- La Sallian Festival
The annual Lasallian Festival at De La Salle University Dasmarinas has been rescheduled to February 17 – 20. Joseph Sta Ana of LS Newsprime is reporting live from the administration building.
- CTHM Conference
The College of Tourism and Hospitality management is presenting today the 6th National Young Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Power Conference at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia in Pasay.
Green FM reporters, Patrice Estrada and Reynerissa Guergio are reporting live on the Mall of Asia grounds for 95.9 GreenFM, the official media partner of the CTHM Conference.
- Paperless Communication
Cavite city’s division of the Department of Education (DepEd) will no longer issue hard copies of memoranda in line with their new cost-effective communication system.
DepEd’s January 26th memorandum reiterated the strengthening of paperless communication system in schools.
It also enjoined school administrators and teachers to get updates from the division office using online platforms.
- School Hoax Bombings
A Russian twitter group could be behind a series of bomb threats which sa thousands of pupils evacuated from 14 schools in Britain and 6 in Paris.
The group, who calls themselves Evacuators 2K16, invited pupils to get in touch if they wanted to get out of school/
After children were removed from 6 schools in Birmingham, 4 in London, and 4 in Cornwall, the group was closed down. The bomb scares came exactly a week after 3 of the 6 West Midlands schools were evacuated when they received what turned out to be hoax calls.
Police searched all four sites but said no bombs or suspicious objects had been found.
More than 640,000 children were ordered to stay home after the district’s superintendent received an email from a self-professed extremist Jidahi.
- Digitizing Education
Senator Grace Poe is campaigning for digital inclusion in the system of Philippine Education.
The presidential contender in the upcoming election says Filipino students need to be globally competitive and skilled in technology.
There are 38 million Filipinos who are using the internet, making the Philippines a nation of computer literate citizens.
The Senator however scored the connectivity and internet speed in the country as a challenge to be addressed. Senator Poe admitted the country’s broadband service falls behind its ASEAN neighbors with domestic download speed ranked slowest in the region.
The senator said she wants to focus on the teachers who lack familiarity with technology to help innovative teaching.
- CALABARZON Transformation
The Education Secretary has called for a more transparent, ethical and accountable education department this year. Regine Legaspi is currently reporting live from De La Salle University Dasmarinas College of Education.
- Accenture Donates ComputersAccenture is donating 1,000 desktop computers to 30 public schools in the country.
Company volunteers are also engaging in computer skills training programs for the schools receiving the donation.
The donation, through the company’s computer skills training program, is part of the celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary in the Philippines.
The project has been approved by the Department of Education.
Accenture’s project is in line with its thrust to make equip 3 million people around the world with skills to secure a good job or build a business.
- LGBTQ Support in SchoolsMajority of Canadian teachers are saying that more LGBTQ support is needed in schools. Eryca Castillo of LS Newsprime is reporting live from the College of Communication at De La Salle University Dasmarinas