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'Undas' amid Covid-19: A different way of honoring the dead

'Undas' amid Covid-19: A different way of honoring the dead

October 6, 2020, 1:53 pm

MANILA – As restrictions on mass gatherings are in place due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the way Filipinos mark important occasions in their lives have changed -- both for the living and for the dead. As the government ordered the closure of resting places for the annual 'Undas'… Read More

Coping with Covid-19: Finding ways to move forward

Coping with Covid-19: Finding ways to move forward

October 5, 2020, 12:42 pm

MANILA – As the world continues to pick up from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), everyone's lives changed one way or another. These changes are evident in the way people meet and do their daily tasks. What used to be crowded places suddenly became so quiet and empty. As… Read More

Aiming for ‘Atty.’: How legal education works in the new normal

Aiming for ‘Atty.’: How legal education works in the new normal

October 5, 2020, 10:18 am

MANILA – From the traditional face-to-face interaction in classrooms, students and teachers greet each other virtually through streaming applications in gadgets and strive to continue learning as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) lingers.  Aside from the basic education sector, even legal… Read More

How schools wrestle with demands of 'new normal' in education

How schools wrestle with demands of 'new normal' in education

October 4, 2020, 7:43 pm

MANILA – Saying that school year 2020-2021 is a big challenge for all stakeholders is an understatement. In the midst of a raging pandemic, the government and all other stakeholders are scaling up efforts to ensure that children continue with their studies. For starters, teachers were given… Read More

Fresh grad opens Korean mini-mart in Pasig amid pandemic

Fresh grad opens Korean mini-mart in Pasig amid pandemic

October 4, 2020, 6:56 pm

MANILA – As many stores across the country were closing down due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, civil engineering graduate Thomas Jason Ferrer, 21, decided to open one up. Last July 23, "Aegyo Korean Mini-Mart" had a soft opening at Countryside Ave. Cor. 4th St., Barangay… Read More

Teaching in the time of pandemic

Teaching in the time of pandemic

October 3, 2020, 6:49 pm

COTABATO CITY – The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic may have brought new challenges to the teaching profession but public teacher Martina Cabilbigan said nothing will change her love for the profession.The 40-year-old Grade 10 teacher said her daily routine has not changed, such as… Read More

More a calling than a career: Dabawenya teaches IP kids

More a calling than a career: Dabawenya teaches IP kids

October 3, 2020, 6:48 pm

DAVAO CITY--What started to be a career is now a calling for a 27-year- old Dabawenya, who must endure two to three hours of travel just to reach a hinterland village here to teach Indigenous Peoples (IPs) kids.Miko Dyan Pogoy, a public school teacher in Masawang Elementary School in Brgy.… Read More

Albay teacher tells students not to let crisis erode their dreams

Albay teacher tells students not to let crisis erode their dreams

October 2, 2020, 9:20 pm

TABON-TABON, Daraga, Albay – Living in difficult times due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis must not be a reason to stop dreaming, all the more to strive and rise above the challenge. Christene Dayap-Villanueva, a teacher of the Mabini Elementary School in a remote village here,… Read More

Sarangani schools ready for 'new normal' opening of classes

Sarangani schools ready for 'new normal' opening of classes

October 2, 2020, 8:51 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Public schools in Sarangani province are ready and equipped to face the “new normal” as they gear up for the opening of classes on Monday amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, an Education official assured Friday.Dr. Donna Panes, curriculum… Read More

Education amid Covid-19: A longing to reunite with teachers, pals

Education amid Covid-19: A longing to reunite with teachers, pals

October 2, 2020, 1:35 pm

MANILA – Thanks to modern technology and the Internet, learning continues for students amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. However, virtual learning cannot simply replace someone's happiness in interacting with friends and teachers in the flesh.  As the saying goes, absence… Read More

NorMin teachers, parents share concerns, optimism in 'new normal'

NorMin teachers, parents share concerns, optimism in 'new normal'

October 1, 2020, 8:51 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As public schools across the country prepare for the opening of classes, teachers, and parents in various parts of Northern Mindanao voiced concerns on the challenges under the "new normal" mode of learning, although they agreed that it will also offer hopes and insights on… Read More

Call center agent rides on ‘pasabuy’ to cushion pandemic impact

Call center agent rides on ‘pasabuy’ to cushion pandemic impact

October 1, 2020, 11:08 am

MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has threatened public health and impaired the economy. However, Filipinos have always proven that their resilience is stronger than any crisis, hence, enabling them to survive and rise again. As the pandemic restricted the people's… Read More

Wi-Fi helps Covid-19 survivor fight loneliness in isolation

Wi-Fi helps Covid-19 survivor fight loneliness in isolation

September 30, 2020, 2:41 pm

MANILA – Aside from fighting the physical impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), confirmed patients also battle the feeling of loneliness in isolation centers, which takes a toll on their mental health. Thanks to modern technology and a stable Wi-Fi connection, they have the means to… Read More

Buying ‘Godfather’ shoes helps Marikina cobblers thrive

Buying ‘Godfather’ shoes helps Marikina cobblers thrive

September 27, 2020, 2:34 pm

MANILA – The Marikina shoe industry, which has been the biggest part of the city’s economy, is struggling to sustain operations amid the prevailing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Hoping to keep business afloat in challenging times, this Marikina-based shoe brand has stepped up… Read More

Vignettes about the former Novaliches town

Vignettes about the former Novaliches town

September 26, 2020, 3:18 pm

MANILA – If the town of Novaliches was not erased from the map of Rizal province over a century ago, it would have been 165 years old last Sept. 22. History shows that Novaliches was created as a municipality of Bulacan province on Sept. 22, 1855. After three years, it was transferred to the… Read More

Cebu blind masseur builds own business thru gov't aid

Cebu blind masseur builds own business thru gov't aid

September 23, 2020, 5:24 pm

CEBU CITY – Jordan Pardillo became blind at the age of eight due to measles. But despite being a differently-abled person, he pressed on, looking beyond his situation. He set himself out to plot what he must do to achieve his goals in life. After finishing high school and knowing that his… Read More

Strengthening family ties vital to defeat Covid-19

Strengthening family ties vital to defeat Covid-19

September 22, 2020, 4:04 pm

MANILA – As families suffer drastic changes due to the impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday cited the importance of strengthening family relationships and accessing psychosocial and mental health support. DSWD, as chair… Read More

PH's ‘smallest’ jeepney brings smiles to Baguio crowd

PH's ‘smallest’ jeepney brings smiles to Baguio crowd

September 21, 2020, 1:51 pm

BAGUIO CITY – A mini jeepney, probably the smallest in the country, beeping its way through the city's streets brings smiles to locals for its novelty. Ronald "Tonton" Tan, who made the jeepney in 2015, said over the weekend that he wanted to revive the "Trip ni Jeepito" campaign to help boost… Read More

Blind masseurs in Iligan City find alternative livelihood

Blind masseurs in Iligan City find alternative livelihood

September 20, 2020, 2:22 pm

ILIGAN CITY - Blind masseurs are finding themselves another alternative livelihood after the Covid-19 pandemic cost them their jobs. When the pandemic started in March, non-essential businesses, including massage clinics, were shutdown. They lost their jobs when the massage clinic in a mall they… Read More

Group uses social media to help E. Samar schools in 'new normal'

Group uses social media to help E. Samar schools in 'new normal'

September 17, 2020, 2:43 pm

MANILA – A volunteer organization has turned to social media to create a platform to extend help to schools in Eastern Samar province amid the shift to distance learning. In just a week, Ugop PH raised some PHP40,000 which they used to procure a photocopier machine for their first school… Read More