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A mother’s sad graduation in Tacloban, other stories

A building in the campus of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College is barely standing after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck Palo town in Leyte. RUBEN GAMALA/CONTRIBUTOR

In disaster-stricken Eastern and Central Visayas, where classes had been extended to make up for the lost school days, elementary and high school students are still marching—in makeshift graduation venues that reflect the extent of their loss—to receive their diplomas.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino tells PNPA grads: Resist temptation


President Aquino on Monday rallied fresh graduates of the Philippine National Academy (PNPA) to his good government program, urging them to overcome temptations that would test their resolve in the professional ranks.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘We have no Planet B’


With what words would you send off the graduates of Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Schools? If you were Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, an alumnus (AB Psychology, 1974) who is now CEO and vice chairman of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), would warn them a little, lift their spirits a little and let them surf the blues a little with words that send out an SOS: For them to continue to enjoy food, air and water, they had better take care of the planet because there is no Planet B.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

PNPA Valedictorian: Aquino is model of selfless public service


Pres. Benigno Aquino III may have been branded as an “awful manager” by Senator Sergio Osmeña two weeks ago, but the topnotcher of the police academy this year thinks otherwise.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cudia ‘counterpart’ already out of PNPA


The “counterpart” of dismissed Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Jeff Aldrin Cudia is no longer in the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), a police official said.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

4 police sons top PNPA ‘Mandilaab’ Class of 2014

PNPA Mandilaab Class of 2014. PHOTO from Christian Esguerra's Twitter account @IanEsguerra

‎This year, four top graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) will follow the footsteps of their fathers.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Police academy has a ‘Cudia’ too

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There’s a Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia in the country’s premier police academy, too. In fact, two senior cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy have been dropped from the rolls of PNPA “Mandilaab” Class of 2014 for violating the honor code.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Speech-impaired student finally graduates from HS


A 32-year-old man with a speech impairment found out here on March 28 that perseverance really pays.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Consistent honor student gets 14-carat gold medal


For the last 10 years, her diligence at school has brought pride and wealth to her family — literally.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino assures Philippine Science High School won’t be evicted

Philippine Science High School. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday assured students and faculty of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) that their main campus in Quezon City will not be transferred to another location.

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

Shame scammers, Senator Santiago urges grads

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Shame the scammers. Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Saturday exhorted the youth to hound the lawmakers implicated in the P10-billion pork barrel scam on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, “until they shed their thick hides.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bam Aquino tells schools to shun lavish graduation ceremonies

Sen. Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV

A senator urged private schools Tuesday to forego of lavish graduation ceremonies and instead donate to the rehabilitation of areas ravaged by recent disasters in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Honor must be asserted in and out of PMA

CLASS TOPNOTCHER.  President Aquino congratulates newly commissioned Air Force 2nd Lt. Jheorge Llona, valedictorian of Siklab Diwa Class of 2014, during the PMA graduation rites.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Honor is the foundation of good leadership, but it must be asserted inside the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and outside the school when cadets become military leaders.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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