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Majority of Pinoy students mull to drop out of school – study

Majority of Filipino students are considering dropping out of school until the pandemic is over, according to a study. Global Software firm Desire 2 Learn said the main reason why many students want to drop out is mainly due to difficulties in accessing remote learning. The poll surveyed 802 students from the Philippines, Australia, India, […] The post Majority of Pinoy students mull to drop out of school – study appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJun 23rd, 2021

Study finds Pinoy students lagging in reading, writing, math – senator

Learning outcomes of Grade 5 students showed that a large number of Filipino learners are not proficient enough in reading, writing and math to advance to secondary school, a Southeast Asia-wide study showed, according to Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

EU youth drinking less, swapping tobacco for cannabis — study

The study warned that non-medical use of prescription drugs among adolescents remains a concern. Image: IStock.com/RapidEye via AFP Relaxnews Young Europeans are drinking less alcohol and also smoking less— but are increasingly dabbling with cannabis, a continent-wide study showed Thursday. “Smoking and drinking among 15 -to 16-year-old school students are showing signs of decline, but […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

Internet speed in the time of COVID-19 is everything

Time flies by so fast, and yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought our lives to a screeching halt. Nearly seven months into the quarantined life, we have experienced a day that already feels like a week, a week that feels like a month, and with quarantine guidelines restricting us from being with our loved ones, the only way for us to really connect is through the internet. The question now is, how connected are we to be virtually together? In these trying times with everyone cooped up at home, Internet speed has become indispensable. Apart from speed, having a backup is a necessity, what with every family member hogging the bandwidth for Google Hangouts and/or Zoom calls used for either school or work. This is where PLDT Home comes in, thanks to their newly-launched device: the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem. Internet speed is king — even for a backup modem I got to experience firsthand the newest device that PLDT Home recently launched. Having had my fair share of experience with the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid, the newly improved Advance modem is a definite game-changer. How was it? It was not bad — at all. The LTE-Advance experience The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a plug-and-play device, so installing it is very easy. To put it to the test, I used the device for an entire day, not just as backup, but as my main source of Internet connection. I put it near the window, which is always the advice given for modems to get better Internet connection. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem features carrier aggregation that is a combination of frequency channels to power LTE to deliver at faster speeds. This enabled me to connect three devices all at once, without having to sacrifice the quality of my Wifi connectivity. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance is powered by Smart LTE, the fastest mobile network in the Philippines as certified by Ookla. There are also two LAN ports found at the back that allow users to have wired connection for two devices. This is perfect for families with parents working from home and children taking online classes. The verdict Absolutely no jokes were meant when I mentioned above that the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a game-changer. This is the device that families need at home to better equip them while working from and/or studying at home while also being practical with their internet spending. Because it’s prepaid, families need not worry about adding up to their monthly bills and they can easily load the device when they need it. The modem is a powerful device because of the reliable and stronger Internet connection it can provide to the entire family. PLDT Home really did step up their game with this device, and I repeat — it’s a necessity in households today. Be it for virtual conference calls for work, online classes, or catch up sessions with your loved ones, the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid modem is a device anyone can depend on. Prepaid packages for the family To match the much improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, PLDT Home provided new and affordable FamLoad packages that cater to the Internet needs of families at home. For students, the FamLoad Study 599 comes with 57 GB with 3 GB/day for learning tools like Canvas, Schoology, Gabay Guro, Microsoft 365, and NEO. Those who are film and TV series geeks will also enjoy using the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, with its FamLoad Video 599 equipped with 40 GB for open access data and 15 GB of YouTube, or the FamLoad Video Plus 599 with 45 GB for all sites and apps or 3 GB of videos daily for 15 days. The new PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is now available via the PLDT Home website and can be delivered fast via Grab delivery. The unit also comes with free 10GB data that’s ready for use and it’s convenient to reload through GrabApp using the GrabPay wallet, Paymaya, myPLDT Smart app, or PLDT Home and Smart’s retailers nationwide. In these trying times, the need to stay online as we opt to do things virtually is at an all-time high, and PLDT Home may just have provided the very device that is now a truly relevant and essential part of the modern new normal home......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Enrollment in NCR public schools up

