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‘Brainsbee’ EB Magalona
winners announced

Six students, three in the elementary and three in high school, won over 46 contestants in the 3rd “Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3” in EB Magalona finals at the Wilkinson Social Court Monday, a press release said.

Ma. Angela Diarota, of Brgy. Tuburan, won in the elementary spelling category, with Cris Jan Dinaga of Brgy. 1-Poblacion as first runner-up, and Patricia Joy Quilantang, Brgy. Nanca, as second runner-up.

Diarota, who graduated first honor from the Rita Lovino Elementary School, received P15,000 cash prize and a certificate, while her coach, Socsine got P5,000, and an industrial fan for the school. Dinaga, who also graduated first honor from EB Magalona Central School, got P3,000; and Quilantang, a graduate of St. Theresita’s Academy in Silay, received P1,000, the press release said.

In the high school science and math category, Jiro Nigel Cadungon from Brgy. San Jose was champion; Jolen Suplico from Brgy. Cudangdang, first runner-up; and Rina Mae Casamayor, from Brgy. Tanza, second runner-up.

Cadungon, a junior at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Victorias City, received P15,000 and a certificate; her coach, Cynthia de Asis, got P5,000, and an industrial fan for the school; while Suplico won P3,000; and Casamayor, P1,000 cash prize, the press release also said.

Diarota and Cadungon will represent the town in the Brainsbee district-wide finals to be held at the Victorias City Coliseum on May 31, the press release added.*

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Teachers training for
K to 12 ongoing

The Department of Education has deputized La Consolacion College Bacolod to train teachers in public schools in Negros Occidental, in preparation for the start of the K to 12 program this school year, a press release from the school said.

The training that started May 14 and ends June 1, covers the Science, Edukasyon sa Pagkatao, and Filipino; and has 1,000 participants from all DepEd divisions in the province, including Bacolod City.

The training is aimed at teaching teachers the salient revisions in the basic education curriculum, and equipping them with pedagogical skills in various academic areas and levels, the press release also said.

The teacher trainors are Randdie Cuelo and Melona Guitche for English; Joji Linaugo and Donna Fortu for Science; Leah Cansancio for Filipino; Jeana Acuña for Araling Panlipunan; Edna Belarmino for Edukasyong Pagpapakatao; Marie Stella Hormigos and Michelle Boromeo for Technology and Livelihood Education; and Nanette Santillan for Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health.

A special training will also be conducted among teachers of all La Consolacion schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Sister Maria Myrna Concepcion, LCC president, said the College is committed to promote the professional growth of educators by improving the delivery of education and training in the academe, the press release added.*

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Tree planting at UNO-R today

The Urban Greening project of the University of Negros Occidental–Recoletos Community Development Office, in cooperation with the Energy Development Corporation, will be implemented through a tree planting activity at the Museum of Heritage Trees in the campus, at 3 p.m. today, a press release from the school said.

Former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar; DENR assistant secretary Marlo Mendoza; and national and local officials are expected to attend. Urban Greening is a city-oriented reforestation movement that aims to mobilize the community to plant native trees on campus, to help reduce the effects of climate change, the press release also said.

It is also in line with the UNO-R@50 celebration.

The “Grow-a-Heritage Tree” program, in partnership with the EDC Binhi program called “Trees for the Future”, is a strategy adopted by the Urban Greening of the university. Environmental education, trainings and conferences are also conducted on-and off-campus by student volunteers, the press release added.*

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Tree planting at UNO-R today

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