Department of Education - Davao City Division - DepEd Davao

Teachers, VIP of the Day PDF Print E-mail

By Nova Starr S. Lacerna, DCNHS


DU-TER-TE! DU-TER-TE! DU-TER-TE!  The whole gym filled with educators and leaders from different schools were united as they cheered the name of their city mayor.  You could feel goosebumps from the loud excitement of everyone in the gym as the beautiful mestiza woman, who is also the country’s First Daughter of the President, turned heads and, for a moment, stopped the program as she walked towards the stage. 
It was October 5, 2017, the World Teachers Day, the culmination of the National Teachers’ Month, where secondary teachers gathered at the Alumni Multipurpose Gym of Davao City National High School, and was graced by the presence of Davao City’s dear Mayor “Inday” Sara Zimmerman Duterte. 

Marian Rivera and Kapuso Stars meet and greet Learners of Davao Central District! PDF Print E-mail

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  Davao Central District

GMA primetime queen, Marian Rivera, and the cast of the action fantasy drama series “Super Ma’am”, met the ALS (Alternative Learning System) Learners of Davao Central District last Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Kapitan Tomas Monterverde Sr. Elementary School.

In a very rare opportunity, ALS Learners (Saturday Learning Sessions) were able to meet and greet the Kapuso stars: Bubay, Matthias Rhoads, Marian Rivera and Jerald Napoles. Joining the ALS Learners are selected Elementary learners from the host school.
Learners couldn’t hold their excitement as each Kapuso star was introduced. Giggles filled the room as the casts appeared on stage. The stars, who went straight from Davao International airport to Kapt. Tomas Monteverder Sr. Elementary School, were set to do a show at one of the Malls in Toril. Rivera however wanted to see the ALS learners in relevance to the newly-aired show “Super Ma’am” and the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day.

A dance number for the guests was presented by all participating learners and teachers to which Rivera gamely danced some steps too, saying she plays the same song with daughter.

One very lucky fan and an ALS learner, Rhealyn Villamero, also had the chance to read a personal letter of thanks and admiration to her “idol”. In response, the actress gave her words of appreciation and what every fan would love to have,  hug.

Marian Rivera who portrays a Super Hero and a Teacher in the series acknowledged the roles that teachers play in educating our youth. The actress inspired the learners to value teachers saying “Proud ako sa mga Teachers. Mahalin ninyo ang inyong mga guro. Makinig kayo sa inyong mga guro dahil para sa inyong mga kabataan ang kanilang ginagawa”. 

And because learners affirmed Rivera’s encouragements, the primetime queen along with other Kapuso stars, agreed to have photo opportunities with everyone in the room.
GMA Davao appreciates the coordination made with Education Program Supervisor-ALS, Janete B. Esteban, saying they look forward to future arrangements on appearances of Kapuso stars with the latter; and with the School Principal, Maria Epifania M. Villa, for hosting the short event and for the active participation of the learners and teachers.


DepEd Davao Kadayawan Float: A Winning Debut Entry PDF Print E-mail

By: Edmund Superada

altWhile the marching mandate for the Department of Education (DepEd) is accessibility and continuous improvement of the quality of basic education, it has likewise embraced the responsibility towards the preservation and protection of the environment and indigenous culture.
As a public learning institution, DepEd sees the importance of a balanced and livable habitat as one of the contributing factors of efficient and effective learning. Environmental degradation and a slowly waning Filipino culture and traditions have become a growing concern as the country slowly inches closer towards the modern era.

This premise prompted DepEd Davao City Division, for the very first time, to answer the call for participation in the Pamulak Kadayawan, a contest of well ornamented floats featuring the bountiful flora and fauna of the city with the entry title: K3K – K-12 Para sa Kinaiyahan, Kultura, og Kaugmaon.

As a profound way of educating the people of their cultural heritage and topography, the said government agency poured their best efforts headed by Dr. Maria Ines Asuncion, Schools Division Superintendent, together with the dynamic Public Schools District Supervisors Chairman Dr. Wenefredo Cagape, Dr. Johnito Galan, and Dr. Filipinas Samblingo, and Edmund Superada, Float Designer and Production In-charge.

The intricate design elements and the masterful craftsmanship paved the way for Silver Award besting other 20 entries in Gamay Category in this year’s Kadayawan sa Davao floral float parade.

