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‘Pride of Badjaos’

RAYMOND Amil, a 23-year-old Badjao teacher, outside his family’s shack at the Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, which is home to thousands of evacuees  JULIE S. ALIPALA

  ZAMBOANGA CITY–The odds are stacked against Raymond Amil when he started to pursue his dream of becoming a licensed teacher.   His father, Johnson, is a fisherman who barely earns enough to feed the family. His mother, Minda, stays at home. Both are illiterate.   When Raymond took the licensure exams for aspiring teachers, [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A celebration in ARMM as new teachers hired


A test message drove Madsaif Bandun, 50, from Tawi-Tawi, to tears. “I could not believe it. I cried because I was so happy,” Bandun said.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

School head who fired pedophile teacher resigns

This Wednesday, May 7, 2014 file photo, shows the main entrance gate of the American Nicaraguan School, one of the international schools that hired a teacher believed to be one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory, in Managua, Nicaragua. The American Nicaraguan School said in an email to parents and staff Tuesday, May 20, 2014, that director Gloria Doll resigned, effective June. AP

An international school that hired a teacher believed to be one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory said Tuesday that it had accepted the resignation of its director, who has been criticized for not turning the suspect in to police immediately.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Boy accused of killing UK teacher remanded in custody


A 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing to death a teacher at a Catholic school in northern England was remanded in custody by a court on Thursday.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Why I teach


Displayed in one corner of my lime-green wall is a printed copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “The Rhodora.”

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