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altPublished in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 16, 2017 Read More..

Davao City wins most child-friendly award PDF Print E-mail


DAVAO. Assistant Administrator Lawrence Bantiding (2nd from left) and Davao City Social Services and Development Office Head Maria Luisa Bermudo (2nd from right) pose as the city bags the Most Child-Friendly City award for the fifth time during the awarding ceremony in Malacañan on September 26. (Robinson Niñal Jr./Presidential Photographer’s Division)

DAVAO City once again wins the plum for the Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) for Highly Urbanized City Category for the fifth time.The award was received by lawyer Lawrence Bantiding, assistant city administrator for operations and Malu Bermudo, chief of the Davao City Social Services and Development Office.Davao City won the same award in 1998, 1999, 2013, and 2014.

Bermudo said the city is now a Hall of fame awardee for winning the same award in 1998, 1999, 2013 and 2014.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the award was a proof that the programs and projects intended for the protection of the rights and welfare of the children of the city are yielding positive results.
"Congratulations to the people of Davao and the officials of the City Government who made Davao City a safe and enjoyable place for children to live. Let us keep responding to the pressing needs of our children to be educated, fed, clothed, and provided with a safe home," Duterte-Carpio said.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo led the awarding along with the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act (RA) 10868, otherwise known as the Centenarian Act of 2016.
Taguiwalo emphasized the importance of the two events as a milestone in the individual and collective efforts of many different individuals, families, agencies and organizations who work to protect the welfare of the members of two of the most vulnerable sectors in Philippine society.
The PACFMC, Taguiwalo said, is the government’s effort to recognize the collective efforts of people in the local government units (LGUs) who selflessly and tirelessly work to promote children’s rights.
“Their individual and organizational contributions, big or small, form part of these initiatives and achievements to make our country a better place for our children. The awardees and finalists of the PACFMC all have done their best to provide Filipino children with quality and effective programs and services. We want their efforts to be sustained and replicated not just for our children’s welfare, but for those also of other marginalized and vulnerable groups and families that need our support and service,” Taguiwalo said.
She also thanked the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) for taking the lead in giving recognition to child-friendly LGUs and providing them with technical support and assistance, and the LGUs for their efforts to improve the quality of services and initiatives for children’s welfare and development.
The four other National Awardees of the Presidential Award for the Most Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities are 1st to 3rd Class Municipality Category - Buenavista, Guimaras - delegation to be led by Mayor Eugenio Reyes, 4th to 6th Class Municipality Category - Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte - delegation to be led by Mayor Lairvee Garvida, Component City Category - Ilagan City - delegation to be led by Mayor Evelyn Diaz and Independent Component City Category - Santiago City - delegation to be led by Mayor Engr. Joseph Tan.

Source: SunStarDavao



titleNEWLY-SWORN in Department of Education (Deped) Secretary Leonor M. Briones is pushing for a more vigorous implementation of Alternative Learning System (ALS) to bring education to more learners across the country. Herself a product of informal basic education during World War 2, Briones said her passion for ALS is shaped by the advocacies of a non-government organization Social Watch Philippines where she was Lead Convenor, as well as her own life experiences. Social Watch’s main thrust is increasing people’s awareness and participation in promoting social development concerns with government.

Speaking before Deped employee during her first flag  ceremony at the Deped Central Office in Pasig City, Briones said that one can get educated in a non- traditional way.

“The Department of Education had not invented   ALS  then but my own experience showed that one can get educated  with-out formal schooling,” she recalled. She shared that the Japanese came to invade the Philippines, a university in Southern Philippines founded by American missionaries closed its facilities and its American and Filipino faculty fled to the hills. The teachers set up a jungle university and continued to teach the mountain communities. Amidst the war, they never lost sight of the fact that they were primarily school teachers.

She said that her family also escaped to the hills where her mother, a teacher, gathered the children from the mountain villages and taught them how to read and write. “My Mother, who was a teacher , did not let the horrors of war deter her from teaching,“ she explained.

Her students used banana leaves with their natural lines as writing pads and sharpened bamboo sticks as their improvised pen. She was then three years old and listened to the lessons which her mother imparted.

When the war was over, children were tested to determine their grade equivalences.

“The district supervisor tested me and decided to promote me by two grades.  and I was not  even enrolled!” Briones said.

ALS is a kind of education delivery in a non-for mal setting. Learning space can be covered court, barangay hall, church yard or any other common area in a community where the learners. ALS is open to all learners and does not discriminate against age, gender or ethnicity.

