Department of Education - Davao City Division - DepEd Davao

2018 Career Guidance Week Celebration PDF Print E-mail


On its fifth year of implementation, the 2018 Career Guidance Week was celebrated last August 1, 2018 at Almendras Gym, Davao City. Participated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the various stakeholders, the activity showcased Best Career Practices, Career Information, and Career Jingle Competition.

City Mayor Sara Duterte, duly represented by the City Councilor Pilar C. Braga, truly appreciates this initiative and believes that with the increasing labor turnover among employers across the country, it is only appropriate that we advance the Career Guidance Advocacy Program to improve employment retention rates among Filipinos. Atty. Lea Librado-Yap, Chairperson for Labor and Employment Opportunities expressed that the convergence of various stakeholders made the said activity successful.

Moreover, DOLE Regional Director Raymond G. Agravante emphasized that the Career Guidance Week Celebration is one of the avenues to address the lingering problem of Job Skills Mismatch. With the theme “PH 4.0: Preparing for a Digital Ready Workforce”, RD Agravante posed a challenge on the readiness of our graduates so as not be replaced by artificial intelligence in the field of work.

To encourage all students in pursuing their dreams, Ms. Mary Jane P. Trinidad, Career Ambassador shared that if only people fully realize the importance of career guidance, everyone will be taking advantage of the opportunities to change one’s life and make it better. She further reminded the students to never get scared of the first signs of struggles and challenges.

The Department of Education - Davao City Division spearheaded by Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V, Assistant Schools Division Superintendents Emma A. Camporedondo, CESE and Basilio Mana-ay Jr., CESE, and Division Chiefs Teresita F. Del Valle, PhD and Alma C. Cifra, EdD fully support  this activity, and further acknowledge the activity as a vehicle to guide students to make informed decisions in choosing the right career to eventually address the challenge of job mismatch. Committed to do its part, Department of Education Davao City Division pledged to take part in this endeavor. 


Learners gladly get to experience the career they are aiming at.  

DepEd Davao City held a Meeting with Private Schools Organizations in Davao City PDF Print E-mail

altIn recognition of the complementary roles of private schools in the education system and their invaluable contribution to the education system, DepEd Davao City Division held a meeting with private schools organizations in Davao City last July 27, 2018 . Education Program Supervisor Aris B. Juanillo, Division Private Schools Coordinator made sure of the participation of the Private Schools through existing organizations. Regulations of private schools, Learner Information System, and Voucher Management System were among the many issues being discussed. Representatives of Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), Davao Association of Private Schools and Administrators, Inc. (DAPRISA, Inc.) , Philippine Women’s College of Davao, Gabriel Taborin College, Stella Maris Academy of Davao, Shalom Academy of Davao, and Holy Cross of Davao College commit to help DepEd Davao City and all other private schools in building a better and sustainable educational system. 

Jimmie Loe P. Dela Vega, President of DACS, offered to host the next meeting and encouraged to invite more private schools to come. Indeed, half of the work is done through right partnership. Elated with this response, EPS Juanillo is set to prepare for the preliminaries in creating a federation of private schools in Davao City.

Such effort to convene private schools through networks and linkages is gladly supported by the Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V. A challenge by SDS Asuncion to the Division Private Schools Task Force is to address all the issues and concerns of private schools while maintaining partnership with them.

Writeshop on Reading and Development PDF Print E-mail

altPursuant to the Policy Guidelines on the Administration of the Revised Philippine Informal Reading Inventory and in support to Every Child a Reader Program, DepEd Division of Davao City is set to administer a Capacity Building on Reading and Development Program which aims to arm teachers with diagnostic tools to determine students’ abilities and needs in reading through a learner-oriented, responsive and culturally sensitive approach. The activity kicked off with a Writeshop on Reading and Development last July 12 to 14, 2018 at Imelda Elementary School. The three-day activity was attended by School Principals, English teachers and reading coordinators of Secondary and Elementary Schools. The activity was implemented as a preparation for the Training of Trainers this coming July 25-29, 2018 at the same venue. Reading Consultant Leonila Thelma C. Liberato, former Education Program Supervisor provided insights during the planning and material preparation.

The Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V finds it necessary to conduct an activity to address the educators’ need for additional training on the principles and practices of effective reading instruction. The said activity responds to the need of our teachers for an intensive capacity building in teaching reading among learners.alt

Discussion on different techniques and strategies in reading.alt

Participants made use of the reading materials provided by the Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V.


DepEd Davao City Division launched Oplan Kalusugan (OK) sa DepEd PDF Print E-mail

altIn close collaboration with the Department of Health, the City Government of Davao, and various stakeholders, the Department of Education Davao City Division launched Oplan Kalusugan (OK) sa DepEd on July 9, 2018 at Don Juan dela Cruz Central Elementary School, Toril, Davao City. This new health flagship program of DepEd aims to promote and provide all learners and DepEd personnel with holistic school health program towards better learning.

Participated by Division personnel, Public Schools District Supervisors (PSDSs), Cluster Heads, teachers and parents, the launching ceremony officially started with an orientation, headed by Dr. Ritchelle S. Aresco, Medical Officer III. Dr. Aresco emphasized on the health and nutrition services for public school learners, as well as the basic medical care to support DepEd personnel. PSDS Ava Marie P. Santiago and School Principal Jayreen P. Pabi welcomed the participants and extended their appreciation for the opportunity given to Don Juan dela Cruz Elementary School to host such an important activity. The support of teachers and the PTA officers and members significantly contributed to the success of the activity.

Teresita F. del Valle, PhD, Division Chief, a representative of the Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V, reminded the participants about the week-long activities set in relation to OK sa DepEd. The Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation kicked-off on July 10, 2018 at F. Bangoy NHS. Nutrition Month and National School Deworming was launched on July 11 and 12, 2018 at Lower Tamugan NHS and F. Bangoy CES. The OK sa DepEd Culmination was conducted on July 13, 2018 at the Davao City National High School.

Barangay Captain Lilibeth Al-ag, City Councilor Avegayle Dalodo - Ortiz Omalza, and Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag also graced the event, and expressed their commitment to maximize and sustain opportunities for the success of health and nutrition service delivery.

During the program launching, the learners of Don Juan del Cruz were provided with dental kits while being entertained with Dr. Rabbit of the Colgate Philippines. Finally, a symbolic pledge of commitment by Deped personnel, public officials and various stakeholders ensured the event’s success.alt

Learners of Don Juan dela Cruz gladly receives dental kits from Colgate Philippines.

DepEd Davao City and Davao Light and Power Co. turnover Electrical Laboratory Facility to Vicenta C. Nograles National High School PDF Print E-mail

altThe Department of Education – Davao City Division and the Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) turned over an Electrical Laboratory Facility to Vicente C. Nograles National High School on July 6, 2018.

Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V expressed her gratitude to DLPC, the School Principal Redilon S. Morales and the teachers, who have thoughtfully worked for the completion of the project. Engr. Rodger S. Velasco, Exec. Vice President and Fermin P. Edillon, Community Relations Manager of DLPC commit to sustain partnership with the Department of Education – Davao City Division by establishing more Skills Training Facilities in public senior high schools.

The presence of Hon. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, Hon. Jericho Jonas B. Nograles, Hon. Rolando Trajera, and Hon. Allan L. Linao during the turnover ceremony significantly gave impact to DepEd’s main goal that is to provide safe, inclusive and effective learning environments for all learners.

altProject e.Lab (Electrical Laboratory) is an Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) skills training facility installed in public high schools for the TechVoc Strand of K to 12

Coordination Conference for 2019 DAVRAA and Palarong Pambansa PDF Print E-mail

altDepEd Davao City Division held a coordination conference in relation to the 2019 hosting of Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) and Palarong Pambansa. The Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines Asuncion, CESO V and City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, duly represented by Atty. Lawrence Batinding, Asst. City Administrator led the planning for the upcoming sports events. City Sports Coordinator Michael Aportodera together with key officers from the City GSO Inspection Division, City Engineers Office, and DepEd Division Sports Committee discussed on the procurement updates for the necessary sports supplies and equipment.


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