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Tacloban children not ‘forgotten victims’

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As I must have mentioned in the past, the only daily e-mail blast I welcome is the faithful Google Alert bringing news about books and the love of reading. There are not too many books on the topic to make a daily bulletin, so the Alerts are mostly on the efforts of concerned citizens or private and public library systems to keep the habit of reading alive—and loved.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Not just good but great teachers

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When teachers introduce themselves and their careers with an apologetic “I am only a teacher,” my hackles are raised and I never pass up the chance to chide them and remind them about the vital role they play in the nurturing of hearts and minds.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No secret to Shanghai’s success in education

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The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is a study by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development of the scholastic performance of 15-year-old students in nations all over the world in three areas of competencies—math, science and reading—on a 1000-point scale. It is run every three years to inform better education policies and outcomes of the participating countries.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is pushing a button learning?

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Perhaps I will be a more credible speaker at literacy workshops with this experience I am going through with my grandson Diego, who is in the throes of the Terrible Threes. How everyone in the family laughed when I threw up my arms in exasperation, saying that all my literacy beliefs were being put to a test. For Diego had just dealt me a cruel blow—rejecting my offer of a book to read, and preferring to do so on his parents’ hand-me-down iPad.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Do you know the way to Maragondon?

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I knew I was off to a great start when I began my private celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s 150th birth anniversary with the Gantimpala Theater musicale “Mga Anak ng Bayan,” written by Bonifacio Ilagan and directed by Joel Lamangan.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lipsticks today, books to follow

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Why is the education secretary, Br. Armin Luistro FSC, talking lipstick these days, even dropping lines like “Nail polish is the new lipstick”? What has gotten into him that he has this new vocabulary?

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Think November, think books

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The week of Nov. 11-16 was a coup of sorts for the National Book Development Board as it mounted the 4th Philippine International Literary Festival, dubbed “Text and the City,” in an innovative new format: a deliberate strategy conceptualized by NBDB deputy executive director Camille V. De la Rosa to reach a wider audience.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Literary guests for ‘Text and the City’ in November

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All lovers of the written word, and, I have to add, illustrated images, in view of the rising interest in graphic literature: Brace yourselves for November, a month of literary events.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

August and Cory and Ninoy

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Cory Aquino would not have approved of all the fuss we make every time August comes around. As she has said often enough in gratitude to the crowd that faithfully attended the anniversary of Ninoy Aquino’s Aug. 21 assassination, you have done more than your share, you no longer have to come when my turn comes.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The love for reading is alive and well

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I am normally hostile to persistent e-mail messages that have not been detected as spam and are not totally in the junk genre. I actually feel a degree of accomplishment—the same high one experiences in clearing one’s desk—in deleting them without taking the trouble of reading them. Experience has proven that there is little to be lost in the process. It is these times that make me nostalgic for the days when we were young and innocent—and totally analog.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Basa, mga kapatid!’

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In recent years, the Department of Education has been highlighting the third Tuesday of the month through a memo to all public schools enjoining them to celebrate National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) through storytelling, read-alouds, Drop Everything and Read sessions, and other reading promotion activities. Of course, there is also the presidentially mandated Philippine Book Development Month in November that the National Book Development Board (NBDB) spearheads—but surely, it will not be superfluous for us to have more than one month devoted to literacy endeavors (sarcasm intended).

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Reading: not easy to teach or learn

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In the June 4 edition of Public Education NewsBlast, an online weekly of the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), is a link to an article by Motoko Rich that first appeared in the New York Times titled “In Raising Scores, 1 2 3 Is Easier Than A B C.” A title as catchy as that will certainly draw attention.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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