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DepEd RO1 is 2016 R1AA READY

DepEd RO1 is 2016 R1AA READY

City of San Fernando, La Union – The Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet formally opens on February 21, 2016 at Virgen Milagrosa University (VMU), San Carlos City, Pangasinan with the theme, “Celebrating Life and Victory Through Sports.” It will be hosted by the San Carlos City Schools Division and the City Government of San Carlos, Pangasinan.

Hundreds of delegations including athletes, technical officials, and guests from the various schools division throughout the region is expected to surge in the province of Pangasinan before the big day.

Series of activities are scheduled for the weeklong event which will start with the parade of delegations and street dances, fellowship program, tree planting and closing Program on February 26, 2016.

Prior to the conduct of R1AA, series of coordination meetings were attended by the R1AA Technical Board, the host division, partner agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safety, peaceful and successful athletic meet.

Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, Regional Director of DepEd Region I further reminded the technical officials, tournament managers and the host division to truthfully perform their duly assigned duties and responsibilities during the R1AA Meet. RD Torio also emphasized that the safety of the students should be their top priority from the start and end of the athletic meet. 

DepEd RO1 holds the R1AA Meet annually to further train and develop the athletes for higher competitions like the Palarong Pambansa. More importantly, it aims to inculcate into the minds of young athletes the value of discipline, teamwork, solidarity and sportsmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

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Project REAL: A Way Back to One’s Own Mother Tongue

Project REAL: A Way Back to One’s Own Mother Tongue

In support of the institutionalized Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE), the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 further strengthens the MTB-MLE through the Project Read, Enjoy, Adopted Language (REAL).

Project REAL is tailored from United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s BASA Pilipinas. It aims to inculcate in the minds of the students the value of using their mother tongue, develops among pupils the enjoyment and love of reading using their mother tongue, hones the skills and talents of teachers to compose poems, rhymes, jingles, and stories in MTB-MLE to be used as supplementary reading materials for K-Grades III.

The components of Project R.E.A.L include training-workshop for teachers of early grades to localize, conceptualize and indigenize supplementary materials; Division Festival of Talents for teachers and pupils of Kindergarten to Grade III to challenge teachers in composing poems and stories in mother-tongue. The winning compositions are the official materials to be used during the conduct of the Division Festival of Talents.

Launched in November 11, 2015, Project R.E.A.L was conceptualized and initiated by Dr. Aleta C. Begonia, former Education Program Supervisor of Alternative Learning System and presently the Education Program Supervisor of Kindergarten and Mother Tongue-Based-Multilingual Language Education.

Project R.E.A.L is a proposed intervention to address the problem in reading, specifically in fluency and comprehension.   Since it will be a division-wide implementation, the project serves as a positive tool for the development of Beginning Reading and Fluency from early graders.

 

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R1AA 2016: DepEd-RO1 Ensures Players’ Safety at Playing Venues

R1AA 2016: DepEd-RO1 Ensures Players’ Safety at Playing Venues

San Fernando City, La Union – To ensure the safety of the players, coaches, technical staff and other delegates during the 2016 Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) meet, the Department of Education Regional Office 1 (DepEd-RO1) officiated the Technical Management Conference at the San Carlos City Division Office Conference Hall, San Carlos City, Pangasinan on January 11, 2016.

The participants presented the issues and concerns which may affect the competition and recommended means of providing security to the players both in the different playing venues and billeting areas.

Mr. Lorenzo A. Agustin, Regional Sports Coordinator, Presiding Officer, directed the Tournament Managers and Event Coordinators to visit the venue of the different sports events and the billeting schools. They were tasked to determine the adequacy of sports facilities and equipment, electrical lightings and installations, suitability and situation of the playing areas, and the players’ comfort.

To ensure that everything will be in place prior to the meet, Agustin asked for feedbacks and assessment. He welcomed suggested solutions and urged its immediate implementation.

As means of prioritizing the protection, security and welfare of the players, it was agreed that no billeting area will be used as location of any sports event. A barricade will also be installed in the venue.

The Sports Events include Arnis, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Gymnastics, Football, Sepak Takraw, Futsal, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Boxing, Billiards, Volleyball, Wrestling, Wushu and Boccee.

The R1AA 2016 will start on Feb. 21.

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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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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.