PPSTA to Annually Give Aid to 217 Underprivileged Schools Nationwide

JOHN LAURENCE ROBES

 

Quezon City, Philippines – The Philippine Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA) kicked-off its advocacy campaign for the deprived, depressed, and underserved (DDU) schools last 20 April 2017, weeks before the Brigada Eskwela season begins.

 

Dubbed as “PPSTA Kaisa sa Brigada Eskwela”, the annual advocacy campaign will be implemented during the Brigada Eskwela season. The campaign is geared towards extending financial assistances to these underprivileged schools, as well as strengthening the bonds between PPSTA and its partners in the service, particularly with Department of Education (DepEd).

 

In order to identify the recipients, PPSTA will ask for the assistance of all DepEd Regional Directors (RD) and Schools Divisions Superintendents (SDS) to choose one deserving school per division under their jurisdiction. Based on the current data, our country has a total of 18 regions and a total of 217 divisions. This means that starting this year, 217 DDU schools across the now 18 regions will be the recipients of this campaign.

 

A ceremonial awarding of the donations was held during PPSTA’s 70th Anniversary at the PPSTA Head Office in Banawe, Quezon City which was celebrated with the theme, “PPSTA @70: Sustainable Development: Building Bridges, Promoting Welfare and Fostering Growth.” The event aimed to express the concept of giving back to the community after seven decades of PPSTA’s existence, as well as an indication of PPSTA’s growth and development in terms of providing optimum life insurances, retirement, loans, and other financial service benefits to uplift its members’ standard of living, as well as career and professional advancement opportunities through its scholarship and other competency building programs, and excellent customer service through its competent, and well-motivated employees.

 

During the event, a short audio-visual presentation was shown to give all guests an overview of the campaign. After which, representatives from each region were called up stang and awarded with ceremonial checks containing an amount based on the number of divisions in the region. The actual checks were provided later in the afternoon.

 

To commemorate this milestone, the DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Lorenzo R. Mateo attended the affair on behalf of the Honorable DepEd Secretary, Dr. Leonor M. Briones as the Guest of Honor, and the newly appointed Insurance Commisioner Dennis B. Funa as the Special Guest. The event was also graced by DepEd Regional Directors and regional PPSTA chapter presidents from different parts of the country.

HNU gets free Smart wifi

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 7 (PIA)–The day after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the Philippine national Broadband Plan to effect a faster and more reliable communications in the country, Holy Name University in Bohol also partners with Smart Telecommunications for a wireless fidelity (wifi) internet access for its students.
And for that, Smart Communications incorporated allocated 100 megabyte per second (mbps) internet bandwidth to the catholic university, giving students some 30 minutes free internet service daily.
Holy Name University President Fr. Francisco Estepa SVD, pointed out that the provision of SmartWifi in the campus is the third among HNU and Smart partnerships.
He told the modest crowd gathered at the covered shed beside the campus Bates Building that HNU also got Smart suite.
Smart Learning Suite is a facility that combines lesson delivery, assessment, student collaboration and game-based learning software via the Smart Notebook, Smart Lab, Smart Response and Smart Amps.
He also said HNU partnered with Smart on Smart Sports.
This time, Smart Communications incorporated again partnered with HNU on the SmartWifi in the campus.
“Our partnership with Smart has been very beneficial to the school, we do hope that we had mutual benefits with Smart,” Fr. Estepa said.
The partnership allows the HNU community to get 30 minutes free wifi access daily, also gets them free infrastructure in cables, access points, 100 MBPS of internet bandwidth, free facility operation and maintenance, while earning a co-branded set service identification (ssid) and leading page, courtesy of Smart.
For partnering with Smart, HNU also commits to shoulder costs of power used by the facility, provide adequate space for the infrastructure, allows the tapping of the facility to HNU emergency power supply, provides security to the facility and its components, as well as allowing the telecommunications company to advertise its services to students.
For students who want more access time, all they need to do is buy access cards from the school canteen to continue using the service after the free provisions, Smart said.
Signing the agreements were Wifi Team Smart Communications head Regina Pineda, and HNU President Fr. Estepa.
Also witnessing the ceremonies were Smart Area Development Manager Lailane Husain, Fr. Vicente Uy SVD and school professors, students and employees.
Other than HNU, Smart has also put up a fast and reliable wifi connection at the Tagbilaran City Airport, and had been asked to provide the same huge bandwidth at the Tagbilaran City Port, Tagbilaran City Hall, the nw Provincial Capitol and some identified public places. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

Early registration sa mga pampublikong tunghaan, gisugdan na

MANILA, January 30 (PIA)–Gisugdan na niadtong Sabado, Enero 28 ang early registration program sa Department of Education (DepEd) alang sa tanang bata nga motungha sa kinder, grade 1 hangtud grade 10 sa mga pampublikong tunghaan sa nasod sa umaabot school year 2017-2018.

