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CHEd thumbs down academic calendar shift

CHEd chairperson Patricia Licuanan.  PHOTO FROM CHED.GOV.PH

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said it does not advise changing the academic calendar, as the country’s top universities shifted to August to May school calendar, from the current June to March.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UST shifts school calendar for 2014-2015, to start in July

Photo courtesy of The Varsitarian

University of Santo Tomas students will expect a ‎longer summer vacation this year as the university moves the start of its classes to July.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd exec cool to planned shift of school opening


A top official of the Department of Education on Saturday expressed reservations over the proposed shift in the opening of classes from June to September, saying, among others, that the implementation of the K to 12 program has in a way already made the country at par with the calendars of the Association of Southeast Asian nations and those of other non-Asean countries.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘I’ll see you in September’

The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University (clockwise). UP PHOTO FROM INQUIRER FILE; ATENEO, UST AND DE LA SALLE PHOTOS FROM THEIR FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS

A proposal by the “big four” universities to move the start of classes from June to August or September will now have to be studied by the Commission on Higher Education, as the clamor to do so has snowballed with other colleges wanting to join the bandwagon.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

In the Know: PH only country with June-March school year

The Philippines is the only member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) that follows a June-to-March academic calendar. Other Asean countries, including Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and, most recently, Thailand, are already following the September-to-May school calendar.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Store gears up for economic integration

With the Asean Economic Community taking shape   in 2015,  local retail chain Metro Gaisano has expanded robustly to position itself ahead and remain competitive in the market. The group yesterday opened its eighth branch this year rounding off the total  to 29 stores in Visayas and Luzon. It’s important to be positioned in strategic areas [...]

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DepEd to keep grade, high school opening in June

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Education (DepEd) does not see the need to revise the June to April school calendar for preschool, elementary and high school, even if some of the country’s top universities are reportedly planning to align their calendars to the prevailing schedules in the Asean region.

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

Japan seeks ASEAN backing on China with $20B pledge

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) raises a toast with Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (L) and members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) during a welcome dinner of the Japan-ASEAN commemorative summit hosted by Abe at his official residence in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. Japan will pledge 20 billion USD in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, reports said on December 13. AFP

Japan pledged $20 billion in aid and loans to Southeast Asia on Saturday, in its latest charm offensive to woo global public opinion in a territorial dispute with China.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mandela in Manila was in love

nelson mandela-cory aquino 2

It was during his historic visit to Manila 16 years ago that the world first confirmed talk going around that Nelson Mandela was in love.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino bares gains from Apec, Asean summits

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has finally found a firm footing in the international arena, with big players now listening to the voice of the fastest growing economy in the region, President Aquino said in his arrival statement issued late Thursday.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Protect our seas, Asean navies urged

President Aquino: Protect the common seas. INQUIRER file photo

President Aquino on Tuesday rallied Navy chiefs in Southeast Asia to protect the “common seas” by ensuring freedom of navigation, which is central to the dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cambodian opposition rejects Hun Sen election win

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen AP PHOTO

Cambodia’s opposition Monday rejected the results of closely fought weekend elections and called for an investigation into “serious irregularities”, saying it was robbed of a victory over strongman premier Hun Sen.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea seeks talks with US to ease tensions

Secretary of State John Kerry AP FILE PHOTO

North Korea’s top diplomat said Tuesday that the U.S. must accept its offer for dialogue without preconditions if it wants to ease tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula. He drew a quick rebuttal from his South Korean counterpart, who said the international community has made clear that Pyongyang must give up its nuclear ambitions if it wants better relations.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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