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DepEd R1 lauds Bonuan Boquig ES: Grand Slam Winner for the 2015 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools

DepEd R1 lauds Bonuan Boquig ES: Grand Slam Winner for the 2015 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools

The Department of Education (DepEd) Region I commends Bonuan Boquig Elementary School in Dagupan City, Pangasinan for being the Grand Slam Awardee for this year’s National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools (Elementary level). Bonuan Boquig ES received three special awards in the three categories: The Nestle Water Leadership Award, the Meralco Energy Leadership Award, and the Land Bank Green Leadership Award.

Six public elementary schools in Region I qualified in the search: the Hermoza Elementary School and Tanolong ES, both in Bayambang, Pangasinan; Canaoay ES in San Fernando, La Union; Pallas Integrated School, Elementary level in Vintar, Ilocos Norte; Bonuan Boquig ES in Dagupan City; and San Sebastian ES in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur. These schools were validated on the whole month of July 2015 headed by Ms. Ma. Venus Junio of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region I, Mr. Marvin Mendoza of Commission of Higher Education (CHED) RI, Ms. Saula T. Jomaya and Ms. Rica A. Perez of the DepEd RI; and Ms. Mila Abuan of DZNL Aksyon Radyo.

Bonuan Boquig ES was declared with three special awards for implementing sustainable and eco-friendly innovations of their school. Bonuan Boquig ES was able to create rain catchers out of plastic containers which help in the conservation of water. This is one of the main reasons why the school was conferred with the Nestle Water Leadership Award. The school was also conferred with the Meralco Energy Leadership Award for building up solar panels to run their computer units and other school facilities. Lastly, the Land Bank Green Leadership Award, for promoting organic farming.  Awarding ceremonies will be held on November 2015 in time for the National Environment Awareness Month Celebration.

The national search is a joint activity of the DENR through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Smart Communications, Inc., Nestle Philippines, Inc., and One Meralco Foundation, Inc. It aims to encourage schools/academic institutions to become more actively involved in environmental issues at a practical and local level and to develop understanding among the students, faculty and school administrators in increasing community awareness and participation on environmental concerns.

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DepEd, DOH & DILG strengthens close ties

DepEd, DOH & DILG strengthens close ties

The Department of Health Region I (DOH-RO1) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd)-RO1 and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-RO1 launched the first ever School-Based Immunization program at Laoag Central Elementary School (LCES), Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on Aug. 3, 2015. More than 150 Grade 1 Elementary Pupils were injected with Measles Rubella (MR) and Tetanus Diphtheria (TD) vaccines.

According to Dr. Edwin V. Monis, Chief of the Local Health Support Division of the DOH – RO1, the program aims to instill into the mind of school children the knowledge and attitude on how to become a healthy person. It also intends to educate the parents about the importance of immunization.

Dr. Monis explained that although a child had already been vaccinated, the level of protection declines over a long period of time. A booster dose is needed to have an extensive protection. He emphasized further that the three agencies desire to institutionalize the program in the public school as it is hoped to create health awareness and development of a child.

On the other hand, Dr. Renato Mateo, City Health Officer of Laoag City, stated that the undertaking will ensure that no child will suffer measles or born with congenital rubella syndrome. “Measles is a highly contagious disease. It is one of the causes of death and disability among young children worldwide,” he said. “Rubella can cause severe birth defects and the virus will infect anyone who is not protected,” he added. Considering that vaccination has been proven to be an effective public health intervention and protects an individual, family members and the community, Dr. Mateo encouraged parent’s active participation. With this, reinfection may be minimized if not totally avoided.

Speaking on behalf of all the teachers, Mr. Cornelio Gimmy C. Lucas, Principal IV of LCES, stated that it is a great honor and privilege for the school to be the site of the School-Based Immunization. “The immunization is a blessing to you my dear parents as you can be assured of the health of your children. I believe that if the body of the child is healthy, his mind will also be healthy,” Lucas said.

 

Lucas stressed his gratitude to the DOH, DepEd, DILG, City Government of Laoag, Provincial Government of llocos Norte and other stakeholders for the support they have given to the school and for considering LCES as the venue of the first ever School-Based Immunization program in region 1. He is also thankful to the parents for allowing their children to be vaccinated.

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PAGCOR supports DepEd’s goal for Excellence in Education

PAGCOR supports DepEd’s goal for Excellence in Education

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has once again manifested its support to the program of the Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Office 1 in providing for excellence in education as it donated anew four additional classrooms for the Don Ramon E. Costales Memorial National High School (DRECMNHS) in Villasis, Pangasinan. The turn-over of the ceremonial key was held at the school’s social hall on July 30, 2015.

