“The 251 schools is the best gift of the Aquino administration to the indigenous people,” said Bro. Armin A. Luistro FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, during the grand opening of the 40 schools for Indigenous Peoples in Region X on June 2 at Luyungan High School, Nasuli, Bangcud, Malaybalay City with the theme: “Katutubong Edukasyon Tungo sa Matagumpay na Buhay.”
Children and young people have a right to benefit from a just, equitable and quality education.
While governments and public authorities are responsible as duty bearers for promoting and fulfilling the child’s right to education, it is the duty of the parents to support their children to participate more fully in the process.
In line with the country’s commitment to achieve its goals and in pursuit of the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BESRA), the Department of Education (DepEd) has adopted the National Indigenous Peoples Education Policy Framework in line with the provisions of DepEd Order No. 62, s. 2011.Continue reading New schools for the IPs will open this June→
No single dark cloud loomed in the sky when the indigenous school children from 17 schools of the Division of Malaybalay City gathered for a cultural presentation entitled, “Dakaka hu mga Hintelek ha mga Ligsek” at Kalasungay Central School on November 21.
This is the first time the city division held such activity which was participated in by schools having the most number of Indigenous Peoples (IP) learners, namely; Baganao ES, Caburacanan ES, Can-ayan IS, Candiisan ES, Dalwangan ES, Kalasungay CS, Kapitan Anghel ES, Kibalabag ES, Kulaman ES, Manalog ES, Mapulo ES, Patpat ES, Tagilanao ES, Tintinaan ES, St. Peter ES, Silae ES and Zamboanguita CS.
Malaybalay City Division was represented by 30 pupils/students and ten advisers/coordinators during the 1st Hudyaka sa Kabataang Lumad in the Province of Bukidnon at Impasug-ong, Bukidnon on November 6-8. The group’s participation was supported and endorsed by Malaybalay City Supt. Edilberto L. Oplenaria(who attended the opening program at Impasugong Municipal Gym) upon invitation of Bukidnon Supt. Ingrid G. Racoma through Division IP Focal Person EPS Edwin Gurrea.
Presentation of rhythmic graceful dances, soulful and inspiring songs, unique and well-rehearsed playing of drums (in varied forms) and string instruments were featured in the first day with the stimulating keynote address of Rosanno “Butch” E. Rufino, the Adviser to the Secretary on IP Concerns and Coordinator, Indigenous Peoples Education Office (EPsEO) on the theme, “Sabuwa Ha Bagadin, Sabuwa Ha Tuluesan” (One Culture, One Identity).
After the parade the next day, the Cultural Olympics was conducted which called for skill and stamina from the IP youngsters who represented the schools all over the province. Malaybalay City garnered awards and the players received medals for the following events, namely: Pulagoy Relay for High School Girls, CHAMPION with runners Cloe Casinabe, Kriza Aparece, Veulah Singayao and Julecy Bustillo of Bukidnon NHS Annex Kalasungay and Can-ayan Integrated School; Pulagoy Relay for High School Boys, 2nd Runner Up with runners Lemuel Suela, Clifford Singayao, Ariel Lonte, and Ralf Dave Cajardo of Bukidnon NHS Annex Kalasungay and Can-ayan Integrated School and; Pulagoy Relay for Elementary Girls, 2nd Runner Up with runners Rachel Cacay, Maxim Beza, Brendel Singayao, and Monique Lunap of Kalasungay Central School and Dalwangan Elementary School.
The chaperons and advisers who ably coached the students were Diane Olvida of Bukidnon National High School Annex Kalsungay; Analie Arances and Shiela Guinabo of Can-ayan Integrated School; Mylah Casinabe and Elizabeth Urbina of Kalasungay Central School; Myrle Prima and Principal Virgilin Pizaro of Dalwangan Elementary School; and Josie Zamora, Division IP Focal Person.
“I can see that the school children really enjoyed the experience to participate this culturally festive occasion”, Principal Pizaro commented.