Category: Issues on Education
Basic Education Priorities and Reforms: Ateneo vs La Salle

This is not the UAAP rivalry between the De La Salle Green Archers and the Ateneo Blue Eagles inside the playing court.  But top men from the two prominent schools have different takes on how to do the reforms on our basic education system and clash of ideas has been seen by the media.
Br. Armin Luistro FSC of the De [...]

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A Serious Question about Br. Armin Luistro as DepEd Secretary

Br. Armin Luistro FSC has already accepted the invitation of President-elect Noynoy Aquino III to be the top honcho of the now controversial Education department. The President of DLSU and a De La Salle Brother has been known to be very close to the late former President Corazon Aquino and to the Aquino family especially during the time when calls [...]

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Jejemons and Jejemon Language Defended by a Catholic Bishop, pEoW~
Jejemons and Jejemon Language Defended by a Catholic Bishop, pEoW~

While the Department of Education has already declared an all-out war against the “jejemons” especially with the opening of classes only weeks from now; these lovers of incomprehensible and funny language found an unlikely ally from a Catholic bishop.
Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon, Chair of the Episcopal Commission on Youth of CBCP said that values are more important than language like [...]

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Justice Secretary Alberto Agra Cheated in Law School
Justice Secretary Alberto Agra Cheated in Law School

He is the most hated man in this side of the planet and he is just as hard-headed just like any unyielding cabinet members of the cute administration.
Sec. Alberto Agra of the Department of Justice stands firm on his decision to drop the charges against two Ampatuans implicated on the Maguindanao Massacre creating a wide divide between the Justice Department [...]

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The Slow Death of Nursing Course in the Philippines?
The Slow Death of Nursing Course in the Philippines?

It was once the career that everyone was heading to, but just like the global economy, the boom seems to be over now as reports indicate that the demand for nurses more particularly from the United States continues to steadily spiral down.
The concern was shared by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) through Ernest Herrera, as nursing schools [...]

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Bar Exams 2009 Results – Top Ten Passers Bar Exams 2009
Bar Exams 2009 Results – Top Ten Passers Bar Exams 2009

The Bar Examinations Results of 2009 is already out today as announced by the Supreme Court of the Philippines.  Out of the 5,903 takers last year, only 1,451 passed the bar exams or only a 24.58% out of the total number of takers.
Supreme Court Justice Nachura served as the chair of the 2009 Committee on Bar Examinations. He also revealed [...]

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Putting the Spotlight to the True and Steadfast Public Servants
Putting the Spotlight to the True and Steadfast Public Servants

I am guilty of this most of the time here at Pinoy Sounding Board.
But today, I would rather want to have some shifting of paradigm.
For many months now I have been posting here my commentaries about some of the nastiest politicians, socio-political issues and personal rants.  These issues and discussions could most of the time only bleed our minds and [...]

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Sex Education with Paris Hilton. What about That?
Sex Education with Paris Hilton.  What about That?

One of the most crucial issues that Presidentiables will have to strongly face is regarding sex education that has obviously been ignored for so long a time by politicians who easily gets terrified from getting the ire of the pharisaic clergymen of the Catholic Church side-by-side the issue of Reproductive Health Bill which is also still in legislative limbo (this [...]

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How A(N1H1) Could Ruin Your Day
How A(N1H1) Could Ruin Your Day

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5:45 PM.
15 minutes before calling it a day at the office. And of course, 15 minutes before relaxing at the couch having the monopoly of the TV’s remote control.
But as we were preparing yesterday our things to head for the exit door and painted on our face are nothing but smiles after the Con-Ass forum, the Director of [...]

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Dont’ Vote on May 2010!!! No To Con-A** Holes!

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Don’t worry, my title post is actually right. “Don’t vote on 2010…”, but if i may continue, all those f**king congressmen who railroaded the amendment of the constitution by filing a bill to convene a constitutional assembly without recognizing the Senate as a separate voting entity, while everyone was still fixed on their computers watching Katrina [...]

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