Philstar Opinion: Let’s Take Care of Our Teachers

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Philstar Opinion I’m glad that President Duterte has overruled his Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who wanted to once again give priority to the government’s focus on “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure projects – something that has been ongoing since the start of the current administration and something which, quite frankly, is a tree from which we have yet to see fruit. Still, the budget secretary remains keen on pouring more of the national budget here than into other projects that are in desperate need of funding. With this focus in mind,…

#TechieTeacher | How to Track Students’ Class Attendance via QR Codes

How to Track Students' Class Attendance via QR Codes

In a classroom setting, students normally raise their hands or answer “Present!” when called for class attendance. But unlike this conventional practice, a public school teacher in Imus City, Cavite has introduced a “fast, convenient, ingenious” and brand new style of checking and recording students’ attendance. Teacher Michael Angelo Maleriado, of Emilio Aguinaldo National High School, found himself in social media limelight when he eschewed attendance sheets or index cards and went “techy” – using QR (Quick Response) codes to keep track of students in class. “This is how I check my…

Palace Looking for Ways to Increase Salaries of All Government Workers | MB News

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The government has committed to explore ways to raise the salaries not only of public school teachers but other government personnel as well by 2020. The proposed salary increase for the government workforce was tackled during the Cabinet meeting convened by President Duterte in Malacañang last Monday (February 5, 2018). “The entire Cabinet reaffirmed the President’s directive that we will continue to look for ways and means to effect an increase in the teacher’s salary but beginning 2020 not 2019. The rationale for this is the last tranche of the…

Sen. Legarda Vows More Funding Support for Teachers and Education Personnel

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Senator Loren Legarda today committed to ensure funding for public school teachers in their pursuit for further studies as well as for their chalk allowance for next year. Legarda made the statement in light of the observance today, October 5, of National Teachers Day, as stated under Republic Act No. 10743, and World Teachers Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “It is only proper that we acknowledge the invaluable service of our teachers to the society. They act as second parents who instill not just…