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DepEd: 2,000 destroyed classrooms not yet replaced

CARPENTERS repair the classrooms damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013. A year later, DepEd said around 2,000 destroyed classrooms still need replacement. EVA MARIE GAMBOA/INQUIRER VISAYAS FILE PHOTO

More than 2,000 public school classrooms that were totally destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) a year ago have not been replaced, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Pagcor donates P7B for K + 12 school facilities


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is investing in education, having provided P5 billion to build classrooms and P2 billion more by the end of October to complete school facilities needed for the country’s transition to the K + 12 basic education program, the gaming firm’s chair said.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pagcor donates school buildings for Ilocos Norte students


Eighteen-year old student Meynard Villanueva finished grade school in 2008 with highest honors. But because his parents had no stable source of income, he was not able to enroll in high school.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Estrada: De Lima received P1M monthly allowance from Arroyo, Pagcor

Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada INQUIRER.net

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima allegedly received an additional P1-million allowance from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) when she was still head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) during the Arroyo administration.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »