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Teaching Filipino is not easy after all

The subject is deemed “madali lang” and yet many Filipino students find it difficult to converse and write in Filipino. When challenged to talk fluently in the mother tongue, many students would often resort to code-switching. When tasked with writing an essay in Filipino, expert teachers would always encounter issues ranging from poor vocabulary...
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What’s Arbitrary and Necessary in Math?

Teaching is a balancing act. The idea is to impart sufficient information to students and still teach independent critical thinking. The goal is always to create informed citizens who are capable of deducing from any set of data. But how does a teacher, especially a Math teacher, accomplish this while teaching formulas and calculations? “In 1999, Dave Hewitt...
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GovCloudPH goes to Mindanao

Government agencies in Mindanao will soon get their much-awaited invitation to the cloud as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Vibal Group gear up to host a series of onboarding orientations in Davao City and Cagayan de Oro this June. The Government Cloud or GovCloudPH caravan will introduce the numerous benefits...
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Read these books instead of FB posts this June

Step away from your keyboard and take a break from the toxicity of political debate and controversy on social media. This June, with national commemorations happening left and right, the best way to claim your national identity will have to be brushing up on Philippine culture, history, and law. Lucky for you, you don’t...
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Vibe Technologies Joins Brigada Eskwela

More than 30 Vibal programmers and software engineers took a break from coding and programming to help prep Ramon Magsaysay High School in Cubao, Quezon City for the coming school year. The outreach activity of Vibe Technologies, Vibal Group’s technology arm, occurred a day before the Creatives and Multimedia Departments’ own community engagement program....
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Do Student Magazines Really Make a Difference?

Student magazines. Almost every publishing house that produces educational textbooks offers them. Promises range from “it complements the contents of the book” to “it will make your student smarter.” But are these supplementary reading materials (SRMs) really necessary? Two licensed educators offer their thoughts below. Erika Arcamo, Computer Subject, Elementary “Supplementary reading materials are...
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The Other Side of Vibal: Curator of Philippine History, Arts

By all appearances, Vibal Group has moved on. Renowned for its unparallelled expertise in educational publishing, the “64-year-old startup” as its CEO fondly calls it, has transformed itself from a textbook publisher into a fully integrated education and technology company. Today, Vibal churns out K to 12 textbooks for both private and public schools...
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Vibal Artists Engage Community through Art

Vibal Group’s Creatives and Multimedia Departments joined forces to clean and beautify P. Bernardo Elementary School in Quezon City on May 18, 2017. Led by department heads Arnold Gawad and Aldwin “Fish” Cablao, Vibal employees cleaned the school walls and created a mural fitting the school’s theme of Love for Nature.  “We’re of course happy to be...
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Vibal Honors Mother of Philippine Modern Art with Book

The lost era of the most influential woman in the contemporary Philippine art scene is finally accessible to artists and writers. Vibal Foundation, in partnership with Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation and BDO Private Bank, honors Purita Kalaw-Ledesma with the launch of The Life and Times of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma. Only a handful of women can boast of...
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Government Agencies Ready with GovCloud Workshops

Government agencies are gearing up to migrate their systems to the cloud, following the successful launch of the Government Cloud (GovCloud) project. Vibal Group, Inc. and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) are set to host a series of GovCloud Migration Technical Workshop running from May 16 to June 20, 2017. The...