Last Wednesday, however, the department withdrew the plan following objections that it would shorten the summer vacation to only two weeks. We hope, however, that the DepEd will continue with its plan to address the “learning gaps“ that have been attributed to the cancellation of face-to-face classes and substantial loss of live student contact with teachers.
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Rx for PhilHealth: Systemic reform and equity infusion
The tug-of-war between private hospi-tals and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) rages on. Amid a surging pandemic and calls from the Department of Health (DOH) for provision of more beds and facilities, hospital owners report that they are constrained to lay offhealth workers as PhilHealth receivables have reportedly ballooned to about ₱30 billion.
Noela Amparo: Pop rock sensation in the making
She would have loved to rock out there and promote her debut record with face-to-face audiences. But the ongoing pandemic made sure that singer Noela Amparo will get to do the rounds via virtual performances and online show appearances.
Sarno captures 2 gold medals, 1 silver in ruling 71kg category
Folayang: I'm ready to go to war
Team Lakay veteran Eduard Folayang has expressed full confidence ahead of his much-awaited trilogy against Japanese star Shinya Aoki in ONE on TNT IV at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 28.
Embiid misses, Suns escape
Game-tying 85-foot throw rattles out of rim
SHINee's Taemin to enlist in the military
Taemin, the youngest member of K-pop boy band SHINee, will be enlisting in the Korean military next month.
PH Earth Day 2021: Commitment to protect the environment
This year’s Earth Day celebration is marked by the Philippines’ first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), approved by President Duterte, which sets a 75 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and avoidance by 2030, to fulfill the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Oxygen runs short as India COVID surge hits new record
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India’s brutal new COVID out-break set new records on Wednesday with more than 2,000 deaths in 24 hours as hospitals in New Delhi ran perilously low on oxygen.
NBA, players praise Chauvin guilty verdict
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – NBA chief Adam Silver applauded the outcome of the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Wednesday, saying justice had been served against the former police officer found guilty of killing unarmed Black man George Floyd.
Around 100 sidewalk vendors in Davao undergo swab tests
DAVAO CITY – Around 100 sidewalk vendors in San Pedro street here were tested during the surveillance swabbing conducted by the City Health Office on Monday, April 19.
How The UN Is Using Virtual Reality To Tackle Real-World Problems
The United Nations is using virtual reality to tackle real-world problems.
Infringement of rights? Restrictions on MM minors worry UNICEF
Explicitly prohibiting minors from going outside to contain the transmission of COVID-19 can be considered an infringement of children’s rights, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
The Agony and Ecstasy of a Teenager.
Niños que llegarán alto
Ahora que nuestros hijos siguen tomando clases desde casa, debemos vigilar que su alimentación y actividad física sean las adecuadas para garantizar su correcto desarrollo. Aquí las pautas para detectar irregularidades.
Audrey Hepburn BEYOND THE ICON
Audrey’s younger son, Luca Dotti, shares with Imogen A. Rose never-before-seen images and touching memories of life with his legendary mother.
Digital technology allowed students to continue formal education this year, even with the school opening delayed for a few months by COVID-19 restrictions.
Pequeños ante una nueva vida
El aislamiento que hemos vivido desde marzo no es sencillo para un adulto. ¿Y entonces cómo será para los niños y niñas? Reunimos algunas de estas pequeñas voces para concoer su experiencia.
DepEd sets filing deadline for notices of school closures
A vendor arranges grapes at a stall in Quiapo, Manila yesterday. Many Filipinos believe that serving round fruits will bring prosperity in the new year.
Envíos – Jordania
De las adversidades surgen más adversidades para cientos de miles de refugiados en Jordania. Han logrado eludir la COVID-19, pero no el desempleo ni las privaciones que ocasionó.
Millions of children affected by pandemic in ME: Unicef
Anxiety and stress have been on the rise among confined families, raising the likelihood of domestic violence, of which women and children are usually the prime victims, says agency