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Senators eye October start of school year

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve days before the scheduled opening of the classes on Aug. 24, only 82 of the country’s 214 school division offices are half ready to distribute self-learning modules, spurring senators to again consider the postponement of school opening to October. According to data the Department of Education (DepEd) presented to the Senate […] The post Senators eye October start of school year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 13th, 2020

CWC, Go distribute tablets for students

The Council for the Welfare of Children has teamed up with the office of Sen. Bong Go to distribute almost 500 tablet computers to schoolchildren since the start of the school year 2020-2021 last October......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

Lumad farmer worried over modular distance learning but will try his best for his children’s future

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 October) — As classes start for elementary and senior high in public and private schools on Monday, October 5, a Lumad farmer in Barangay Tawan-tawan says he is worried over the modular distance learning (MDL) set-up, as he might not be able to teach his children well this school-year. “Medyo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Close to 2M students enrolled in CV public schools, set to start ‘classes from home’ on Oct. 5

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Close to two million students, who are enrolled in public schools in Central Visayas, are expected to go back to their classes tomorrow, Monday (October 5) as the first day for the school year 2020 to 2021 will begin. The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) reported that due to […] The post Close to 2M students enrolled in CV public schools, set to start ‘classes from home’ on Oct. 5 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

DepEd allows private schools to start ahead of October 5 opening

This comes after Education Secretary Leonor Briones announced Friday that the opening for the next school year has been moved to October 5 from August 24,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

Postponement of school opening pressed

Sen. Bong Go has joined other senators calling on government to postpone the opening of the school year on Aug. 24 to October......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Volleyball manga 'Haikyuu' ends after eight years and 402 chapters

One of the most popular sports manga ever has ended Haikyuu, the volleyball manga by Haruichi Furudate, released its final chapter today, closing a story that lasted 402 chapters and 45 volumes spread across eight and a half years. Chapter 402 provided a meaningful end to Haikyuu's colorful cast of characters, led by rivals and teammates Hinata Shoyo and Kageyama Tobio. First serialized in 2012, Haikyuu follows the story of Hinata Shoyo, who aspires to be a volleyball star despite his short stature. Majority of Haikyuu follows Hinata and his adventures with the Karasuno High School volleyball team. Last year, Haikyuu announced its "final arc" which many predicted would end right around the Tokyo Olympics, which were originally set to open July 24. True enough, the release of Haikyuu's final chapter would have coincided around the Tokyo Games' original start date. While the manga has ended, Haikyuu's anime adaptation is currently on its fourth season, which are based on the events from manga chapter 190 onwards. The second cour of season 4 is set to premier October 20. The hashtag #ThankYouHaikyuu has been trending online as a celebration for the manga's end.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

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

DepEd: There will be 209 school days for school year 2021-2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The school year 2021-2022 will consist of 209 school days, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced on August 7, 2021. Based on DepEd Order 29, series of 2021, the school year, which had been previously approved by President Rodrigo Duterte to start on September 13, 2021, shall end on June 24, […] The post DepEd: There will be 209 school days for school year 2021-2022 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Vaccine target shifts to public by September

Vaccination for the general public against COVID-19 may start by September or October this year, the National Vaccination Operations Center said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Private schools get nod to start classes

Private elementary and high schools may start their school year even before final approval of the general school calendar for basic education in the country, according to the Department of Education......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

DepEd: Next school year may start late August, early September

The Department of Education on Tuesday said they proposed three dates for the opening of the next school year for President Rodrigo Duterte’s consideration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

DepEd to propose several dates for school opening

Several proposed dates will be submitted to President Duterte on the start of the next school year in the elementary and high school levels, the Department of Education said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Time lost, lives on hold

I recently attended my grandchildren’s end-of-school-year activities. Our boy graduated from pre-school and will be moving to a big school to start his primary school education. His sister is now an incoming grade five pupil. Of course, to be fully safe, everything was done online. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Senators to government: Pre-pay COVID-19 vaccines for 2022

This early, the Duterte administration must start working on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines the country will need in 2022 to ensure supply as it is unlikely the Philippines would achieve herd immunity by the end of the year as authorities claim, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

