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Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Elpidio Quirino

Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Elpidio Quirino

Early life and career Second President of the Third Philippine Republic, Elpidio Quirino was born on November 18, 1890 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur to Mariano Quirino and Gregoria Mendoza. He took his early schooling at Aringay, La Union and finished his secondary education at Ilocos High School, Vigan. A student in painting and drawing at …

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Corrective Reading in the Secondary Schools

Corrective Reading in the Secondary Schools

Corrective Reading is used for those students who read without understanding. Corrective reading programs develop vocabulary, information, and comprehension strategies needed for academic success. Corrective reading helps underachieving readers develop higher order thinking and reasoning tactics used by successful readers – applying prior knowledge, making inferences (conclusions or deductions), and analyzing evidence. Corrective reading programs …

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Street Children and Planting Trees in the Philippines

The phenomenal and alarming increase in the number of street children in the Metro Manila area and recently in highly urbanized areas and the planting trees seem to share a common Filipino failing. Every year thousands of trees are planted all over the Philippines, many sponsored by well-meaning public officials and organizations with great publicity, …

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Insights on Drug Abuse at Schools

Drug abuse at schools, like a gigantic malevolent octopus, has gained a stranglehold on thousands of addicts and wrought havoc in their lives and those of their families. Drug abuse must be everybody’s concern. It outlines a series of responsibilities for four groups: parents, schools, students and communities. Parents are urged to teach standards through …

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Quality of Education in the Philippines Through Educational Technology

Getting Our Priorities Right on Computers In our desire to improve the quality of Education in the Philippines, our top priority for reform and change, we sometimes look on computers as a panacea or universal remedy for the ills of Philippine education. It is felt in some quarters that if we put our children in …

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Politics of Patronage in the Philippine Educational System

Politics of patronage is not only practiced by politicians in the Philippine educational system. School administrators practice it also. It comes in the form of giving favors to favored employees at the expenses of those who are not within the good graces of their school administrators. It is this kind of patronage that breeds corruption, …

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