Category: Must-Reads

#Elections2016 |Scientists bat for genuine science, tech development in candidates’ platform

“With the national elections, it is crucial to convey to candidates the role of science and technology in national development and progress.”
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K to 12 | The rise of low-fee, private schools for profit

“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”