Pabillaran Awarded Champion Regional Orator on Adoption Consciousness

mcd1Roquen O. Pabillaran a Grade 9 student of Bukidnon National High School  of Malaybalay City Division was awarded Champion  on Regional Oratorical Contest held March 15 at the Session Hall, New DepEd Bldg.,Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City with the theme ”Legal na Ampon Ako: Anak na Totoo” (A Child Finds Worth in Legal Adoption).

Pabillaran shall represent the Region to the National Oratorical Contest on April 21, 2016 at Bulwagan ng Karunungan (tentative venue) DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.

In the Regional contest top three winning divisions received cash awards: Champion P10 000.00 (7 500.00 for student, 2 500.00 for the coach; 1st Runner Up P7 000.00 (5 000.00 for the student, 2 000.00 for the coach) 2nd runner up P5 000.00 (P3 500.00 for the student, 1 500.00 for the coach). All non–winning student participants received Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) as incentives. All incentives and prizes of students and winning coaches were collected at the Cashier Office, DepEd – ROX Bldg., Cagayan de Oro City upon notification from the regional office thru Education Support Services Division (ESSD).

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Living and learning the local language is a call

In support to the Department of Education’s MTB-MLE, President Benigno S. Aquino III said, “We should become tri-lingual as a country. Learn English well and connect to the world. Learn Filipino well and connect to our country. Retain your dialect and connect to your heritage.”

The K to 12 Basic Education System has brought about changes in the Philippine education. One of the salient features of the K to 12 curriculum is the Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE). It has been implemented for four years since 2012. How has it been doing? How have pupils, teachers, and parents adapted to this new policy?

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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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