program launched in Silay
A program called “Text2Teach” was launched in Silay City, Negros Occidental, recently by Ayala Foundation and its partners, a press release from the city said.
The program aims to promote multimedia educational materials, like videos, pictures and audio clips in teaching students through mobile technology.
Mayor Jose Montelibano presented a check for P568,300 to the Department of Education in Silay as the city government’s counterpart to the implementation of the program in 12 schools. Silay is the first city in Western Visayas to benefit from the program, the press release also said.
Another package of mobile phones pre-loaded with 360 educational videos on Math, Science, English and Values Education, and televisions sets, were presented to target schools, the press release said.
The program, will expose school children to modern technology and will help teachers enhance their capacity.
DepEd, through its regional and division offices, helps in identifying recipient schools for the project, and allows the teachers to participate in training activities, the press release added.*
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Bago observes Youth Week
The Linggo ng Kabataan (Youth Week) was celebrated in Bago City, Negros Occidental, recently with the selection of the Boy and Girl city officials, led by Girl Mayor Phoebe Lynne de Jesus from Ramon Torres Taloc National High School and Boy Vice Mayor Mikko Tameses of Ramon Torres Sagasa NHS, a press release from the city said.
The activity from Oct. 15-19 was in partnership with the Local Council for the Protection of Children, and the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement, or OISCA, in Brgy. Tabunan, Bago, the press release added.*
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Feeding program set
in 29 Neg. Occ. sites
The youth members of Gawad Kalinga will conduct a feeding program for 3,000 kids all over Negros Occidental on November 5 to commemorate Negrense heroes who fought for the liberation of the province in 1898.
Roberto Magalona, GK provincial head, also said yesterday that the feeding program will be conducted in various towns and cities to inspire others.
He said the program is being conducted by the GK youth members to instill in them the spirit of heroism, care, and sacrifice for others. It is also a challenge for them, so that, instead of just having fun, they will be able to give something to people who need most of their help.
Louie Gamboa, GK volunteer coordinator, said the activity will be conducted simultaneously in 29 GK sites in Negros.
These include the cities of Silay, Talisay, Victorias, Sagay, Escalante, San Carlos, Himamaylan, Sipalay, and La Carlota, and Bacolod and the towns of E.B. Magalona, Manapla, Murcia, Hinobaan, Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Isabela, and La Castellana.
They will also conduct weekend feeding and mangrove and tree planting activities every Saturday, and aim to reach 5,000 beneficiaries, he said.
The group is inviting schools, volunteer groups, other non-government organizations, the private sector, and local government units, to be part of the project, he added.*LTG
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139 senior citizens get
cash aid from Bacolod
About 139 senior citizens received another tranche of their quarterly bonus from the Department of Social Services and Development during the distribution rites at the Bacolod Government Center Monday, a press release from the city said.
One beneficiary got a one-month’s share of P500, another P1,000, and the rest received P1,500 each from the DSSD, in the presence of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, and Sangguniang Panlungsod members Em Ang and Mona Dia Jardin, the press release said.
Bennett Palma of DSSD said indigent elders aged 77 and up, who do not have SSS, GSIS or foreign support, receive financial assistance from the Bacolod City government, the press release added.*
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