To “educate” derives from the Latin word educatus that means “to bring up or rare a child” and is related to the French word educere or “to bring out and lead forth” (etymonline.com). These words are tied to some serious amount of responsibility.
They involve shaping how we think and see things, how we interpret and express ourselves, and eventually how we live and be. This delicate task of “educating”, although can take other forms aside from that of a classroom setting, mainly falls on the hands of our teachers. (more…)
In the Labor Code, an employee is expected to spend eight (8) hours a day in an office. The common scenario, especially in government institutions, is that work begins eight (8) in the morning and ends five (5) in the afternoon (extra hour is for noon break).
However, employees are entitled to receive compensations if they have worked overtime or if they are badly needed beyond working hours. One can think that overtime arrangements are normal and justifiable by their nature and compensations. This can be true. (more…)
Davao del Norte State College is a “road less traveled*” itself. It is situated in Panabo, right in the middle of Tagum and Davao City (the first is the capital of Davao del Norte, while the latter is the promise in the Land of Promise). Panabo City Terminal is often used by drivers and long-distance passengers as a stopover, very seldom a destination.
But don’t get this wrong, it doesn’t feel like it’s jealous. It knows that all places amount to something. Davao del Norte State College is a microcosm of Panabo City, one way or another.
Both accept the roles of existing away from the limelight. And this is why places like these surprise many people – of what they can do and what they have already done. (more…)