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Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

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VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF LIGHT Tens of thousands of Filipinos stand beside bamboo torches that hold lighted candles to offer a message of peace and form a Philippine map in Oton town in Iloilo province on Monday. With 56,680 lit candles, they set a new Guinness World Record, beating the previous record of 35,478 candles that Pakistan set on Dec. 10, 2009. AFP/MIDDLE WAY MEDITATION INSTITUTE

Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DepEd: Pasay gets P27M casino-funded classrooms

The Jose Rizal Elementary School in Malibay, Pasay City, will have nine new classrooms this year courtesy of casino revenues.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Do school makeovers, Luistro asks donors

Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

When the rest of the school is in a shabby state, putting up just one or two new classrooms won’t do much to improve conditions.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

All ‘Yolanda’-hit students will graduate, says DepEd chief

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The thousands of students whose school records were lost to Super Typhoon Yolanda last November will graduate in the next few weeks, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Schools should give up printed yearbooks, just put out digital form, says DepEd chief

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Schools should stop publishing yearbooks that only add to the expenses of students, Education Secretary Armin Luistro said on Sunday.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd wants schools to help decongest Metro

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Education Secretary Armin Luistro has asked private schools outside Manila to help reverse the pattern of graduates flocking to the capital looking for jobs.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Beauty queens hog limelight in DepEd relief event, says official

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Did beauty queens hog the limelight at the Department of Education?

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd allows rebuilding of schools using any available materials

CITING the aftermath of the Bohol earthquake as a lesson, Education Secretary Armin Luistro urged school officials in the Visayas where “supertyphoon Yolanda” leveled school buildings to use “any available materials” to put up makeshift classrooms so they could resume classes as soon as possible. Luistro said the Department of Education’s experience in Bohol, which [...]

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Use anything to build classrooms–Luistro

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Citing the aftermath of the Bohol earthquake as a lesson, Education Secretary Armin Luistro urged school officials in the Visayas where Supertyphoon “Yolanda” leveled school buildings to use “any available materials” to put up makeshift classrooms so they could resume classes as soon as possible.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd tells schools to take in ‘transferees’

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Education Secretary Armin Luistro has ordered all public schools to accept “emergency transferees” from areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” following reports some private schools were requiring affected students to present their school records.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Luistro stops purchases for public schools

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Education Secretary Armin Luistro has reimposed a moratorium on the purchase of supplementary reading, reference books and other instructional materials, including multimedia and computer software packages, for the public schools.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Schools out for 3 months in Zamboanga City

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Some 12,000 students from 38 public schools caught in the Zamboanga City crossfire between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) will continue to miss regular classes at least for the next three months, said Education Secretary Armin Luistro, who flew to Zamboanga City on Friday with officials of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

No need for make-up classes yet, DepEd told

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Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Saturday “make-up” classes are not necessary—not just yet. Some public school teachers are not convinced that there is a need to have students come to class an extra day to catch up on lost time after the spate of class suspensions last month due to inclement weather.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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