Matud pa ni DepEd Kalihim Leonor Briones, tumong sa early registration nga matumbok og sayo ang posibleng problema nga atubangon sa mga opisyal sa tunghaan, mga ginikanan ug mga batang motungha sa dili pa moabot ang regular nga enrollment sa Hunyo.

Gipasalig sa DepEd nga hatagan nila dayon og pagtagad ug solusyon ang unsa mang problema nga motumaw sa early registration.

Matud pa ni Briones nga target nila sa sayong pagparehistro ang mga batang may edad 5 ka tuig nga mosulod sa kindergarten ug ang mga motungtong sa grade 1 hangtud grade 10.

Modagan ang early registration hangtud Pebrero 24, ning kasamtangang tuig.

Samtang gimanduan ni Briones ang mga school division, superintendent ug principal sa tibuok nasod sa pagpahigayon og mga aktibidad aron mapahibaw sa publiko ang kalabot sa early registration sama sa pagpahigayon og house-to-house campaigns ug pakigtinabangay sa mga opisyal sa barangay.

Ang mga bata nga motungtong na sa lima ka tuig sa Hunyo 1 dawaton na sa kindergarten ug ang naka-kumpleto na sa kindergarten dawaton na usab sa Grade 1. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

SHA allowance sa mga magtutudlo, ipagawas na sa DepEd

 

 

MANILA, January 19 (PIA)–Madawat na sa mga magtutudlo ang gipaabot nilang Special Hardship Allowance (SHA) gikan sa Department of Education (DepEd).

Kini human gi-aprubahan na ni DepEd Kalihim Leonor Briones ang pagpagawas sa pondo alang sa SHA aron pun-an ang kakulang sa mga rehiyonal nga buhatan niini niadtong 2016.

Ang maong pondo alang sa kapin 14 ka libong recipient schools nga ang mga magtutudlo  nakadestino sa mga hardship posts ug multi-grade classes ug kapin sa duh aka libong school districts ug community learning center nga adunay mobile ug alternative learning system teachers.

Una nang nangayo ang DepEd og P977 milyon alang sa SHA niadtong niaging Nobyembre gikan sa Department of Budget (DBM) nga nagpagawas usab og Special Allotment Release Order alang niini niadtong Disyembre 29, 2017.

Apil sa mga makadawat sa SHA mao ang mga multigrade, mobile ug ALS teachers gikan sa Rehiyon 1, 2, 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), ug National Capital Region (NCR). (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

2017 National Budget pirmado na ni Duterte

MANILA, December 23 (PIA)–Gilagdaan na kagahapon ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang Republic Act 10924 o ang General Appropriations Act nga nagkantidad og P3.35 trilyon.

Sama sa nahisulod sa atong Batakang Balaod, makakuha ang Department of Education (DepEd) sa pinakadakong pondo nga nagkantidad og P544.1 bilyon.
Sa iyang pahayag human gilagdaan ang 2017 National Budget, miingon ang Presidente nga makonsiderar nga “golden age of infrastructure” ang sunod tuig diin naggahin ang administrasyon og P454.7 bilyon nga pondo alang sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Daghan usab og mga proyekto ang gobyerno aron makuhaan ang gibug-aton sa dagan sa trapiko mao nga naggahin kini og P53.3 bilyon nga budget alang sa Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Dako usab ang gigahing pondo alang sa mga State Universities and Colleges nga mokabat sa P58.7 bilyon samtang P18.7 bilyon usab ang alang sa Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Giseguro usab sa Presidente nga padayon ang kampanya sa gobyerno batok sa ilegal nga droga mao nga gipasakaan ang pondo sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa P148 bilyon.
Ang Department of National Defense (DND) usab adunay pondo sa 2017 nga mokabat sa P137 bilyon.
Gibalik usab sa gobyerno ang health care program sa mga kalongsoran mao nga adunay budget ang Department of Health (DOH) nga mokabat sa P96 bilyon.
Aron mas maalagaran ang mas daghang kabos nga Pinoy, naggahin ang gobyerno og P53.2 bilyon alang sa Philhealth.
Giseguro usab sa Presidente nga magsilbing pro-people, pro-investment, pro-growth ug pro-development ang pondo sa iyang administrasyon alang sa 2017. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

Palasyo: Tuition lang ang libre sa SUCs sugod sa 2017

MANILA, December 21 (PIA)–Gitataw sa Malakanyang nga tuition o matrikula lang ang libre sa mga state universities ug state colleges sa sunod tuig.

Matud pa ni Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella, may pagabayran pa gihapong miscellaneous fees ang mga estudiyante sa ilang pag-enrol sa mga tunghaang pampubliko.

Pasabot pa ni Abella, ang kapin P8.3 bilyon nga alokasyon o dugang sa budget sa Commission on Higher Education (CHED) alang lamang sa matrikula.

Giingong ipatuman ang libreng tuition sa mga state universities and colleges (SUCs) sa tibuok nasod sa school year 2017.

“The appropriation will cover the tuition of over 1.4 million students of 114 SUCs in the country and students will, however, still have to pay miscellaneous and other fees,” matud pa ni Abella. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)