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Boom in video chat apps brings out cybercriminals with fake sites, malware

Apr 01, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Phishing websites are targeting unsuspecting consumers who want to use a video chat app to connect for work, or to talk to friends and family

Teachers brave digital classrooms as coronavirus closes schools

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Even in a school that already uses many tools of online communication, transitioning to online teaching does not come without challenges

Beyond the classroom: Advocates discuss how to make PH education more accessible

Nov 01, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Advocates talk about 4 sectors – urban poor, out-of-school youth and children, and indigenous peoples – during a MovePH huddle done in partnership with the UP College of Education Student Council

LESSONS. Advocates tackle how to provide learning opportunities to the marginalized sector through a Move huddle in partnership with UP CESC on October 26. Photo from UPCESC

Join the huddle: How can we provide learning opportunities to marginalized sectors?

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MovePH, in partnership with University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education Student Council will host this huddle on October 26

DepEd to hold Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on Dec 13 to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says several major companies have pledged to build school buildings in Marawi City

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

P2B needed to rebuild 29 ‘totally damaged’ Marawi schools

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are allowing Marawi students who evacuated to other cities to enroll in any school with or without documentation to foster a sense of normalcy

INFRA DAMAGE. Filipino soldiers stands in front of a destroyed building in Marawi City on the day of its liberation from terrorists on October 17. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

P3B slashed from DepEd’s school buildings fund in 2018

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla is not worried about the budget cut saying the DepEd is focused on addressing the backlog in the construction of new classrooms

BUDGET CUTS. DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla and Secretary Leonor Briones face the House appropriations committee on August 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

P95B still unused in classroom construction fund for 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says the delay in building new classrooms is caused by the intensive pre construction assessment that had to be done

PERENNIAL PROBLEM. Classroom shortage has been a longstanding issue in the Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How DepEd plans to address PH classroom shortage

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The education department is considering different solutions to address this perennial problem including the construction of high rise school buildings as well as school communities outside urban centers

SHORTAGE? Grade 1 students attend classes at a hallway of Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City during the start of classes on Monday, June 5. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#BrigadaEskwela kicks off nationwide

May 15, 2017 - 4:54 PM

From Cordillera Regional Science High School in La Trinidad Benguet to Ipil National High School in Zamboanga Sibugay teachers students and parents take part in cleaning their schools to make facilities ready for the start of classes

COMMUNITY EFFORT. Parents and teachers of Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City join together in cleaning the classroom during the 2017 Brigada Eskuwela that signal the start of school classes. Photo by Darren Langit/ Rappler

WATCH: How shoeboxes bring hope to remote, conflict-hit schools

Mar 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Since 2012 the Philippine Army Civil Military Operations Group s Project Shoebox has given school supplies to about 300 000 students from Abra to Jolo

HOPE IN A BOX. Basilan youth receive their shoeboxes with school supplies from the Philippine Army's Civil Military Operations Group. Photo from Project Shoebox

WATCH: Ed Sheeran, Jimmy Fallon, The Roots sing 'Shape of You' with classroom instruments

Feb 28, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots use blocks fruit shaped shakers rainbow xylophones and more cute instruments to play Ed Sheeran s hit

'SHAPE OF YOU.' Ed Sheeran performs 'Shape of You' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Technology and teaching: How the Internet opened opportunities for education

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Knowing that there are options for Filipino teachers to teach outside the classroom is crucial for those who need it

'Nurture the seeds we planted'

Jun 30, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Everyone who has been with us in this journey will remember that it began with a simple dream to make a difference in the lives of our Filipino learners

BACK OF THE CLASS. Whenever he enters a classroom, Secretary Luistro prefers to sit with the students to observe how engaged they are with the lesson. These students are shy to his presence. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Rooms not ready: Half-day classes in Cebu to adjust to senior high

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Department of Education in Cebu has targeted to build 1 038 classrooms to accommodate expected Grade 11 enrolees but only 371 have been completed

SCHOOL. In Cebu City, only 371 classrooms out of the targeted 1,038 are completed while 641 of which are still under construction and 16 have not started yet. File photo from EPA

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

May 27, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The budget department releases P500 million for new classrooms in 18 provinces

NEW CLASSROOMS. Students from indigenous peoples' communities in Mindanao will get new classrooms this 2016. File photo by Rappler

