The illustrious club of educated men

The Department of Education would like to reverse the decline in the quality of Philippine education. Within the next five years of the Aquino administration, the DepEd will replace the existing 10-year educational cycle—six years of elementary, four of high school—with a 12-year education plan that includes seven years of primary and five years of secondary education.
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Aug 14, 2010 under General | no comment

The Republic of Love

He would have called her his Lolita if he was in school long enough to know who Lolita was, but he was not, and it was doubtful he would ever know, sitting on a narrow blanket inside the four-by-four-foot room in a warren crowded with many four-by-four-foot rooms of plywood and tin and karaoke shrieks, where he lived with his father and brothers and sisters and the small girl he called his wife. Roxanne was her name, Roxanne of the bare brown legs, the round hips in tight denim shorts, and the small lips that pursed when she said her name.
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Jun 5, 2010 under General, Opinions | no comment

Blood brothers

A boy died last Monday.

His name was Cris Anthony Mendez. His friends from the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) called him CA, and his pictures show a boy who made faces at the camera while surrounded by friends. This year was his last in the University of the Philippines Diliman, the year he sat in the student council. He was the eldest of his family, and his mother in Tiaong, Quezon believed he would pull them out of poverty. He was 20 years old.
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Sep 1, 2007 under General | 1 comment