In his message, Hon. Cristino L. Naguiat, Jr., PAGCOR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said that the project is in line with the “Silid Aralan sa Tuwid na Daan” program of the Aquino administration, where a P10 Billion fund was allocated for the construction of 10,000 additional classrooms nationwide. DRECMNHS was considered as one of the recipients as it is one among the schools in the region with the highest number of enrollees. He urged all the faculty members and their staff as well as the students to preserve and to provide for the proper maintenance of the school building so that it could also be used by the next generation.

Atty. Donato D. Balderas, Jr., Schools Division Superintendent of Pangasinan II in his acceptance of the ceremonial key relayed the message of Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco, accentuating DepEd’s gratitude to the PAGCOR for their continued support. Director Velasco pledged to cherish the gift as it has a great role in rearing the school youth towards a brighter future.

Ms. Rowena Lea G. Moreno, Secondary School Principal IV of the DRECMNHS on the other hand, said that the four classrooms will have a great contribution to the program of DepEd in providing for a conducive, secured and safe place to nurture students with all the needed skills and knowledge. The project will not only bolster DepEd’s program for quality education but also answer the school’s need for additional classrooms.

The DRECMNHS has more than 2,600 student-enrollees for School Year (SY) 2015-2016.

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DepEd Region I speed up hiring Teaching Positions for SY 2015-2016

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.

This is in line with the approved 32,730 teacher items by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Out of these items, there are 1,266 teaching Positions for kindergarten, elementary and secondary level ready for filling up in the region. Allocations of Teaching Positions by Legislative District are as follows: 124 teacher items in Ilocos Norte; 161 in Ilocos Sur; 190 in La Union; and 791 in Pangasinan.

Interested applicants shall submit their written application, supported by the necessary documents, to the school head concerned who shall verify the completeness, veracity, accuracy, and authenticity of all the documents. The school head shall forward the application to the Schools Division Superintendent who shall maintain a registry of qualified applicants. The registry has a validity of one year.

Qualified applicants shall be evaluated through their education; teaching experience, Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) / Provincial Board Exam for Teachers (PBET) Rating; specialized training skills; interview; demonstration teaching; and communication skills.

Dir. Velasco ensures compliance on the issued DepEd Order No. 22, series of 2015 on the Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions Effective School Year 2015-2016. The guidelines aim to augment the need of qualified applicants in schools divisions with great teacher requirements.

With DepEd’s improved hiring policy and streamlined processes and standards, students are guaranteed to have more competent public school teachers providing quality education as they venture into this K to 12 era.

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Lucky Joy Fulfills Her Dream Through ALS

Lucky Joy Fulfills Her Dream Through ALS

Lucky Joy T. Miguel, a native of Binacag, Banna, Ilocos Norte, finished her race and earned a special award during the recently concluded 8th Graduation Day of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), a free education program of the Department of Education (DepEd) on July 4, 2015 at San Nicolas Central Elementary School, Ilocos Norte.

Born without a limb 19 years ago, the young girl expressed her thoughts on how to reach her big dream, become a symbol of a strong person, and portray a living example of hope and heroine of faith despite her disability.

“I accept wholeheartedly and understand that God created me with a purpose. I never question God why He let this unexplainable thing comes in and one thing is for sure, I love who I am”, she humbly shared as she showed her happy face.

Looking back, she remembered her battle of experiencing doubt, rejection, loneliness, and bullying because of her physical difference. Amidst being old enough to attend school, she was determined to finish her studies with her strong and unshakeable faith in God, unconditional love from her family and acceptance from the community.

For her, being back in school means being back to pursue her dream. Becoming a teacher has always been her ultimate dream. Because of the ALS Program, her dream eventually starts to become a reality. Thankful for this opportunity, she is committed to her passion for learning and widening her horizon.

With a standing ovation, she received her High School Diploma as a sign of her first triumph but her foot remained rooted on the ground and her face heading upward waiting for God’s blessing to pursue Teacher Education.

“I am very grateful to all the people who bullied, mocked, accepted, supported and helped me. If “Thank you” were rain, my gratitude would be the strongest hurricane and if it is an earthquake, then it would be with the maximum intensity,” she said with teary eyes.

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Region 1 pool contextualizes Grade 3 Learners’ Materials

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).

To beat the deadline set by the Central Office, 12 contextualizers for Iloko and 15 for Pangasinan are expected to converge at the Coconut Grove, Bauang, La Union, right on the first week of January , 2014  to finalize their outputs.  They will be headed by the RO1 EED Chief, Dr. Vivian Luz Pagatpatan with Mrs. Dinah C. Bonao, lead person for Iloko and Mrs. Lilibeth A. Magtang, lead person for Pangasinan.

