Author: RJ Sausa

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

A Graduation Legacy: House approves bill mandating students to plant trees as graduation requirement

The Philippine House of Representatives approved on the third and final reading House Bill 8728 otherwise known as Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act which requires students graduating from elementary, high school, and college to plant 10 trees before graduation. The bill requires the trees to be planted in forestlands, mangrove and protected areas, ancestral… Read more »

STATS: Thailand is the most preferred destination by Chinese tourists among ASEAN countries

Thailand remains to be the top destination for Chinese tourists among ASEAN neighbors even well ahead of Asian countries outside ASEAN. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 10.5 million Chinese visited Thailand in 2018 way more than the 8.3 million Chinese arrivals in Japan. While Philippines celebrated the rise of… Read more »

Mark you calendars: May 4 as the new Coronation day and 19 official holidays approved

The Thai Cabinet approved May 4th as the new Coronation day which was previously celebrated on the 5th of May. His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned on this day. According to Assistant Government Spokesman Athisit Chaiyanuwat, Thailand will now have 19 official holidays, three more holidays were added to the existing 16 official holidays:… Read more »

More than 200 babies born with Syphilis in Thailand as of May 2019

According to Thai Public Health Ministry, 249 babies were born with Syphilis from January 1 to May 13, 2019. Data also showed that 3,080 were diagnosed with Syphilis, of these, 40.42% are 15-24 years old while 24.48% are 25-34 years old. Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Sukhum Karnchanapimai said that these babies were infected… Read more »

Philippine Space Agency a reality soon

The Senate approved on Monday, May 20, on the third and final reading the bill creating the Philippine Space Agency. With 18 ayes and no nayes, Senate passed House Bill no. 1983, an Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the Philippine Space Agency. The author and sponsor of the measure,… Read more »

20 senators to form super majority in the 18th Congress

In a caucus on Monday, May 20, Senator Ralph Recto told reporters that they are expecting 20 senators in the majority. Senator Migz Zubiri that, “All 20 members of the majority….so far the discussion is to retain Sotto as Senate President, myself as majority leader, Senator Recto as Senate [president] pro-tempore….Status quo, yung mga committees lang… Read more »

Chulalongkorn University Language Institute to hold FREE Seminar in July

In celebration of it’s 42nd anniversary, the Chulalongkorn University Language Institute will host the International Research Seminar 2019 with the theme “Innovative and Sustainable Development of English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Digital World,” on July 5, 2019 at the Mahitaladhibesra Building, Chulalongkorn University.  Individuals are also invited to submit a research on English Language Teaching… Read more »