PUP makes it to the QS World University Rankings 2024

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) makes it to the top 16 universities in the Philippines according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in Asia for 2024. This recognition reflects PUP’s commitment to providing quality and high-impact education at par with global standards.

University President Dr. Manuel M. Muhi expresses his heartfelt appreciation to those who contributed to this remarkable achievement, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga tumulong at nagpursige para maabot natin ang karangalan na ito na makapasok sa QS World University Rankings in Asia for 2024. Bihira po ang makapasok dito sa prestigious (QS) World University Rankings. Asahan po ninyo na we will continue to work hard and adhere to international quality education standards para sa mga estudyante at sa bayan.”

This is the first time PUP entered the world rankings alongside the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu, Far Eastern University (FEU), and Mindanao State University (MSU). Among the 16 universities included in the list, PUP is at top 7, securing a global rank within #551-600.

Early this year, PUP received a Three-Star rating from the QS Stars Rating System, recognizing its potential in achieving international education standards, conducting complex research activities, and implementing innovative pedagogical teaching. The University’s strengths and areas of expertise include excellent in employability and online learning; very good in teaching, academic development, and inclusiveness; and good in social responsibility. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND) program received a specialist criteria rating.

The QS World University Rankings feature 1,500 institutions across 104 countries. Its 20th edition implemented the largest methodological enhancement in introducing these three new metrics: sustainability, employment outcomes, and the International Research Network.

This recognition is beneficial to the institution because it can provide valuable information to students, increase visibility and reputation, and promote competition and innovation. The QSWorld University Rankings can help the university improve its performance and provide better service to students and communities.

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PHINMA Education launches new unified brand for two NCR schools

PHINMA Education, a leading education network in the Philippines, has launched a new unified brand for its NCR schools at the #GritToGlory Partners’ Launch, jumpstarting a campaign that highlights the value of courage and perseverance in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

During the brand launch held last April 26, 2023, at Light of Love Events Place, PHINMA Republican College unveiled its new name, PHINMA Saint Jude College Quezon City, alongside PHINMA Saint Jude College Manila, the original campus located in Sampaloc, Manila.

“We are thrilled to present our PHINMA NCR schools’ unified brand in the launch of our campaign that highlights the virtue of Grit,” said Ana Chua, PHINMA Education NCR schools Chief Operating Officer. “This virtue, which is what we nurture among our students in the new PHINMA Saint Jude College Manila and PHINMA Saint Jude College Quezon City, is reflected amongst our students – young people, many of whom hail from low-income households, coming from all over the country and courageously staking their claim to a better life through quality education in Metro Manila.

“As we continuously expand to new markets, what remains constant is our resolve to deliver our brand of accessible, flexible, and supportive education to more of the underserved market,” Chua continues. “This time, as we establish our presence in the country’s capital, we intend to serve those from humble backgrounds in this bustling, highly-competitive environment, and provide them with equal footing among their peers. That is why our battle cry is Hamon, Tapang, Tagumpay – because we believe that with grit, kasama ang PHINMA Ed, they can.”

PHINMA Saint Jude College and PHINMA Republican College are two of the nine PHINMA Education schools in the Philippines, along with Horizon Education in Indonesia. PHINMA Saint Jude College was acquired in 2017 while in 2019, PHINMA Republican College became part of the network.

For more information about PHINMA Education and its #GritToGlory campaign, please visit www.phinma.edu.ph or follow PHINMA Education’s official social media accounts.

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Creating a positive learning environment

Teachers are often seen as a source of inspiration, courage, and hope when it comes to students’ education. But it is often forgotten that parents also play a critical role in the holistic development of a child’s schooling.

In the second part of the “Exploring Parental Engagement Practice in the School” session of the 4th Professional Development Series for Teachers on Parental Engagement, it discussed how both teachers and parents need to work hand-in-hand in identifying the areas for growth, as well as the strengths they need to reinforce in their students.

The webinar was presented by Globe, through its Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP).