The number of students that enrolled in public elementary and high schools in Metro Manila has exceeded last year’s enrollment, in contrast to the significant drop in private school enrollment in the metropolis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

Dizon to education officials: Study impact of distance learning on mental health of students

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking the education department and the Local School Board (LSB) to conduct a study that will look into the mental health of the students undergoing distance learning. Dizon said that the shift from the traditional mode of learning to distance learning using online platforms, modules, […] The post Dizon to education officials: Study impact of distance learning on mental health of students appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

PLDT Home launches prepaid data packs for E-Learning at Home

PLDT Home introduces all-new Home Wifi Prepaid FamLoads so families can be connected and ready for online learning. Students can confidently face the challenges and demands of the new school term with FamLoad Study packages that have bigger data allowances for online classes and access to top learning sites and apps......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

DepEd hits 22.2 million enrollment target

The Department of Education has reached its enrollment target of 22.2 million students for the upcoming school year, a 20-percent drop from the student population last year.c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Former Lady Spiker Esperanza finishes med school

Former De La Salle University women’s volleyball team standout Mika Esperanza obtained her medical degree on Tuesday. The four-time UAAP champion announced her milestone on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Hi, I officially got my medical degree today. ???????????? We'll have our (virtual) graduation on July 29!!! ? Congrats Batch 2020!!! ???????? — mika esperanza (@mikaaa01) July 14, 2020 Esperanza, the UAAP Season 73 Rookie of the Year, finished med school at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERM). Her virtual graduation is scheduled on July 29.         View this post on Instagram                   when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it." - Paulo Coelho Indeed, the universe has its ways. ? I knew what I wanted to be since grade 1. The goal didn't change even if I became an athlete along the way. ???? First I want to thank Tito Perry and Tito Bomboy for helping me out when they knew I was looking for a scholarship for med school. They made calls, talked to people and made sure my story was heard. I cannot thank you enough for helping me realize my dream. ? To Sir Fred, thank you. You didn't know me and you just knew I needed financial support. You have helped countless students like me without asking anything in return except to study well. Words will not be enough to truly express my gratitude to you. 4 years walang binayaran magulang ko because of you. I wish people knew more about you and your kind heart. ? To UERM as a whole. Thank you for the education. You made me a better student and a grounded individual after 4 years. I will always look back to the journey that shaped me. ? To my groupmates, professors, residents, nurses, PGIs and staff, thank you. ? You made each day bearable. I learned alot through our time together may it be for a short while or for a whole year. To my friends outside med school, thank you. Sorry for the missed dinners and get together. You stayed with me and cheered me on for 4 years. ? To the Moreno family, thank you. Especially during my clerkship where I didn't have time to go home. You all made me feel welcome all the time. I will be forever grateful. ? To my Lasallian education, thank you. ? Through La Salle, so many doors opened for me. I was a scholar in college and I met wonderful alumni that still helps me to this day. I cannot emphasize enough how lucky I was that I was given the opportunity to play and study for and in La Salle. ? Lastly, to my family. Mama and Papa may doktor na kayo. ? Ate Anna, Ate Lexa and MJ, thank you for the unwavering support while I was in med school. All I have done and I have achieved is for my family. I hope I made you all proud. ? MARIA MIKAELA S. ESPERANZA Doctor of Medicine Batch 2020 A post shared by Mika Esperanza (@mikaesperanza) on Jul 14, 2020 at 3:25am PDT A consistent Dean’s Lister, Esperanza took up Biology in DLSU as her pre-med course before shifting to Psychology. As a student-athlete, Esperanza was a vital cog for the Ramil De Jesus-mentored Lady Spikers, winning a three-peat from Season 73 to 75 before closing her collegiate career with another title in Season 78. She last played for Cocolife in the Philippine Superliga back in 2017.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

DepEd: Over 13 million students enrolled

A total of 13,752,109 million learners are now enrolled for school year 2020-2021, according to Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday. The Education chief said that it is half of what the agency is expecting to enroll this year and the majority of the students from the total number enrolled in public […] The post DepEd: Over 13 million students enrolled appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Coach Tab wants Ateneo to focus first on next sem before next season

