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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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • Marketplace