Through the session, the different types of parents were discussed by the educators. If you are a parent, you may even see yourself in the list:

  • Kabute Parent – if you’re this kind of parent, you know that you are sometimes present or absent… just like mushrooms
  • Nega Star Parent – dubbed as “nega” for negative, this one always has alibis and thinks that things aren’t easy as they may seem
  • Bibong Parent – if we have the “nega star,” this one is the opposite. This type is always “positive” and always available
  • Business-minded Parent – it’s the one who always sees opportunities in things and circumstances
  • Lutang Parent – parenting is indeed not an easy task especially if you have a lot of things on your plate so it is understandable that there is this type who always says, “Ay ano nga po ‘yun, Ma’am?” or “Ay nand’yan po pala kayo, Ma’am, ano nga po ang sinasabi niyo?”

Parents experience numerous challenges when it comes to balancing their household priorities, jobs, and volunteering time for their children’s schooling.  A big factor is a time, which could often limit one’s attention and energy in being more involved in their child’s schooling.

That said, it becomes a concern for educators to face parents, most especially if they are experiencing concerns with household expenditures, are overprotective and controlling of their children, exposure to unsafe communities, and lack of awareness of current school systems.

Keeping these challenges in mind, participating teachers were taught how to address the barriers through the 3Cs: Communicate, Collaborate, Create and ENGAGE the parents: E-licit parent’s concerns, N-ever judge, G-ain their trust, A-ctive communication, G-rowth Mindset, and E-mpower.

“The collaboration we have with DepEd helps catalyze the learning community to imbibe technology and new methods of learning to keep abreast of the times,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

She added, “We are glad to share knowledge and widen the perspective of our educators through this program, as we help them establish a better working relationship with parents for their student’s well-being and learning — especially now, as we adjust to a blended learning environment.”

Being a strong advocate of 21st-century learning, Globe has lined up a modified training series under its Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program that covers digital literacy, parental support on digital learning, responsible online behavior, effective 21st-century approaches to early language literacy, and psychological first aid.

Those interested can access the third and fourth session on Parental Engagement: Building a Strong Culture of Parent-School Partnership on DepEd NEAP’s official page.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. Globe is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

To learn more about how to create a #GlobeofGood, visit www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html.


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BDO Foundation, DepEd and Huawei launch partnership

As COVID-19 continues to affect the return of students and teachers to classrooms, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank has been finding ways to develop innovative learning materials that can be easily accessed online and shared offline.

BDO Foundation partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Huawei Philippines for the development of supplemental learning materials that integrate key concepts into the teaching of Science and Mathematics in schools across the country.

The partnership was officially launched in a virtual event witnessed by BDO Unibank and BDO Foundation chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, BDO Foundation president Mario A. Deriquito, and BDO Foundation trustee Lucy Co Dy. Also in attendance were DepEd secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, DepEd undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio, DepEd undersecretary Tonisito Umali and Huawei Philippines vice president Daniel Guo.

The launch was highlighted by the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the program dubbed the Search for the Best Supplemental Learning Materials in the Teaching of Defined Key Concepts in Science and Mathematics.

The nationwide competition will invite participants composed of public elementary and high school teachers to develop learning modules that integrate financial literacy into the teaching of Science and Math. The most outstanding entries will receive recognition and will be uploaded on the DepEd online learning portal, where they can be readily downloaded by teachers and students all over the country.

According to DepEd secretary Briones, “This is very significant for us. We cannot take for granted the importance of Math and Science in basic education. Our educators and learners are fortunate because new materials will be launched to make Math and Science interesting, exciting and full of discoveries and challenges. I would like to thank BDO Foundation and Huawei Philippines for supporting this project.”

The initiative is in line with the shared advocacy of the foundation, DepEd and Huawei—touted as the global leader in information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices—to promote financial inclusion among educators and learners. The contest supports the partners’ goal to institutionalize financial education in DepEd’s K to 12 curriculum.

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Huawei Philippines Launches Seeds For The Future 2021 for ICT Talents

Huawei Philippines launches the 7th Seeds for the Future program today, over 100 students in the Philippines joined the program this year. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Department, Chairman of Commission on Higher Education in the Philippines, Chancellor of University of the Philippines, Professors and students from 20 universities joined the opening ceremony.

Teodoro Locsin, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Department, gave a speech during the event and said that “As the world becomes more digital, Huawei has seen it fit not only to be business for profit but also to make the building of a better future its business. In 2008, It took this commitment to another level by launching its flagship CSR Program – Huawei Seeds for the Future. Now, this Digital Spark has spread exponentially to make a difference in the lives of almost 9,000 beneficiaries worldwide.”

