Monthly Archives: January 2011

Blessed Are the Teachers… (cf. Mt.5:1-12a)

Of course, Jesus did not preach the Beatitudes (Mt. 5:1-12a) only for teachers. The Beatitudes were part of a collection of teachings of Jesus summarized in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt 5-7) for the benefit of all. But the … Continue reading

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DepEd’s Technical Working Group on Curriculum

G.W.F. Hegel, the German Philosopher (1770-1830) and responsible for what might be called Dialectic Idealism, has delightful passages on how difficult it is to begin philosophizing, because beginning presupposes knowing how all is supposed to really end. Unless you see … Continue reading

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Gerry Ortega, RIP: His Greatest Pain was Mining

Last Monday, my assistant, Vinci Bueza, was in Manila to interview Ms. Gina Lopez, in connection with her having been unanimously chosen by our Board of Trustees as this year’s graduation speaker and recipient of our Honorary Doctorate for her … Continue reading

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President Noynoy Alienates EGASTPE from the Private Schools.

An Open Letter: Dear Mr. President: We do not want to overdramatize our dismay, nor exaggerate our hurt. After all, even before your election, we cheered for you as our Education President. We rejoiced in your appointments of enlightened leaders … Continue reading

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COCOPEA-BFHE Report on the Regional Consultation on K+12

I am reproducing here the formal report of the Consultation on K+12 run in Bikol (Region V) by the Regional Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) and the Bikol Foundation for Higher Education (BFHE) for the appreciation and reference … Continue reading

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Jesus was a Teacher

Some teachers draw inspiration from the fact that Jesus was a teacher. He was a carpenter, a healer, and a miracle worker. But on his mission to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God, he was an eminent … Continue reading

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Collaboration between CHED, DepEd, and TESDA on Curriculum of Career Academy

Recently there was exciting and welcome news from Dr. Isagani Cruz, Chair of the CHED Panel on General Education, concerning curriculum development for Years 11 and 12 in the K+12 reform – which we suggest be called “Career Academy.” Basically, … Continue reading

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AdNU Supports Urgent Alternative Mining Legislation

An Ateneo de Naga University Stand: After thorough discussion of the issues invoved, the students, faculty, staff and administrators of the Ateneo de Naga University support the Alternative Mining Bill (HB0026). This Bill provides for the protection of people and … Continue reading

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Approval for K+12 Educational Reform in Bikol

I don’t think we’ve seen a better regional consultation in Bikol. But the 220 delegates from all the Bikol Provinces, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes and Masbate, representing private schools (CEAP, 31; PACU and PAPSCU, 13) and state … Continue reading

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Joint Congressional Oversight Committee for Education

A “Congressional Oversight Committee on Education To Review and Assess Philippine Education, Providing Funds Therefore and For Other Purposes,” was approved yesterday. The Joint Resolution creating this had been sponsored by Representaives Salvador H. Escudero III and Juan Edgardo M. … Continue reading

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