It has yet to be determined what the UAAP would do for its next season supposedly starting in September. That means that it is yet to be determined when exactly Ateneo de Manila University would be defending its three straight championships. And so, in the continuing COVID-19 crisis, head coach Tab Baldwin and the rest of team management just wants their Blue Eagles to take care of their wins in class. "The first semester will be online, the university already announced that, but we're trying to get all of our players into summer classes online," he shared in the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered. He then continued, "Just to get them a little bit ahead in terms of credits because the one thing we all have an abundance of now is time. We can use that time productively in various aspects of our live and that's a good thing." The Katipunan-based school is well-known to hold its student-athletes to a higher academic standard than usual - and indeed, through his tenure, Coach Tab has made sure that his players take care of business inside the classroom just as well as they do on the court. Even when contact sports are given the green light, the brilliant tactician said that part of Ateneo's daily schedule would still be devoted to studies. "Obviously, our plan for that is going to be to get into a camp-like situation. One of the elements of that is going to be a daily study hall or daily period for academic advancement," he shared. He then continued, "We're nothing if we're not students. That's true and that's been true in Ateneo for a long, long time so we have to incorporate that into whatever our plans would be in the coming months." Whatever those plans would end up being, the Blue Eagles could rest easy that they remain standing on steady ground. Asked about budget cuts due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, coach Tab answered, "For right now, we seem to be in good footing. Again, we have tremendous support from MVP (Manny V. Pangilinan) so we're lucky to have that." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

PH not ready for online schooling

DURING quarantine throughout most of the Philippines, education officials have proposed the use of online platforms for school year 2020-2021 to continue the schooling of millions of Filipino students. The Philippines, however, cannot support online schooling for most of its students, and the attempt will prove ineffective for majority of the country. With Covid-19 — […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Swift 3, Aspire 3 laptops in Acer s Learn From Home Program

This year's back-to-school activities are very different from those of the past years. For 2020, students are staying home to learn and study online so instead of new uniforms and school bags, they now need new laptops. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Get online class ready with vivo V21 5G and V21e

It’s back to the daily grind for students as the new school year starts. This means they need a reliable device that will aid them in their online classes and ensure they are able to follow their lessons and learn without any difficulties. And as one of the leading smartphone brands globally, vivo ticks all […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

DepEd to implement enhanced enrollment process

The Department of Education will implement an “enhanced” process to facilitate the enrollment of millions of students for this coming school year amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Apart from World Teachers Day incentive, public school teachers need salary increase, easing of workload

At least 900,000 public school teachers are set to receive the P1,000 ($20) incentive on World Teacher’s Day, Oct. 5, in recognition of their vital role in educating Filipino students, especially during the pandemic. The post Apart from World Teachers Day incentive, public school teachers need salary increase, easing of workload appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

DepEd NCR partners with Solar Learning and Thames for TV-based instruction for pupils

The pandemic has forced schools to deploy various modalities to deliver education to students. As access to different technologies varies per area and per family, the paper-based modules have been implemented by DepEd as the standard of learning delivery during the past school year. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Enrollment for 2021-2022 set August 16-September 13

The Department of Education will start the enrollment period for school year 2021-2022 on Aug. 16, again with public school teachers expected to take the initiative in enlisting students to pursue remote learning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

SWU PHINMA honors topnotcher, newly licensed pharmacists

Through Southwestern University (SWU)-PHINMA’s practice-focused, relevant, and high-quality learning process, they equip their students with the competencies and the character needed to reach the heights of their chosen profession.  And this is accurately demonstrated with their recent feat as the Top 4 performing school in Pharmacy all over the country with a passing rate of […] The post SWU PHINMA honors topnotcher, newly licensed pharmacists appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Modules and online classes

Students, on their part, have to be strongly motivated to study mainly on their own and to closely follow whatever online classes they have to attend. Obviously, they need to be closely supervised......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

JuanWheel: Solar-powered bamboo wheelchair for PWDs

With innovation and Filipino ingenuity in mind, three senior high school students from Angeles City, Pampanga invented the JuanWheel—a solar-powered wheelchair made from local bamboo for persons with disabilities (PWDs)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021