Schools and Education

ISKOLAR Scholarships, Philippines – It’s Not Easy!

ISKOLAR-Calbayog Scholarships Since arriving here to live during the early summer of 2013, one of our nieces has been placed on the endangered species list, or so it seems. Since she has graduated from high school (under the old 10 year education system) in 2014, she has only been making rare appearances these days. Reason? […]

They Speak Waray!

How to Speak Waray For many years I have stood firm in my convictions that I do not need to learn another dialect in the Philippines when the “national language” is Tagalog and everyone is supposed to speak Tagalog. I mean why should I struggle to learn more (Waray) than I need to going forward, […]

News…What News?

Not Much News Here! After sitting down with one of our nephews the other day, I jokingly asked him if he would be interested in becoming a mercenary and joining the Peshmerga special forces to fight ISIS. While he seemed interested, I asked him if he wouldn’t be scared to fight against ISIS. “No uncle, […]

Philippines Citizenship Advancement Training (CAT)

                      Yesterday (Wednesday) I drove our two older nieces, Lai Lai and  Jeramie, into town to purchase school supplies and to register their  attendance at the Calbayog City High School. The younger one (Lai  Lai), a second year transfer student from another school, returned  yesterday […]

Pres. Aquino declares Feb 25th a School Holiday

By Rutchie C. Aguhob Tuesday 12th of February 2013  OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Feb. 12 (PIA) — President Benigno S.  Aquino III has declared Feb. 25, 2013, EDSA People Power Revolution  Anniversary (PPRA) Day, as a special holiday for all schools, nationwide. The day is among the 17 holidays of the year that are enumerated […]

Philippines – Becoming Eco Friendly?

Some 10,000 volunteers from Olongapo City, Subic and Zambales gathered to participate in the yearly coastal clean up. The coastal clean-up started with only 600 volunteer four years ago but has been a successful activity ever since. Although it cannot be officially programmed and planned as an annual event, Mr. Jun Avecilla, organizer of “Subic […]

Education in the Philippines

The following interesting article about education is one that was shared by ASEAN Community on facebook. THOUSAND OF FOREIGN STUDENTS FLOCK TO THE PHILIPPINES FOR WORLD CLASS QUALITY YET AFFORDABLE EDUCATION Thousands of foreign university students are flocking to the Philippines, attracted by cheap yet high-quality courses conducted in English and an easy-going lifestyle outside […]