Saturday, July 4, 2015

RandomThoughts in Top 100 Pinoy Blogs

RandomThoughts of Gil Camporazo has made it to be one of the "Top 100 Pinoy Blogs that Matter".

I have noticed this while I was browsing my Facebook account and did stumble upon a certain post that features those blogs that matter so to speak.

My first reaction was to check it if my humble blog is one of them. When I saw it, I was happy that I have influenced some readers, and even inspired them of those thoughts I have written.

This, of course, has inspired me to write more, to express what has come to mind, what has been read, experienced by me and let my readers be informed, moved to action, among others.

Friday, July 3, 2015

How to Enroll BOSY Learners to LIS

In school year 2015-2016, the teachers both in public and private are required to enroll their pupils to Learner Information System (LIS) website. They're given two months to complete such online enrollment. It already started June 29 and will end August 31, 2015.

LIS BOSY Guidelines
LIS BOSY Guidelines
Department of Education (DepED) Order No. 26, s. 2015 so provides the guidelines on the beginning of the year (BOSY) enrollment transaction.

All public and private elementary and secondary schools and SUCs offering elementary and secondary education are directed to ensure prompt, complete and accurate accomplishment of the enhanced basic education information system (EBEIS).

The specific role of the school head, the school information and communications technology (ICT) is defined to give distinction and the accountability so as to achieve reliable and accurate learner's data and profile.

Following is simple tutorial especially to teachers who are new or just beginning to learn on how to encode learner basic enrollment data to LIS.

Monday, June 29, 2015

School Heads Braving the Rough Sea

Seven years ago, I recall the horrible experience in which the school principals, the school district supervisors, and some staff of the Division of La Carlota when they held their MANCOM meeting at Nauway, Guimaras.

This place became the most controversial islet in Western Visayas of August 2006 for an oil spill tragedy which affected the health and livelihood of 100 households there. This was the venue of May 16 out-of-town management committee (MANCOM) meeting of more than 40 elementary and high school heads, supervisors and division staff of La Carlota City Division led by OIC-Schools Division Superintendent Roberto P. Villaruz.

In spite of typhoon Cosme intensifying over the Luzon provinces on that day, the undaunted school administrators pursued their plan and successfully passed through the raging Guimaras strait and docked at Jesa Mar beach resort safely.

The first timers inevitably condemned the rough sailing and promised not to go for the second time if the stormy weather would prevail again because of the enormous waves. Anyway through their faithful prayer, they were blessed for a safe voyage and they arrived unscathed to that place.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Non Attendance to Meeting: An Alibi?

City of Baguio Council has called the heads of BCDA and JHMC respectively for clarification meeting regarding the controversial “war on camp” which eventually misinformed the public particularly the people of Baguio. But they have failed to come.

The city council has a lot of things to ask from Mr. Arnel P. Casanova of Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and Ms. Jamie Eloise Agbayani of John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC).

The city council has known that the contract between BCDA and the developer, CJHDevCo was rescinded as per order by the court due to the negligence of  both parties. Both failed to provide what is stipulated on the contract they’d signed.

The possible reason why the city council has summoned Mr. Casanova and Ms. Agbayani is to confirm from them that though the contract was terminated the 19 conditions stipulated on City Council Resolution 362, series of 1994 were still binding and to appeal to them to refrain from issuing to the public misinformation about the camp, the stakeholders, and contract itself.

It was learned that Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has pointed out that the city government has set these 19 conditions which in return the BCDA has confirmed and honored, and abide with them. He further pointed that these terms were already in force before the BCDA and the private developer like Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) came into agreement.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Eternal Principles

The parents, teachers, and other school stakeholders gather for the first PTA assembly inside our school campus.

My son giving me a token of gratitude
My son giving me a token of gratitude
As a school head of Balabag Elementary School, La Carlota City, I share to them the eternal principles behind a father. This is a reminder to all of them that the coming third Sunday of the month of June is a special day. It is Father's Day.

Father is always used when we say our prayer. We address our heavenly Father for He is the great provider. Father, therefore is a divine, sacred title for that matter. It is no joke to be addressed as a father. Likewise, it should be respected in a most reverent manner.

With this special occasion for a father, I am also reminded of the eight values which my late father has taught and influenced me when he was still living. One of them is "taking time out for God".

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DepEd Teachers To Use Official ECR

DepEd issues memorandum no. 60, s. 2015 requiring all public school teachers both in elementary and secondary to use the official electronic class records (ECR) starting this school year 2015-2016.

ECR is the output of the collaborative efforts of some selected DepEd teachers and personnel who offered their time and service for free in a three separate consultation meeting conducted in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao led by Mr. Jonathan Diche sometime in May 2015.

ECR is in compliance with D.O. No. 8, s. 2015 on classroom assessment for the K to 13 Basic Education Program. It is given free of charge to all public school teachers in elementary and in high school.

ECR for Grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 in elementary and Grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 in secondary are available in the website of the DepEd for download.

Monday, June 15, 2015

DIY: Making Tarpapel Using Word

My First Tarpapel (3x3)
My First Tarpapel (3x3)
Classroom teachers are usually spending their own money for visual aids, bulletin board display, poster and even tarpaulin.

But for all you know, they're resourceful. They have invented an economic, do-it-yourself visual aids or the like. And they call it "Tarpapel"

Tarpapel is made of a certain graphic design printed on several pieces of paper and is being patched one by one to form like a poster or streamer. When you look at it in a distance, it resembles to a tarpaulin. It is a do-it-yourself graphic tool for lesson presentation, for attractive bulletin board display, among others.

I had tried making one. For the first time, I created 3x3 "Back to School" poster.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Negros Island Region Is Created

More than two decades ago, One Negros Island Region was conceived and now it is being hatched, a dream come true by the virtue of EO 183. "The One Island Region is one way we have fulfilled this promise to our countrymen. This is not just the union of cities, municipalities, and barangays; it is also the union of our dreams. And through your continued trust, we will together realize a safer, more prosperous, and more peaceful One Negros Island Region," said Secretary of Interior and Local Government Manuel Mar Roxas in a statement.

One Negros Island Region
One Negros Island Region
Secretary Roxas is expressing his thanks to Negros Occidental Governor and RDC-6 Chairman Alfredo MaraƱon Jr., Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo, and the rest of Negros officials who are instrumental on working with the Implementing Rules and Regulations for full execution of this Order.

The existing administrative regions in the Philippines would have another one as the President recently approved an Order of creating a Negros Island Region (NIR).

As of June 2010, the Philippines has 17 administrative regions. And with recent creation of Negros Island Region, there will be 18 regions in the country now.

The purpose of Administrative Region Creation according to the PH Constitution are as follows:

a. to promote efficiency in the Government
b. to accelerate social and economic development, and
c. to improve public services

Sunday, May 24, 2015

LDS Way of Bridging Self-Reliance Gap

For all we know, statistics show that there were many poor and needy Filipinos. No wonder the Philippine government has already addressing this particular socio-economic problem through the so-called the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) by giving or extending the conditional cash transfer (CCT) to those legitimate beneficiaries/grantees.

ichoose self-reliant logo
ichoose self-reliant logo
Does that kind of assistance by the government may alleviate or ameliorate the dismal standard of their living? What do you think?

Anyway, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) or popularly known as Mormons has its own practical way of addressing their members who are poor and needy through their self-reliance program.

Seventy-four thousand two hundred eleven (74,21ich1) adult members of the Mormons belong to the poor and the needy category. Thirty-Seven percent (37%) of these or 38,197 were unemployed and thirty-three percent (33%) or 36,014 were underemployed.