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Not Bar, CHED Says LET is Now the Toughest PH License Exam to Pass

Not Bar, CHED Says LET is Now the Toughest PH License Exam to Pass

Philippines
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED). On Wednesday said licensed teachers are now the smartest and most intelligent professionals in the Philippines. This is after the Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC), released the result of March 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) result, where only 10.9% for elementary teachers have passed, while only 25.46% for the secondary teachers have passed. Both results are the lowest percentage among any other board exams given by PRC since the commission was created decades ago. The following is the list of results of different board and professional licensure exams given by the PRC in 2017. From highest to lowest. Physician/Medical Doctor – 61.73% Lawyer (bar – given by Supreme Court) – 59.06% Master Electrician – 58.05%
Karma? Former PUP Activist Now Living Through 4Ps Program

Karma? Former PUP Activist Now Living Through 4Ps Program

Philippines
When Marcus Mauricio passed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP-Manila), entrance exam on March 2001, his parents told him to stop seeing his high school sweetheart. Their reason was, the girl didn’t deserve him as they were aware that her parents cannot afford to send their daughter to college. Marcus was an officer of Student Supreme Government (SSG) during his high school in Bulacan. His family runs a rice mill and a small factory of salted eggs. Finance was not a problem for his family. His two older brothers, although had their own families, were both OFWs. Elena Morfe, a shy and simple girl who graduated with honors, is the older of two daughters of a rice farmer. His father had been working with the Mauricio’s since he was single. The two families knew each othe
Welcome Plant is Toxic and Poisonous – Victim Speaks

Welcome Plant is Toxic and Poisonous – Victim Speaks

Philippines, World
Thousands of people on social media are going crazy after a post about welcome plant became viral on Tuesday. On his Facebook account, member Alex Aclan recounted how his child was almost brought to the hospital after the kid chewed a Zamioculcas leaf. Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ), or commonly called “Welcome plant, good luck plant, or Feng Shui plant” in the Philippines, is one of the favorite indoor plants by most Filipinos. Alex narrated how his child went crazy after it bitten a leaf. He said he wondered why his child cried uncontrollably. He suspected the plant because it was the only thing his child last touch. Out of curiosity, he bit a leaf and there his suspicion was proven. He said he felt like poisoned when he can’t explain the taste. His mouth was irritated.