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A leader in community service

Business magnate Dr. George S.K. Ty is not only known as a remarkable businessman who founded Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) and ventured...

2018 FINEX Conference puts the spotlight on innovation

The world is about to change even faster. To stay relevant and ahead of the curve, organizations and institutions have to constantly innovate and...

Road Safety 101 for students and drivers: starting them young

Maybe it is best that people learn about road safety at a young age -- perhaps as early as grade school.

Nestlé Philippines seeking clarity on junk food ban in QC schools

NESTLÉ Philippines is seeking clarity on the Quezon City ordinance banning the sale of junk food and sugary drinks near schools, as more local government units are planning to follow the city’s example.

AIM hopes to reverse ‘brain drain’ with data science program

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato, Reporter The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is currently developing projects in partnership with the government to further develop digital...

Senator to block tax reform provision that could lead to rise...

Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV said he will block the removal of the 10% preferential tax rate for private non-profit schools under the...

Harry Potter will help kids learn to code with London start-up...

HARRY POTTER never learned computer code, but a London-based start-up plans to help Muggle children do so with the famous wizard’s help.

Standing the test of time

(This profile of the late godfather of the Philippine accounting industry, Washington Z. SyCip, who would have turned 97 today, was first published in...

House bill filed seeking to assign more school nurses in public...

A house bill (HB) seeking to establish a school health and safety office in public schools has been filed to address inadequacy in the...

How a 24-year-old plans to send 3,500 college kids to school

Know what prompted Carmina Bayombong to establish InvestEd

Gov’t universities sign on to terms of free tuition law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday witnessed the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and state and local universities and colleges, thereby launching the implementation of Republic Act 10931, which provides for free tuition at these schools.

Out-of-school population declines in 2017, PSA says

THE population of persons of school-going age who were not in school dropped to 3.6 million in 2017 from 3.8 million a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Is formal education still relevant in the age of disruption?

In a world where the most celebrated innovators are college drop-outs, should we still invest in education?

Edukasyon to expand presence in provinces

EDUCATION technology platform Edukasyon has received funding which will help the start-up in its expansion in Visayas and Mindanao.

Developing human capital for economic growth

To a layman, the relationship between education and economic growth is relatively straightforward. An educated population is a productive work force, and higher productivity...

Advancing education

The education system in the Philippines, according to an Oxford Business Group (OBG) report, has undergone an evolution that spans over hundreds of years...

Student loan platform InvestEd just got a $100,000 grant to expand

The startup ran by a 24-year-old matches borrowers with lenders who want to invest in their education.

Business groups take stand to open jobs to K-to-12 graduates

By Camille A. Aguinaldo WITH 600,000 senior high school graduates expected to enter the workforce this year, business groups on Friday assured K-to-12 graduates that...

Business groups commit to hiring K-12 graduates

Business groups on Friday, April 20, reaffirmed their commitment to hire senior high school graduates under the K to 12 program amid concerns over...

Not enough jobs for 2018 graduates despite significant rise in postings...

With the first batch of K-to-12 graduating this year, the number of job applicants is expected to rise to 1.2 million, creating stiff competition...

Learning computer programming, with no teachers and no tuition

SAN FRANCISCO — Aspiring software engineers Kevin Yook and Becky Chen are hunched over a computer screen, fervently discussing lines of code indecipherable to...

DENR approves over 3,000 land titling applications for public school sites

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently approved more than 3,000 special patents for public schools in collaboration with the Department of...

Winners of Globe ProjectEd shot short films on their mobile phones

Senior high students from all over the Philippines submitted short films shot using their mobile phones.

Her tales of obstacles and successes

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero Gender diversity in the global workplace has been a long, continuous battle — where women have to fight for their voices...

Philippines jumps 10 rungs on IMD’s annual talent attractiveness list, but...

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-At-Large SINGAPORE -- The Philippines rose 10 notches in a global ranking of 63 economies based on how well they develop,...

State of Population report highlights importance of education

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Reporter Jessica, not her real name, already has child of her own although she is a child herself at 14...

12 public schools in Marawi reopen

AS RESIDENTS in some parts of Marawi City started returning home this week, 12 public schools have reopened Tuesday, Oct. 31, more than four...

He practiced what he preached

By Roberto G. Manabat, Chairman and CEO, KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. Like many others who have worked with Mr. Washington SyCip or WS, I benefited...

The immortal gift

The country’s business community is mourning the loss of one of its most stalwart titans, Washington Z. SyCip, the co-founder of the country’s biggest...

Education is about quality, not quantity

In the Manila North Cemetery, I have read, is an American Teachers Memorial. It is said to mark a special plot, put up in...

The little YouTube schoolhouse

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Usually, a YouTube session will start with a particular goal in mind -- say, watching a pop star’s latest vendetta-laced music...

In Vietnam, education can lead to worse job prospects

HANOI -- Nguyen Van Duc graduated two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in economics from one of Vietnam’s best universities. Today, he earns about...

Economic team vows to maintain fiscal discipline despite populist measures

ECONOMIC managers said they will maintain fiscal discipline and resist pressure to implement populist policies after President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved measures to introduce...

DICT warns against budget diversion to fund free tuition

DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima said that he “cannot comply” with his mandate of improving ICT if the budget...

Right-sizing government force could help fund free tuition program

THE FINANCE chief said that additional revenues from the proposed rightsizing bill may aid in creating fiscal space in funding the free tuition law. As...

K-12: Transition and Transformation

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Progressive education reform is good, but it does not follow that the transition will be smooth. While adding two...

When hunger strikes

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter It’s part of our culture to tidy things up when a visitor is expected. When foreign leaders and...

The top Philippine universities' top subjects

Three Philippine universities featured in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject. Here are the top schools' best subjects and ranking brackets from...

ICT Development Index 2015

>> Related story: Philippines improves ranking according to ICT access, use

Economic growth projections from education reforms

Focusing on the quality of education could have more impact than increasing the number of years pupils spend in school. From the Asian Development Bank's...