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Gov’t to distribute bikes, boats for students in far-flung areas

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In provinces where villages are far from the city center, Filipino children are forced to walk long distances just to get to school.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

Palestinian medics run carrying children, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, into the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children’s clothing scattered in the courtyard.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Classes in Cavite still suspended Thursday


MANILA, Philippines—Classes in all levels will remain suspended in Cavite province, Governor Juanito Victor Remulla announced Wednesday afternoon.       RELATED STORIES `Glenda’ spares Metro; 7 dead ‘Glenda’ weakens, leaves PAR Thursday ‘Glenda’ batters Subic; Metro Manila still under Signal No. 3

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bill bans any form of fraternity hazing in and out of schools, expands school liability


A lawmaker has filed a bill expressly banning any form of hazing in and out of schools instead of merely regulating it as the Anti-Hazing Law does.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PAO chief: Make school execs liable for hazing


The head of the Public Attorney’s Office called for the stricter implementation of the antihazing law, saying school officials should be held more accountable for the death or injury of students who are subjected to violent fraternity initiation rites.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »