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DepEd-CLFI Launch ALS-CLC of WCES

DepEd-CLFI Launch ALS-CLC of WCES

City of San Fernando, La Union – The Department of Education (DepEd) Region I and Cebuana Lhulier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) formally launched the Alternative Learning School (ALS) Computer Learning Center (CLC) of West Central Elementary School in Dagupan City on December 9, 2015.

The DepEd – Cebuana Lhuillier ALS-CLC, is a partnership that aims to provide Academic, Livelihood and Spiritual and Social education to former OSYs and adults in the elementary and secondary levels. The partnership was sealed through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed in 2013.

In his Opening Remarks, Atty. Cesar Vidal, Executive Director of CLFI said that the company is very grateful for having the opportunity to share the blessings to the learners. Atty. Vidal also addressed the students to be more focused on their lessons for them to step forward in making their lives better.

Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, OIC Regional Director of DepEd Region I also expressed gratitude to the CLFI for being an active partner in making DepEd’s dream into reality. RD Torio also thanked the community-based groups for working hand in hand with Cebuana to be able to establish CLC nationwide. She also encouraged the students to value the importance of education.

Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez also initiated the blessing of the center and unveiling of the signage. Mayor Fernandez also pledged their continuous support in this endeavor.

Aside from the learning center, CLFI also turned over additional teaching equipment to West Central ES-CLC for the ALS students and teachers perusal.

Said partnership is also part of the company’s goal to strengthen the advocacy of PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies’ (PJLGC) President & CEO Dr. Jean Henri D. Lhuillier of “Always Love Schooling.” This is along with CLFI’s Nationwide Scholarship Program and Spiritual and Social Enhancement Program and Special Projects on Education.

 

 

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DepEd Adheres to the Intensified “Iwas Paputok” Campaign of DOH

DepEd Adheres to the Intensified “Iwas Paputok” Campaign of DOH

City of San Fernando, La Union – The Department of Education (DepEd) Region I strictly adheres to the Department of Health (DOH)’s 2015 intensified campaign on “Iwas Paputok.” It was formally launched at Catbangen Central School, San Fernando City, La Union on December 10, 2015 with the theme, “Sa Ingay Walang Sablay, Sa Paputok Goodbye Kamay!”

Lectures on Republic Act 7183, An Act Regulating The Sale, Manufacture, Distribution And Use Of Firecrackers And Other Pyrotechnic Devices; Child Safety; and the “Iwas Paputok” campaign were discussed by the partner agencies’ representatives from Philippine National Police (PNP) Region I, DepEd RO1, and DOH Region I, respectively.

A video presentation on Iwas Paputok Campaign was presented to the children and parents to remind them on the cause and effects of using firecrackers. First Aid Kits and Advocacy Materials were also given to the children and advisers to keep them alert and prepared in welcoming New Year.

Relative to this, a press briefing was also held at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center (ITRMC), San Fernando City, La Union on December 14, 2015. DOH Region I Director Myrna C. Cabotaje discussed on the importance of the campaign and positively aims to attain the zero-casualties target in Region I.

Other issues and concerns were also addressed by the different partner agencies. These agencies also strengthened their conviction and dedication to the campaign program and all the programs for the welfare of the children.

 

 

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DepEd-RO1 Administers New AOs and EPSs Oath taking

DepEd-RO1 Administers New AOs and EPSs Oath taking

San Fernando City, La Union – Asst. Regional Director Bettina D. Aquino of the Department of Education Regional Office 1 (DepEd-RO1) administered the oath taking of two Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and five Education Program Supervisors (EPSs) during the 4thMonday Convocation held at the DepEd grounds on Nov. 23, 2015.
 
This is in line with the DepEd’s Mission to protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based and complete basic education where students learn in a child-friendly, gender sensitive, safe and motivating environment as well as teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
 
The new CAOs of the DepEd are Dr. Dominga N. Lim, Administrative Division and Mr. Arnold I. Vino, Finance Division. Newly appointed EPS include  Dr. Oliver F. Gutierrez, Quality Assurance Division (QAD); Ms. Sarah Q. Casuga, Field Technical Assistance Division (FTAD); Dr. Jackelyn R. Aguinaldo, Criselda O. Ocang, and Evangeline A. Cabacungan, Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD).
 
EPS Aguinaldo in her message manifested enthusiasm and happiness for the opportunity given to her to work as EPS. She pledged to work well for the benefit of the learners.
 
Meanwhile, Regional Director Alma Ruby C. Torio designated Mr. Oscar P. Flores, Chief Education Supervisor, QAD, as concurrent Chief of the FTAD in lieu of Dr. Marceli G. Macob who retired from service last Nov. 16, her 65th birthday.
 

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Aludino, is the New CSDS of Vigan City

San Fernando City, La Union – Mr. Anselmo R. Aludino, designated as Officer in Charge, Office of the City Schools Division Superintendent (CSDS) of Vigan received a warm welcome as he delivered his acceptance message in a turnover of responsibility ceremony held at the Vigan City Convention Center on Dec. 8, 2015.
 
Aludino succeeded Dr. Alberto A. Macob who retired from service last Nov. 26, his 65th birthday.
 
In his message, Aludino underscored that he will lead the City Schools Division of Vigan (CSDV) by following the four core values of the Department of Education (DepEd), such as Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan and Makabansa.
 
He also said that he will embark on the utilization of the scales of the 21st century learning which include communication, critical learning, collaboration and creativity.
 
Aludino expressed optimism that having all of these as guides the schools division will be able to improve the learning opportunities and the quality of services it provides to learners and clientele. Collective efforts are also expected on the heads, teaching and non-teaching staff as they will work as a team towards the attainment of greater goals.
 
Dr. Macob, on the other hand, accentuated that he was very blessed during his stay in Vigan. According to him, he felt the genuine support of the City Government and all the members of the DepEd family in the realization of the DepEd’s educational goals and objectives. “I am proud to say that I had a competent and goal oriented team who can deliver more than what is expected,” Dr. Macob said.
 
The event was witnessed by more than 700 teaching and non-teaching staff as well as heads of CSDV, Schools Division of Ilocos Sur, and the leaders, employees and staff of the City Government of Vigan.

 

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DepEd Nurse Recognized For Dedicated Public Service

DepEd Nurse Recognized For Dedicated Public Service

City of San Fernando, La Union – “In every call of duty, it is already instilled in my heart to do my very best and consider it as my last chance in serving the public most especially the children.” This was the guiding principle of Ms. Arelie C. Jacildo, Nurse II of Department of Education, La Union Schools Division, one of the awardees during the 2015 Regional Gawad Kalasag and Banuar ti Amianan Joint Awarding Ceremony held at the Hotel Ariana, Bauang, La Union on December 4, 2015.

Ms. Jacildo was conferred with the Selfless and Courageous Award. She was commended for her untiring dedication and extraordinary support in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Region 1 most especially in providing medical assistance despite adversities of natural calamities.

For 21 years, she remained loyal to DepEd and continuously touching the lives of poor school children and their families. Still in an interview with her, she shared her experiences of braving adversities during typhoons, walking thousands of kilometers just to reach the clients, and also when she got infected of German measles from one of her clients which affected her health. She said, despite of these obstacles, her passion on helping others did not ever recede but more so, she became more motivated to deliver the services expected of her.

Some of her piloted programs and projects under DepEd LU Division wherein she served as focal person and coordinator include National Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program, DepEd School-based Feeding program, Anti-Smoking Campaign, Essential Health Care Program, Community Outreach programs, Stress Debriefing after typhoons, Little Doctors Club and Lions Club’s Sight For the Kids Program.

DepEd Region I was also given a Plaque of Appreciation to recognize the unrelenting support and participation in DRRM programs and activities thereby contributing to the attainment of a Disaster-Resilient in Region I.

Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, Regional Director of DepEd Region I commended Ms. Jacildo for being an inspiration to all for her dedication, loyalty and hardwork. RD Torio also makes certain that DepEd will continue to support and strengthen the DepEd DRRM Unit to safeguard the welfare of the public most especially the children.

The Kalasag and Banuar Ti Amianan (Heroes of the North) awards are given by the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region I to individuals, non-government organizations, private sector and government organizations, in recognition of their initiative in helping the Filipino government uplift the standard of disaster management in the country.

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DepEd RO1 Lauds Bonuan Boquig ES’s Victory

DepEd RO1 Lauds Bonuan Boquig ES’s Victory

City of San Fernando, La Union – Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, Regional Director of Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 commended Bonuan Boquig Elementary School in Dagupan City for bagging two special awards and ranking as third place for over-all category of the 2015 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools. The awarding ceremony was held at the Fisher Mall Events Center, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City on November 23, 2015.

Out of 46 private and 46 public participatory schools nationwide, Bonuan Boquig ES was declared first place on the two special categories, the Nestle Water Leadership Award (NWL) and the Meralco Energy Leadership (MEL) Award. The NWL Award is established in order to recognize and promote solutions, practices and initiatives of schools on water. The MEL Award recognizes schools that promote practices and initiatives in electrical safety, energy efficiency and conservation.

Some of the schools best practices include the creation of Solar Powered library, use of solar powered bulbs and Solar Water pump wherein a solar panel powers a motorized pump that discharges water into the system which floods and then drains the gravel bed to grow vegetables.

It was also recalled that the school emerged as last year’s Best Implementer of the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program. The backyard garden was built two years ago by school Principal Manuel Ferrer. Ferrer crafted on a project to turn the empty spaces of the school yard into a vegetable garden. The school also uses a shredder to cut up dried grass which is fed to vermicast worms. It has also a 60-square-meter greenhouse, where vegetable seedlings are propagated.

These are just some of their innovations which led to the conferment of their special awards. Bonuan Boquig ES garnered third place for Overall Category in the National Search.

Now on its fourth leg since its launch in 2009, the search continues to encourage schools to establish sustainable and eco-friendly schools to give recognition to the environmental initiatives of schools over the country. The promotion of this program has been enshrined as a priority in the ASEAN Environment Year 2015 with a theme “Empowering the Youth into a Clean and Green ASEAN”. The program is in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), DepED, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), SMART Communications, One Meralco Foundation, Inc., Nestle Philippines. Inc., and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

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DepEd-CO to Provide Financial Assistance on Flooded DepEd Schools

DepEd-CO to Provide Financial Assistance on Flooded DepEd Schools

City of San Fernando, La Union – The Department of Education Central Office (DepEd-CO) will provide financial assistance on the flooded DepEd Schools in Pangasinan.

This is to restore the school equipment’s which were destroyed due to flash flood brought by typhoon “Lando” recently.

Regional Director Alma Ruby C. Torio instructed the school heads to assist the Education Support Services Division (ESSD) and the Schools Division Superintendents to conduct immediate assessment to determine the aftermath of the typhoon in the different schools. She led the implementation of speedy solutions to avoid disruption of classes and its effect on the DepEd’s mission of promoting quality education.

Based on the ESSD’s consolidated Rapid Assessment of Damages Report (RADaR), of the 2,926 DepEd Schools in the 14 Schools Divisions of the Region, 60 classrooms were totally damaged. The Schools Divisions of Pangasinan II and Pangasinan I recorded the greatest number of damages with 20 and 12 totally damaged classrooms, respectively.

The Region also recorded more than 300 classrooms with major and minor damages. The Schools Divisions in Laoag City and Vigan City, on the other hand, reported no damages.

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office now have the lists of DepEd schools to be supported. The Regional Office made a validation to justify the release of fund.

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DepEd Region 1 to Upgrade Basic Education Researches

DepEd Region 1 to Upgrade Basic Education Researches

City of San Fernando, La Union – To further improve educational research programs of the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1, Education Program Supervisors (EPS) and selected teachers attended the 1st Luzon Conference of Basic Education Researches at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City on October 26-27, 2015.

The conference aimed to promote culture of research in the education sector particularly among DepEd personnel including teachers which is embedded in its theme, “Fostering a Culture of Research to Improve Educational Outcomes for Global Competitiveness.

It was participated in by qualified researchers for both oral and poster presentations from Regions I-V, National Capital region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) who passed the initial screening. Oral presenters discussed their research abstracts while poster presenters displayed their researches for a gallery walk on the second day of the forum.

Three teachers from Urdaneta City Division represented Region I. Researches presented include “Reinforcing Basic Grammar Skills Using Students’ Autobiographies”, “Task-Based Instruction for English Writing of Grade 7 Students”, “The Use of I-Speak Technique in Improving the Level of Confidence in Speaking the English Language of teachers of Trinidad S. Perez Elementary School”, “S.C.R.I.B.E Reading Modules as Interventions in Enhancing the Language and Literacy Skills in English of Grade V Pupils at Camanang Elementary School, SY 2014-2015.”

Through the conference, participants were updated on the new research techniques and recognized educational research projects conducted which would eventually serve as a tool in improving school outcomes. The forum also served as a start in preparation on the utilization of the revised Basic Education Research Fund of DepEd.

DepEd continues to promote the culture of research that is centered on improving access to education, quality of education and governance.

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The new structure of Rationalization Program of the Department of Education (DepEd), the administrative workforce of DepEd Region I and Schools Division Offices participated in the 3-day Regional Training on Enhancing and Strengthening Regional and Division Administrative Services. 50 participants to this activity composed of Administrative Officers, Human Resource Management Officers and Administrative Assistantsfrom different schools division offices in region I.
Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco of the Department of Education Regional Office I (DepEd-ROI) expressed zestfulness as two National High Schools in the Region qualify for this year’s Philippine Nuclear Science Quiz (PNSQ) to be held at the Diamond Hotel, Manila in December 2015.
The Sinait National High School (SNHS) in Sinait, Ilocos Sur and the Dingras National High School (DNHS) in Dingras, Ilocos Norte were announced as winners after they were included in the top four among the 37 participating schools (public and private) in the Cluster Level Elimination Round held at the Vigan Central School covered court in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur last September 2.
Part of the K to 12 Basic Education Program implementation effort is the development of instructional resources aligned to the goals and objectives of today’s DepEd banner program. To this end, Region 1 pool of K to 12 champions got themselves actively involved in the contextualization of Grade 3 Learners’ Materials (LMs).
City of San Fernando (La Union) – In support with the Department of Education (DepEd)’s drive on ensuring the quality of education in the country, DepEd R-I chaired by Dir. Teresita M. Velasco regulates fast tracking on filling up remaining Teaching Positions in the region.