VIDEO: President Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao



President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the whole island of Mindanao following the attack by Maute militants on Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the announcement during a briefing in Moscow, Russia as ordered by the Duterte.

"As of 10 PM Manila time, he has already declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao," Abella said.

Martial law will be implemented in Mindanao for 60 days.

Duterte is in Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev as part of his official visit.

With the situation in Marawi, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano revealed that Duterte has decided to cut his Russia trip in order to return to the Philippines.

The Presidential Communications Operations Office said the President will leave Russia at 5 am on Wednesday, May 24, Manila time. He is expected to arrive in Manila at 5 pm on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Presscon kaugnay sa Marawi incident

Video courtesy of PTV4

Results: Teacher (LET) March 2017 Board Exam (List of Passers, Topnotchers, Performance of Schools)



Teacher March 2017 Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the official results of March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) on Monday, May 22, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the PRC on March 26, 2017 in Manila, All Regional Offices; Zamboanga, Bacolod, Rosales, Pangasinan, General Santos City, Catarman, Northern Samar, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro and Puerto Princesa Palawan.

A total of 5,600 elementary teachers out of 53,915 examinees (10.39%) and 18,482 secondary teachers out of 72,584 examinees (25.46%) passed the March 2017 Teacher Licensure Examination, according to PRC (via PRC Website).

Topnotchers: March 2017 Elementary and Secondary Levels Teacher Licensure Examination

SAMANTHA CHRISTEL CHUA GAERLAN, a graduate from DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA, ranked first in the Elementary Level March 2017 Teacher Licensure Examination with a rating of 90.60 percent.

MARIAN KAYE FORTINEZ GALLEGO, a graduate from UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO-DAVAO CITY ranked first in the Secondary Level March 2017 Teacher Licensure Examination with a rating of 92.80 percent.

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the March 2017 Elementary and Secondary Levels Teacher Board Exam are the following:

To download the September 2016 Teacher Topnotchers, please click here or here.

List of Passers: March 2017 Elementary Teacher Licensure Examination

To download the March 2017 Elementary Teacher Licensure Exam List of Passers, please click here or here.

List of Passers: March 2017 Secondary Teacher Licensure Examination

To download the March 2017 Secondary Teacher Licensure Exam List of Passers, please click here or here.

Performance of Schools in March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers (Elementary and Secondary Levels)

To download the March 2017 LET (Elementary and Secondary Levels) Performance of Schools, please click here or here.

Elementary Teacher board exam covered the following subjects: DAY 1 - General Education (40%) and Professional Education (60%).

Secondary Teacher board exam covered the following subjects: DAY 1 - General Education (20%), Professional Education (40%) and Specialization (40%).

The Board for Professional Teachers who administered the Teacher Board Exam are Dr. Rosita L. Navarro as Chairman, with members namely Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Vice Chairman; Dr. Paraluman R. Giron and Dr. Nora M. Uy.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be from May 29 to May 30, 2017 for Elementary Level and May 31 to June 16, 2017 for Secondary Level. will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • 2 sets of metered documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the mass oathtaking of the successful examinees in the February 2017 Physician Licensure Examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC said.

During the last examination conducted last September 2016, a total of 23,378 elementary teachers out of 77,466 examinees (30.18%) and 31,334 secondary teachers out of 92,754 examinees (33.78%) passed the board exam, PRC announced.

Here's the full copy of program for Teacher March 2017 Board Exam:

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Checkout the Room Assignments below.

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Philippines sweeps 2017 SEABA Championship after Gilas defeats Indonesia



The Philippine men's national basketball team Gilas Pilipinas got the lone ticket to represent Southeast Asia in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon in August after defeating Indonesia 97-64 in the final day of 2017 SEABA Championship on May 18.

The Gilas Pilipinas will now move on to the FIBA Asia Cup in August and the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers in November.

This is the fifth SEABA Championship title for Philippines in the last six editions.

Andray Blatche led Gilas Pilipinas with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Jayson Castro contributed 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for his best game of the tournament.

June Mar Fajardo added 13 points, four boards, and two blocks for the Philippines.

