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THROWBACK: VPOP Robredo delivers kitchen tools and equipments to Romblon HS

Can’t get enough info about the hardworking VP? Here’s a throwback post about VPOP Leni Robredo on yet another achievement, small as it may. This time, a fruitful and happy outcome out of her effort spearheading flagship program ‘Angat Buhay.’ Way back in May of this year she delivered the […]

University of Nueva Caceres now under new corporate ownership? Again?

Ownership of the University of Nueva Caceres change hands. Kind of. For decades, the Hernandez family of Naga city and Libmanan town used to own and manage the first and largest university in Bicol. But not anymore as the education arm of the Ayala Corporation, the AC Education, Inc., (AEI) […]

DepEd Bicol says no major problem during first day of school

For lack of proper monitoring standard, an official of DepEd Bicol summarily said there were no major problems met on the first day of school in various provinces and cities of the region. Spokesperson Mayflor Jumamil said the education department had prepared for “Balik Eskwela” this school year with 973 […]

Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or […]

DepEd, Microsoft collaborates to launch EGG

MANILA — The Department of Education has teamed up with Microsoft Philippines in launching the EGG, a self-contained classroom that could be set up in remote areas, filter its own water and generate power system and has internet connectivity. The EGG can accommodate more than 30 students and can be […]

Bicol private schools gets nod to hike tuition fees

LEGAZPI CITY — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has approved the requests of 12 out of 22 private colleges and universities in the Bicol Region for increases in tuition fees and other school fees this coming school year while it rejected those of eight others for lack of requirements […]

Supreme Court of the Philippines dismiss petitions VS K to 12 program

The arguments presented by petitioners against the implementation of the K to 12 program in the country’s education system was not good enough, it would seem. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc on Tuesday dismissed several petitions seeking to stop the implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade […]

University in Bicol settles P14.4-M of unremitted SSS contribution, penalties

This is why employees should be very vigilant when it comes to availment of their Social Security Systm benefit while updated of their status as contributing member of the system. But what happen when the employees are getting their salaries net of the SSS contribution, meaning the deduction was already […]

Teachers, nurses to get higher pay in salary standardization 2015

The proposed Salary Standardization law of 2015 will provide public school teachers and nurses higher pay in comparison to their counterpart in the private sector according to the Department of Budget and Management. “Our study revealed that if we compare the median of the market to the median of SSL […]

BU grad #7 in licensure exam for achitects held in ME

An alumnus from the Bicol University is among the top ten passers of the licensure board examinations for architect held in the Middle East. Christian Encelan Quriona garnered 82.70, one of two examinees ranked 7th, among the 337 passers out of 447 hopefuls. The successful examinees who garnered the ten […]

Severe classroom shortage marked opening of classes in Albay

DARAGA, Albay, June 4 — The first day of classes in Albay was disorderly with jampacked classrooms that reminded one of a can of sardines. Some teachers even held classes in covered courts with black boards serving as dividers. The severe scarcity of classrooms was aggravated by the implementation of […]

2014 bar exam results released, San Beda law graduate #1

MANILA, March 26 — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta announced on Thursday that a College of Law graduate of the San Beda College in Manila topped the 2014 Bar Examinations. Peralta, who chairs the 2014 Committee on Bar Examinations, said that out of 5,984 Bar examinees, 1,126 […]

Bicol DepEd release list of schools to offer senior high program in 2016

LEGAZPI CITY, March 14 – Despite the seeming unpreparedness in offering the proposed new senior high school (SHS) program, the Department of Education (DepEd) confirms that 1,251 schools in Bicol are ready (sic) to offer the K to 12 curriculum by 2016. DepEd V Education Program Supervisor Cecile Ferro disclosed […]

Is DepEd’s National Achievement Test still relevant or passé?

