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TEACHER TRAINING BILL GETS SENATE OK – GATCHALIAN

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that aims to improve the quality of teacher education and training in the country. For Senator Win Gatchalian, principal author and sponsor of the measure, this is a big step forward in addressing the country’s education crisis. Senate Bill No. 2152 or the Teacher […]

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27 DPWH PERSONNEL COMPLETE USAID TRAINING – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar lauded the 27 DPWH personnel who are now well-trained in handling and analyzing data for proper infrastructure planning after completing a special training program conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “Congratulations to the 27 graduates who completed the months-long training so that we can […]

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SORSOGON DOCTORS UNDERGO FAMILY MED TRAINING

Around 31 doctors are undergoing the Sorsogon Family Medicine Residency Training Program in an effort to strengthen the services of medical practitioners and capabilities of hospitals in the province.The Sorsogon Provincial Hospital has tapped the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PFAP) led by one of its consultants, Dr. Aileen Espina, together with the Bicol Regional […]

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POC: TOKYO-BOUND PINOY ATHLETES ABROAD TO GET VAX

The country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes who are training abroad will get their COVID-19 vaccines in their host countries, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Representative Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said. Tolentino said Malaysia assured that weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and her team will get their second dose of the vaccine, while Japanese sports officials guaranteed the inoculation of […]

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TRAIN YOUTH FOR POST-COVID JOB MARKET – GATCHALIAN

To help spur the country’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help address jobs-education mismatch, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to improve the implementation of skilling and training programs to prepare the youth in meeting industry standards. A March 2021 discussion paper from state think tank Philippine Institute for Development […]

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TRAINING PROGRAM FOR OLDER WORKERS GETS HOUSE OK

The House Committee on Labor and Employment chaired by 1-PACMAN Partylist Representative Eric Pineda consolidated and approved House Bills 1863, 1892, 4333 and 8349, which seek to create a job training program for mature or older workers. “We always talk about supporting programs for the youth and women, so I think it’s about time that […]

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Sports & Entertainment

MARTIAL ARTS NO LONGER JUST A SPORT — TEAM LAKAY

Over the past few years, people all across the globe have increasingly turned to martial arts as their primary fitness option. It’s no longer just a sport, but also a viable alternative to traditional gym. In fact, some of the greatest martial artists in the world can attest to the very many benefits martial arts […]

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TEAM LAKAY’S SANGIAO ON TRAINING AMID COVID-19

When ONE Championship had announced its return to its flagship event schedule, martial arts fans in the Philippines knew it wouldn’t be long until they were able to see their favorite Filipino athletes back inside the ONE Circle, doing what they do best. Needless to say, the journey has certainly been a difficult one. When […]

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VILLANUEVA URGES COOPERATION ON TEACHER TRAINING

Following a “common standard” in teacher education and training would be beneficial for the quality of teachers in the country, but this would entail more cooperation from education agencies of the government, and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), according to Senator Joel Villanueva. At the Senate joint committee hearing on the proposed Teacher Education Council […]

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ADD MORE TEACHER EDUCATION CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing more centers of excellence in the Philippines that will boost the quality of education and training of aspiring teachers. In a Senate panel hearing, non-profit organization Philippine Business for Education (PBED) reported that there are only 74 centers of excellence and development among 1,572 Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country. […]