Monday, January 25, 2021

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Sen. Pangilinan To DepEd: Hire More Teachers And Increase Funds For Modules

Sen. Pangilinan To DepEd: Hire More Teachers And Increase Funds For Modules

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Senator Francis Pangilinan on Sunday called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to intensify the hiring of teachers to ensure that positions funded by the current 2020 budget and its upcoming 2021 appropriations are filled.

“Ang pinakamabuting paraan para parangalan ang ating mga titser at non-teaching personnel ay magarantyahan na may trabaho sila at ang kanilang kapakanan ay pinagtutuunan ng pansin. (The best way to honor our teachers and non-teaching school personnel is to guarantee that they have jobs and that their welfare is protected),” Pangilinan said as he saluted Filipino educators on Teachers’ Month.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education (DepEd) has reported that 748 out of 14,435 private schools nationwide would not be operating for the upcoming school year. This would affect some 3,233 teachers and 40,345 learners, who were either forced to transfer to public schools or drop out of school.

Pangilinan said that while the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act has allocated P300 million for a one-time cash assistance to displaced teaching and non-teaching personnel in private and public schools, having a regular source of income and being able to continuously practice their sacred calling are more important.

According to the DepEd, there are 988,567 positions of which only 932,760 are filled, and 55,807 are unfilled.

Aside from these, DepEd said it has requested for additional 10,000 posts under the proposed 2021 budget.

“Sufficient human resources in the education system is as crucial these days, especially when we are embarking on blended learning,” Pangilinan said.

The senator also pushed for additional budget for the needs of teachers and non-teaching personnel so they could effectively carry out their task in both online and modular learning.

The August 2020 DepEd Learner Enrollment Survey indicated that more than 50% of learners prefer the use of printed modules in the conduct of distance education in the upcoming school year.

“This early, we have been hearing from DepEd officials about the lack of funds for printing of modules and the scenario of sharing of the printed copy among students,” Pangilinan said.

“This has to be addressed as this could pose health risks to both the teachers and students. Knowing, too, how devoted our teachers are to their vow, it is not far-fetched that they would initiate producing the extra copies of the modules out of their own pockets. Our teachers deserve better treatment from the government,” he stressed.

Duterte To Receive Covid-19 Shots In Private

President Duterte said he had “no problem” being the first to receive the vaccine shot from China's Sinovac but in private.

MRT-3 Fixes Contact-Tracing Web App Woes On ‘Soft’ Launch

'Issue is being fixed!' MRT-3 Contact Tracing web app will start accepting sign-ups on Jan. 20 and begin its full implementation in Feb.

25% Discount Up For Motorcycle Franchise In Biliran Town

Biliran gives a 25% discount for motorcycle franchise and renewal until Feb. 20.

PNP’s One-Stop Shop In MOA Part Of ‘New Normal’

PNP opens an extension office of the Civil Security Group (CSG) at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) as part of the ongoing efforts to adjust to the "new normal," citing the benefit of the One-Stop-Shop.

Gov’t ‘A Step Closer’ To Giving Add’l Benefits To Media: Andanar

Magkakaroon na rin ng proteksyon ang mga media workers sa bansa!

Gatchalian Seeks Institutionalization Of Effective Parenting Amid Pandemic Woes

Know more about what covers the Senate Bill No. 1985 for effective parenting filed by Sen. Gatchalian.

realme Starts 2021 With Multiple Awards Worldwide

realme tops local and international awards!

Survey Finds Over 70% Of Asian Businesses Favor Asian Providers

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UK-Bound OFWs Required To Show Negative Results For Covid-19

OFWs traveling to U.K. (as the host country for the new Covid variant) are required to present a negative Covid-19 test result before entering the country.

Lapu-Lapu City Lauds New 5,000-Peso Commemorative Bill

Sabi ni Lapu-Lapu city Mayor Chan na "you won’t have doubts on receiving it," sa tingin mo kailan ka rin kaya makakahawak nitong bagong Php 5000 bill na ito?

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Lifestyle

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

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Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Mrs. Garcia’s: The Meat Of The Matter For The New Normal

Looking for fresh and quality meats at affordable prices?

Entertainment

First-Time ‘Himig’ Interpreters Reveal What Being Part The Competition Means To Them

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FATE: THE WINX SAGA You Focus, You Learn, You Grow. Transformation Awaits On January 22

OMG! Bet your childhood WINX CLUB becomes corporeal as it releases their FATE: THE WINX SAGA original series on Netflix!

Newest Boys’ Love Tandem Gives All The Feels In Thai Series “A Tale Of Thousand Stars”

BL fans eyes here! Another best of Thai series entitled "A Tale of Thousand Stars," can now be streamed for free on iWantTFC!

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NTT Appoints Abhijit Dubey As Global Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. From 1 April 2021

Learn more about the new CEO of the world's leading global technology services provider!

Marikina Lauds MMDA’s Move To Prevent Future Flooding

What can the local government do to prevent future flooding in the city?

realme Says Yellow To 2021 With The Best Deals Of The Month

realme products are on sale this January! Here are the specific dates:

Bicol Logs 23 Covid-19 Recoveries

No new death, 23 more recoveries; DOH regional reports in Bicol's Covid-19 case.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.

Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend: Tugade

Cebuanos can start to ride more modernized public transportations before 2021 ends!

SMC Extends Free Toll To Medical Frontliners On Skyway Stage 3

Wow! Extended pa ang pa-free toll ng SMC para sa mga medical frontliners!