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Philippine History was removed from the curriculum in 2014.
In 2014, the Department of Education removed Philippine History from the curriculum of high school students. Now, a petition is calling for its return. In 2017, education secretary Leonor Briones defended the move, saying "While Philippine History, as a subject, is no longer part ...
 
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Cua predicted 2020 was going to be strong, prosperous, and lucky. 
In 2020, astrologer and feng shui expert Hanz Cua predicted 2020 was going to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year for all of us. He was wrong. Now, Cua predicts 2021 will be a worse year than 2020.According to Cua, 2020 ...
 
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A student shares his experience as a Grade 12 enrollee. 
Ryle is a grade 12 student in a private school in Pampanga. Every day, he wakes up early to attend his online classes, which start from 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. “It’s really difficult,” Ryle (not his real name) tells Esquire ...
 
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The project is already getting unwanted criticism for its danger to the environment.
According to Infrawatch PH, a think tank focused on infrastructure projects, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) controversial white sand project along Manila Bay most likely costs P795,000… per meter. The beach is 500 meters long, so the total calculation for ...
 
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Censors can't be 'God' of the Internet, says lawyer.
The Philippines' censors board, under current laws, cannot "play God" and extend its reach to streaming platforms such as Netflix, a mass media law professor said Friday. The public should also be vigilant over such moves since it could extend to other platforms like Facebook and YouTube, she said.Top Story: How 8 ...
 
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It’s not that simple.
It didn’t take long before citizens on social media reacted to the news about “white sand” being dumped on Manila’s baywalk area. Workers contracted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources were seen bringing the sand to a stretch of the ...
 
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The cyber scam comes just weeks after the Philippines was linked to another international financial scam, the Wirecard scandal.
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) has become embroiled in a money heist worth a Netflix movie, with around P167 million now missing from the bank. The cyber scam comes just weeks after the Philippines was linked to another international financial scam, the ...
 
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"Christmas in Our Hearts" has been ringing in the yuletide season for the last 30 years.
It’s the first week of September and already we can’t get enough of Jose Mari Chan.Thirty years after the singer-songwriter released the song “Christmas In Our Hearts,” it’s remained the blockbuster staple that kicks off the Philippine yuletide season every September, likely ...
 
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And we put together a couple of our own.
If you woke up this morning and your Facebook feed was filled with avatars of friends, well, you're not alone. Top Story: How Wealthy Was the Rizal Family?Some loved the good vibes and quickly came up with their own, while others had something snarky ...
 
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It’s not a good time to be a Filipino frontliner.
Filipino registered nurses and medical technologists earn the least among their peers elsewhere in Southeast Asia. This is according to the findings of information aggregator iPrice, which recorded the salaries of various frontliners during the coronavirus pandemic.Also read: Backhanded, Condescending Remarks You May ...
 
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Dante Gierran is one of President Duterte’s most trusted men. 
On August 31, President Rodrigo Duterte announced he wants Dante Gierran to take over the reins of the embattled state insurer PhilHealth or Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. At 65 years old, Gierran is being brought out of retirement to serve as the top ...
 
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Cavite says it's up to the national government.
Proponents of the $10 billion (P550 billion) were elated when the provincial government of Cavite moved forward with the project by awarding it to a consortium of Filipino and Chinese companies earlier this year. Also read: Is Sharon Cuneta Really A Billionaire? The initial phase ...
 
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Food, people, and emotion make a delicious dish.
Proving that food and drama go well together (just think of all the life-changing conversations you’ve had while making and eating lunch), the Philippine episode of HBO Asia’s Food Lore series was recognized in the recent ContentAsia Awards, the independent body that focuses on ...
 
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Their parting shot: History will be the judge.
An undisclosed number of ABS-CBN employees ended their last working day Monday and headed off into an uncertain market where the coronavirus pandemic is causing the economy the bleed jobs.Christian Abuel, among the laid off workers, had a starring role in a send-off station ID. He removed his ABS-CBN ...
 
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With a personal net worth of $2 billion, Bigboy Sy talks about how he almost went to hell before he met Jesus.
On the 36th anniversary of megachurch Christ's Commission Fellowship or CCF, its senior pastor Peter Tanchi introduced one of its most prominent members Henry “Bigboy” Sy, Jr. to share his testimony on how his life has transformed from his bad boy days to ...
 
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It is common among the elderly but can strike at any age.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's passing from colon cancer highlights how the disease can strike a wide range of people at any age.In the Philippines, cancer is the third leading cause of death. Colon cancer is the third most common among Filipino ...
 
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President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that his ongoing case of Barrett’s esophagus is nearing stage one cancer.
President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that his ongoing case of Barrett’s esophagus is nearing stage one cancer, according to his doctors.The president, who is 75 years old, has been struggling with his health for years due to numerous ailments, but as per Malacañang, ...
 
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The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee recommends a plunder investigation.
A mafia is running PhilHealth and all positions must be abolished to save it from ruin, according to the head of the Senate's anti-graft panel. Those behind corruption in the state-run insurer should be investigated for plunder, the committee said Tuesday.Allegations of graft amounting to billions of pesos have cast questions ...
 
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The law, once signed, also seeks a P25 billion standby fund.
The Senate and House of Representatives have come out with the final version of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2, which seeks to distribute P140 billion in funds to address the twin health and economic crises borne out of the COVID-19 ...
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