DepEd Ilonggos who welcomed Philippine President Aquino in Canada at the Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto, included Agnes Lopez-Manasan, Odette Montelibano (3 rd from left) , Maripi Leynes and Francis Rementilla – Filipino-Canadians from Bacolod and Silay, who joined the Gawad Kalinga Canada team with Elvie Pena Tan, Raffy Fabregas and Ambassador Junever Mahilum-West (3rd from right) who facilitated the reception.*

Neg. Occ. gets P300M
for K to 12 classrooms

As DepEd readies
for start of senior high

The Department of Education has initially allocated P300 million for the construction of more classrooms in Negros Occidental for the implementation of senior high school, under the K to 12 program, that starts in school year 2016-2017.

Anthony Liobet, Negros Occidental OIC Schools Division Superintendent, also said yesterday that the Negros Occidental Schools Division will need 1,166 new classrooms and 1,750 additional teachers for senior high school that is expected to draw 46,680 students in the Negros Occidental Schools Division.

In preparation for senior high, classroom construction will begin this year, with Negros Occidental initially allocated 332, Liobet said.moremoremore

AEC not a threat, Habito says

The ASEAN Economic Community should be seen as an opportunity for businesses to expand into new markets, rather than a threat, Dr. Cielito Habito said yesterday.

There is a need for a change in mindset “from fearing threats to seizing opportunities, from creating ghosts to finding gold mines,” said Habito, in his speech at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas conference on “Gearing Up for External Competitiveness” at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

AEC regional economic integration is not just happening this year, it has been with us for some time, tariffs on many products went  down to zero  five years ago, except for rice and sugar, said Habito, who heads the USAID Trade Assistance for Development Project as chief of party for Deloitte Consulting.moremoremore

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No tuition hike for old SU
students until graduation

Silliman University in Dumaguete City announced yesterday that there will be no tuition increase for students already enrolled last school year, until they graduate in the same program, a press release from the university said yesterday.

T he University will not impose new tuition hike on old students, as these are serious concerns in Silliman, and are intended to be as low as possible, yet sufficient to support a portion of the cost of education given to students, the press release also said.

Tuition adjustments are only for incoming new students, and f ees are adjusted on a “per fee”, “per need” and “per course” basis . These are based mainly on changing prices of supplies and materials, and in availing certain equipment, learning facilities, and auxiliary services, such as when students rotate and do internships in other institutions, the press release said.moremoremore