Sunday, June 13, 2021

As Children Struggle With Remote Learning, More Effective Interventions Needed

With over 28.5 million learners affected in the Philippines due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Synergeia with local governments and international partners come together to help spread and strengthen education reforms in the country.

As Children Learn Outside Classrooms, School Governing Councils Play A Critical Role

Nueva Vizcaya barangay leaders are visiting the homes of students who experience difficulties with remote learning through the help of the Synergeia Foundation.

Almost Four Years After Marawi Siege, Nearby Town Combats Threat Of Extremism

Nearly four years since the Marawi siege ended, many of Marawi’s residents remain in temporary shelters as the rehabilitation of the Islamic city is yet to be completed.

World Vision’s Abutin Na10 Supply Learning Materials To Pre-School Students In Batangas

18,000 sets of learning materials were recently turned over for the students in Batangas through the “Abutin Na10” campaign in partnership with World Vision.

US Donates P5.1-M Aid For Taal Relief

US Donates P5.1-M Aid For Taal Relief

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The United States government will be providing USD100,000 or about PHP5.1 million in relief assistance to the communities affected by the recent eruption and continued unrest of Taal Volcano, the US Embassy in Manila said.

The aid was announced by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim himself during a visit at two evacuation centers in Nasugbu and Calatagan in Batangas.

During the visit, Kim lauded the evacuees’ “strength and resilience” even after facing the devastation and loss followed by the volcanic eruption on Sunday that sent thousands of people fleeing to safety.

“As friends, partners, and allies to the Philippines, we will continue to support our Philippine government counterparts as they work to address the needs of those communities most affected by the eruption,” Kim said.

Washington, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will partner with World Vision in providing relief supplies that include soap, sleeping mats, and blankets, to nearly 7,600 people temporarily housed at the Nasugbu West Central School evacuation center.

In Calatagan, Kim had joined Philippines Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) partners in distributing supplies to the displaced Batangueños. PDRF is a major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster management in the Philippines.

The US Embassy in Manila said the newly announced funding complements existing support to transport emergency supplies to evacuees, provide technical assistance to manage evacuation centers, and loan specialized equipment and analytic support to monitor the Taal volcano. (PNA)

Spotlight

As Children Struggle With Remote Learning, More Effective Interventions Needed

With over 28.5 million learners affected in the Philippines due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Synergeia with local governments and international partners come together to help spread and strengthen education reforms in the country.

As Children Learn Outside Classrooms, School Governing Councils Play A Critical Role

Nueva Vizcaya barangay leaders are visiting the homes of students who experience difficulties with remote learning through the help of the Synergeia Foundation.

Almost Four Years After Marawi Siege, Nearby Town Combats Threat Of Extremism

Nearly four years since the Marawi siege ended, many of Marawi’s residents remain in temporary shelters as the rehabilitation of the Islamic city is yet to be completed.

World Vision’s Abutin Na10 Supply Learning Materials To Pre-School Students In Batangas

18,000 sets of learning materials were recently turned over for the students in Batangas through the “Abutin Na10” campaign in partnership with World Vision.

Lifestyle

Entertainment

More Stories

2 NegOcc Coffee Growers Obtain ‘Fine’ Grade For Robusta Beans

Two coffee grower associations in Negros Occidental obtained a “fine” coffee grade for robusta beans in the recently-held 2021 Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC).

TESDA, Cebu Contractors Unite To Train Competitive Workforce

The TESDA has partnered with the Cebu contractors in producing globally competitive construction workers.

70-Year-Old N. Ecija Steel Bridge Reopens To Light Vehicles

The 70-year-old Cabu Steel Bridge in Nueva Ecija is now operational after undergoing repair.

COVID-19 Spurs Rise In Birth Control Interest

Filipinos are likely to search for birth control pills, which garnered the most Google searches in March, the iPrice Group study shows.

TESDA-12 Pushes LTO Accreditation Of 58 Driving Schools

TESDA and LTO in Soccsksargen earlier agreed to integrate their driver’s education courses to improve driving standards, especially in terms of safety.

Travel

Motoring