On March 12, Thursday, pupils belonging to the test groups covered by the National Achievement Test (NAT) program become the focus of a government exercise on education. Much of the whole school year, teachers in the Grade Six level have been preparing for the NAT. It would seem we are […]

PRC adds Catanduanes as test center for BLEPT

PRC adds more testing centers for March BLEPT Manila, February 20, 2015 — The Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board for Professional Teachers announces the designation of Jolo Sulu, Bongao Tawi-tawi, and Catanduanes as additional testing centers for the March 29, 2015 board licensure examination for professional teachers […]

DepEd: Update of areas with no classes until December 9

MANILA, Dec 8 — The Department of Education released Monday an updated list of areas with class suspensions until December 9 due to typhoon “Ruby”. On Monday, classes in all levels are suspended in Bataan, Bulacan, San Fernando City (Pampanga), Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Calapan City (Oriental […]

Mayon: DepEd delivers monoblock chairs, supplies for teachers

Monoblock chairs and school supplies for teachers were delivered by the education department over the weekend as confirmed Sunday by the agency’s Twitter account with accompanying post of photos. The school equipments were dropped off by trucks. In a related story, governor Joey Salceda and education officials distributed to teachers […]

Bicolanos top list of passers for master electrician

Ten Bicolanos made it to the list of top passers for Master Electrician Licensure examination administered by the Professional Regulation Commission given this September. Gift Joy Huab Dugayo, an electrical engineering graduate of Sorsogon State Colleges, obtained a score of 88 percent, making him the first placer among the 972 […]

353 Catanduanes State students given scholarship

Some 353 students enrolled at the Catanduanes State University were granted scholarship amounting to P60,000 per head by the Commission on Higher Education this school year. The program on expanded student’s grants-in-aid for poverty alleviation targets indigent but deserving students from families enrolled in the 4P’s of the social welfare […]

Bicolanos among top ten of May 2014 nursing board exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 11,225 out of 29,188 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Bacolod, Baguio, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Laoag, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga last May 2014. The successful […]

PRC release passers, top ten of June 2014 Architect Licensure Exams

The Professional Regulations commission has released the result of the June 2014 licensure examinations for architecture. A total of 1,100 examinees passed. Below are the successful examinees who garnered the top ten (10) highest places in the June 2014 Architect Licensure Examination are the following: 1 RODRICK PAUL VELASCO MENDOZA […]

No salary increase for public school teachers this year – Malacanang

MANILA – As the first day of classes opens nationwide, public school teachers are greeted with the announcement by Malacanang that their desired salary increase will have to wait until next year. Reposting here newsbrief from The Bulletin Today Presidential spokesperson Herminio Coloma, Jr. explained that a raise could not […]

44 Bicol students get science scholarship for S/Y 2014-2015

LEGAZPI CITY — Forty-four Bicol students qualified for the science education merit scholarship program of the science and technology department for school year 2014-2015. DOST-SEI qualifiers consists of 28 high school graduates and 16 sophomore college students this current school year. The high school qualifiers will get assistance with any […]

Bicolano police cadet tops PNPA graduating class of 2014

VIRAC, Catanduanes, March 20 – The topnotcher of this year’s graduating class of the Philippine National Police Academy is Police Cadet Glenn Tabo Santelices, 25, from the town of San Andres of Catanduanes province. Before entering the academy, Santelices attended Claret seminary in Quezon City and finished Philosophy as cum […]

Education department need 31,335 new teachers nationwide

MANILA, March 6 — The Department of Education needed to fill posts for 31,335 teachers nationwide, with all positions most ideally filled out by April 1, 2014, in time for the opening of classes. Requirements for each region include Region 1 – 1,029; Region 2 – 727; Region 3 – […]

Bicol University to open a new medical school

Legazpi City — The Bicol University will open next school year a medical school in its main campus in this city, according to Gov. Joey Salceda. Its (prospective) medical students will use the facilities of the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH). Meanwhile, the BRTTH also based in the […]

80,693 take licensure exam for teachers on Jan 26

Manila, Jan. 26 — A total of 80,693 examinees will be taking the board licensure examination for professional teachers today in 15 testing centers nationwide. The Professional Regulation Commission announced that the bulk of LET examinees will come from the National Capital Region with an estimated 18,055 examinees, followed by […]

