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Edukasyon.ph, UA&P team up for OFW online school applications

Edtech startup Edukasyon.ph and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) have joined forces to create an online education information service to give OFW parents a faster way to know about senior high and college options available for their kids. Edukasyon.ph Chief Executive Officer Linartes M. Viloria and University President Winston Conrad B. Padojinog inked the agreement on April 26, 2016 at the University of Asia and the Pacific campus in Ortigas. “We are very excited and happy to be partners with University of Asia and the Pacific in providing online application assistance for inbound college and senior high school students. This is particularly helpful for our OFW parents who are helping their children decide on their school options all the way from abroad. This way our OFW parents can still participate not only in the decision-making but in interacting with schools for their kids’ education,” said Edukasyon.ph CEO Linartes Viloria. Through this partnership, UA&P can accept online applications via Edukasyon.ph. This year UA&P launches its unique 6-year Integrated University Program (6YP) which is open to all Grade 10 graduates. 6YP combines two years of senior high school, three years of undergraduate program, and the final year for a Master’s degree, all within six years. “Parents and students can explore a variety of academic options through their account on Edukasyon.ph website, which features information about 6YP, events, admissions, enrollment announcements, scholarships and qualification requirements”, said Beng Calma-Alcazaren, U&AP Marketing Director. The following degrees may be obtained through the 6YP: Master of Arts in Communications major in Integrated Marketing Communication, Master of Arts in Humanities, Master of Science in Management,... read more




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Mga kasayuran kalabot sa loan restructuring program sa SSS

TAGBILARAN CITY, May 03 (PIA)–Adunay bag-ong Loan Restructuring Program ang Social Security System (SSS) aron tabangan ang mga naapektuhan sa kalamidad. Ubos niining bag-ong programa, mahimong bayran sa miyembro nga naapektuhan sa kalamidad ang principal ug interes sa ilang utang pinaagi sa installment ug full payment. Human mabayran ang principal ug interes sa utang, mahimo nang matanggal ang penalty. Usa sa mga tuyo sa Loan Restructuring Program nga mabalik sa good standing ang status sa usa ka miyembro ug makuha og bulto ang ilang mga benepisyo. Mahimong mopaubos niining programa ang mga naapektuhan sa niaging bagyo ug kalamidad nga: Ondoy, Sendong, Pedring, Quiel, Pablo, Labuyo, Maring, Santi, Zamboanga City armed conflict, linog sa Bohol ug Cebu, Yolanda, Agaton, Glenda, Mario, Senyang, Lando, Ruby, ug Nona. Kinahanglan lamang sa miyembro nga buot mopaubos niining programa og affidavit of residency nga pagmatuod nga sila nagpuyo o nagtarabaho sa lugar nga nadeklara og National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) nga naapektuhan sa maong mga kalamidad. Gipasabot sa SSS Assistant Vice President for Member Loans, Boobie Angela Ocay nga dili lamang calamity loans ang mahimong bayran ubos sa Loan Restructuring Program. Nahisulod usab niini ang salary loan, salary loan early renewal program (SLERP), emergency loan, voc-tech loan, Y2K loan, investments incentive loan, “study now, pay later” plan, ug educational loan nga ni-due na sa nakalabay nga unom ka buwan. Samtang dili pa mabayran og bulto ang utang nga gipaubos sa Loan Restructuring Program, dili mahimong makakuha og bisan unsang loan ang usa ka miyembro. Usa usab sa mga tuyo nga maabot sa Loan Restructuring Program mao ang mga mag-pension apan dili...

Danao, nangayo’g tabang sa DENR sa paggamit sa ANR alang sa eco-tourism

BOHOL, April 29 (PIA)–Nangayo og tabang si Danao Mayor Natividad Gonzaga sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa pagpatuman sa iyang damgo sa pagbukas og modelong proyekto nga community-based reforestation sa mga turista. Sa gipahigayong Kapihan sa PIA sa Danao Adventure Park (DAP) sa barangay Magtangtang kagahapon, si Gonzaga nipasabot nga ang komunidad nakigbisog sa pag-impelentar sa greening program nga bentaha sa ilang lungsod nga sa kataposan mapahimoslan ra gayud nga magamit sa turismo gikan sa government protected area nga ilang gipalambo ngadto na sa 75 ektaryas nga lasang karon. Gisugyot ni Gonzaga nga sanglit ang komunidad sa San Miguel sa Danao mipili man sa hagit sa pagbutang sa 50 ektaryas nga lasang pinaagi sa natural nga pagpatubo, wala sila naka-kolekta og maayong kinitaan. Samtang atol usab sa Kapihan, gipaambit ni Alberto Padilla, ang nangulo sa proyekto sa Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) nga sa bungtod nga natabonan og kugon sa San Miguel, ang pagsukod sa lugar pinaagi sa pagpangita sa buhing lawngon nga nagpabiling nasalot ilawom sa mga balili ug hinloan ang palibot aron dili maadto sa uban ang pagkumpleto sa nutrina sa yuta. Si Padilla, kauban ang 43 pa ka ubang miyembro sa ilang San Miguel Association Resource Team (SMART) sa sinugdan nagtukod sa nakutlo na karon sa lungsod nga ANR nga lungsod sa tibuok nasod. Ang lungsod sa Danao nga naila sa explosibong pagsulbong sa eco-tourism market tungod sa DAP eco-tourism nga kalihokan, karon gustong maglakip sa model ANR sa ilang tour package. Tungod niini, plano ni Mayor Gonzaga nga mag-abli og trails sa ANR, restawran, maningil og entrance ug environmental fee samtang ang mga...

