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PNoy signs law institutionalizing K to 12 program

By Andreo Calonzo/GMA News – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday signed a law that will add two more years to basic education in the Philippines. Aquino signed Republic Act 10533 seeking to institutionalize the government’s “K to 12 program,” which was already introduced by the Department of Read more »

Grandma, 80, gets college diploma

By Eva Visperas/The Philippine Star – You’re never too old to pursue your dream. Paciencia Pacibe Tamayo, at age 80, graduated from college last Monday, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. The new teacher majored in Technology and Livelihood Education. The widowed grandmother of 19 grandchildren and four Read more »

UP Manila suspends classes Monday to mourn Kristel Tejada

By Doris C. Dumlao/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Officials of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) suspended classes on Monday and called for sobriety amid public dismay and outrage over the suicide of a freshman forced to put her studies on hold because she could not pay the tuition. The Read more »

‘Teach for the Philippines’ looking for Fil-Am teachers for Pinoy kids

gmanetwork.com – An organization called Teach for the Philippines, which seeks to expand educational opportunities in the motherland, is looking for teachers. Angela Lagdameo and Michael Vea, co-directors of Strategy for Recruitment and Selection in the USA, are searching for 10 outstanding Filipino Americans to be a part of the Read more »

Filipino Teachers’ Broken American Dream

By Amelia Pang WASHINGTON—Over 1,000 Filipino teachers have come to work in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland. Many were recruited by the school board while in the Philippines, with promises of a better life. “The irony is my life has not gotten better, it has gotten Read more »

‘Pinoy teachers among lowest paid in Asia’

abs-cbnNEWS.com – MANILA, Philippines – As the world commemorates World Teacher’s Day today, a party-list representative lamented that Filipino teachers are among the lowest paid in Asia. Gabriela party-list Rep. Luz Ilagan, who taught at the Ateneo de Davao University for four decades, said “not only is it a Read more »