Tag Archives: Classroom

[In the news] DepEd: Classroom shortage hounds 10 towns in Negros Oriental | Sun.Star

DepEd: Classroom shortage hounds 10 towns in Negros Oriental | Sun.Star.

By Victor L. Camion
May 22, 2012

THE Department of Education (DepEd) in Negros Oriental confirmed that there are classrooms shortages in the ten towns of the province following the 6.9-magnitude earthquake last February 6 this year.

School division superintendent Dr. Marilyn Andales told Sun.Star that some school buildings in eight towns in the first congressional district and two towns in second district will no longer be used.

Andales said at least 57 school buildings were totally damaged and another 63 school buildings with 303 classrooms need repair, she said.

In Matauta Elementary School, all three school buildings with nine classrooms can no longer be used, said head teacher Ronito

Quiñones.

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[In the news] Teachers, classrooms lack to meet new school year -Cebu Daily News

Teachers, classrooms lack to meet new school year.

Cebu Daily News
May 20, 2012

The Department of Education in Mandaue City needs more classrooms and additional teachers for school year 2012-2013.

Aside from the anticipated transfer of students from private schools to public schools due to rising tuition, the Department of Education (DepEd) city division also prepares for the full implementation of DepEd’s K to 12 this coming June.

Benjamin Tiongzon, the administrator of DepEd in Mandaue City said their division office is expecting a five percent increase in the number of students in the elementary level and a three percent increase in the number of students in the high school level this coming June.

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[In the news] Group asks public to shun ‘toxic’ Valentine’s Day gift items | Sun.Star

Group asks public to shun ‘toxic’ Valentine’s Day gift items | Sun.Star.

February 13, 2012

SOME Valentine’s Day gift items are toxic to health and not romantic at all, an environmental watchdog said on Monday.

On the eve of the anticipated event, the EcoWaste Coalition said they have discovered traces of heavy metals in 13 out of 20 products bought from formal and informal retailers in Binondo, Divisoria, Quiapo and Sta. Cruz in Manila.

These items were purchased on February 10 to 12 and screened for cadmium, lead and other heavy metals on February 13 using an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer.

Among the product samples were stuffed hearts, puffy toy gifts, mugs, panty rose and other Valentine’s Days knick-knacks.

Cadmium and lead, two of the “Ten Chemicals of Major Public Health Concern” as per the World Health Organization (WHO), were detected in five samples.

According to the WHO, cadmium is classified as carcinogen and its effects can be seen on the kidney, the skeletal and the respiratory systems while lead is a toxic that affects multiple body systems, including the neurologic, hematologic, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and renal systems.

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[In the news] Mobile kindergarten classrooms launched – PhilStar.com

Mobile kindergarten classrooms launched
By Czeriza Valencia, The Philippine Star
January 25, 2012

 MANILA, Philippines – The first unit of several mobile kindergarten classrooms of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Bagong Henerasyon party-list group was launched yesterday in a public elementary school in Quezon City.

The mobile unit is a customized truck equipped with furniture and classroom paraphernalia as well as air conditioning. It could service up to 24 students.

The first unit will be used at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Batasan Hills, Quezon City but more units are expected to be rolled out to service schools with classroom shortage.

DepEd will provide teaching materials to volunteer teachers for the program.

The President Corazon Aquino Elementary School has 632 kindergarten students crammed in four two-hour shifts, with the fourth shift lasting up to 6 p.m. daily.

In a ceremony yesterday, Education Secretary Armin Luistro signed a memorandum of agreement with Bagong Henerasyon party-list group headed by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy for the implementation of the project.

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[In the news] Earth Day rites moved to April 25 | The Philippine Star News Headlines

Earth Day rites moved to April 25 | The Philippine Star News Headlines.

By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has signed Administrative Order 12 moving the Earth Day celebration to April 25 from April 22, which falls on Good Friday.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa noted that Good Friday is also a non-working holiday.

“The President deems it best to move Earth Day celebrations to April 25 this year to allow more people to participate in the activities and make the occasion more meaningful,” he said in a statement.

Earth Day celebrations -coordinated worldwide by the Earth Day Network -are held to promote awareness on the need for environmental conservation because of the adverse effects of climate change.

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