“Seeds for the Future aptly named as such has been spreading and cultivating ICT expertise across the global expanse. Its beneficiaries are able to acquire ICT Knowledge firsthand while collectively building their network of ICT talents. I am glad that this program has reached the Philippines in 2015, more than 100 Filipinos have benefited from the program and are now making tangible contributions to our ICT industry. I extend my warmest congratulations to Huawei for the remarkable success of Seeds for the Future and to its new crop of talents. I have high hopes that this program will continue to soar higher to make a difference in the lives of many and to build a better future for us all. ” Secretary Locsin said.

“Huawei Philippines Seeds for the Future program became one of the most awaited events by our aspiring ICT experts. The 2021 program will not just stimulate the minds of our students but more importantly will give them the chance to share their learnings with their peers, which in the long run can evolve in a more immersive, inclusive, and robust ICT ecosystem.” De Vera, Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education gave his remarks during the opening ceremony,” We are with you in your goal to achieve digital inclusion and promote prosperous tech industry by setting the standards for the rest to follow.”

“Huawei Philippines Seeds for the Future Program are important and timely for they introduce to our students’ new technologies like 5G, AI, and Cloud computing to help them enhance their knowledge, capabilities, and skills.” Fidel Nemenzo, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines stated, “For you, young students, my hope is that you use the knowledge and skills from programs such as this to help solve some of our country’s problems. I challenge you to be the generation that will re-imagine and build a new world, one that is resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.”

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have become the crucial growth engine for many different industries. The pandemic has also opened our eyes to the importance of ICT in all aspects of our lives, and digital transformation is necessary to ensure that we survive the challenges brought upon by Covid-19.

New ICT technologies like 5G, AI, and IoT will be widely applied in the next decade, they will become the cornerstone of the intelligent world in 2030. Countries with a good ICT foundation will be more resilient and can easily respond to disruption, while talent will drive industries to go digital.

As an ICT leader, Huawei is committed to promoting ICT industry development in the Philippines.

Jay Chen, vice president of Huawei Asia Pacific Region, said that Huawei has announced to extend the digital talent cultivation initiatives even further. Over the next 5 years, Huawei has committed another $50 million USD to develop 500 thousand ICT talents in the Asia Pacific, through several programs including Seeds for the Future. Huawei has been almost 20 years in Philippines, through Seeds for the Future, and also as an enduring commitment to a sustainable world, we aim to bring digital skills to more people.

Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship global CSR program, which aims to develop skilled, local ICT talent and bridge communication between countries and cultures. In the past 6 years, more than 100 deserving students from the Philippines took the journey with Huawei Seeds for the Future program. As the pandemic continues, the selected talents will experience 8 days of online training this year.

About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions, and services is both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation puts the customer first. We invest heavily in fundamental research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have nearly 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/HuaweiTechPH/

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Empowering the whole learning ecosystem with GoLearn

Globe is one in appreciating the work of educators and acknowledging the crucial role they play in developing globally-minded students and molding the nation’s future.

Spearheaded by Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Education (DepEd), National Teachers’ Month (NTM) was celebrated from September 5 to October 5. With the unyielding support of Globe, NTM recognizes these modern-day classroom heroes and heroines across the country through the “My Teacher, My Hero” campaign.

Globe understands the challenges educators face during the pandemic and moved to help them by launching the GoLearn platform designed for everyone who aspires to enrich their education. GoLearn promotes continuous learning and bridges the digital gaps in the education landscape via access to connectivity, learning platforms, and solutions.

“It is our commitment in Globe to work with the whole education sector to bring forth everyone’s aspiration for better education, ensuring that learning never stops for all, wherever they are, regardless of their status. This is the heart of GoLearn—Globe’s unified initiative to bring together products, programs, services, and solutions that will empower the whole learning ecosystem,” said KD Dizon, Globe Head of Small, Medium Business Group.

GoLearn leverages support from different groups inside Globe, such as Globe Business, which provides students from low-income households with access to new normal education through the enhanced Phinma Education data plan.

Globe Business aids institutions with digital transformation to augment teachers’ teaching abilities and support the learning competencies of students. This is made possible through its E-Skwela Webinars and Online Training Program, which enlightens the education sector on digitalization’s benefits towards the continuous growth of quality education.

