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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 »

Teacher killed, set on fire in Southern Thailand


A Buddhist teacher was fatally shot on her way to school and then set ablaze Friday in southern Thailand, becoming the 170th teacher killed by suspected Muslim insurgents in the country’s decade-long insurgency, authorities said.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf frees abducted teacher in Sulu

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Less than a day after the abduction, the Abu Sayyaf released its captive Thursday.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Teacher abducted in Zamboanga City

Public school students in several coastal barangays in this city have to take a Christmas vacation earlier than expected after a teacher was abducted by still unidentified armed men.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Teacher-hero honored


A school teacher from Concepcion, Iloilo, who died while saving several children at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8, will be honored for his heroism.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Iloilo teacher-hero honored


A teacher from Concepcion, Iloilo, who died while saving several children at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) on November 8, will be honored for his heroism.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay teachers slam 66% cut in COLA

Public school teachers block Reforma Avenue, near Senate chambers, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. The protesting teachers oppose Mexico's educational reform signed into law earlier this year. The most controversial piece of the reform would create a professional system for hiring, evaluating and promoting teachers without the "discretionary criteria" currently used in a system where teaching positions are often bought or inherited. AP

Public school teachers in Pasay City have decried the 66-percent cut in their cost of living allowance, saying the city government’s move to trim its expenditures at their expense was cruel and inconsiderate.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Rep. Biazon pushes tax reprieve, better pay for public school teachers

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon. FILE PHOTO

Public school teachers have been faithful taxpayers but are among the lowest paid professionals. Perhaps it’s time to give them a break.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A teacher forever


I had the wonderful privilege of having another career before becoming a full-time teacher. This gave me a very good view of the great divide between teaching and the other professions.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Volunteer gov’t teachers regularized next year


Most long-time “volunteer” teachers in public schools whose salaries are paid for by local government units will be absorbed as regular teachers by the Department of Education next year.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DepEd has yet to give teachers bonuses


The Department of Education failed to meet its self-imposed target this month of giving the country’s more than half a million public school teachers their bonuses remaining from last year.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

World-renowned teacher to speak in seminar

THE Catalyst for Professional Development will host world-renowned teacher trainer Ian Jukes for a series of seminars on Jan. 31 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu, Feb. 1 at the Rose Memorial Auditorium in CPU, Jaro, Iloilo City and on Feb. 2 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.   The conference, entitled “Teaching [...]

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ruminations on my life as a ‘nomadic’ teacher

Source: www.cowi.com

There was an abrupt halt to my early morning rituals on my last Saturday in Oman.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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