Three Cebu schools chosen for face-to-face classes

A TOTAL of 626 students from three schools in Cebu Province will be accommodated in the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes. Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu Province Division Superintendent Marilyn Andales identified the schools as Luyong Baybay Elementary School in Bantayan town, Bantayan Island with 186 students, Basak Elementary School in Samboan town with […]

1.9M students ‘return’ to school

THE classes for school year 2021-2022 in public basic education schools in the Philippines officially start Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with nearly two million students in Central Visayas enrolled two days before the opening of classes. Some private schools in the region started ahead of Sept. 13. Department of Education (DepEd) […]

Cebu mayors ask capitol to allow use of schools for isolation

SOME mayors in Cebu Province have requested the Cebu Provincial Government to have the Department of Education (DepEd) allow them to use the classrooms as isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said mayors find classrooms more suitable as isolation centers. Garcia said she has relayed this to DepEd provincial superintendent Dr. Marilyn […]

Private schools ask court to void BIR bid to impose 25% tax

PRIVATE SCHOOLS filed a petition with the tax court Monday to halt the implementation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Revenue Regulation 5-2021, which bars for profit educational institutions from availing of a 1% tax rate.  The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities, the Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations and 27 Proprietary Educational […]

Tell it to SunStar: People’s victory

The Lumad 7, including volunteer teacher Chad Booc, were released on May 13, 2021 after three months of illegal detention under police custody. The Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Davao del Norte found insufficient evidence, lack of probable cause and lack of territorial jurisdiction on the charges filed against them. The dismissal of the trumped-up charges […]

Capitol replicates ‘Sugbusog’ program in public schools

THE Cebu Provincial Government recently launched the “Sugbusog sa Eskuylahan: Estudyanteng Busog, Luwas ug Himsog,” a replication of the “Sugbusog” program that Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia introduced to households and puroks in 2020 to help Cebu generate enough food supply during the pandemic. “Sugbusog sa Eskuylahan” aims to revive the interest of the youth in […]

Night fishing in Oslob

SUMMER is the peak season when schools of glistening kalamputi are drawn to the drumming of the wooden boats and the glare of the bright lights. A mix of newly spawned fish species, kalamputi are silver white fishes that can either be sardines (“tamban” or “tuloy” or “mangsi”), bullet tuna (“tulingan”), red tail (“pulag ikog”) […]

Ched asked to allow medical students to undergo hospital-based training

THREE universities and colleges offering medical and allied health programs in Cebu have applied for authority to conduct limited face-to-face classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. They are the University of Cebu-Mandaue, the Southwestern University Phinma and the Cebu Institute of Medicine. “We have only three, so far, that submitted their applications. These are for clerkship, […]

U.S. CDC recommends schools reopen with masks and rigid health protocols

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued new guidance for U.S. schools to reopen, recommending universal mask-wearing and physical distancing as key COVID-19 mitigation strategies to get children back in the classroom quickly. The guidelines, which also emphasize the need for facility-cleaning, personal hygiene and contact tracing, are intended to give […]

City Savings Bank aids schools

THE Covid-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year and the education sector was not spared. The global health crisis affected teachers, students and parents. In the Philippines, distance learning has been imposed by the government since October to protect students and teaching staff from contracting the novel coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China. […]