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DepEd: Graduation rites 2016 should be simple and non-political PDF Print E-mail

DepEd: Graduation rites 2016 should be simple and non-political

February 19, 2016

The Department of Education (DepEd) has set out the guidelines for the end of school year rites both in public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide with emphasis on simple and non-political graduation rites.
Based on DepEd Order No. 7 series of 2016, the education agency stated that all graduation ceremonies should be scheduled on or before April 1, 2016 and that the rites should be simple, solemn and meaningful events.
“While we recognize that graduation marks a milestone in one’s life, let our focus be on our sense of community and personal responsibility as graduates whose journey in life has just begun,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC emphasized.
In line with the government's austerity program, DepEd reiterates that graduation rites should  be conducted without excessive spending, extravagant attire, or extraordinary venue.
It also emphasized that non-academic projects such as attendance to field trips, film showing, junior-senior promenade and other school events should not be imposed as requirements for graduation or completion.
In public schools, graduation expenses should be charged to the school Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses under the 2016 Budget.
“No DepEd personnel should be allowed to collect any graduation/moving up/closing ceremony fees or any kind of contribution,” Luistro said.
Moreover, Parent-Teachers Association may give donations in cash or in kind; and that contribution for the annual yearbook, if any, should be on a voluntary basis.
To maintain the neutrality and non-partisanship of schools, the graduation ceremonies should not be made a venue for political activity or campaigning. “The end of school year 2015-2016 rites should be an   appropriate and solemn ceremony befitting the learners and their parents and shall not be used as a political forum,” Luistro added.
Grade 6 learners who will complete elementary education will get their elementary certificate in a graduation ceremony. Grade 10 learners who will complete junior high school will go through a moving up or completion ceremony and get their junior high school certificate.
Grade 12 learners from schools with DepEd-approved K to 12 transition plan; those who graduated from schools with a permit to operate Senior High School in school year 2014; and those who graduated in International Schools with K to 12 program will all get high school diploma in a graduation ceremony.
The 2016 graduation ceremonies shall focus on the theme Kabataang Mula K to 12, Tagapagdala ng Kaunlaran sa Bansang Pilipinas. The theme highlights K to 12 Basic Education Program as a transformative vehicle for local and national development.


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WHEREAS, the Edsa People Power Revolution, which restored our democratic institution and ushered in political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;

WHEREAS, 25 February 2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution;

WHEREAS, the Edsa People Power Commission requested that 25 February 2016 be declared as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution;

WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that the entire Filipino nation be given the opportunity to observe this milestone in our country's history.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Thursday, 25 February 2016, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country in celebration of the 30thAnniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 8th day of July , in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.


                                                                             (Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III


By the President:


        Executive Secretary 

GAMES BEGIN (Regional Prisaa Meet opens in Tagum City) PDF Print E-mail

Regional Prisaa Meet opens in Tagum City
Thursday, February 18, 2016
By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

THE 2016 Regional Prisaa Meet opens at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Mindanao (UM) Tagum College Gym in Tagum City.

Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Davao Region president Ma. Lita Montalban bared this in a media interview at Kuya J restaurant, The Annex of SM City Davao on Thursday.

"But before the opening ceremonies, we will have a solidarity meeting among the coaches to also remind them about the values they need to instill in themselves and in their athletes. We don't like na may mag-away-away sa mga games," Montalban said.

She also said that while the High School division only had five events last year, all events except the search for Mutyang Prisaa will be contested in the division.

Montalban added, "This is what makes this year's Regional Prisaa Meet different. Simultaneous na maglalaro ang collegiate at High School athletes natin in different venues in Tagum City."

Defending champion Davao City Prisaa can't be complacent as Davao del Norte Prisaa and Davao del Sur Prisaa delegations are expected to put up stiff competition in swimming, athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, judo, boxing, beach volleyball, volleyball, football and chess, among others.

The dancesports competition, vocal solo contest and the Mutyang Prisaa Davao search will all be held today after the opening program. Guests are Commission on Higher Education (Ched) Davao director Dr. Raul Alvarez and Department of Education (DepEd) Davao director Atty. Alberto Escobarte.

Champions will advance to the National Prisaa Championship slated April 3 to 11 in Koronadal City.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 19, 2016.

Davao City defends Davraa overall title PDF Print E-mail


Davao City defends Davraa overall title
Thursday, February 18, 2016
By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

WHAT else is new? Reigning champion Davao City Athletic Association (Dcaa) Durians defended its overall title by hauling a total of 107 gold medals, 86 silvers and 78 bronzes in the 2016 Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet that concluded in Tagum City on Thursday.