It was a tough ending for a impressive run for Indonesia who had a perfect record before the matchup. Gilas Pilipinas was simply too much for Indonesia.

The host team composed of PBA players and a naturalized player had a 53-25 advantage in rebounding, including a 21-8 edge on offensive boards. They also scored 28 second-chance points against only 12 for visiting team.

Arki Wisnu topscored for Indonesia with 11 points while Mario Wuysang added 10. Naturalized forward Jamarr Johnson, a 6-foot-5 naturalized player, struggled for only four points on 2-of-6 shooting.



2017 SEABA Championship for Men Schedule, Results, Live Stream, Standings and Updates



The 2017 SEABA Championship for Men to be held in Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines will be the 12th edition of the basketball tournament for men's national teams organized by the Southeast Asia Basketball Association.

The tournament will run from May 12 to 18 , 2017.

The winner of this year's SEABA Championship will qualify for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, the tournament that will determine the composition of the joint FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Team Standings: 2017 SEABA Championship

Seven teams are participating in 2017 SEABA Championship. The tournament will feature a single round-robin format with no playoff. The team with the best record at the end of the round-robin competition will declare champion and will qualify to 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.

Below is the standing of teams as of May 18 (end of tournament).

#
Team
W
L
Pts
Pts
1
Philippines (Gilas Pilipinas)
6
0
12
Qualified to 2017 FIBA Asia Cup
and 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers
2
Indonesia
5
1
11
 
3
Thailand
4
2
10
 
4
Malaysia
3
3
9
 
5
Singapore
2
4
8
 
6
Vietnam
1
5
7
 
7
Myanmar
0
6
6
 

Schedule and Results: 2017 SEABA Championship

Here's the complete schedule of games, live stream info, stats and results of the 12th SEABA Championship for Men 2017.

Date
Time
#
Team
Score
Team
Stats
Video
May 12
3:00 pm
1
Indonesia
71-50
Singapore
 
5:00 pm
2
Malaysia
67-74
Thailand
 
7:00 pm
3
Myanmar
Philippines
May 13
3:00 pm
4
Vietnam
49-76
Thailand
 
5:00 pm
5
Indonesia
63-42
Malaysia
 
7:00 pm
6
Philippines
Singapore
May 14
3:00 pm
7
Thailand
59-60
Indonesia
 
5:00 pm
8
Myanmar
44-77
Vietnam
 
7:00 pm
9
Malaysia
Philippines
May 15
3:00 pm
10
Thailand
102-35
Myanmar
 
5:00 pm
11
Singapore
41-45
Malaysia
 
7:00 pm
12
Indonesia
95-52
Vietnam
May 16
3:00 pm
13
Myanmar
32-85
Singapore
 
5:00 pm
14
Malaysia
86-85
Vietnam
 
7:00 pm
15
Philippines
108-53
Thailand
May 17
3:00 pm
16
Myanmar
50-123
Indonesia
 
5:00 pm
17
Singapore
57-67
Thailand
 
7:00 pm
18
Vietnam
52-107
Philippines
May 18
3:00 pm
19
Malaysia
96-71
Myanmar
 
5:00 pm
20
Vietnam
60-70
Singapore
 
7:00 pm
21
Philippines
Indonesia
** All times are in Philippine Standard Timee

Ticket Prices: 2017 SEABA Championships

Tickets are available at Ticketnet Outlets and online at ticketnet.com.ph. Check out the prices below

May 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18
Patron A – P1,050
Patron B – P950
Patron C – P900
Box Premium – P550
Box Regular – P450
Upper Box – P200
Gen Ad – P30
Includes Ticket Service Charge

May 15 (No Game for Philippines)
Patron A – P220
Patron B – P220
Patron C – P200
Box Premium – P50
Box Regular – P50

UPDATES: 2017 SEABA Championship

For latest updates, check below the tweets for #SEABA2017.




Credits / Sources:

  1. FIBA
  2. Image: Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas - SBP Facebook Page

Gilas Pilipinas defeats Malaysia 106-51 for third straight win in SEABA



The Gilas Pilipinas kept their winning streak with a 106-51 victory over Malaysia in the 2017 SEABA Championship on Sunday, May 14.

The Philippine national men's basketball team remain unbeaten with a 3-0 record, tied with Indonesia for first place. Malaysia dropped its third consecutive game.

Jayson Castro had 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists to earn the best player of the game award.

Andray Blatche and Troy Rosario led the team in scoring with 13 points apiece.

Yee Tong Heng and Chun Hong Ting finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively for Malaysia.

Gilas takes a break on Monday before playing on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 pm against Thailand, who lost to Indonesia 60-59 in Day 3 of the tournament.


Gilas Pilipinas pounds Singapore, 113-66 in SEABA 2017



The Philippine men's basketball team Gilas Pilipinas rolled to its second straight victory as it clobbered Singapore, 113-66 in the 2017 SEABA Championship on Saturday, May 13.

Calvin Abueva once again led the team in scoring with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Andray Blatche and Allein Maliksi added 14 points each.

Matthew Wright, the best player of the game, scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

In order to qualify for the FIBA Asia Cup in August and the Asian Qualifiers in November, the Philippines will need to overcome regional rivals.

The Gilas Pilipinas will be against Malaysia for their third game on Sunday, May 14 at 7 pm.


Gilas Pilipinas romp past Myanmar 147-40 in SEABA opener



Calvin Abueva had 22 points as the Gilas Pilipinas opened its 2017 SEABA Championship campaign with a 147-40 romp over Myanmar on Friday night, May 12.

The Philippine men's national basketball team scored the first 17 points of the game and closed the first quarter with a 25-point lead, 32-7. At the half, the lead was 54, at 66-12.

Abueva also had six rebounds, four assists and five steals to earn the best player of the game honor.

Allein Maliksi added 20 points, and Gilas rookie Jio Jalalon contributed 13 points, six rebounds and 10 assists.

Gilas dominated the game with 45 assists, 25 steals, 12 blocks and shot 64 percent from the field.

Wana Aung led Myanmar with 12 points.

Check the full game stats here: http://www.fiba.com/ls/#13235&13261-A-3.

The Gilas Pilipinas next opponent will be Singapore on Saturday, May 13 at 7 pm.


Results: Civil Engineer May 2017 Board Exam (List of Passers, Topnotchers, Performance of Schools)



Civil Engineer May 2017 Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the official results of May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the PRC on April 7 and 8 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

A total of 2,514 out of 6,998 examinees passed the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam, according to PRC (via PRC Website).

Topnotchers: May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

HISHAM ADIONG SACAR, a graduate of FEU-INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ranked first in the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam with a rating of 94.60 percent.

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam are the following:

To download the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam Topnotchers, please click here or here.

List of Passers: May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

To download the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam List of Passers, please click here or here.

Performance of Schools in May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination

To download the May 2017 Civil Engineer Performance of Schools, please click here or here.

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA emerged as the top performing school in the May 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010, with 81.90 passing percentage or 86 out of 105 examinees passed the exams.

The Board of Civil Engineering who administered the Civil Engineer Board Exam are Engr. Praxedes P. Bernardo as Chairman, with members namely Engr. Pericles P. Dakay and Engr. Romeo A. Estañero.

From May 19, 2017 to May 25, 2017, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • 2 sets of metered documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the mass oathtaking of the successful examinees in the May 2017 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC said.

During the last examination conducted last November 2016, a total of 5,036 out of 10,972 examinees passed the Civil Engineer board exam, PRC announced.

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DepEd School Calendar for SY 2017-2018 - DepEd Order No. 25, Series of 2017 (VIEW or DOWNLOAD)



DedEd School Calendar for School Year 2017-2018

The DepEd School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2017-2018 is now available to view or download on this page. It was officially released by Department of Education (DepEd) Philippines on May 5, 2017.

Based on the DepEd Order, the SY 2017-2018 shall consist of 204 school days. The opening of classes shall be on Monday, June 5, 2017 and the last day shall be on Friday, April 6, 2018.


School Calendar for School Year 2017-2018

Check out below the DepEd School Calendar for School Year 2017-2018.

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
All Others Concerned
  1. The School Year 2017-2018 shall formally open on Monday, June 5, 2017 and shall end on Friday, April 6, 2018. It shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days, as shown in Enclosure No. 1.
  2. Private schools may deviate from this School Calendar. However, they may not start classes earlier than the first Monday of June and not later than the last day of August, as provided in Republic Act No. 7797 entitled An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from Two Hundred (200) Days to Not More Than Two Hundred Twenty (220) Class Days. Said schools should notify in advance their respective regional offices (ROs) regarding any deviation from the school calendar.
  3. The Implementing Guidelines on the SY 2017-2018 Calendar of Activities are provided to enable the schools to effectively and efficiently implement the school events and activities. Likewise, the guidelines shall allow the ROs and the schools division offices to provide support to schools, particularly in the areas of instruction and progress monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Schools may observe national and local celebrations/activities and holidays other than those indicated in Enclosure Nos. 1 and 2, provided that the activities are beneficial to the teaching-learning process, and that the total number of class days shall not be compromised.
  5. Make-up classes are recommended in lieu of class cancellations due to celebrations and holidays, as well as natural and man-made calamities. Mechanism for the conduct of make-up classes must be agreed upon by school heads and the Parent-Teacher Associations. In this regard, the ROs may issue a regional school calendar to reflect their respective concerns.
  6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary

View or Download: DepEd Order No. 25, Series of 2017

To view the complete DO 25, s. 2017 or the DepEd School Calendar for SY 2017-2018, check the embedded file below.

To download the full file which includes the Implementing Guidlines on the School Calendar for School Year (SY) 2017-2018, please click here or here.


Important Dates: DepED School Calendar for SY 2017-2018

  • May 15-May 19, 2017: Brigada Eskwela
  • June 5, 2017: Beginning of Classes
  • June 2017 (Tentative): National Achievement Test (NAT) Grade 6
  • June 2017 (Tentative): NAT Grade 10
  • August 2017 (Tentative): National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9
  • October 1, 2017: Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Luzon
  • October 5, 2017: World Teacher's Day
  • October 8, 2017: Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test for Visayas and Mindanao
  • October 23-27, 2017: Start of Semestral Break (for students) and In-Service Training for Teachers
  • November 2017 (TBA): NAT Grade 12
  • December 22, 2017: Start of Christmas Break
  • January 3, 2018: Resumption of Classes
  • January 27 - February 28, 2018: Early Registration for Kindergarten and Grade 12
  • February 19-23, 2018: National Festival of Talents (NFOT) and National School Press Conference (NSPC)
  • April 2-6, 2018: End of School Year Rites, Graduation (Grade 6 and 12), Moving Up Ceremony (Kinder and Grade 10)
  • April 6, 2018: Last Day of Classes for SY 2017-2018
  • April 16-20, 2018: Palarong Pambansa
  • April 16-May 25, 2017: Summer Classes

Results: Agriculturist April 2017 Board Exam (List of Passers, Topnotchers, Performance of Schools)



Agriculturist April 2017 Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the official results of April 2017 Agriculturist Licensure Examination on Friday, May 5, 2017.

The examination was conducted by the PRC on April 25, 26 and 27 in Manila, All Regional Offices and Zamboanga.

A total of 927 out of 2,938 examinees passed the April 2017 Agriculturist Board Exam, according to PRC (via PRC Website).

Topnotchers: April 2017 Agriculturist Licensure Examination

MERIE JOIE NABLE MAGNO, a graduate of CENTRAL LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY, ranked first in the April 2017 Agriculturist Board Exam with a rating of 86.17 percent.

The successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the April 2017 Agriculturist Board Exam are the following:

To download the April 2017 Agriculturist Board Exam Topnotchers, please click here or here.

List of Passers: April 2017 Agriculturist Licensure Examination

To download the April 2017 Agriculturist Board Exam List of Passers, please click here or here.

Performance of Schools in April 2017 Agriculturist Licensure Examination

To download the April 2017 Agriculturist Performance of Schools, please click here or here.

The Board of Agriculture who administered the Agriculturist Board Exam are Dr. Fortunato A. Battad as Chairman, with members namely Dr. Nora B. Inciong, Inv. Gonzalo O. Catan, Jr. and Mr. Vicente L. Domingo.

Starting May 10, 2017, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:

  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • current Community Tax Certificate (cedula)
  • 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag)
  • 2 sets of metered documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the mass oathtaking of the successful examinees in the April 2017 Agriculturist Licensure Examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC said.

During the last examination conducted last June 2016, a total of 1,888 out of 6,080 examinees passed the Agriculturist board exam, PRC announced.

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Results: May 2017 EZ2 2-Digit PCSO Lotto



Results: May 2017 EZ2 2-Digit PCSO Lotto

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has drawn the EZ2 2-Digit lotto winning numbers for the month of May 2017.

Here are the results.

EZ2 2-Digit winning numbers

Date
11:00 am
04:00 pm
09:00 pm
May 1
30-28
01-04
24-29
May 2
04-20
24-07
10-06
May 3
31-05
29-29
05-03
May 4
15-21
06-04
18-04
May 5
17-21
18-27
07-12
May 6
22-25
01-07
05-07
May 7
04-02
06-15
01-05
May 8
25-04
08-22
21-03
May 9
02-29
04-22
03-04
May 10
06-28
13-21
25-17
May 11
30-19
20-09
13-23
May 12
17-15
10-10
14-16
May 13
04-22
15-31
26-22
May 14
20-25
15-12
19-12
May 15
10-05
07-04
09-27
May 16
07-15
27-21
27-11
May 17
16-29
30-11
15-01
May 18
11-25
04-08
08-07
May 19
03-11
01-16
11-12
May 20
12-12
17-31
30-22
May 21
31-31
26-18
20-29
May 22
15-26
29-28
05-20
May 23
21-15
03-18
05-21
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31

If you have picked the correct 2-number combination in exact order, you immediately win ₱ 4,000 for every ₱ 10 play.
If you have picked the correct 2-number and have chosen the "Rambolito" game, you win ₱ 2,000 for every ₱ 10 play.

PCSO Lotto Results

[Image Credit / Source: Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office]

Results: May 2017 Suertres 3-Digit PCSO Lotto



Results: May 2017 Suertres 3-Digit PCSO Lotto

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has drawn the Swertres 3-Digit lotto winning numbers for the month of May 2017.

Here are the results.

Suertres 3-Digit winning numbers

Date
11:00 am
04:00 pm
09:00 pm
May 1
6-3-2
0-8-7
4-8-8
May 2
5-0-2
4-2-5
1-1-3
May 3
1-9-2
1-1-2
0-3-7
May 4
9-0-0
2-2-7
8-5-4
May 5
2-1-0
0-6-1
2-8-6
May 6
1-2-1
5-9-2
2-4-8
May 7
8-0-7
4-9-5
8-3-0
May 8
0-4-4
5-5-7
2-5-0
May 9
9-6-1
7-0-9
7-4-7
May 10
8-8-9
0-1-7
7-4-7
May 11
6-5-2
3-3-9
3-2-3
May 12
9-3-6
6-9-6
3-8-1
May 13
3-8-2
3-4-7
3-6-9
May 14
1-4-7
3-4-5
6-9-6
May 15
1-2-2
1-8-7
9-7-1
May 16
8-9-5
3-8-4
7-7-5
May 17
8-8-9
4-1-4
7-0-3
May 18
5-0-8
6-6-1
6-9-0
May 19
5-5-2
2-2-9
8-2-4
May 20
8-9-3
9-5-5
6-0-9
May 21
9-7-9
5-3-8
7-2-1
May 22
9-5-8
8-9-5
2-0-2
May 23
6-2-9
0-8-9
0-5-3
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
May 31

If you get all 3 digits in exact order you win ₱ 4,500.00 for every Php10.00 play.

PCSO Lotto Results

[Image Credit / Source: Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office]