Poll exposes learning woes & mdash;Gatchalian

A new poll on distance learning woes has exposed the digital divide that hounds parents and learners nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic., Senator Win  Gatchalian  said on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardApr 25th, 2021

Solve your Online Learning Woes with the POCO M3 PRO 5G

With schools and universities still implementing blended modules and online classes, having access to the right tools has become essential to maximize learning from home. A powerful, affordable, and battery-efficient smartphone can make it the best study buddy for cash-strapped students. Enter the POCO M3 PRO 5G, the latest smartphone in the POCO series packed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

& lsquo;Perfect storm& rsquo; brewing more woes& mdash;UN

The UN warned Thursday that a “perfect storm” was brewing, with a raging pandemic disrupting access to routine vaccinations, leaving millions of children at risk from measles and other deadly diseases......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

4.2M suffered hunger in Q2& mdash;poll

At least 4.2 million Filipino families experienced hunger due to lack of food at least once in the past three months, according to the latest report released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

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:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Cebuano netizens prefer “face-to-face classes’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Most Cebuano netizens prefer to bring back the traditional face-to-face classes. This, according to the results of the poll the CDN Digital team published on Monday evening (May 25, 2021) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, asked netizens about their thoughts regarding flexible learning. There were 14  from Facebook, 3 from Twitter, […] The post Cebuano netizens prefer “face-to-face classes’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Distance learning taking toll on teachers physical, mental health — poll

Most teachers in a survey with 6,731 respondents said distance learning is taking a toll on their physical and mental wellbeing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

‘Sagot for sale’ scheme pinaiimbestigahan ni Senador Gatchalian sa DepEd

  Nanawagan si Senator Sherwin Gatchalian sa Department of Education na agad imbestigahan ang mga ulat ukol sa ‘sagot for sale’ scheme. Paliwanag niya sa naturang modus, pinasasagutan ng mga magulang sa iba ang self-learning modules ng kanilang anak kapalit ng bayad. Babala nito sa mga magulang na gumagawa ng modus, ang karunungan ng kanilang […] The post ‘Sagot for sale’ scheme pinaiimbestigahan ni Senador Gatchalian sa DepEd appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Recto frets over schooling woes

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has warned that school children may end up as the “lost generation” if the return to normalcy would be “slowed down by vaccine shortage, and if we fail to adjust to and invest in new learning modes.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Women s month kicks off today; more woes bared

As the National Women’s Month kicks off today, Monday, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian emphasized the urgency to raise the age of sexual consent in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Senator seeks safety nets for learners

Apart from the need to hasten learning recovery following the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, learners’ continued access to safety nets adds urgency to the safe reopening of schools, Senator Win Gatchalian said on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Google launches updates in Meet, Drive, Classroom for enhanced online learning

Google announced updates to its education tools during its first-ever virtual Learning with Google event. Among the highlights of the global live stream is the next era of G Suite for Education—now called Google Workspace for Education—which comes in four distinct editions: Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals as a free tier and then Google Workspace for Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Google Workspace for Education Plus......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Young techie builds platform to upskill unemployed Filipinos

Aiming to provide a life-transforming and affordable learning experience for Filipinos who lost their jobs during the pandemic, 24-year old entrepreneur Paolo Isyasa founded Course Belt—an online learning platform that provides comprehensive and flexible access to quality education......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Sports faces vaccine woes ahead of Tokyo games, Euros

Paris—As Olympic organizers deny reports that the Tokyo Games this summer will be postponed again, they, and other sports bodies, are wrestling with the issue of vaccinating participants for Covid-19 at international events......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Nets hold on to beat shorthanded Miami Heat

Los Angeles, United States—Kevin Durant scored a team-high 31 points as the new-look Brooklyn Nets solved some of their defensive woes on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time) to hold on and beat the shorthanded Miami Heat 128-124......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Gatchalian wants probe on students selling lewd photos, videos online

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday called on law enforcement agencies to ramp up efforts in probing reports that some students have been selling lewd photos and videos online to buy gadgets needed for distance learning. “Nakakabahalang dahil sa mga suliraning dinudulot ng pandemya, ang ating mga kabataan ay nahaharap sa matinding panganib […] The post Gatchalian wants probe on students selling lewd photos, videos online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Probe urged on sexy photos& rsquo; sale

Citing reports of students holding the “Christmas sale” of sensual photos and videos to raise funds for distance learning-related expenses, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Justice’s Office of Cybercrime and the Philippine National Police’s Anti-Cybercrime Group to intensify their probe and to crack down on these activities......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 3rd, 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

Smartmatic poll machines come into question

Doubts on the integrity of the 2022 automated national and local elections may again be questioned if the Commission on Elections will depend on the vote-counting machines provided by Smartmatic after former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York claimed that the Smartmatic’s VCMs being used in the Philippines---and recently in the United States—were vulnerable to poll fraud......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Senator seeks more modules for students affected by typhoon

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to produce more distance learning modules to help students who were affected by typhoon “Ulysses” cope with their studies despite the difficulty. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Though the situation maybe complicated for some students, Gatchalian said it is imperative for the government to strive to provide for the needs of these students who were forced to leave their homes abruptly as their homes were inundated during the typhoon. “’Yung mga pamilyang lumikas ay naiwan at hindi napo nadala ‘yung mga modules na ito. Malaking problema po para sa pamilya dahil itong modules na ito ay naka disenyo para makapag-aral po ng sarili ang mga bata (Many families who were forced to evacuate were unable to bring these modules. It’s going to be a big problem for the families since these modules are designed to enable these students to study by themselves),” said Gatchalian in a “Laging Handa” public briefing. “Kaya nakikita ko dito, una, magbigay ulit tayo ng mas maraming modules pa at mag imprinta at siguraduhin na tuloy-tuloy ang pagdi-distribute ng mga modules na ito sa mga estudyante (That’s why I believe, first, we should print and distribute more modules, and make sure that we will consistently be distributing these materials to the students),” said the senator who chairs the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts, and Culture. Gatchalian also reiterated the need for local government units (LGUs) to study the feasibility of allowing face-to-face learning in “purok” workshops especially in areas where there are no reports of COVID-19 transmission. He said allowing limited face-to-face learning while practicing social distancing may help students cope with their studies. “Eto, mga maliliit na workshops sa mga purok-purok at pupunta ang mga guro dun para magturo sa limitadong bilang ng mga estudyante (Teachers would be allowed to go in these small workshops in a certain locality to teach a limited number of students),” he said. “Napakahirap po sa isang bata na turuan kung walang modules at ‘yung ibang mga magulang natin, inaatupag din ‘yung kanilang kaligtasan (it’s difficult to teach a student without any modules, while some parents are concerned over their safety),” he said. “Kaya mas mahalaga po na magkaroon muna ng interaskyon sa pagitan n gating mga estudyante at sa ating mga guro (That’s why it’s more important for our students and teachers to have interaction),” the lawmaker said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Ensure support to education

As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, our educational system strives to carry on providing education to students through various learning modalities. The Department of Education provided alternative modes of education—the modular learning which involves the distribution of printed copies of self-learning modules, and the blended/online learning where students will be able to attend classes except that classes are done via radio, television, or online platforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020