Malaybalay City school heads, coordinators equipped on ICT literacy

pic. articleln support to the 2015-2017 Division Technology Plan and Division Strategic Program on lCT4Ed, 65 school heads and 81 school ICT coordinators were equipped on ICT literacy at Loiza’s Pavilion, Casisang, Malaybalay City, July 5-7.

The activity aims to prepare teachers to become users of various ICT tools to allow students to benefit from technology; to build on ICT skills to perform job roles related to teaching and administrative functions; to train the School ICT Coordinators on the content, program and delivery method of the ICT Literacy Training Workshop for school level cascading; to equip the School ICT Coordinators on the use of software in the DCP for teaching and learning; and to train the school ICT Coordinators in their role of supporting DepEd Information Systems. Continue reading

Granting of DepEd Provident Loan

Now a day, we see every single thing has a monetary value. In raising and educating a child, medical expenses, meeting our basic needs and most especially paying for unexpected emergency expenses. Even those who already have stable jobs do not have enough budgets to pay for their daily needs. We seek for another source of income and one common means is to apply for loan.

In line with the Department of Education goal to provide officials and employees with benefits and loans for emergency needs, for their education and of their children, for their hospitalization and that of their immediate dependents and other similar purposes as determined by the Board of Trustees (DECS Order No. 50, s. 2001), the Department of Education established Provident Fund under DepEd Order 97, s. 1992. Continue reading

A Reflection on Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Life is about making choices. Life does not just “happen”. We are free to choose what we want to do but we cannot choose the consequences of our actions. Each situation is an opportunity to do things differently to produce positive results.

The book of Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has become a framework for personal development. The concepts may be used for life in general and help people develop, change, and become better in life. The concepts are easy to understand that it is even taught starting at preschool of a certain school in Malaybalay City. The mentoring continues on to high school with the school’s desire to develop in the students essential life skills and characteristics needed to mold future leaders. Continue reading

Frugality in Government, Stewardship Among Employees

Several years back, I remember the previous office I was working in issued a memorandum requiring employees to observe austerity measures in the office. Initially, it brought on a lot of grumbling and complaining from it being irrelevant to being unfair.

Despite the complaining though, it was followed nonetheless. Eventually the people got used to it. They became mindful of their usage of electricity and became watchful in the usage of office materials and supplies. And it made a big difference by bringing down the monthly electricity consumption and extending the inventory of supplies. Continue reading

Finding respite in a solo parent act

Parenting is a daunting task for most, if not all, people. It is more challenging for some because they have to face the challenges alone, either by choice or because of the circumstances beyond control, the solo parents.  

Solo parents are those who have the sole responsibility of rearing their children regardless of marital status and based on the National Statistics Office (NSO), there are about 14 million solo parents in the Philippines. The increasing number of solo parents prompted the national government to pass the Republic Act 8972, or the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000. While being a solo parent can be difficult, the passage of RA 8972 has somehow made it rewarding. Continue reading

Employees to attend flag raising and lowering ceremonies

The Philippine Flag is the National Emblem of the Filipinos. It symbolizes the Philippine Freedom, History and Sovereignty.

According to Section 18 of Republic Act (RA) No. 8491, otherwise known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, all government offices and educational institutions are required to participate in the Observance/Conduct of Flag Raising Ceremonies every Monday morning and Flag Lowering Ceremonies every Friday afternoon. Continue reading

Coping with stress in the work place

Having headaches, stomach problems, back pain, or trouble sleeping? That could be due to stress.

Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, makes you breathe faster, and gives you a burst of energy. Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. But stress could be dangerous if you’re holding on to it for a long time, it can have bad effects. You may feel headaches, stomach problems, back pain or experience anxiety, insomnia or high blood pressure. It can weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight disease. Stress could worsen your condition if you already have health problems. It can make you moody, tense, or depressed. Continue reading

Preparedness to work

Early morning, upon arrival at the office, everybody including myself is conscious of the time displayed on the bundy clock. It is important to set the time in our watch exactly the same in the office to avoid tardiness that would appear in the Logbook/ Daily Time Record (DTR). Continue reading

Care for Your Health and Savor Life

Every month of July, the National Nutrition Council leads the whole nation in celebrating Nutrition Month. In pursuance to this initiative, the Department of Education also undertakes significant efforts in the conduct of activities for the month-long celebration.

It is undeniably sad to note that majority of the people today are in a poor state of health and what makes it worse is that they don’t care to make an effort of changing their course of life. Continue reading

Go and keep going

No matter what you do, no matter how many times you fail and think to yourself that there’s no point to carry on, no matter how many people tell you that you can’t do it, keep going. Don’t quit. Don’t quit because tomorrow you will be that much closer to your dream. If you stop, you lose. Make every hour counts. Continue reading