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Neophytes shine in 2014 Metrobank Math Challenge

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National winners of the 2014 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge are shown with (fourth-eighth from left, standing) First Metro Investment Corp.  senior vice president and group head of investment banking Justino Juan Ocampo, Metrobank Foundation executive vice president Elvira Ong-Chan, Science Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services Fortunato de la Peña, who  awarded the prizes, Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Sobrepeña  and MTAP vice president Dr. Joel Torrecampo.

“This, therefore, is mathematics: She reminds you of the invisible forms of the soul; she gives life to her own discoveries; she awakens the mind and purifies the intellect; she brings to light our intrinsic ideas; she abolishes oblivion and ignorance, which are ours by birth.”

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Pink eye outbreak shuts schools in American Samoa

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Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink eye.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bill seeks setting up of special education centers in the provinces

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Diwa party list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Children with special needs may have a different set of educational requirements, but this no excuse to deprive them of the chance to grow and learn.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

201 school days await students as classes to start June 2

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The Department of Education (DepEd) has set June 2, Monday, as the official start of the next school year, it said in an order posted on the Philippine Information Agency’s Facebook page.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

School head kidnapped in Basilan

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A school principal was kidnapped in Sumisip, Basilan on Monday morning.

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

Aquino to ‘Pisay’: Bill me to repair sports facilities

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They have a sound mind, but what about sound body?

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PH young math wizards win 16 medals

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A group of young Filipino numbers aces, mostly primary students from Metro Manila, won a total of 16 medals, including three golds, in the just-concluded 2014 Clock Tower School International Mathematics Contest held from March 20 to 23 in Valcea, Romania.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Most UP Diliman professors favor August opening

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More teachers from the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City, voted on Monday in favor of the plan to move the opening of classes to August.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Do school makeovers, Luistro asks donors

Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

When the rest of the school is in a shabby state, putting up just one or two new classrooms won’t do much to improve conditions.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cops meet school heads on campus bomb scares

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Keep calm, don’t panic and get bomb experts involved in deciding whether to suspend classes.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC to distribute iPads, books in 37 public schools

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Mayor Herbert Bautista  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the distribution of nearly P17.2 million worth of learner’s kits, including iPads and books, for the use of grades IV and V pupils in 37 local public schools.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bomb scare hits 3rd school in 1 month

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Another school in Metro Manila received a bomb threat sent through text at 9 a.m. Thursday, the third campus to be disrupted this month.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cross-enrollees bring pain with them

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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

When Joemar Ilagan Jr. came to the metropolitan city of Cebu more than three months ago, the first things he did were to take a luxurious bath, drink cold water, watch television and eat in fast-food outlets.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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