EXPLAINER: Abellanosa ordinance on ‘anti-violence and school safety’ draws activist flak. Protesters see it as attempt to muzzle academic freedom. Police had admitted they don’t have enough people for Cebu City schools.

A PUBLIC hearing by the Cebu City Council Wednesday, January 18, 2023 on the proposed ordinance titled “Anti-Violence and School Safety Ordinance” drew opposition from the student council and a faculty organization of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu. The ordinance, filed by Councilor Jose Lorenzo Abellanosa, mainly requires schools “to submit its calendar of […]

PHL ramps up teacher hiring to help resolve learning poverty

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter MORE than 11,000 teachers have been hired this year to help boost basic education and recover learning losses, Malacañang said on Sunday. Citing a Department of Education (DepEd) report, the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said the government has hired 11,580 teachers and created 5,000 administrative officer items […]

TANAKA Contributes to Venture Capital Fund “DMC No. 1 Investment Limited Partnership” Aiming to Establish a Medical Venture Ecosystem in Japan

TOKYO, Dec 20, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), which operates the TANAKA Precious Metals manufacturing business, announced today that it has made an equity contribution to the medical venture capital fund Diamond Medino Capital (DMC) No. 1 Investment Limited […]

Eisai and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Enter Into Comprehensive Research Collaboration Agreement Aiming to Create New Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases

TOKYO, Dec 15, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that Eisai and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have entered into a comprehensive research collaboration agreement aiming to create potential novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Washington University is world […]

Solon questions ample preparations as public schools return to full face-to-face classes 

ELEMENTARY and high school students in public schools are returning to full face-to-face classes on Wednesday after more than two years of online or blended learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a solon representing a teachers’ party-list group said the government has not provided enough support for a safe return to physical classes.       “Face-to-face […]

Bills establishing tech-voc special schools approved by House panel

A JOINED House committee approved on Tuesday bills seeking to create so-called “Meister” schools, which are geared towards training graduates for the needs of industry with a heavy concentration of specialized technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses. House Bill (HB) 652 or the proposed Meister Schools Act, authored by Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente S. Salceda, hopes to […]

Private school enrollment drops in CV

THE Department of Education (DepEd) Central Visayas has acknowledged a low enrollment turnout in private schools for the school year 2022-2023, citing the parents’ financial difficulties as one of the main reasons for the decline.As of September, only about 200,000 enrollees were listed by private schools in the region, while about 1.8 million were enrolled […]

More school libraries sought 

A CONGRESSMAN at the weekend said the government should resume building school libraries to improve reading comprehension among students.  “We should end the moratorium on building new libraries,” Batangas Rep. Ralph G. Recto said in a statement. “A school without one is like a swimming pool without water.”  The Philippines ranked last among 79 countries […]