• 31 July 2015
QUEZON CITY, July 31—The local government of Quezon City and education stakeholders from different sectors gathered together on Thursday for the Senior High School (SHS) summit on the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) track with Information Technology (IT) as its focus industry. Education Secretary Armin Luistro FSC lauded the efforts of the city to ensure that the TVL curriculum is both aligned with students’ interests and contextualized to satisfy employment demands within the vicinity. “It is always a pleasure to be able to witness school stakeholders, the local government and various private-sector partners come together to create effective education programs for the benefit of our learners. Quezon City has always been proactive in engaging the academic community. I pray that their efforts will remain steadfast beyond 2016,” Sec. Luistro said. Luistro underscored that the K to 12 Program equips Filipinos with 21st century skills that will enable them to be prepared for employment, higher education, and skills development, thereby, empowering them to be nation-builders. “The goal of education is to empower our youth to become the primary movers of social change ...Read more

2014 realignment allegations ‘misleading’—DBM  

 CENTRAL  31 July 2015
MANILA, July 31—The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) emphasized on Thursday that various transfers of appropriation under the 2014 budget were legitimate and open to public scrutiny, after Kabataan Partylist Representative Terry Ridon alleged that P323.6 billion in funds were improperly r ...Read more

Mindanao provinces top national competitiveness ranking

 CENTRAL  31 July 2015
DAVAO CITY, July 31—Six Mindanao provinces made it to the top 10 of the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) reflecting economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure growth of the island-region in the recent years. Four Mind ...Read more
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