Host Tagum City placed second with a 60-58-52 medal count while 44-47-45 Panabo City took the third spot. Trailing behind were 28-27-41 Davao del Sur, 21-21-34 Digos City, 20-15-59 Davao del Norte, 13-32-55 Compostela Valley, 10-12-19 Davao Oriental, 2-8-10 Mati City and 1-0-5 Island Garden City of Samal.

Davao City swept all golds in team events including elementary and secondary girls softball, elementary boys baseball, secondary and elementary boys basketball, elementary and secondary football football, girls futsal and elementary and secondary girls volleyball, among others.

Department of Education (DepEd) Davao City Division sports coordinator Alma Cifra said, "Davao team really played with a heart with the inspiring command of our Schools Division Superintendent to get all the golds."

Davao City's Ewee de Leon-coached elementary booters thrashed Panabo City, 5-0, in their finals match held at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex. Raphael Balan scored on a hat trick to lead the Durians' charge as teammates James Paje and Naz Rafaele Pascual made one goal each.

The Dabawenyos of coach Albert Ryan "Abing" Lim, however, survived a tight 2-1 victory over Tagum City in the secondary boys football championship game behind John Mark Diamat's goals.

"Close game. Last two minutes ang first goal, ang second goal five minutes of the second half. I credit the win to the boys," said three-peat Davraa champion coach Lim who thanked the parents and the Davao Football Association for their support to the team.

He also thanked assistant coach Alex Adolfo, goalkeeper coach Ronoel Garfin, junior assistant coaches Imardino Polo and Archemides Ligaray and physical therapists Jun Calixto and Rolly Tan.

Over at the Energy Park, the Crossing Bayabas National High School-bannered Davao City's secondary girls softball team shutout Tagum City, 12-0, in five innings behind ace pitcher Irene Lumanas.

Softball coach Willie Bayocboc, in an interview with Sun.Star SuperBalita, said he was confident to retain their crown having a complete line-up.

"In the Palarong Pambansa, we target the championship since star players of our strong rival teams already graduated. We were just fourth last year," Bayocboc said in the vernacular.

Davao City's elementary girls softball squad also bagged the gold after beating Compostela Valley, 7-5, while Davao City's elementary boys baseball team also clinched the gold by whipping Compostela Valley, 12-0.

Meanwhile, the Kabacan Elementary School-laden Davao City elementary girls volleyball also pocketed the gold over Davao del Norte, 25-22, 27-25.

The Davao City secondary boys basketball team, for its part, came from behind to edge Compostela Valley, 75-71, at the Rotary Gym.

The champion teams will represent Davraa to the Palarong Pambansa slated April 10 to 16 in Albay. (With MSR)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 19, 2016.

Davao City bags 1st athletics gold PDF Print E-mail


Davao City bags 1st athletics gold
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan

JOSHUA Hopano captured Davao City's first gold medal in the 2016 Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) Meet athletics competition as of Tuesday presstime at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex.

Hopano, a 15-year-old Grade 9 student at Lower Tamugan National High School, bested rivals from Compostela Valley and Digos City to clinch the secondary boys 110-meter hurdle gold.

Hopano, son of Jesus, a carpenter, and Ramona, a housewife, said: "I feel blessed because the training is worth it. Nagpasalamat ko kang Lord, sa mga support sa coaches, family and friends. Excited nako makaduwa sa nasyunal nga lahi na sab nga journey (I thank God, our coaches, family and friends for their support. I'm so excited to compete in the national as it will be another journey for me)."

Hopano, interviewed by Sun.Star Davao SuperBalita, also said he's all the more inspired to ready himself for the Palarong Pambansa.

"Mas mag-train gayud ko og maayo, super training gayud para maka gold ko sa Palaro (I'll train harder this time to also win a Palaro gold)," he said.

Sofia Bangonan, however, settled for silver in secondary girls discus throw while fellow Dabawenya Andrea de Guia copped the bronze in secondary girls 800-meter run.

Seigfred Butch Sumacbay of Catalunan Pequeño Elementary School also salvaged a bronze as he finished third in elementary boys triple jump event. He registered 9.55 meters while Edrian Payan of Davao del Sur (10.88m) annexed the gold and Lemuel John Flores of Tagum City (10.42m) took the bronze.

In table tennis, 12-year-old Corrine Cartera of Davao City kept her hopes alive as she topped bracket A in elementary girls singles event. This came on the heels of winning two more matches late Monday against players from the Island Garden City of Samal (3-0) and Davao del Sur (3-0).

Lindy Marie Darlo, for her part, also grabbed the first spot of bracket in secondary girls singles.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 17, 2016.


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