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Filipino teachers held in ‘servitude’

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By Greg Toppo and Icess Fernandez, USA TODAY BATON ROUGE — It has been more than two years since Ingrid Cruz aced a middle-of-the-night video interview in Manila, borrowed $10,000 from her parents and flew halfway around the world to take a job here teaching middle school science.

15 million Filipinos can’t read, write

By Angelo G. Garcia – There are a total of 15 million illiterate Filipinos, 11 million of them suffering from functional illiteracy and four million suffering from no basic literacy skills.

Shorter classes in public schools hit

By Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza – If you were in grade 1 three decades ago, you would have spent at least 8 hours every day at school. This already included lunch and mid-morning breaks or recess, said former Education Undersecretary Miguel Luz.

School away from home

By Ina R. Hernando – While many lament the decrease in quality of education here in the Philippines, the influx of foreign students may disprove just that. Major universities and colleges in Metro Manila have noted an increase in students coming from other countries.

Penguin Books publishes Noli Me Tangere

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GoodNewsPilipinas – Penguin Books has published the newest translation of Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” for the global market. This establishes the Rizal novel as one of the world’s classics, an epic novel that contends with Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.”

DLSU suspends classes for 10 days over H1N1 flu

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By Sheila Crisostomo – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III reported yesterday that De La Salle University (DLSU) officials have decided to voluntarily close the campus along Taft Ave. in Manila starting today up to June 14 after one of its foreign exchange students was found positive for Influenza A(H1N1). Read more »