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Jobstreet: More employers prefer graduates from top universities

The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University (clockwise). UP PHOTO FROM INQUIRER FILE; ATENEO, UST AND DE LA SALLE PHOTOS FROM THEIR FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS

Fresh graduates from top Metro Manila schools have a better chance of landing a job, a recent survey of employment search engine Jobstreet.com Philippines revealed.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

La Salle moves college opening to September in ‘15

Photo from De La Salle University facebook account.

De La Salle University (DLSU) has announced plans to move the opening of classes to September in school year 2015-16.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHEd thumbs down academic calendar shift

CHEd chairperson Patricia Licuanan.  PHOTO FROM CHED.GOV.PH

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said it does not advise changing the academic calendar, as the country’s top universities shifted to August to May school calendar, from the current June to March.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Proposed ordinance requires schools to update students on campus crime rate


A draft measure that would require schools, colleges and universities in Quezon City to truthfully report and post the crime rates in the vicinity of their respective campuses is up for review by the city council.

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

CHEd pledges to pay colleges, universities with PDAF scholars

Photo courtesy of CHEd

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has assured state universities and colleges it would cover the tuition of tens of thousands of students who were deprived of congressional “pork barrel” scholarships in the second half of the current school year.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UPCAT results out


The University of the Philippines released its UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) results earlier than usual to the pleasant surprise of examinees.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Colleges, universities in NCR

There are a total of 338 colleges and universities in the National Capital Region, as of April 2013, according to data from the Commission on Higher Education. This accounts for 15 percent of the total 2,299 higher institutes of learning in the country, in the same period.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

639 Muslim students to get college grants

Philippines Eid al Adha

A total of 639 Muslim high school graduates to be named by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will receive a tuition grant of P10,000 every year until they graduate from college.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New UP college name questioned

The UP College of Business Administration has been renamed Cesar EA Virata School of Business, after Marcos’ prime minister.  JOAN BONDOC

Two months after the College of Business Administration (CBA) of the University of the Philippines, regarded as the birthplace of the movement against the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, was renamed the Cesar EA Virata School of Business, questions are being raised about its morality and legality.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bankruptcy threatens private colleges, universities


For private high schools, colleges and universities, survival is the name of the game when the roll-out of the K to 12 (kindergarten to Grade 12) reform is completed.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Thousands of gov’t scholars use stipends for family needs, eventually drop out

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

College scholars under the government’s key poverty alleviation measure—the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program—face major challenges to remain in school and graduate.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No permit, no exam’ policy scrapped– CHEd

Photo courtesy of CHEd

Colleges and universities can no longer enforce “no permit, no exam” policy.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Funny celebrity speeches at Harvard


Most graduation speeches are lengthy, moralistic, self-righteous and, frankly speaking, unmemorable.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »



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