Early registration seen to curb school drop-outs

The education department in Bicol open its doors in the region for the conduct of early registration in all public elementary and secondary schools starting January 25th. The exercise is a simultaneous endeavor that will commence in all school districts nationwide. The newest scheme is aimed at gathering base information […]

DepEd to prioritize NCR, Region 5 and CAR for toxic-free schools program

MANILA, — The Department of Education is prioritizing the National Capital Region, Bicol and the Cordillera Administrative Region for the implementation of the Toxics-Free Schools Program (TFSP) for school year 2014-2015. Under a memorandum of agreement signed on Friday, DepEd has partnered with the environmental group BAN Toxics to prevent […]

DepEd sets advance registration in public schools

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Department of Education sets an early registration for public elementary and secondary schools nationwide beginning on Jan. 25. “We want to prevent logistical problems when the new school year starts in June. If our school heads know how many students they will have ahead of […]

Shift of school opening from June to September under study

MANILA, Jan. 4 — The proposal to move the opening of classes from June to either August or September has gained the attention of Malacanang. On Saturday, a palace spokesperson said that the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education are now studying the proposals. Deputy presidential spokesperson […]

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 271 out of 580 passed the November 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination (Written Phase) and 265 out of 281 passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Practical Phase) given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this December 2013. The […]

December 2013 Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology for Optometrists result

December 2013 Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology for Optometrists The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2 out of 3 examinees passed the Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology for Optometrists given by the Board of Optometry in Manila this December 2013. The members of the Board of Optometry […]

December 2013 Optometrist Licensure Examination results

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the December 2013 Optometrist Licensure Examination are the following: RANK N A M E SCHOOL RATING(%) 1 ANTHONY AMOS KOA MANILA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY-CALOO CAN CITY 90.90 2 HANS IAN ANDERSON CO ONG CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY-MANILA 88.80 3 AMALIA LORAINE […]

PRC cancels Lucena and Iloilo as Testing Centers for the December 2013 Electronics Engineers and Electronic Technicians

PRC cancels Lucena and Iloilo as Testing Centers for the December 2013 Electronics Engineers and Electronic Technicians Manila – The Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board of Electronics Engineering announces the cancellation of Lucena and Iloilo as Testing Centers for the December 2013 Licensure Examination for Electronics Engineers […]

35,493 examinees set to take the December 2013 Nursing Licensure Exam

Manila – 35,493 examinees from various testing centers nationwide will try to hurdle the Nursing Licensure Examination set on December 7 and 8, 2013 to be given by the Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing. Bulk of the examinees will come from the National Capital Region with a total of 11,333 […]

Top Ten of November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

Top Ten of November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination are the following: RANK N A M E SCHOOL RATING(%) 1 PAUL MARION JOAQUIN DEMAPELIS UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 96.90 2 GERARD PAUL […]

Board Exam Results- November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

MANILA — Board Exam Results- November 2013 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination. A total of 3,168 out of 6,584 examinees passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, the Professional Regulation Commission has posted. The examination was given by the Board of Civil Engineering in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, […]

Board Exam Results – Licensure Examination for Teachers at Secondary Level

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 29, 2013 in 17 testing centers all […]

Board Exam Results – Licensure Examination for Teachers at Elementary Level

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 29, 2013 in 17 testing centers all […]

Bicol University grad 3rd placer in November 2013 Chemical Engineer licensure exams

Bicol University grad 3rd placer in November 2013 Chemical Engineer licensure exams The Professional Regulation Commission announces that 428 out of 734 passed the Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Chemical Engineering in Manila and Cebu this November 2013. List of successful examinees who garnered the ten […]

A Retrospect of Summer Reading Scilympics Camp in Tanza Elementary School

Tanza, Navotas, MM, June 3, 2013- Students and teachers will be back to school today for another “bout” of school year with more positive prospects. But let me share these retrospective of an educational fun activity we have done this past summer vacation. Looking back, while many of the public […]

Is the University of Nueva Caceres for Sale or Just a Rumor?