Film minggu ini: Dari 'Goosebumps' hingga 'Crimson Peak'

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Rekomendasi film yang dirilis minggu ini mulai dari Goosebumps Crimson Peak hingga L’Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L’ArCASINO

Promo poster film 'Goosebumps' akan meriahkan musim Halloween. Foto dari

#DearNextPresident: Youth's message to the future PH leader

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Because they are too young to vote these students instead put into writing their messages for the next president

More than 500 students from different schools in Metro Manila participate in the National Letter Writing Day with the theme "Dear Next President" initiated by the Philippine Postal Corporation and the Department of Education at the SM North EDSA Skydome in Quezon City on Friday, October 9, 2015. The event aims to encourage old fashioned letter writing to a high-tech generations and is in celebration with the World Post Day on October 9, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DBM releases P9.41B for building 6,000 new classrooms

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:08 PM

The highest allocation will go to Calabarzon P2 17 billion followed by the National Capital Region P1 29 billion and Western Visayas P1 2 billion

MORE CLASSROOMS. Teachers from the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School console their students throwing a fit during the opening of classes in Quezon City on Monday. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Recto wants itemized projects in DepEd's classroom budget

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

To speed up construction of new classrooms Senator Ralph Recto says the education department should identify in the national budget the sites for the new classrooms

MORE CLASSROOMS NEEDED. Senator Ralph Recto says itemizing the school building fund will help speed up the construction of new classrooms. File photo from EPA

Gov't must build 254 classrooms a day to reach target – Recto

Aug 02, 2015 - 4:46 PM

Senator Ralph Recto says 254 classrooms must be built every day to finish all 84 728 new classrooms before President Aquino bows out in June 2016

Elementary students get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, 02 June 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Albay: Shifts, night classes to address classroom shortage

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:02 PM

We don’t refuse late enrollees and transferees as education is for all Our concerns are the school facilities says the principal of Daraga National High School

CLASSES AT THE GYM. The Daraga National High School in Albay province hold classes at the gymnasium due to classroom shortage. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Albay lawmaker questions lack of classrooms for K to 12

Jun 01, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Albay Representative Fernando Gonzalez says classrooms that can accommodate senior high school are not ready and many students will be displaced

BEHIND TARGET. An Albay representative questions the delay in the construction of classrooms in his district for the K to 12 program ahead of the opening of classes on June 1. File photo

Public schools in PH open doors to 21M students

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:30 AM

The education department contends with old problems like late registration and school congestion as well as new ones like the threat of the West Valley Fault and the targets under the Education for All 2015 program

Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Negros Occidental schools 'ready' for K to 12

May 12, 2015 - 6:36 PM

The province expects 46 680 students to enter senior high school by 2016

DepEd target: Build 20,000 senior high classrooms in 2016

May 05, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says if Congress approves the budget for it this will be his department s last major classroom construction

LAST MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. The Department of Education's target is to build another 20,000 classrooms in 2016 for its senior high school program. File photo by Rapper/Jee Geronimo

Vienna’s ‘working class’ builds classrooms in Yolanda-hit Ormoc

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:25 PM

‘These are not money from rich people but from ordinary people who made sacrifices so that they can share a little amount for the project ’ says the Johanniter International Assistance

REBUILT. Barangay San Juan Elementary School in Ormoc City, whose students had to hold classes in tenths months after Super Typhoon Yolanda, gets two new classrooms, while other rooms have been renovated. Photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler

Yolanda ruined her school, help build Teresa’s dream

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Third grade pupil Teresa Bardillon hopes generous people will help her and her classmates rebuild their classrooms

Yolanda a year after: More than 300 classrooms built

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Thousands of classrooms are not yet completely built but DepEd says it is on track in its efforts since it is building classrooms that can withstand intense earthquakes and strong winds

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

New classrooms in Yolanda-hit areas ready by end-2014

Jun 03, 2014 - 6:08 PM

The assessment of needs and the adoption of a new disaster resilient classroom design have caused delays in the construction of target classrooms

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Students suffer in cramped, makeshift rooms in Yolanda areas

Jun 02, 2014 - 7:44 PM

New regulations requiring higher building standards so schools withstand future typhoons have caused delays in government s plan to build or repair 20 000 rooms