Graduate of ALS who passed the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test can get either an elementary or high school diploma and proceed to formal schooling if they so choose.

Sun.Star Davao 14 Jul 2016 Page 13

Davraa's Niñura breaks 3,000-meter run record PDF Print E-mail


FOR the first time in matitleny years, the Davao Region Athletic Association (Davraa) stole the spotlight, thanks to Mea Gey Alialiaah Niñura who bagged the first gold medal and smashed the 2015 secondary girls 3,000-meter (3,000m) run record at the start of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa athletics competition at the sprawling Bicol University Sports and Tourism Complex in Legazpi City Monday.

Niñura, 16, registered a new record of 10 minutes and 03.4 seconds to clinch the gold, erasing the 10:10.16 mark that Northern Mindanao's Jieanne Calis (10:10.16) made in 2015 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Calis, for her part, settled for silver as she also set a new personal best of 10:07.8 while fellow Northern Mindanao runner Camila Tubiano who timed 10:45 salvaged the bronze.

Niñura, daughter of Eustqui, a farmer, and Evelyn, a housewife, said she's happy with her back-to-back feat although she didn't expect it at all.

"Dako akong pagsalig sa akong kaugalingon kay nag-training man pod ko pero akong gina-focus lang kay maka-survive lang sa dula (I have confidence in myself because I trained hard for this but I really focused on surviving the race)," said the Kapatagan National High School Grade 10 student in a phone interview with Sun.Star Superbalita Davao Monday.

She was set to see action in the 800m time trials as Monday, April 11. Should she book a finals berth, Niñura will compete for the gold on Friday. But she will test her mettle on Thursday in the secondary girls 1,500m run.

Assistant coach Maylene Quimque, in a separate phone interview, said: "We are thankful and grateful for this great achievement for our region. Namunga gyud ang intensive training (Our intensive training at last bore fruit)."

Zanjo Angelo Questo was head coach.

Meanwhile, Davraa's Marjoe Icbalic clinched a silver in secondary boys javelin throw. He made a distance of 55.45 meters while Ronald Lacson of Northern Mindanao pocketed the gold with 55.81 meters. Mimaropa's Noel Balutan (51.4m) got the bronze.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on April 12, 2016.

Buenafe aims high in Palaro PDF Print E-mail


alt DAVAO. Davraa Meet elementary girls chess blitz champion Honey Grace Buenafe of Davao City, right, plays with a teammate during a break of the just-concluded 2016 Southern Mindanao Private Schools Athletic Association Meet chess competition at the University of Mindanao Tagum College. (Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan)
JOSE Maria College(JMC) standout Honey Grace Buenafe aims to win her first gold medal in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa in Albay on April 10 to 16.
The 2016 Davraa Meet secondary girls blitz gold medalist Buenafe, who was seen playing blitz chess with a teammate during lunch break of the 2016 Southern Mindanao Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Meet chess competition at the University of Mindanao Tagum College (UMTC) campus recently, said, "Unta makagold nako sa Palaro karong tuiga (I hope to win a Palaro gold this year)."
The Dabawenya chesser, who also won a silver for Davao City in Davraa elementary girls standard event, said it will be her third time to compete in the Palarong Pambansa and she has yet to win a medal.
"Magpraktis jud ko aron mapangandaman nako ang Palaro. Pinakakusog sa mga rehiyon naman gud akong makalaban so kinahanglan jud mag double time sa training (I'll practice hard to prepare for the Palaro. I will be playing against the best players of other regions so I need to double time in training)," she said in an interview.
Buenafe is also competing in the upcoming National Age-Group Chess Championships in Pangasinan, adding, "Pang tune-up nalang pud nako ang national age-group kay halos makalaban nako ngadto sa U16 mao pud akong makaatbang sa Palaro (The national age-group will serve as my tune-up since most of those I will be playing there are the same ones I will be facing in the Palaro)."
She was supposed to compete in the 2016 Southern Mindanao Prisaa Meet in Tagum City but since there were no other High School entries from other delegations, she and her teammates will go straight to the 2016 National Prisaa Championships in Koronadal City on April 3 to 10.
Meanwhile, Davao City player Irish Yngayo, who pocketed two Davraa gold medals in elementary girls chess, will also advance to the Palaro. The Palaro veteran is expected to pull off a surprise in her final stint in the elementary division.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 24, 2016.



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