Cristina Chi
Cristina Chi

Cristina Chi has been a reporter for Philstar.com since January 2023. She covers education, the House of Representatives and human rights.  

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Reiterating 'threats' to life, Teves' lawyers appeal to lift his suspension
by Cristina Chi - March 27, 2023 - 5:19pm
Lawyers representing Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. (Negros Oriental, 3rd District) appealed his 60-day suspension before the ethics and privileges committee of the House of Representatives on Monday, citing perceived...
Landmark law for children with disabilities still unimplemented a year since passage
by Cristina Chi - March 27, 2023 - 3:57pm
While the passage of the law was hailed as a beacon of hope for children with disabilities, a year later, the government has yet to release its implementing rules and regulations (IRR), which would have moved the...
83 students in Cabuyao school sent hospital after fire drill under afternoon heat
by Cristina Chi - March 24, 2023 - 6:12pm
At least 83 students in Cabuyao City were taken to the hospital on Friday following their participation in a fire drill conducted under sweltering heat. 
Fact check: Marcos did not fetch Teves at the airport
by Cristina Chi - March 24, 2023 - 5:27pm
President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. did not fetch Rep. Arnold Teves Jr. (Negros Oriental, 3rd District) at an airport in the Philippines, and the lawmaker has yet to return to the Philippines, contrary to a...
ACT: Don't tax honoraria for teachers serving as poll workers
by Cristina Chi - March 24, 2023 - 2:12pm
The country’s largest alliance of teachers has called on the Commission on Elections to grant a tax-free honorarium of P10,000 for teachers who will serve as poll workers during the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang...
ANYARE?: West Philippine Sea is ours, but its benefits are the world's
by Cristina Chi - March 24, 2023 - 8:53am
Join Cristina Chi as she explains the significance of the West Philippine Sea as a natural heritage to the Philippines and the world.
Group calls for students in school boards to monitor education spending
by Cristina Chi - March 23, 2023 - 7:10pm
A youth group monitoring education accountability has called on local school boards to include more students in their roster and expand youth representation in education governance.
Solon urges CHED: Use higher ed dev’t funds to give students more ‘living allowances’
by Cristina Chi - March 23, 2023 - 6:23pm
A lawmaker has called on the Commission on Higher Education to allocate most of its Higher Education Development Fund to providing living allowances to low-income students.
House unsure on how unprecedented Teves suspension will be implemented
by Cristina Chi - March 23, 2023 - 4:08pm
For the first time in recent history, the House of Representatives on Wednesday imposed a 60-day suspension on a lawmaker for “disorderly behavior” after he defied orders to return to the Philippine...
House suspends Teves for 60 days for failure to return to PH
by Cristina Chi - March 22, 2023 - 7:22pm
The House of Representatives has slapped a 60-day suspension on Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. (Negros Oriental) after the lawmaker defied orders to return to the country.
US report: Philippine laws for persons with disabilities, special education not effectively enforced
by Cristina Chi - March 22, 2023 - 5:10pm
Despite the passage of a law requiring all cities and municipalities to establish a learning center for students with disabilities, the Philippines has yet to effectively enforce the measure, according to the US...
Only 27% of Filipino students benefited from gov’t feeding programs in 2022 – WFP 
by Cristina Chi - March 22, 2023 - 4:26pm
Little more than a quarter of Filipino schoolchildren are covered by the government’s meal programs, according to a new report by the World Food Programme on the state of the world’s school feeding ...
US report: Philippines still struggling to protect children from sexual abuse
by Cristina Chi - March 22, 2023 - 3:26pm
“Inadequate prosecutorial resources and capacity to analyze alleged abusers’ computers for evidence were among the challenges to effective enforcement,” the report said.
After Teves hurls conspiracies, Marcos tells him to just return and face Degamo slay allegations
by Cristina Chi - March 22, 2023 - 11:58am
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Marcos said that the government has asked Teves to return to the country to face allegations of his involvement in the killing of his political rival and not because of gambl...
DOJ: There should be criminal liabilities in oil spill incident
by Cristina Chi - March 21, 2023 - 3:57pm
Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said Tuesday that there should be persons held criminally liable over the oil spill from the sunken tanker MT Princess Empress.
UP to offer minor in alternative learning to create more community teachers
by Cristina Chi - March 21, 2023 - 11:54am
Starting next semester, the UP Diliman College of Education will start offering the minor in ALS program to both education and non-education majors to address the shortage of community-based teachers in the cou...
Senator mulls requiring students to declare frat membership upfront
by Cristina Chi - March 20, 2023 - 6:01pm
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday proposed for universities to require students to declare any affiliation with fraternities or sororities before enrollment.
No House members at Senate con-con hearings until Zubiri, Romualdez meet
by Cristina Chi - March 20, 2023 - 3:21pm
Senate President Miguel Zubiri on Monday said that he has asked to meet with House Speaker Martin Romualdez first before the Senate panel can proceed with marathon hearings on the approved constitutional...
Fact check: Housing project in Camarines Sur not just thanks to Marcos
by Cristina Chi - March 18, 2023 - 2:04pm
Local government units are the lead proponents in the implementation of the Marcos administration’s flagship housing project, contrary to misleading claims that imply it was just Marcos’ decision to grant...
Female community organizer reports threats by alleged OPAPP members
by Cristina Chi - March 17, 2023 - 4:24pm
Maynigo was also threatened with a warrant of arrest for rebellion if she did not cooperate with their demands, according to the statement by Gabriela. 
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