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Guidelines to protect students unveiled on same day Pakistani school attacked

Chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium the day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–In a tragic coincidence, the Taliban’s bloody attack on an army-run school in Pakistan occurred on the same day an international education group unveiled new guidelines aimed at protecting students and educators from armed conflict. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), an organization concerned with the safety of students and educators […]

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Holiday cheers for poor students with bikes

BIKE BRIGADE Students try their new BMX bicycles during the “Bisikleta para sa Banquero” turnover at Banquerohan National High School in Barangay Banquerohan, Legazpi City. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA

It felt like Christmas on Tuesday for 130 students of Banquerohan National High School (BNHS) in Legazpi City when each of them received a BMX bike as a holiday present.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

If I were a student again . . .


The other night I had a bad dream. I was back in high school and was running in the dark hallway looking for my locker. “Where is it?” I started to panic. “Gosh! I’m late. Where are my books? Are there exams today?”

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Public schools told to keep Christmas parties simple, charge no fees

Students during flag ceremony at the Batasan Hills National High School, Quezon City on the first day of classes. It is one of the public high schools with the largest student population at 12,239 enrollees. It is more than last year, according to its Principal Diego Amit, with students transferring from private schools due to tuition fee increases.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro reminded all public school heads about the ban on the collection of fees for Christmas parties and other events, and urged them to keep their yule celebrations simple.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vis-Min students need not go far for SLP studies

** for learning **CEBU DOCTOR / DECEMBER 4, 2014Genevieve Roble

Increasing market demand is driving Cebu Doctors University (CDU) in Mandaue City, Cebu province, to expand its Department of Speech and Language Pathology (DSLP).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »