BI-FSU arrests Polish man involved in drugs

Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested on Wednesday, a male Polish national wanted in his country for drug-related crimes.

In a report to BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco, Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) Chief Rendel Ryan Sy shared the arrest of Mateusz Lukasz Pluta, 27, at Purok Uno, Can-asagan in San Juan, Siquijor.


Pluta was the subject of a mission order issued by Tansingco after receiving information from the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime about his crimes.

He is reportedly wanted in Poland for counteracting drug addiction, and offense against safety in traffic violation, in violation of the Polish penal code.

The Polish man will be temporarily held at the San Juan Police Station prior to his transfer to the BI Warden Facility in Bicutan, Taguig.


According to Tansingco, Pluta faces summary deportation proceedings after being tagged by his government as a fugitive. Upon his expulsion from the country, he will be included in the BI’s blacklist to prevent him from returning.

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DepEd to revise system for giving honors to students

The Department of Education (DepEd) plans to review the current recognition system or giving recognition and honor to students in the country.


This is said to be part of the revision carried out by the agency in the K to 12 curriculum for the School Year 2024-2025.

According to DepEd Assistant Secretary Francis Cesar Bringas, included in the revision they are conducting is a review of classroom assessment policies, the grading system and giving awards and recognition to students.

He explained the assessment must be aligned with the curriculum, so if the curriculum is revised, the assessment for the students’ competencies will also be revised.

DepEd first discontinued the old system of awarding students in 2016, where there were a Valedictorian, Salutatorian, or Top 10 students, to avoid competition among students and instead recognize personal achievements or their success.

Under the new system, students are given honors, depending on their performance in class or With Honors, With High Honors and With Highest Honors.

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