DepEd: No final date yet for start of classes next school year

Amid concerns from stakeholders over a proposal to start School Year 2021-2022 on August 23, education officials on Friday stressed that the date is only one of the options up for President Rodrigo Duterte's consideration. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Local pharmaceutical firm eyes vaccine manufacturing next year

Local pharmaceutical firm Glovax Biotech is looking to start its “fill and finish” operations for vaccine manufacturing by October next year, while United Laboratories Inc. may begin its own by 2023, the Department of Trade and Industry said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

England’s children back in school

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Children return to school in England on Monday for the first time since January, as the government begins to ease tough restrictions thanks to a mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus. Throughout the latest lockdown since the start of the new year, schools have remained open to children of key […] The post England’s children back in school appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

PH University Basketball League set

The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines has officially endorsed the 2nd Philippine University Basketball League tournament, a qualifier to the 20th ASEAN University Games and other Asia or Asia-Pacific university championships, to be held simultaneously in the cities of San Pedro and Biñan in the Laguna province in September or October this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

DND chief to UP: Explain deaths of students in AFP-NPA firefights

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday said he was willing to hold a dialogue with University of the Philippines (UP) officials and some senators over his office’s unilateral termination of a 30-year agreement that bars the military and police from entering the state university without notifying school officials......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement released by Georgetown on Monday. No details were disclosed. “Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on but, most importantly, off the basketball court. He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else,” the statement said. “However, for us, his greatest legacy remains as a father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. More than a coach, he was our foundation. More than a legend, he was the voice in our ear everyday.” One of the most celebrated and polarizing figures in his sport, Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it in his unique style into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by center Patrick Ewing in 1984. Georgetown reached two other title games with Thompson in charge and Ewing patrolling the paint, losing to Michael Jordan’s North Carolina team in 1982 and to Villanova in 1985. At 6-foot-10, with an ever-present white towel slung over his shoulder, Thompson literally and figuratively towered over the Hoyas for decades, becoming a patriarch of sorts after he quit coaching in 1999. One of his sons, John Thompson III, was hired as Georgetown’s coach in 2004. When the son was fired in 2017, the elder Thompson -- known affectionately as “Big John” or “Pops” to many -- was at the news conference announcing Ewing as the successor. Along the way, Thompson said what he thought, shielded his players from the media and took positions that weren’t always popular. He never shied away from sensitive topics -- particularly the role of race in both sports and society -- and he once famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCAA rule because he felt it hurt minority athletes. “I’ll probably be remembered for all the things that kept me out of the Hall of Fame, ironically, more than for the things that got me into it,” Thompson said on the day he was elected to the Hall in 1999. Thompson became coach of the Hoyas in 1972 and began remaking a team that was 3-23 the previous season. Over the next 27 years, he led Georgetown to 14 straight NCAA tournaments (1979-92), 24 consecutive postseason appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT), three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985) and won six Big East tournament championships. Employing a physical, defense-focused approach that frequently relied on a dominant center -- Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were among his other pupils -- Thompson compiled a 596-239 record (.715 winning percentage). He had 26 players drafted by the NBA. One of his honors -- his selection as coach of the U.S. team for the 1988 Olympics -- had a sour ending when the Americans had to settle for the bronze medal. It was a result so disappointing that Thompson put himself on a sort of self-imposed leave at Georgetown for a while, coaching practices and games but leaving many other duties to his assistants. Off the court, Thompson was both a role model and a lightning rod. A stickler for academics, he kept a deflated basketball on his desk, a reminder to his players that a degree was a necessity because a career in basketball relied on a tenuous “nine pounds of air.” The school boasted that 76 of 78 players who played four seasons under Thompson received their degrees. He was a Black coach who recruited mostly Black players to a predominantly white Jesuit university in Washington, and Thompson never hesitated to speak out on behalf of his players. One