The flaming torch boded the dissipation of the darkness of ignorance which is believed to be the root cause of our worsening environment and fading identity as true Filipinos. The mountain and waterfalls show the perfect landscape the city could offer. The plants and flowers signify the lush vegetation that is undeniably beyond compare.
The float depicts the DepEd’s K-12 Curriculum, blended with cultural and biodiversity, as well as a representation of the harmonious co-existence of the tri-people of Davao and Mindanao in a shared environment. The symbolism characterized by the Kindergarten for Elementary, the Junior High School, and the Senior High School, representing the 4 Tracks of Senior High School portrayed to be in the frontline as DepEd extends its share in the effort to preserve, and promote Philippine culture and the arts, as well as the seemingly endless struggle to safeguard our threatened environment.

The DepEd Davao City Division’s participation spelled out the magnanimous support to the city government towards its worthwhile initiatives that truly raise the level of cultural and environmental awareness which leads to developing stronger, more united and resilient Davaoenos, ever ready for the challenges ahead.

Davao City High School grabs Kadayawan laurels PDF Print E-mail

By: Romel D. Babiera

altAfter 20 years of dormancy in the annual street dancing competition, Davao City National High School finally bested 8 other entries and named Champion in the Davao School-Based Category in the recently concluded Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan contest held at San Pedro Square held on August 19, 2017, Saturday.

    The winning group named Sining Sayon Dawet Cultural Ensemble composed of close to 150 students under Special Program in the Arts of the school pocketed a total of P 515,000.00 cash prizes as the grand prize winner, including the Best in Musicality award.

    Performers from Sta. Ana National High School settled in second place while selected pupils of Buhisan Elementary School garnered the third place.

    DCNHS performers spent 21 days for the entire preparation and rehearsals for the said contest powered by the motivation to outdo the school’s ranking in 1997 where City High was adjudged third place winner.

    Edmund Superada, the Production Manager, together with Melchien Garcia, the Contingent Manager, Arturo Ensalada, the Artistic Director, Agustin Santos III, Michael Sayman, and Ronald Rosello, the choreographers, and Leo Alimasag, the Musical Director paved the way for City High’s comeback victory.

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte – Carpio personally handed the trophy and the ceremonial check to Dr. Wenefredo E. Cagape, Principal IV of DCNHS, who also graced the awarding ceremonies.

    Moreover, Gian R. Cabrera, a Grade 10 student of Davao City National High School emerged also as the Champion in Davao History Quiz Bee in connection with the celebration of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival held at Cinematheque. He was mentored by veteran coach Brian Caintic, a Social Studies teacher.

    On the other hand, City High’s entry to Tunog Kadayawan bagged the third place and People’s Choice Award coached by Elena Gementiza and Eddie Cadelenia at Abreeza Mall on the same date while the school’s pride in Visual Arts, an SPA student, grabbed the second place in Mugna Kadayawan.

    “We just wanted our students to perform happily; winning was just a plain reward, not a goal,” quipped Melchien Garcia, the Contingent Manager.

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New building turned over to San Juan ES PDF Print E-mail

By Anne Carillo

titleSan Juan Elementary School of San Roque District, Davao City formally accepted a 4-storey-12-classroom building from the National Fund through Congress and  Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) , July 6.
In the turnover ceremony held at San Juan Elementary School, a symbolic key was  accepted by the Department of Education (DepEd) Davao City,  Schools Division Superintendent, Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO VI from the National Government represented by  Hon. Mylene J. Garcia-Albano, the Davao City Second Congressional Representative. Together, they cut symbolic ribbon to formally open the building for the students and teachers.
Among those who witnessed the turnover are the following: Ma. Gloria G. Sorrera, Chief of the DPWH Construction Section who represented Engr. Wilfredo G. Aguilar, OIC District Engineer, Davao City District Engineering Office; former Congressman of the Second District, Hon. Vince Garcia; San Roque District Supervisor, Filipinas B. Samblingo; School Principal, Sharon A. Pechora; other administrators of the San Roque District, School PTA President, Ricky Mar Rin; Teacher’s Club President, Marilyn L. Angon; Teachers;  and the SPG President, Vanessa Jean S.  Zamoras.
In her acceptance speech, Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Davao City, has expressed enormous gratitude to the National Government through DPWH, Davao City for the constant support and provision of buildings to DepEd. More or less 600 pupils in San Juan Elementary School will benefit the project.



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