Category: Education

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 »

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 »

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 »

Department of Tourism Calls for Research Proposals for 200,000 Peso-Grant

Call for Proposals: DOT-Tourism Research Grant 2019 The Department of Tourism (DOT), in line with its objective of promoting a culture of tourism research in the country is calling for research proposals for its 2019 Tourism Research Grant. The DOT is providing financial assistance to individual research in tourism. The grant aims to foster evidence-based… Read more »

Supermarkets in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam shun plastic, use banana leaves for packaging

The United Nations Environment Programme report on Single Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainibility, stated that of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic produced, only 9% has been recycled while 6.3 billion metric tons become waste. By 2050, 12 billion metric tons will populate our oceans, waterways, landfills and our environment. As part of… Read more »

SUCs, LUCs to start 2019-2020 academic year in August

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued a memorandum on April 5, 2019 to CHED Regional Office Directors, Officers-in-Charge, Heads of SUCs and LUCs by the CHED Chair Prospero De Vera III enjoining all state universities and colleges and local universities and colleges to start the academic year 2019-2020 in August. According to De Vera,… Read more »