PRICES OF COMMODITIES REMAIN STABLE AMID PRICE FREEZE ISSUANCE

TAGBILARAN CITY. After the issuance by the Department of Trade and Industry of the Price Freeze Order on April 21, 2016, DTI Bohol deployed Emergency Price Monitoring teams throughout the province to check on compliance to Suggested Retail Prices (SRPs) and on the supply of basic and prime commodities here. Per result of the said emergency monitoring activity, prices of basic goods and prime commodities in Boholremain stable and without significant changes. Aside from the emergency monitoring activity, DTI also conducts regular monitoringvisits to retailers in the municipalities and in Tagbilaran City to check on the prices of goods in groceries and supermarkets and on their compliance to Suggested Retail Prices (SRP), the Price Tag law and other Fair Trade Laws. OIC-Provincial Director Maria Soledad L.Balistoy advises buyers to check on the published SRP of goods before buying the products, and likewise encourages the public to report violations by business establishments on any of the fair trade laws. The Price Freeze order was issued after Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto declared the province to be in a State of Calamity, following the ill-effects of the El Niño phenomenon. Copies of the Price Freeze order were disseminated over the radio, newspapers and in social media sites. (DTI...

Danao asks DENR help to use ANR for eco-tourism

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 28, (PIA) –In possibly among her last officials acts, something her town would remember her, outgoing Danao Mayor Natividad Gonzaga has asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to realize her dream of opening up a model community-based reforestation project to tourists. By doing that, Gonzaga, who bows out of office to give in to her son in this year’s election, the community who has struggled to implement the town’s greening ace on the sleeve, could finally cash in on tourism from the government protected area which they have now developed into a full blown forest of 75 hectares. Speaking at the out of town Kapihan sa PIA which was held in Danao Adventure Park (DAP) in barangay Magtangtang, Mayor Gonzaga hinted that since the community of San Miguel in Danao picked up the challenge to put up the 50 hectare forest by natural growth, they have not since collected a decent income. The challenge was even weird, by the standards of farmers and reforestation contract workers: cover 50 hectares of cogonal lands with endemic tree species without introducing new seedlings. On a cogon covered hills of San Miguel, project leaders for the Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) told us to measure the place, seek out surviving seedlings which have remained stunted under the grasses and clean its surroundings so it would not have others to compete with the soil nutrients, 59 year old Alberto Padilla shared during the Kapihan. Padilla, along with 43 other members of their San Miguel Association Resource Team (SMART) initially established what would later be a town citation among ANR towns...

TIPC to take lead roles in Ensuring helpers’ benefits

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 24, (PIA) –Officers and members of the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC) here leads in modeling for others by enrolling their house helpers in the mandatory government social protection program on Labor Day May 1. On that day, no less than this year’s chairman of the TIPC, City Mayor John Geesnell Yap leads the strong government mandated body in registering their house helps, maids, laundrywomen, drivers and handy men to the Philippine Health Insurance Program, Social Security System and Home Development Mutual Fund of the Pag-IBIG, revealed Bohol labor chief German Guidaben. By the act, members of the TIPC and the thousands who keep house helpers also register themselves and their house helpers with the social benefits program. The TIPC promotes industrial peace council’s formation, as a venue to institutionalize social dialogues and tripartite consultations on policies and programs affecting labor and management. The activity is set to happen at the Galleria Luisa, after a motorcade to commemorate that day for the world’s workers. According to Republic Act 10361 or the Domestic Workers Act, house helpers who have rendered a minimum service of a month shall be covered by SSS, Employees Compensation Commission, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG. By being registered, these house handy men helping their homemakers perform the menial tasks of home are entitled to all benefits in accordance with their respective policies, laws, rules and regulations. SSS benefits include sickness, maternity, disability, retirement, death and funeral. On the other hand, a unified benefits under the PhilHealth include inpatient hospital care and out-patient care. House helpers can also avail of the lean services for housing, and...

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