France opens expanded scholarship programs to Pinoys
The French Embassy in Manila announced on February 7, 2020, that it is expanding its scholarship program this year for Filipino professionals who would want to pursue their master’s degree and doctorate abroad. In partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship program targets Filipinos working in… (0 comment)

PH airports waves terminal fees for students
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a memorandum on July 26, 2019, directing all airports to exempt students from paying terminal fee. Filipino students from nursery to college, including those enrolled in Trade, Arts, and technical vocational schools are indicated in the said memorandum. However, those enrolled in dancing, driving schools, culinary… (0 comment)

DOTr, TESDA launch ‘Tsuper Iskolar’ in Metro Manila
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) launched on June 28, 2019, the “Tsuper Iskolar” program to provide scholarships and livelihood training to public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers in Metro Manila. “Tsuper Iskolar” provides beneficiaries and their families with free skills training, skills assessment, and entrepreneurship training through… (0 comment)

International School in Spain to raise Pinoys’ status in Europe
Filipino professionals who choose to work in Europe to improve their families’ living conditions often end up taking dirty, dangerous and low-paying jobs. While most of them are able to physically adjust to the demands of their jobs, many among them still miss the intellectual rewards they can only get from practicing their professions. “Of… (0 comment)

Road to better lives: Skills training for out-of-school Pinoys
An advocacy group in the Philippines is setting skills training that may lead to employment for Filipino youths who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), a non-profit private organization, recently announced it is providing opportunities for Filipino youths when it signed five agreements with schools and organizations… (0 comment)

UNESCO report recognizes PH proactive policies for OFWs
The Philippine government’s proactive policies for training and education of Overseas Filipino Workers was recognized in the latest 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). While the comprehensive 2019 GEM report summarizes, covering most of 195 countries in the world, that there is insufficient progress on… (0 comment)

Good pay awaits OFW teachers in China: 100K English teachers needed
Attractive employment packages await Filipino teachers in China, which needs more than hundred thousand teachers to help Chinese students learn the English language. China currently has around 10,000 English teachers, mostly from the Philippines, according to Dr. Zhang Hang, a Chinese language teacher and researcher at the College of International Relations of Huaqiao University. Chinese… (0 comment)

Hungary offers scholarship for Filipino students, intensifies cultural exchange in PH
The Hungarian Embassy in the Philippines announced the opening of scholarship grants to Filipino students through its Stipendium Hungarian Scholarship Programme in the coming years. Hungarian Ambassador to the Philippines József Bencze said on Monday, August 6, 2018, at the Malacañang Palace during signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Philippine News Agency… (2 comments)

Filipina from poor family rises as new president of US university
The Utah Valley University (UVU) in the United States recently announced the appointment of Dr. Astrid Tuminez, a Filipina, as its new president. Tuminez, who grew up in a poor community in the Philippines, was selected from a field of international and national candidates to head the publicly funded university starting on the third quarter… (0 comment)

PH government is committed to provide quality, affordable education to all — Duterte
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently made a commitment to further empower the Filipino youth by making quality education affordable and accessible to everyone, especially the poor. The Chief Executive stated this vow when he witnessed the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the 112 State… (0 comment)