The first and oldest university in southern Luzon is for sale. Local report confirmed the 65-year-old University of Nueva Caceres in Naga city is in the auction block. The buzz is that the majority owners, however, have already concluded negotiation with a buyer for an undisclosed value. The buyer is […]

Poetry is a Part of Literature That is Now Going Passe?

Poetry is a part of literature that is now going passe. Gone were the days when poetry reading was once a part of grand occasions looking back into our Hispanic heritage. It is even getting less and less popular among students what with their current interest. Something understandable, as technology […]

My First 200 Days in the Public School System

Last March 21 was our school’s Commencement Exercises. It also wrapped-up my first 200 days in the public school. Just like any other things we get involved with, the first teaching experience is always novel. I had my very first year ever as mentor in the public school way back […]

CamNorte Gets Big Allocation for Hiring Teachers

Legazpi city, (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) will be hiring about 3,000 new public school teachers for the next school year in Bicol. But the region’s smallest province of Camarines Norte is getting the biggest share. The DepEd regional office based at the Regional Government Center in barangay […]

DepEd Releases Graduation Rites 2013 Guideline

A simple yet unforgettable graduation for students. This is what education secretary Luistro wants for graduating students to experience this year. The secretary said the rites itself should be an affair that includes civic duties, sense of community and personal responsibilities and should be memorable and exciting without extravagant splurges. […]

Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges Now A State College

Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges-Naga city campus is now known as the Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology thru Republic Act 10231 last October 19. The law grants autonomy to the school as it is officially separated from the Camarines Sur State Polytechnic Colleges in Nabua. It now attains […]

Classes Resume Today As PH Gears for Another Holiday

It is back to school today in all levels in public elementary and high school. The one week-long semestral break being finally over. According to the Department of Education, the semestral break which started on October 22nd up to the 25th was extended due to the nationally-declared Eid Ul-Udha holiday. […]

Children in Developing Countries Aspire to be Teachers, Doctors

(NewsUSA) – Ask an average group of 10- to 12-year-olds in the United States what they want to be when they grow up, and more than one in four will say famous athlete or singer/actor. Pose the same question to their counterparts in the developing world and professions requiring a […]

Focus on Qualities of A Good Teacher

One week after the grand school opening hereabout, we expect students and teachers will have started slowly settling into their comfort zones. I should know. I am a classroom teacher for more than two decades in different private schools in Legazpi city and Rizal province. At one time and for […]

La Salud Family Farm School Thrives in Calabanga

Five years after opening its gates to the first batch of students from the surrounding communities in barangay Sta. Salud of the municipality of Calabanga, the co-educational institution still thrives and is thriving well and good. We refer to the La Salud Family Farm School, the only one of its […]

DepEd Falls Short on Delivery of Its Mandated Task

Four months into the school year and DepEd announced delivery is underway to fill the backlog of textbooks on five core subjects— Math, Science, English, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan even as there is a shortage of 2.5 million pieces of chairs to accommodate and seat pupils in 45,000 public elementary and secondary schools.

Philippine Public Education System Stinks to A Certain Degree

Something we can say with certain degree of certitude: the Philippine education system stinks when it comes to offering positive learning environment and delivery of standard services to the multitude of youths in their critical stage of impressionistic, yet open minds.

CBSUA: A University in Metamorphosis

The conversion of CSSAC into CBSUA has made a tremendous grandeur for my Alma Matter, a far cry from what I had known during the CSAC days. The new University is expected to provide technological science including education, arts, and science.

Shout Out to Pinoy Parents and Graduates

It is disturbing how many graduates from the numerous schools of the country will get job placement afterwards. It will always remain a question forever. For the multitude of graduates, like in clinical nursing, may end up in call centers and the worst scenario- as sales clerks in mall stores, for there are not too many hospitals can absorb the abundant supply of manpower.

A New University in Town

There are arrivals and changes that are welcome but make drastic contrast in memories stored in our mind. Take for example the recent conversion of the Camarines Sur State Agriculltural College (CSSAC) into the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) system last October 12, this year.

