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Schools eyed for limited face-to-face classes narrowed down to 300
by Christian Deiparine - June 21, 2021 - 4:59pm
DepEd on Monday said the number of schools eyed for limited in-person learning has been trimmed to 300 from the 1,900 across the country that they proposed last year.
2.01M Filipinos fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by mid-June — gov't data
by Christian Deiparine - June 17, 2021 - 3:17pm
Malacañang on Thursday said 2,012,154 people are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with 5,551,087 with their first dose.
As a new Manila archbishop takes over, pandemic-stricken poor seek solace
by Christian Deiparine - June 17, 2021 - 9:54am
As Jose Cardinal Advincula ascends to the Manila archdiocese this week, the faithful look to his arrival for hope and concrete help to make it through the pandemic. 
CHED calls to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of students in limited in-person classes
by Christian Deiparine - June 16, 2021 - 5:29pm
CHED chairperson Prospero de Vera III said students are qualified to receive COVID-19 vaccine as they are already within 18 years of age.
Duque: Study eyed on scrapping face shields use when vaccinations improve
by Christian Deiparine - June 15, 2021 - 8:13pm
"Perhaps we can study groups' proposals to stop using face shields when our vaccine coverage has improved," Health chief Francisco Duque III told senators on Tuesday.
'Unjust, irrational': Nurses seek lifting of new halt on overseas deployment
by Christian Deiparine - June 15, 2021 - 3:20pm
Filipino Nurses United said the deployment halt is "unjust and irrational" that would not address the lack of health workers at home.
155 errors in learning materials seen since October 2020 — DepEd
by Christian Deiparine - June 14, 2021 - 5:20pm
"It's disappointing," said Rep. Sharon Garin. "155 is substantial... what did we do to correct this and not let this happen again?"
Palace supports tax rate hike on private schools amid group's plea
by Christian Deiparine - June 10, 2021 - 8:45pm
Malacañang said it supports a new policy by the Bureau of Internal Revenue that would raise private schools' income tax rate to 25%.
More health workers sought for Mindanao's new surge in COVID-19 cases
by Christian Deiparine - June 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
"The important point is a surge needs to be dealt with in a timely and appropriate responses," said OCTA fellow Ranjit Rye on Wednesday.
3.2 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses arriving on June 10 — Galvez
by Christian Deiparine - June 9, 2021 - 3:29pm
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said deliveries on June 10 would be for 2.2 million Pfizer doses from COVAX Facility and 1 million more of Sinovac.
More senators object to BIR's tax rate hike on private schools
by Christian Deiparine - June 6, 2021 - 2:37pm
"Taxing private schools with 25% does not make any sense at all. A little bit of compassion won't hurt," Sen. Nancy Binay said, partly in Filipino.
Comelec agrees to hike pay for teachers in 2022 polls — DepEd
by Christian Deiparine - June 3, 2021 - 4:20pm
Comelec's support means it would include the hike in its proposed budget for 2022, but would still need Congress' approval.
New BIR policy on private schools' tax rate 'damaging, ill-conceived' — COCOPEA
by Christian Deiparine - June 2, 2021 - 9:29pm
BIR's new move would hike private schools' tax rate to 25% at a time when many have closed down due to the pandemic, an umbrella organization of private schools said.
OCTA flags increase in COVID-19 reproduction rate in Metro Manila
by Christian Deiparine - June 2, 2021 - 5:41pm
OCTA Research on Wednesday said it has observed an increase in the reproduction rate of the novel coronavirus in Metro Manila over the past week.
Duterte urged anew to retract statements on West Philippine Sea
by Christian Deiparine - May 31, 2021 - 5:50pm
"The statements of the President betray the interests of the country he swore to protect," UP Law faculty members said.
Ex-DOH chiefs, groups hit moves to ease control policies on tobacco
by Christian Deiparine - May 30, 2021 - 4:44pm
"Let us be clear: in safeguarding Filipinos' health, tobacco companies are neither allies nor friends," the joint statement read, on the eve of the World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
Graduation will be through Facebook and Zoom again this year
by Christian Deiparine - May 25, 2021 - 2:47pm
This would mark the second time in the Philippines that end-of-school-year ceremonies were halted due to the health crisis.
Flexible learning critics 'confusing the issue,' CHED chief says
by Christian Deiparine - May 24, 2021 - 4:38pm
"What I am concerned about for many of those criticizing government is they are confusing the issue," CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III said.
Groups fear learning to worsen if flexible learning pushed as new norm
by Christian Deiparine - May 23, 2021 - 11:11am
The remarks came after CHED said last week that there would no longer be a return to the traditional in-person classes, and schools can continue the use of its online platforms.
DepEd: Procurement of laptops for 68,500 personnel underway
by Christian Deiparine - May 20, 2021 - 4:36pm
The Department of Education on Thursday said it will provide laptops to some 68,500 personnel, as the resumption of in-person learning for the next school year remains uncertain. 
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