Saturday, July 26, 2014

Voices from Modern Wilderness

Generally speaking, teachers have considered themselves as low-salaried government employees as compared to other government agencies. In that reality, they have wanted to have a reasonable remuneration to their copious job, discounting the danger, the hazards that they're facing from day-in to day-out in line of their duties.

Taga-DepEd Ako Banner
Some concerned teachers have manifested their true sentiments on this dismal scenario of their present situation when Sir Yves D. Miclat posted a reminder on what to keep track during the PH President's state of the nation address (SONA) comes Monday afternoon.

Therefore, I was a bit the center of the discussion in TAGA-DEPED AKO, a closed group page in the Facebook. I was totally misunderstood and misconstrued of my point of view by the members of the said group. It seemed that they regarded the situation personally, and to the extent of dragging me unprofessionally.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bryan: Artist in the Making

Our 11-year old grandson, Bryan P. Camporazo is gradually showing off his latent talent on drawing human figures. He has proven how artistic he is in some of his drawing pieces which are shown here.

Bryan, the artist
Toto Bryan as we fondly call him is a reserved type of a boy. He is too serious in doing things of his interest. He is quick to think. He has the ability to learn things by himself through observation. He likes math, arts and music.

His drawing skill is acquired. He has gained this talent upon seeing his uncle, Toto Jun (Gilbor D. Camporazo, Jr.), our youngest son doing some sketches of cartoon characters like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z characters like Sun Goku, Bulma, Piccolo, Vegeta, among others. He has also drawn several cartoon character in a comics form.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dona: No Regret of Using Amaranth Whitening Soap

(The following is a testimony of Dona Greece C, Tolones, a regular user of Amaranth Deluxe Whitening Soap.)

Amaranth Deluxe Whitening Soap
Looking back in the past as I remember, my biggest weakness when it comes to my physical appearance is my face which tends me to develop lack of confidence of myself, feeling insecure and unhappy. In February 2014, I spent the whole time thinking on how to change myself and my life to a better one.

One day while I was searching for an online business in the Facebook, I came across with a group which requires an investment of only PHP360 for membership, an affordable investment to start an online business right away.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SMPHoldings Inc. and BCDA Rumble Is Over

Wow! A state-of-the-art commercial center was built in Taguig City by SM Prime Holdings, Inc.! a 30-storty for that matter! That would be a facility which the people of Taguig would love it for their mall needs from grocery to household, from dry goods to hardware requirement, among others.

SM Aura Premier
Image: expatch.org
However, there was something messy on the issue of this 3.3 hectare or about 33,975 square-meter property donated  by Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to Taguig City government. This became the subject of dispute when SM Prime Holdings, Inc. leased it from the Taguig City. It's quite aggravated when BCDA president Arnel Casanova commented on the rental received from said property should be divided equally between BCDA and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It's no longer an issue. The residents of Taguig should benefit from that revenue since BCDA has relinquished its legal rights on the said property.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DAP Means Corruption?

What Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) have in common? Do they appeal to the whole citizenry of the country? What is good and what is bad about them?

President Noynoy Aquino
For the Filipino people, it is "pork" intended to finance the government projects through for the respective constituents of every congressman and senator.

In Aquino government, it may seem that Pork barrel gains more supporters especially in the two houses of the Philippine government, the house of representative and the house of senate. This had helped a lot of the priority projects of these honorable functionaries and solons of the country. Many towns and cities infrastructures projects like roads, bridges, sports facilities like gym,among others are realized by availing of funds from the infamous pork barrel. However, it has been abused for personal motive of those honorable politicians.

Friday, July 4, 2014

ONE DEPED - LIS Encoding Organized

To address the voluminous problems encountered by the teachers who are enrolling their pupils to the online facility of the DepEd, the so-called Learner Information System (LIS), DepEd assistant secretary Reynaldo Laguda, after meeting with the LIS technical team issued a memorandum directing every teacher, school head, ICT coordinator on the schedule of encoding.

Asst, Sec. Laguda
Teachers not only teaching in the morning but they are also doing a nocturnal job like enrolling their pupils to the site provided by the DepEd. Since this online enrollment system is new, everybody seems to be excited and most don't have any experienced at all on how to encode their pupils' data.

The system is unstable sometimes, falters due to heavy traffic of users, due to preventive maintenance, upgrading of the system, among others. It is intermittently disconnected. The teachers have to wait for several hours and even a day, and until they become impatient. The helpdesk which is created to handle LIS  related problems tends to pile up with unsavory comments, insults and curses out of the blue from the inhumane, inconsiderate teachers who didn't know the job of the members of LIS team. It is good they're not moved a bit, though they're, of course, hurt.

This situation is not remote to assistant secretary Laguda. He tactfully has responded and this is what happened. Earlier, however, he posted a message to the LIS facebook account, which reads: