Author: RJ Sausa

RJ Sausa has been working in Thailand as an educator for ten years now. Currently, he is a freelance writer and educational consultant.

Philippines celebrates National Flag Days

Today marks the start of the National flag days. This 15-day period will end on June 12 as the nation celebrates the Philippine Independence Day. As part of the first day, the entire nation shall hold a simultaneous flag raising ceremony at 8AM. Media outlets were also requested to play the Lupang Hinirang at the… Read more »

DepEd expecting to hire 33,000 new teachers

Department of Education Undersecretary Anne Sevilla said on Monday, 27 May 2019 that the Department is looking at hiring 33,000 new teachers this year. This announcement came during the launching of Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE). According to Usec. Sevilla, this is to fill the 23,000 teaching vacancies and 10,000 new teaching posts. “Kagaya ng school… Read more »

PAL announces Independence Day seat sale

Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Monday 27 May 2019 their Independence Day seat sale offering domestic and international flights. Domestic flights are sold for as low as Php399 while international flights at USD89. Booking period will be on May 27 til June 2, 2019 and travel period is from June 17 to November 30, 2019.… Read more »

DFA: Goodbye Red Ribbon, Hello Apostille!

The Department of Foreign Affairs posted on its official Facebook page that effective 14 May 2019 DFA will no longer issue Authentication Certificates with “red ribbon” and will instead affix an Apostille as proof of authentication to documents for use abroad. Here’s what you need to know about Apostille. 1. What is an Apostille and… Read more »

Philippines, Thailand 6 other countries issue travel advisory amid May 22 Jakarta riots

8 countries issued travel advisory following the post-election protests turned full blown riots in Jakarta on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines issued travel advisories. Tourism Ministry spokesman Guntur Sakti said on Thursday that Canada, United States, England and Australia issued similar advisories to their citizens. Australian… Read more »

RESULTS: 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board of Professional Teachers (BPT) announced that 19,659 elementary teachers out of 72,054 examinees (27.28%) and 22,271 secondary teachers out of 85,823 examinees (25.95%) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last March 24, 2019 in 20 testing centers all over the Philippines. It is further announced that of the 19,659 elementary teacher passers, 5,078 are first timers and 14,581 are repeaters. For the secondary… Read more »