs No.4, sends Ginebra to 8th
  • Red-hot Alaska rips injury-depleted San Mig Coffee
  • Pacquiao courtesy call to Aquino set for Monday
  • Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk
  • Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1
  • Lifestyle

  • Angono petroglyphs in danger of disappearing
  • Britain’s baby Prince George visits Australian zoo
  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Entertainment

  • Show-biz celebrities’ other choices of summer getaway
  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats
  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
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