In connection with the month-long celebration, Globe also launched Forefront: The 2021 National Conference on Digital Learning. The event, aimed to reimagine education for a better tomorrow through transformative online pedagogies, featured tech leaders who gave their insights and knowledge on various topics and subjects to help educators and participants be informed with the latest on online learning. 20 papers, submitted by inspirational educators coming from all over the country, were likewise presented.

Globe is also leading efforts to create a safer online environment with programs that promote cybersecurity and safety, responsible digital citizenship, and mental wellness.

This includes the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), which features modules that seek to raise students’ knowledge of digital citizenship and cybersafety by taking a critical look at their online behavior and helping them develop insights into the influences of the online world and their choices.

There are over 1.9 million students that were given access to the program across 17 regions. 115,000 teachers nationwide have gone through the modules and 4,000 schools have implemented the program.

The Department of Education (DepEd) has also incorporated the Digital Thumbprint Program into the K to 12 curriculum. By integrating Digital Citizenship and Responsibility, the DTP modules will be further developed for inclusion in the values formation subject. This way, all students nationwide will benefit from the lessons on digital citizenship and learn about the responsibilities that come with being online.

Globe has also been a long-time partner of DepEd on numerous education initiatives such as the Global Filipino Teachers (GFT), a modified series of teacher training.   Topics conveyed via GFT webinars include digital literacy, parental support on digital learning, responsible online behavior, effective 21st-century approaches to early language literacy, and mental wellness.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4 for Quality Education. Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

Learn more by visiting www.globe.com.ph.

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Developing Young Tech Talents is Crucial to Support the Growth of E-Commerce

E-commerce continues to play a significantly important role in the Philippine market and is estimated to be worth US$12 billion by 2025.[1] As more consumers turn to e-commerce, and as more businesses capitalize on the potential of the emerging digital economy, there is also a rising demand for qualified tech talents. According to Linkedin, tech roles make up the majority of “emerging jobs” in the region, with robotics engineer, cyber security specialist, and javascript developer roles making the job trend list.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, prepares and nurtures students and professionals for the digital landscape through its various talent development initiatives. One of these is the Shopee Apprentice Program which is an internship program designed to develop young tech talents into leaders through high-impact projects, specialized learning and development training, and mentorships led by Shopee leaders.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the demand for tech roles rises, Shopee will continue to train and equip the next generation of leaders through initiatives like the Shopee Apprentice Program. We will ramp up our efforts to provide proper mentorship and a well-rounded work experience for individuals joining our internship program.”

These Participants of the Shopee Apprentice Program highlight how they gained significant professional and personal growth to jumpstart their careers in e-commerce.

For Kyla, the Shopee Apprentice Program was an enriching experience. With a specialization in data science and analytics and equipped with advanced coding skills, she created end-to-end training portals during her stint with the Shopee Business Intelligence Team. “Even though the entire program was held virtually, Shopee translated their work culture online which is a great factor in my whole experience as an apprentice. I learned a lot from my mentors and also improved my skills in terms of presentation, time management, and communication. The program encouraged me to step up and be more confident to drive better results with what I do. I am glad a lot of people supported me throughout my whole Shopee journey,” Kyla shared.

Lance, another Shopee Apprentice Program participant, said that his experience was eye-opening, improved his problem-solving skills, and helped him understand the industry better. He worked with the People Team and displayed exemplary standing not only when it comes to his studies but also with his work at Shopee. “With Shopee, I learned how to look at a multifaceted problem, break it down into its constituent parts, and build it back together to form a comprehensive, results-driven strategy. With this mindset, I was able to drive concrete impact by implementing workable solutions that will help drive the business forward.”

After finishing the program, Kyla highly recommends other individuals check out the program for growth and new learnings. “For those who want a career in e-commerce and tech, the Shopee Apprentice Program can definitely equip you with the necessary skills through their mentorships, training, and projects. You can definitely drive your own growth as well as bring value and positive impact to Shopee through this internship. If you are up for a challenge to do meaningful work, the Shopee Apprentice Program might just be for you,” Kyla shared.

For more information about the Shopee Apprentice Program, visit https://careers.shopee.ph/apprenticeprogram/.  To check out other career opportunities at Shopee, check out https://careers.shopee.ph/.

