Sec. Luistro and Tony Blair’s plan for peace thru education

The Government of the Philippines and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation today announced a partnership that will see teachers and students take a lead on peace-building and engagement between young people of different faiths in areas with a history of religious conflict.

Brother Armin Luistro FSC, Secretary of Education and Tony Blair, Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation met in Manila to sign the Memorandum of Understanding that will bring two of the Foundation’s leading education programmes to Filipino schools and universities. Continue reading »

DepEd strengthens health care program in public schools

The Department of Education is strengthening its Essential Health Care Program (EHCP) by coming up with a monitoring and evaluation system which it developed in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund and Fit for School. Continue reading »

DepEd, Ateneo School of Government launch technology-based transparency initiative


The Department of Education and the Ateneo School of Government have launched the initial implementation of,   a technology-based mechanism that tells about the condition, services and facilities being provided in the country’s public schools.

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NCCA and BAGO Unveil the biggest government-led visual arts initiative to date at the Manila Art 2011

Putting the spotlight on Filipino artists and art pieces revered in the global art scene, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (Bago) unveils the biggest government initiative for visual arts to date – Manila Art 2011. Continue reading »

SB Furniture: Built to Last

SB Furniture, the region’s leading MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) furniture manufacturer, is now in Philippine shores. With decades of experience in designing and crafting particleboards and MDF furniture, SB Furniture has earned raves and a wide and loyal client base in the region as well as other parts of the world for their high-quality craftsmanship and European-style designs of its exquisite, modern and eco-friendly modular and knock-down furniture. The company has received awards and environmental certifications, from an International Asian Award from the U.K to Thailand’s Prime Minister’s Export Award. Continue reading »

All systems go for Bayanihang Eskwela

After forging a partnership in March, it is all systems go for the Department of Education, the Government Watch (G-Watch) of the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), and other involved parties to roll-out  nationwide the Bayanihang Eskwela program that aims to minimize corruption and improve effectiveness in the delivery of government services by strengthening project monitoring and evaluation systems of government projects, particularly in school building program (SBP). Continue reading »

The Glee Project

I know I am so old for this and I probably shouldn’t be watching this anymore. The Glee Project is a reality talent competition television show produced by Oxygen that premiered in June of 2011. I really do like the show and I like the concept. Kids who are diverse as they are who can sing and act audition for the role of a lifetime. A starring role on Glee amazing if I may say so myself. Continue reading »

DepEd Building Renamed in Honor of National Hero’s Mother

Education Secretary Armin Luistro leads the Deped community in renaming Rizal II Building into Teodora Alonso Building in grateful tribute to the mother of national hero, Gat Jose Rizal. The event coincided with the 100th death anniversary of the hero’s mother commemorated today, August 16, 2011. Continue reading »

Tagum City wins 2011 UNESCO International Literacy award

An international jury has chosen  the City Literacy Coordinating Council (CLCC) of Tagum  City in Davao del Norte  as this year’s Honorable Mention winner of  the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  King Sejong Literacy Prize.   Continue reading »

The Gift of Life

When a person’s birthday is coming up. They tend to reflect on how their year was what they did, what they didn’t do and what they should do.  I’ve been thinking about giving back. Some might suggest that I should just do the easy way and donate to charity . I’ve been thinking of doing more in promoting the cause of Organ Donation. A friend was recently confined in the hospital and everything happened so fast. Before we knew it her kidney is no longer functioning and she has to undergo a dialysis.  It breaks my heart to see what her family has to go through.

I really want to help but I don’t know how but I know that she needs a Kidney so I really want to promote the cause of Organ Donation. I know that one day she will find a kidney donor and will be able to do all the things that she plans to do.

Many people are still iffy when it comes to that. Some think that it doesn’t feel right for a family member’s body parts to be given to someone else. I personally think that is just plain selfish. The dead person won’t have use it for that anymore. They remove that anyway when they embalm a person. That liver,kidney,eyes, heart and pancreas could save another person’s life. So please help spread the word about Organ Donation. Print the organ donor card and carry it with you all time. Here is what the card looks like in the front: