The Government Procurement Reform Act: An Insight

Having worked with the Bids and Awards Committee at the Local Government Unit of Malaybalay City for 3 years and having been introduced to various procurement processes in the government, it really interests me to listen on discussions about R.A. 9184 also known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. This was one of the topics during the Seminar I attended at Cagayan De Oro City.

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K-12: LGU invites DepEd Malaybalay City, conducts forum on SHS implementation

kto12wlguTo inquire on the impact of K-12 Senior High School program, Vice Mayor Roland Deticio and the Sanguniang Panlungsod Members of the City of Malaybalay invited the Division of Malaybalay City core officials to conduct an orientation.

This invitation is another indicator of the LGU’s cooperation towards enhancing basic education.

Three years after the law was passed and implemented, the program will be put to its final test this incoming school year 2016 –2017 as DepEd caters to the first batch of senior high school students. Many institutions question the impact of this change for students or even the entire community.

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Panaon and Tudela Municipalities welcome Malaybalay City delegates

palaro2After a long way travel from Malaybalay City, a warmth welcome was tendered to the Malaybalay City Division delegates by the host school, Panaon Central School, Panaon, Misamis Occidental, December 12.

The gestures of welcome did not end with the groundwork for that day since another grand welcome program and party was held at Punta Meriam Beach Resort, Panaon, Misamis Occidental, December 13.

Both occasions were sponsored and spearheaded by the leaders of the municipalities of Tudela and Panaon Hon. Estela Obut-Estano and Hon. Francisco T. Paylaga Sr. and the Public Schools District Supervisors Ms. Leah G. Xenos and Mr. Alex C. Tutas, respectively whose presence made the welcome more meaningful for the delegation.

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Palarong Pampook 2015 features Governor’s Night

palaro1One of the most anticipated activities in the Palarong Pampook is the Governor’s Night.

This year it was held at the Provincial Cultural and Farmers’ Training Center, Oroquieta City.

In attendance were the local government officials headed by Hon. Herminia M. Ramiro – Provincial Governor of Misamis Occidental and the 14 Superintendents of the fourteen participating Divisions who were dressed in their cocktail attire complementing the ambiance of the venue.

The highlights of the occasion were the introduction of 14 candidates vying for the title Bb. Palarong Pampook 2015, the amazing performance of Mr. Richard Poon and the giving of tokens by the Provincial Governor to the Schools Division Superintendents of the different delegations.

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HANDA… AWIT… LINDOL!: SINGING OUR WAY TO SAFETY

handa awit lindol“Ligtas ang may alam” is a popular statement on disaster preparedness. It is a statement that simplifies the famous line “Kung walang knowledge, walang power” by Ernesto “Ka Ernie” Baron, a well-known weatherman of ABS-CBN. Indeed, learning more about disasters can save us and there is no better way to do it than through music.

Last July 13, the album Handa… Awit… Lindol! was launched at the PHIVOLCS Auditorium. It was a project headed by Prof. Glecy Atienza of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature at University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman College of Arts and Letters and was produced under the funding of UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD). The tracks in it were composed by members of the organization known as “Guro sa Sining ng Bayan”. Its goal is simple, that is to help educate the listeners about disaster preparedness through singing. With a mixture of R&B, ballad, and rock rhythms, you will surely love listening to its songs over and over again while learning.

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BIS gets breakthrough during Children’s Night

bisBusdi Integrated School (BIS) won first runner up in the Dance Drama Competition against the other 10 public and private secondary schools in the Division of Malaybalay City during the Children’s Night Celebration at Bukidnon State University Gymnasium, November 29.

The dancers enthralled the audience and the pool of judges with their powerful dance moves depicting the story of a mother who was a rape victim. Her unwanted daughter longed and dreamt for the warmth of mother’s love. Hence, she did everything to please her mother. However, circumstances pulled them apart. Her mother was stuck at her vices; gambling, drinking, smoking and drugs. Despite the daughters’ excellent academic performance, she was rejected knowing that her presence reminds her of the shame she suffered from her perpetrator. Consequently, out of desperation, her daughter was influenced by her peers and went out of track. Her mother’s realization of her mistakes became the turning point of the story which eventually led to reconciliation.

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Provincial K to12 Summit: Call to Commitment

Provincial K12

Vibrant music played by Bukidnon State University (BukSU) live band added thrill and excitement as educators, stakeholders, and government officials in yellow and white were ushered in  for the Provincial K to 12 Summit at BukSU Gym last October 28.

The joint activity of the three divisions in the province of Bukidnon namely Division of Valencia City, Division of Bukidnon, and Division of Malaybalay City headed by Schools Division Superintendents Dr. Bertilla Rayos CESO V, Dr. Jesnar Dems S. Torres, and Edilberto L. Oplenaria CESO VI respectively was part of the Mindanao leg of the K-12 Caravan which aims to obtain the commitment of the different sectors in the community for the implementation of the Senior High School.

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Jurolan graces thanksgiving fellowship; Oplenaria leads oath-taking of DMC promoted, newly hired employees

oath3Hon. Nicolas C. Jurolan, Malaybalay City councilor and chairman of the Committee on Education attended the oath-taking and fellowship of the Division of Malaybalay City promoted and newly hired employees under the Schools Division Office (SDO’s) rationalization structure with the theme, “Overcoming Education Reform Challenges through Quality Public Service”.

The ceremony and fellowship was held at Roberto’s Place, Casisang, Malaybalay City, November 6.

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Cell Phones: Bane or Boon in the Classroom

It cannot be denied that a cell phone is a common thing among elementary pupils. As observed, school children have more time manipulating their cell phones rather than reading their books and answering their assignments. According to some teachers, cell phones can bring great disruptions in the classroom. From replying to text messages, moving around the room, to lessons interjected by ringtones, and peeping at phones to share non-sense jokes with classmates.

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FILIPINO: Wika ng Pambansang Kaunlaran

2_AutoCollage_7_Images2Mabuhay ang Wikang Filipino! Mabuhay ang Ama ng Wikang Pambansa! Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Sabi ng   Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III “ Ang wikang Filipino bilang isang wikang buhay ay dumaan at patuloy pang dumaraan sa proseso ng pagbabago.Bilang isang bansang maituturing na multi-etniko at multi -kultural ay kahanga – hangang sa paglipas ng panahon ay nagawa ng sambayanang Pilipino na makabuo at makapagpalaganap ng isang  wikang  panlahat na patuloy na nagsisilbing tulay na bumibigkis at nagbubuklod sa magkakaibang komunidad –wika tungo sa iisang kamalayan at adhikain.”

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