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[1] Emerging Jobs Report, Linkedin, 2020

Healthy working relationships promote good work-life balance

Increased productivity while achieving common goals, trust and respect among co-workers, furthering one’s career with strong support in the workplace, development of long-lasting relationships, and, more importantly, a healthy work-life balance are positive results of having a good relationship with co-workers.

These were emphasized in the topic of the 10th edition of the Department of Education’s and Globe’s TAYO NAMAN! (Tulong, Alaga, Yakap at Oras para sa mga Tagapagtaguyod ng Edukasyon)14-part webinar series hosted by DepEd School Division of Cagayan.

Raymond A. Magpantay, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA), Inc. and ambassador to the Philippines for the non-profit No Bully based in San Francisco in the U.S., led the discussions about “Connecting and Building Healthy Relationships with Co-Workers.”

He shared with educators and parents who attended the webinar the different types of conflicts in the workplace, barriers in establishing good associations, how to manage conflicts, and techniques to establish and ensure healthy relationships.

“Filipinos value closeness and relationships with their family, friends, and co-workers. This is why we need to establish boundaries, assert ourselves and learn to self-regulate our emotions and reactions in different situations so we can really develop and sustain meaningful relationships at work and at home. Once we achieve this, we will be able to harness the power of learning from one another and the virtues of being humble and open,” Magpantay said.

Managing boundaries is the key to ensure that we do not leverage relationships unfairly or create an environment of favoritism. The seminar also emphasized the need to treat each team member with equal care, consideration, and respect. Whenever possible, it is important to include other people in work projects to further diversify our knowledge and perspectives. Importantly, we must be able to say NO even to our work friends to develop a culture of trust in respect.

“The pandemic has derailed many social activities and physical connection with friends, colleagues at work, and in some cases, even with family members. We are one with the DepEd and our teachers to help relearn, repair, and rebuild these relationships that are very important to our mental and emotional well-being. Through this initiative, we hope to reach more educators, parents, and students who feel burdened by isolation. Hindi po kayo nag-iisa. Sama-sama po tayo,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications and Chief Sustainability Officer.

DepEd’s TAYO Naman! is an online Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) program for all education advocates, including teachers, non-teaching personnel, and parents. It is spearheaded by DepEd’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Service (DRRMS) and Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) Employee Welfare Division in partnership with Globe’s Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) Series on Psychosocial Support Services, the Philippine Mental Health Association, Inc., MAGIS Creative Spaces, and Unilab Foundation.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 3 on providing good health and well-being and UN SDG No. 4 for quality education. Globe is committed to upholding the United Nations Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

Learn more by visiting www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html.

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Go Higher with EU

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us many challenges but does not mean that the pursuit of higher education should stop.

The European Union Delegation to the Philippines, in collaboration with the EU Member States’ Embassies, education services, and Institutes, will hold again this year the “Virtual European Higher Education Fair 2021,” from 1 to 2 October.

Since last year, the Fair has embraced the digital transformation by staging the most exciting higher education fair online.

This makes the event more accessible to Filipino students, academicians, researchers, and university officials from across the country.

This year’s theme, “Go Higher with EU” puts the spotlight on the EU as Filipino youth’s gateway to excellence in higher education.

The EU is known as one of the world’s ultimate hubs for cross-fertilization of ideas, cutting-edge technology, and innovation coming from its many outstanding universities and higher education institutions.

The EHEF 2021 provides the best platform to link members of the academe from the Philippines to the best higher education institutions from the European Union.

This year’s online fair will feature webinars on specialized courses and programs, research, and mobility opportunities.

Country presentations and live chats with EHEI representatives, alumni, and scholars will be available to provide quick and easy information about the higher education systems in the EU.

Virtual meeting rooms will be set up for Philippine higher education institutions and their EU counterparts.

As EHEF 2021 goes virtual, it also goes regional for the second time and in real-time.

Regional partner institutions for this year include Wesleyan University (Luzon), Silliman University (Visayas), and Xavier University –Ateneo de Cagayan (Mindanao), which will host clustered presentations for students and other interested members of the academe.

University partners for this year are the following: Ateneo de Manila University’s European Studies Programme,  University of the Cordilleras, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Trinity University of Asia, Visayas State University, Jose Rizal Memorial State University, and Mindanao State University’s (Marawi) College of Public Affairs. The Fair is supported by Campus Erasmus and the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

It is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with EU Member States’ Embassies, education services, and Institutes and in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education.

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