The contextualizers are assigned specific learning areas to work on to facilitate the work.  The Iloko contextualizers include the following: Mother Tongue –  Arabella Soniega (Pangasinan 2),  Vilma Alcayaga (Ilocos Sur), Jenny Jesusa Catubay (Laoag City);  Math – Renato Umipig (Pangasinan 2) and Jackelyn Aguinaldo (Ilocos Norte), Araling Panlipunan – Orlando Guerrero (Alaminos City) and Editha Giron (Vigan City); Science – Edna Ramirez (Pangasinan 1);  EsP – Perlita Quinto (Ilocos Sur); Art – Larry Canor (Ilocos Sur); P.E. – Elvira Alvarez (La Union); and Health – Aidena Nuesca (La Union).

The Pangasinan group has the following contextualizers:  Mother Tongue – Editha Luna (Dagupan City) and Rujealyn Cancino (Pangasinan 1), Math – Wilma Carrera (Pangasinan 1) and Acela Callejo (Dagupan City), Araling Panlipunan – Cheryl De Guzman and Fe Balbin (Pangasinan 1) with Jose Gerardo Garcia (Alaminos City), Science – Erna Nebran (Pangasinan 2) and Jennalyn Datuin (Pangasinan 1), EsP – Renata Rovillos (Dagupan City) and Ellen De Guzman (San Carlos City), Music – Cathleen Viado (Pangasinan 2), Art – Christoper Macasias (San Carlos City), P.E. – Santino De Jesus (San Carlos City), and Health – Jaime Mabalot (Alaminos City).

The same pool is anticipated to review the prepared generic Grade 3 Teachers’ Guides to check for areas that need to be contextualized.

Earlier, there was a series of workshops at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City where preliminary efforts were exerted for the early phases of contextualization. This was managed and monitored by the Bureau of Elementary Education division of the Central Office, headed by Director Marilyn Dimaano and Under Secretary for Programs and Projects, Dr. Dina Ocampo.

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ISNHS nets Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame

The Department of Education Adopt-a-School National Secretariat put Ilocos Sur National High School, Vigan City Division  to the Hall of Fame for its excellent implementation of Brigada Eskwela for three consecutive years from 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the Big School Category.

Dr. Giovanni V. Velasco, Principal IV, received the award from Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro during the Brigada Eskwela National Awards at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Conference Hall, F.B. Harrison, Malate, Manila, November 20.

“I am so happy for the latest achievement gained by the school and I share the award to all the stakeholders who are continuously helping and supporting all the programs and projects of the school particularly the BrigadaEskwela,” the principal remarked during his interview.

Prior to this, ISNHS hosted the Regional Kick-off Program for Region 1 last May 20. Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs, Atty. Alfredo T. Muyot and Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco headed the said affair.

The theme of this year’s Brigada Eskwela and National Maintenance Week is “Isang Dekadang Bayanihan sa Paaralan” as it denotes its tenth year of observing communal empowerment of the society

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LU SPED Center Wins Second Place as Most Outstanding Center Nationwide

The La Union SPED Center has been applauded once again for being   Outstanding SPED Center nationwide during the recently concluded 2013 National Conference on Special Education held at Punta Villa Hotel, Iloilo City last November 12-14.

It is the third time for the Center to be qualified for the national search way back in 2007 (1st Place National Winner), 2011 (national finalist) and this year 2013, second place winner.

The Center, along with the other fifteen (15) SPED centers nationwide  has joined in the Search to showcase its excellent services and best practices in the field of special education.

National finalists were evaluated through the following criteria; significant performances of highly motivated learners, teacher’s innovations,  instructional materials, awards and trainings, linkages with parents, community and non-government organizations, accessibility of  classrooms and functionality, and its proactive management through its vision, mission, goals and its functional School Improvement Plan (SIP).

Along with the center, three teachers were also awarded. Mrs. Rosebeth Gabay who was adjudged Second place (2nd) as the Most Outstanding SPED Teacher for the Hearing Impaired nationwide, Milagros N. Oligo as a Regional Winner and National Finalist for Most Outstanding Teacher for pupils with Intellectual Disability and Josie E. Ferrer, Regional Winner and National Finalist for Most Outstanding  Receiving Teacher.

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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.
Lucky Joy T. Miguel, a native of Binacag, Banna, Ilocos Norte, finished her race and earned a special award during the recently concluded 8th Graduation Day of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), a free education program of the Department of Education (DepEd) on July 4, 2015 at San Nicolas Central Elementary School, Ilocos Norte.