of the most dramatic moments in Georgetown history came on Jan. 14, 1989, when he walked off the court to a standing ovation before the tipoff of a home game against Boston College, demonstrating in a most public way his displeasure against NCAA Proposition 42. The rule denied athletic scholarships to freshmen who didn’t meet certain requirements, and Thompson said it was biased against underprivileged students. Opposition from Thompson, and others, led the NCAA to modify the rule. Thompson’s most daring move came that same year, when he summoned notorious drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III for a meeting in the coach’s office. Thompson warned Edmond to stop associating with Hoyas players and to leave them alone, using his respect in the Black community to become one of the few people to stare down Edmond and not face a reprisal. Though aware of his influence, Thompson did not take pride in becoming the first Black coach to take a team to the Final Four, and he let a room full of reporters know it when asked his feelings on the subject at a news conference in 1982. “I resent the hell out of that question if it implies I am the first Black coach competent enough to take a team to the Final Four,” Thompson said. “Other Blacks have been denied the right in this country; coaches who have the ability. I don’t take any pride in being the first Black coach in the Final Four. I find the question extremely offensive.” Born Sept. 2, 1941, John R. Thompson Jr. grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was always working — on a farm in Maryland and later as a laborer in the city — and could neither read nor write. “I never in my life saw my father’s hands clean,” Thompson told The Associated Press in 2007. “Never. He’d come home and scrub his hands with this ugly brown soap that looked like tar. I thought that was the color of his hands. When I was still coaching, kids would show up late for practice and I’d (say) ... ‘My father got up every morning of his life at 5 a.m. to go to work. Without an alarm.‘” Thompson’s parents emphasized education, but he struggled in part of because of poor eyesight and labored in Catholic grammar school. He was moved to a segregated public school, had a growth spurt and became good enough at basketball to get into John Carroll, a Catholic high school, where he led the team to 55 consecutive victories and two city titles. He went to Providence College as one of the most touted basketball prospects in the country and led the Friars to the first NCAA bid in school history. He graduated in 1964 and played two seasons with Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics, earning a pair of championship rings as a sparingly used backup to Bill Russell. Thompson returned to Washington, got his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of the District of Columbia and went 122-28 over six seasons at St. Anthony’s before accepting the job at Georgetown, an elite school that had relatively few Black students. Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Thompson sheltered his players with closed practices, tightly controlled media access and a prohibition on interviews with freshmen in their first semester -- a restriction that still stands for Georgetown’s basketball team. Combined with Thompson’s flashes of emotion and his players’ rough-and-tumble style of play, it wasn’t long before the words “Hoya Paranoia” came to epitomize the new era of basketball on the Hilltop campus. Georgetown lost the 1982 NCAA championship game when Fred Brown mistakenly passed the ball to North Carolina’s James Worthy in the game’s final seconds. Two years later, Ewing led an 84-75 win over Houston in the title game. The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. Success allowed Thompson to rake in money through endorsements, but he ran afoul of his Georgetown bosses when he applied for a gambling license for a business venture in Nevada in 1995. Thompson, who liked playing the slot machines in Las Vegas, reluctantly dropped the application after the university president objected. Centers Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo turned Georgetown into “Big Man U” under Thompson, although his last superstar was guard Allen Iverson, who in 1996 also became the first player under Thompson to leave school early for the NBA draft. “Thanks for Saving My Life Coach,” Iverson wrote at the start of an Instagram post Monday with photos of the pair. The Hoyas teams in the 1990s never came close to matching the achievements of the 1980s, and Thompson’s era came to a surprising and sudden end when he resigned in the middle of the 1998-99 season, citing distractions from a pending divorce. Thompson didn’t fade from the limelight. He became a sports radio talk show host and a TV and radio game analyst, joining the very profession he had frustrated so often as a coach. He loosened up, allowing the public to see his lighter side, but he remained pointed and combative when a topic mattered to him. A torch was passed in 2004, when John Thompson III became Georgetown’s coach. The younger Thompson, with “Pops” often watching from the stands or sitting in the back of the room for news conferences, returned the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. Another son, Ronny Thompson, was head coach for one season at Ball State and is now a TV analyst. ___ Joseph White, a former AP sports writer in Washington who died in 2019, prepared this obituary. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020