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No salary increase for public school teachers this year – Malacanang

MANILA – As the first day of classes opens nationwide, public school teachers are greeted with the announcement by Malacanang that their desired salary increase will have to wait until next year. Reposting here newsbrief from The Bulletin Today Presidential spokesperson Herminio Coloma, Jr. explained that a raise could not […]

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Is the University of Nueva Caceres for Sale or Just a Rumor?

The first and oldest university in southern Luzon is for sale. Local report confirmed the 65-year-old University of Nueva Caceres in Naga city is in the auction block. The buzz is that the majority owners, however, have already concluded negotiation with a buyer for an undisclosed value. The buyer is […]

CBSUA: A University in Metamorphosis

The conversion of CSSAC into CBSUA has made a tremendous grandeur for my Alma Matter, a far cry from what I had known during the CSAC days. The new University is expected to provide technological science including education, arts, and science.

Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or […]

Board Exam Results – Licensure Examination for Teachers at Elementary Level

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 29, 2013 in 17 testing centers all […]

DepEd sets advance registration in public schools

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Department of Education sets an early registration for public elementary and secondary schools nationwide beginning on Jan. 25. “We want to prevent logistical problems when the new school year starts in June. If our school heads know how many students they will have ahead of […]

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 271 out of 580 passed the November 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination (Written Phase) and 265 out of 281 passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Practical Phase) given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this December 2013. The […]

Board Exam Results – Licensure Examination for Teachers at Secondary Level

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 29, 2013 in 17 testing centers all […]

Supreme Court of the Philippines dismiss petitions VS K to 12 program

The arguments presented by petitioners against the implementation of the K to 12 program in the country’s education system was not good enough, it would seem. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc on Tuesday dismissed several petitions seeking to stop the implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade […]

DepEd, Microsoft collaborates to launch EGG

MANILA — The Department of Education has teamed up with Microsoft Philippines in launching the EGG, a self-contained classroom that could be set up in remote areas, filter its own water and generate power system and has internet connectivity. The EGG can accommodate more than 30 students and can be […]

Philippine Public Education System Stinks to A Certain Degree

Something we can say with certain degree of certitude: the Philippine education system stinks when it comes to offering positive learning environment and delivery of standard services to the multitude of youths in their critical stage of impressionistic, yet open minds.

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Law grad from University of San Carlos Cebu tops 2016 bar exam

A law graduate from the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar exams while a janitor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) also passed the Bar. These two are part of the 3,747 who passed out of the 6,344 examinees who took the 2016 Bar examinations, or […]

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Supreme Court of the Philippines dismiss petitions VS K to 12 program

The arguments presented by petitioners against the implementation of the K to 12 program in the country’s education system was not good enough, it would seem. The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) en banc on Tuesday dismissed several petitions seeking to stop the implementation of the Kindergarten to Grade […]

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results

December 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination results The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 271 out of 580 passed the November 2013 Dentist Licensure Examination (Written Phase) and 265 out of 281 passed the Dentist Licensure Examination (Practical Phase) given by the Board of Dentistry in Manila this December 2013. The […]

Philippine Public Education System Stinks to A Certain Degree

Something we can say with certain degree of certitude: the Philippine education system stinks when it comes to offering positive learning environment and delivery of standard services to the multitude of youths in their critical stage of impressionistic, yet open minds.

Board Exam Results – Licensure Examination for Teachers at Secondary Level

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 29, 2013 in 17 testing centers all […]

Is the University of Nueva Caceres for Sale or Just a Rumor?

The first and oldest university in southern Luzon is for sale. Local report confirmed the 65-year-old University of Nueva Caceres in Naga city is in the auction block. The buzz is that the majority owners, however, have already concluded negotiation with a buyer for an undisclosed value. The buyer is […]

Board Exam Results – Licensure Examination for Teachers at Elementary Level

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announces that 19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (L.E.T.) given last September 29, 2013 in 17 testing centers all […]

DepEd sets advance registration in public schools

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Department of Education sets an early registration for public elementary and secondary schools nationwide beginning on Jan. 25. “We want to prevent logistical problems when the new school year starts in June. If our school heads know how many students they will have ahead of […]