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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, April 11, 2012
Negros Oriental
ButtonRelic of St. Clare of Assisi to visit Dumaguete, Siquijor
ButtonTheological librarians convene in Silliman
DepEd to hire science scholars to teach in public high schools
Septuagenarian found dead in Tanjay
ButtonGK calls for more Bayani Challenge volunteers

Relic of St. Clare of Assisi
to visit Dumaguete, Siquijor


The Diocese of Dumaguete has been chosen as one of the few dioceses to be visited by the Relic of St. Clare of Assisi, April 18 and 19, Fr. John Du, archbishop-elect of the Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte, said.

Du, former bishop of Dumaguete, said the relic will arrive at the Dumaguete airport around 7:05 a.m. next Wednesday, and will depart for Siquijor an hour after. A welcome mass will be held at the Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish in Maria, Siquijor at 10 a.m.; procession of the relic to the Monastery of the Poor Clare Sisters, 11 a.m.; and an exposition/veneration at the Monastery at 11:30 a.m.

Theological librarians
convene in Silliman

Sixty theological librarians and experts from 11 countries are attending the 6th Forum for Asian Theological Librarians workshop and consultation, that started yesterday and will end April 14, at the Divinity School of Silliman University, a press release from the school said.

The workshop, funded by Christian organizations, brings together theological librarians or those assigned in seminaries, as well as resource persons from Indonesia, Thailand, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Argentina, Switzerland and France. It aims to enhance the capabilities of those assigned to handle books and similar resources, in theological education, the press release added..

DepEd to hire science scholars
to teach in public high schools

The Department of Education has issued Memorandum 55 series of 2012, that orders the priority hiring of teachers who graduated as science scholars, to directly address the critical need for science and mathematics teachers in public high schools, a press release from DepEd said.

In the memorandum, Education Secretary Armin Luistro said Department of Science and Technology—Science Education Institute scholars should be in the priority list of DepEd regional directors when hiring new teachers in public secondary schools.

They have the proper training and are better equipped to teach the sciences, and will have critical inputs for the students, Luistro said in the press release.

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