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Teachers gain access to low-interest loans


Education Secretary Armin Luistro has signed an agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines that will enable teachers and employees of the Department of Education to procure livelihood loans at low interest rates, the department announced Saturday.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Board exams for teachers, physicians, sanitary engineers reset, says Baldoz

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has rescheduled the Board Licensure Examinations for Professional Teachers (BLEPT), Physicians (BLEP), and Sanitary Engineers (BLESE) which were originally scheduled in July and August this year, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz announced Thursday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘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 »