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Gokongwei's widow dies a week after his death 

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Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei, the widow of the late tycoon John Gokongwei Jr., passed away at 85, a week after the death of her husband, according to her family. "Our mother, Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 20...


DENR to deploy 1,422 'estero rangers'

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it expects to deploy more than 1,000 estero rangers to 711 barangays this year. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu instructed the estero rangers to “bring about change” in the next s...


QC barangay collects e-waste

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Barangay West Triangle in Quezon City held an e-waste collection event in collaboration with the national environmental authorities. The collection was carried out under the auspices of the “Safe PCB and E-Waste Management Project” ...

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Robotics competition encourages students to take up STEM

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The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) advised students to take up STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) courses in college, via a robotics competition. Launched in 2011, the "Tagisang Robotics" tilt is back after a five-year hiatu...

Senate seeks review of K-12 program in 2020

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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, is pushing for a joint congressional oversight review of the K to 12 program by January 2020. "The K-12 program is a massive historical educational reform we introduced to produce the qualit...

DILG cautions youth against joining activities not endorsed by NYC

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Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año advised  the youth to be more discerning before joining events not endorsed by the National Youth Commission. Año said the 1st National Students’ Youth Camp which  will be held on No...

DA advises young Filipinos to sustain agriculture

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) advised the young generation to sustain the agriculture sector. “Young people are attracted to jobs that pay high but without a promise of career growth or skills development. And they often trade this over agriculture or farming that require ...

DLSU to suspend classes on Dec. 2 to 7 

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De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila said it will suspend classes and work from December 2 to 7 during the country's hosting of the SEA Games. DLSU Chancellor Bernard Oca made the announcement through a memorandum issued on November 12. The memo from the chancellor was in anticipa...

Muntinlupa recognizes young leaders

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Youth leaders in Muntinlupa City were feted by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Muntinlupa and the local government for serving and impacting the lives of the young people. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (center), the City Council, and PCCI -Muntinlupa Chapter led by Ms. Elvi Sanchez Q...

PHIVOLCS wants schools to include Building Code in curriculum

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PHIVOLCS-DOST chief Renato Solidum Jr. asked the Department olf Education (DepEd) to include the minimum standards of the National Building Code  in the high-school curriculum.  “Did you expect an ordinary Filipino citizen to follow the [National Building] Code, if he does not ...

Taguig distributes allowance to scholars

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Taguig Learners' Certificate (TLC) scholars will surely strive harder in their academics with the financial assistance given by the city government in the distribution of the TLC scholarship allowance at Taguig City University Auditorium in Barangay Central Bicutan on September 4, Wednesday. Th...

Tiangco encourages Navotas youth to participate in governance

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Mayor Toby Tiangco encouraged Navoteño youth to have their say on city governance. During the recently-concluded 2019 Navotas Youth Congress, Tiangco said their inputs would help make government services more responsive to their needs. “You know first-hand the realities of the Navote&...

DepEd supports neutral desks for students

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The Department of Education (DepEd) said the neutral school desk law would boost its five-year school furniture replacement program. The DepEd said it has been allocating two left-handed armchairs per set of 45 armchairs or 4 percent of total armchairs for learners in a classroom. “The ...