Interactive learning, thanks to a 'smart' classroom

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:30 PM

The Smart Classroom project at the Philippine Science High School aims to provides students with a fully digital and interactive learning environment

Aquino: No more classroom backlog

Feb 03, 2014 - 3:20 PM

As much as possible the President says the demands of the k 12 program should not be passed on for the next administration meet

NO BACKLOG. President Aquino says his administration has erased the 66,800 backlog of classrooms it inherited from the previous administration. Malacañang Photo Bureau

COA: 2012 classroom construction target short by 72%

Jan 23, 2014 - 11:23 PM

UPDATED DepEd says their target date in closing classroom backlogs is May 2013 since they follow the school calendar not the fiscal year

File photo by Rappler

DepEd to private sector: Adopt schools in Yolanda areas

Jan 10, 2014 - 6:33 PM

Latest figures show 12 500 classrooms need repair and rehabilitation in 4 regions

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Harvard University evacuates over explosives report

Dec 17, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Harvard University orders an immediate evacuation over reports of possible explosives at 4 sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States

Yolanda damaged 3,171 schools - DepEd

Nov 21, 2013 - 3:04 PM

UPDATED The department encourages schools to resume classes as soon as possible as a way of helping students recover from disasters

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Task: Locate teachers in disaster areas

Nov 12, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Temporary learning spaces will be set up once school officials are accounted for says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

What goes into the building of classrooms

Oct 29, 2013 - 7:58 PM

For Education Secretary Bro Armin Luistro building classrooms goes beyond meeting targets

FACTORS. The Department of Education wants more than just meeting its target of 66,800 classrooms before 2013 ends. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Funds available but supply short for Visayas school tents

Oct 25, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says DepEd won t allow students to go back to school buildings until structures are declared safe by engineers

SLOW. The procurement of much needed tents in Central Visayas is going slow, says Luistro. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd allots P300M for quake-hit schools

Oct 17, 2013 - 3:44 PM

That only 134 out of more than 4 000 schools in Cebu and Bohol have reported being damaged is not an accurate picture of the extent of the quake s effects

QUICK RESPONSE. The Department of Education allots an initial P300 million for quake-hit schools in Central Visayas. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd: Tents, alternative classrooms needed in Visayas

Oct 16, 2013 - 8:25 PM

DepEd is looking for alternative learning sites It s also in need of tents to serve as temporary classrooms

DAMAGED SCHOOLS. Part of the wall of Baclayon Central Elementary School falls down after the earthquake that hit Bohol on October 15. Photo by Edeliza Macalandag

Fences and farmers: LGU efforts in education reforms

Oct 13, 2013 - 2:09 PM

More local government units are taking up the responsibility of improving the quality of education in the country

EDUCATION CHAMPIONS. About 50 local chief executives commit to education reforms. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Finding purpose in helping others

Jul 20, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Angelo Valencia finds purpose in shifting from corporate law to building classrooms for the benefit of children in far flung areas

DepEd to miss target in building needed classrooms

Jul 18, 2013 - 2:37 PM

The education department cites delays caused by bad weather and procurement processes but promises to finish the remaining 23 376 rooms by March 2014

NEXT YEAR. The Department of Education said they may finally address the classroom shortage at least before this school year ends. Photo by Rapper/Jee Geronimo

4 firms prequalify for classroom PPP bidding

Apr 17, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The firms will undergo mock up test in Pampanga that will help determine their technical capability to undertake the project

Photo courtesy of the PPP Center

Classroom shortage to be addressed in 2013

Apr 05, 2013 - 4:36 PM

DBM releases budget for school construction and rehabilitation aimed at closing education resource gaps by 2013

#BudgetWatch: DBM releases P10-B for classroom construction

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:36 PM

DBM releases fund to help close classroom gap by 2013

Bids sought for PPP classroom project

Dec 20, 2012 - 1:58 PM

The project involves the construction of 10 679 classrooms across 14 regions in the country

Cavite-Laguna toll road among priority PPP projects in 2013

Oct 31, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The US 1 01 billion 4 lane and 47 02 km Cavite Laguna Expressway CALAX road project running through Cavite and Laguna provinces is among the priority infrastructure projects the Aquino administration will push in 2013