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[OPINION] Part 2: Why language subjects in college are better optional

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Let us be reminded that Filipino is not the only language of Filipinos. We are a multilingual people. This is what makes Filipinos special, for which we should be proud.

[OPINION] Part 1: Why language subjects in college are better optional

Jun 09, 2019 - 8:48 AM

The Supreme Court's decision is a victory for flexibility and diversity. Finally, we can move beyond the cumbersome, overly prescriptive policies of the past.

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[OPINYON] Hindi ko magawang magbiro dahil sa mga balita ngayon

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bakit ganito ako kaseryoso ngayon? Dahil sa ruling ng Supreme Court na mag-aalis ng Filipino at Panitikan bilang core subjects sa kolehiyo. Hindi masusukat ang pinsalang magagawa nito sa mga darating na henerasyon.

Supreme Court lifts TRO: Filipino not required subject in college

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Supreme Court defends the exclusion as making sure there is no duplication of subjects, since Filipino is already taught in elementary and high school

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

Drugs 101: What are schools telling kids about illegal substance abuse?

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Questions about the drug war and a lack of textbooks hound schools as Filipino students learn about the dangers of drugs inside the classroom

CLASSROOM LEARNING. A student from Arellano High School in Manila participates in a game on the different types of drugs during her health class. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pangilinan bill seeks new Constitution subject for Grade 12 students

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The proposed Constitutional Education subject would cover topics like the rights and duties of citizens, social justice, and human rights

CONSTI CLASS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan wants Grade 12 students to learn about the Constitution in school. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 27 - April 2, 2017

Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

What the UP president thinks of fewer GE units in college

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The UP has to ensure that its graduates are well rounded But somehow we also have to make sure that our students are competitive not only locally domestically but also globally says UP President Danilo Concepcion

GENERAL EDUCATION. UP President Danilo Concepcion says he allowed the University Council of UP Diliman to 'decide democratically' on its General Education curriculum. Rappler screenshot

UP's new GE curriculum: Should Diliman make the shift?

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Critics call the proposed shift a reduction of units while supporters say this is the university s way of responding to its 21st century learners

Taiwan drops 'China-centric' curriculum after protests

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Education ministry officials say they took into account the public outrage over the curriculum

epa05328155 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen gestures during the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, 25 May 2016. Tsai held her first press conference after taking office last 20 May 2016. Tsai Ing-wen is Taiwan's first female leader, and also the first president from the former opposition with a parliamentary majority, under China's watchful gaze. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

2015: Protest against K to 12 at its loudest, reaches the Supreme Court

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Rappler documents the complaints against the senior high school program that will be implemented in 2016 while Education Secretary Luistro thinks there s more excitement than anxiety about the program

Filipino sa K to 12 curriculum: 'Hindi masyadong pinag-aralan'

Aug 14, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Sinisisi ni Chairman Virgilio Almario ang nakaraang administrasyon ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino na umano y hindi aktibong nagkonsulta sa DepEd ukol nang inihahanda ang bagong curriculum

What is wrong with Miriam College?

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Miriam College has to answer a number of questions as school opens in August One of them: Why is the school increasing its tuition – 70 of tuition increase goes to faculty – but will cut down on faculty?

Indonesia drug mule, Licuanan on K-12, Germanwings pilot | The wRap

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Filipina drug mule in Indonesia’s death row was duped Higher education chair Licuanan says extra school years are worth it The Germanwings pilot had suicidal tendencies

Rappler Talk: Technopreneurship in the Philippines

Mar 31, 2015 - 2:50 PM

How will technopreneurship affect economic progress in the Philippines?

Soon in schools: West Philippine Sea 101?

Jan 06, 2015 - 7:43 AM

The DFA wants students to learn about the Philippines marine wealth and maritime claims by incorporating the West Philippine Sea in the curriculum

'VALUE RESOURCES.' Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Charles Jose says his department's proposed West Philippine Sea curriculum aims to teach students to value the Philippines' marine resources. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

CHED keeps new GE curriculum

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:33 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says it will provide incentives to schools that will use Filipino in general education courses

South Korea exam chief resigns over errors in high-stakes college test

Nov 24, 2014 - 1:24 PM

The acknowledgement that mistakes were made followed a flood of complaints to the exam board from students and parents

In this file photo, a high school student buries his face in his hands after receiving his college entrance exam results, in Seoul, South Korea, 27 November 2013. Yonhap/EPA

Policies on the use of the Filipino language

Aug 16, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Take a look at some of the main Filipino language policies currently in place that aid government institutions to uphold and propagate the national language

Should Filipino be scrapped from the college curriculum?

Jun 28, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Is Filipino a subject only for K 12 and below? We ask netizens

CHED may require use of Filipino to teach some GE courses

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Commission will also propose to Congress a stabilization fund that will cover the cost of maintaining faculty and the cost of lost of enrollment in colleges due to K to 12

TRANSITION PAINS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the country will have to weather the transition phase of the K to 12 program 'as best as we can.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Filipino in college: What are you afraid of?

Jun 22, 2014 - 1:13 PM

The new General Education curriculum is an opportunity for teachers to work together to draft courses that will make the future generation of students proud But school administrators have lagged behind

No Filipino subjects in college? 'Tanggol Wika' opposes CHED memo

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

The newly created alliance says it will bring its fight all the way to Malacañang

CHED is not targeting Filipino language instruction

Jun 19, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Emotionally charged ill informed nationalist polemics about the national language move us away from more productive debates

College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program

Staying power: Cunanan appointed by 3 presidents

Mar 06, 2014 - 7:28 PM

UPDATED Presidents Estrada Arroyo and Aquino named him to key positions despite problems with his academic credentials – a detail that didn t escape senators

PROVISIONAL WITNESS. Former TRC chief Dennis Cunanan is the latest addition to the list of witnesses in the pork barrel scam. Photo from

What senior high school tracks fit your locality?

Feb 19, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Education Undersecretary Dina Ocampo says regional offices should do a fact check on their economic data to put their senior high school curriculum in context

CONTEXTUALIZED. DepEd Usec Dina Ocampo says the best curricula are the ones contextualized. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd proposes liberal arts strand for senior high school

Dec 18, 2013 - 6:56 PM

The Department of Education hopes to complete the senior high school curriculum by February 2014

LIBERAL ARTS. DepEd Usec Dina Ocampo hopes to roll out the final senior high school curriculum by February 2014. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

DepEd's Luistro: A profile

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:46 AM

DepEd s Armin Luistro is a man with a mission: to reform the country s broken education system

Science fiction, Al-Qaeda and human rights

Sep 18, 2012 - 7:22 AM

The future will almost certainly require lawyers to understand that we do not know everything and to learn that it is not wrong to ask for help It will be a humbling and unpleasant experience for many of us but it is a necessary one

More subjects, less time in school for 1st graders

Apr 05, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Incoming grade 1 students and high school freshmen will be under DepEd s K to 12 curriculum