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Rotary to conduct second
tri-district seamless seminar

The Rotary International Districts 3850, 3860 and 3870 will hold their second tri-district seamless seminar today and tomorrow at L' Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, a press release from the club said.

Issues and concerns like membership, club strategic planning, public image and the Rotary Foundation will be discussed in the activity that will be participated in by Rotarians from the Visayas and Mindanao, that comprise around 200 clubs and more than 4,000 members.

The keynote speaker will be Rotary International director John Boag of Australia, and guest of honor is Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, who is also a past district governor of the club.

District 3850 is headed by Rafael Jocson, 3860 by Peter Rodriguez, and 3870 by George Hamoy, the press release added.*

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E-classrooms piloted
in 3rd district schools

The Department of Education Victorias City District in Negros Occidental has reported an encouraging performance of pupils of the Alejandro Acuna Yap Quina Memorial Elementary School in the city.

This is reportedly with the help of the interactive whiteboard that was installed last year by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), a press release from his office said.

The e-classroom will help bring a new mind-set for the youth, the press release quoted Benitez as saying, and adding that he has intensified his advocacy for the opportunities and potential of cyber-education in the schools, and monitored the performance of the Promethean Inter-active Whiteboard that he has helped install in pilot schools in the third district.

DEPEd Supervisor for Victorias City District Nelda Demegillo reported that the performance of grades 3 and 6 pupils in the National Achievement Test covering English, Mathematics, Science, Filipino and HEKASI jumped from 58.50 percent last school year to 75.57 percent in 2012, the press release said.

Principal Oscar Blanco said there is maximized exposure of many pupils to the Promethean Inter-active Whiteboard by allowing as many classes to use the technology as well as teachers and pupils in other schools in Victorias, it also said.

E.B. Magalona Elementary School principal Angeles Verdeprado noted the motivation for pupils and teachers who are exposed to the new technology and how the experience boosted the teaching-learning process, the press release added.

She also reported that dropout rate has gone down to three percent, and the initiative and creativity of teachers have increased as they prepare teaching modules for the classes that utilize the interactive whiteboard, the press release further said.*

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 ‘Walk for Scholar’ in
Bacolod Sunday

The Couples for Christ and ANCOP Foundation will hold a 3KM “Walk for a Scholar” on Sunday in Bacolod City, a press release from organizers said.

The walk, that is open to all, will start at 5 a.m. at the parking lot of Robinsons Place Bacolod at Mandalagan-Lacson streets, and end at the Bacolod public plaza. Expected to join the activity are Ms. MassKara 2011 Nikki Drilon, students and representatives of private establishments and government institutions.

Registration is ongoing at the CFC Provincial Center at Lopez Jaena Street, Bacolod and at Robinsons Place. The first 500 registrants will receive gifts, the press release also said.

ANCOP is a registered non-profit foundation that is the global network and institutional work for the poor of CFC, that aims to pursue activities to alleviate poverty. Last year, it initiated its first global walk that was participated in by about 50,000 people to raise funds to send children to school, the press release also said.

Those interested may call the CFC Center at 433-4718, text 0909-9393300 or email cfcancopnegros@yahoo.com, the press release added.*

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