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DCNHS students bag international award for Science Investigatory Project PDF Print E-mail

by: MAY ANN M. JUMUAD,PhD
Education Program Supervisor-English & SPFL
DepEd Division of Davao City

altRubeliene Chezka Gloria, Myrelle  Angela Colas, and Nadine  Antonette  Obafial of Davao City National High School (DCNHS) won the second grand award for their science investigatory project during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Los Angeles California, on May 14-19.
In their project entitled “Insecticidal Activity of Acacia (Samaneasaman) Bark Extract Against Adult Black Bug (Scotinophora sp.)”, the three incoming Grade 10 students proved that the acacia bark is an effective organic insecticide against adult black rice bug. Aside from winning an award of US$1,500, their names will also be submitted to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) of which to name after the minor planets that have been discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteriod Research (LINEAR).
Being part of the 2017 ISEF Team Philippines, they were accompanied by their coach, Mr. Joseph Jacob, and two Intel-ISEF peers; Maries Ann Silvestre of Juan R. Liwag Memorial High School, Gapan Neuva Ecija (proponent of the project, “Reduction of beta-amyloid Aggregation and Attenuation of Paralysis of Coconut ‘cocos nucifera’ Crude Ethanolic Leaf Extract in Transgenic caenorhabditiselegans Model of Alzheimer’s disease and Inclusion Body Myositis”), and Ricky Dave Mercado of Nabuslot National High School, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro (proponent of the project, “Surface Morphology of the Different Agricultural Wastes Used as Sound Absorber and Thermal Insulator”).
The team formerly emerged as the best from the top winners of the National Science and Technology Fair of the Department of Education held in Tagaytay City in December 2016.
altThe young scientists returned to a heroes’ welcome in Davao City National High School upon their arrival headed by the school principal, Dr. Wenefredo E. Cagape,EdD, PhD. The award was welcome news for DepEd Region XI  under the leadership of the Regional Director Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte and feather in the cap of Davao City Division being the Home of the Champions, spearheaded by the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO VI.
The student winners perched on the back of a car and waved to the cheering well-wishers as their large motorcade made its way through the Davao City's streets to Davao City National High School accompanied by DepEd Regional and Division officials.
More than bringing pride and honor to their school and to the country, these young scientists serve as an inspiration to all other students pursuing plans on science research.
 

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Mintal ES hosts Region XI Brigada Eskwela closing ceremony PDF Print E-mail

by:
CHERYL M. LAGANG                   
School Principal

Mintal, Davao City –Mintal Elementary School hosted the regional culmination program of Brigada Eskwela 2017 on May 19, 2017 at Mintal Elementary School gym.

titleClose to 300 stakeholders from the academe, national line agencies, local government units, private sectors, parents, and community associations attended the ceremonial closing program of the week-long “bayanihan para sapaaralan,” dubbed as BrigadaEskwela, which kicked-off on May 15, 2017.  The activity is the national schools' maintenance week that aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources to prepare public school facilities in time for the opening of the new school year.

Hon. Ramon M. Bargamento II, Barangay Captain, Mintal, Davao City, gave his welcome message to all the attendees and expressed appreciation to DepEd officials for choosing Mintal to play host to the regional culmination program.  He also assured the stakeholders that the barangay council will always be supportive of DepEd’s programs and projects in his barangay.

In her message, Maria Ines C. Asuncion, Schools Division Superintendent, reported the success stories of Brigada Eskwela in Davao City and the resources generated by the schools from twenty elementary districts and 9 clusters in the secondary level, amounting to Php 94 million as of May 19, 2017. She continued that the amount is unprecedented as it breached the 2016 figures.

Atty. Alberto T. Escobarte, Regional Director, DepEd Region XI, made sure to enlighten all the stakeholders present during the activity that the intention of Brigada Eskwela is to send a clear message to the public that the whole community has an essential and vital role in the development and education of children.  “Let us congratulate ourselves for this tremendous accomplishment.  We (DepEd) are confident that we are prepared to welcome our learners for the school opening on June 5, 2017,” Atty. Escobarte, added.

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launching of 'Brigada Eskwela 2017' in Davao City PDF Print E-mail

Over 5,000 students, parents and representatives from the government and the private sector joined the launching of the 2017 "Brigada Eskwela" at the Calinan Senior High School in Calinan District here on Monday.

titleHighlighting the activity is the distribution of financial assistance from the Philippine Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA) and the ceremonial turnover of 2,130 T-shirts from Habitat for Humanity Philippines to be distributed to all Division ES (elementary school) or HS (high school) Brigada Coordinators in Region XI (Davao Region). Also to be conducted during the day is the Launching of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools (WinS) Program and the Signing of memorandum of agreement (MOA) with DOST (Department of Science and Technology) on the project called Starbooks.

Led by Education Undersecretary for Finance Victoria Catibog, the six-day Brigada Eskwela kicked off in public elementary and secondary or high schools across the country in preparation for the opening of classes in June.

Jenielito Atillo, Department of Education (DepEd) XI spokesperson, said the launching of Brigada Eskwela at the Calinan Senior High School also aims to convey the message that senior high school has taken off nationwide.

This year marks the full implementation of the K-12 system because there are already entrants to Grade 12, he said.

altThere are 297 public schools and 189 private institutions offering senior high school curriculum in the region, with Atillo saying the number is expected to increase given the number of applications pending for DepEd’s approval.

Atillo said there are 66,986 senior high school students in the Davao Region.

With this year’s theme, "Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan Para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan," Usec. Catibog underscored the efforts and resources pooled from all sectors.

She said the cooperation of the whole community is for the sake of the children.

“This is not simply (about) attendance but the message here is we are preparing the school for the future of the children. I think the private sector also touches the hearts of everyone that we are doing this for we value education," Atillo said.

altAtillo pointed out that children, parents and other stakeholders sacrificed their time, talent and skills even just for a few minutes.

Brigada Eskwela, or the national schools' maintenance week, aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort and resources to prepare public school facilities in time for the opening of the new school year. 

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Tao, Pajarito thankful of their golden performances PDF Print E-mail

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By MARIANNE L. SABERON-ABALAYAN / ADAM B. MORRELL DAVAO. Mattheiu Adrien Tao shows all the medals she won in the just-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2017 in Antique Province during Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center Family Room.

PALARONG Pambansa triple gold medalist Matthieu Adrien Tao has no regrets, saying that he did his best in trying achieve his target of seven gold medals in the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa in Antique Province. Tao, 12, said: "I feel sad pero okay lang kasi I did my best. Mas malalakas at mabibilis parin ang mga swimmers ng Calabarzon. I still need to train harder." The Stella Maris Academy of Davao (Smad) swimmer Tao, who is coached by Haroon Cali of Holiday Gym & Spa along with National Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) quintuple gold medalist Kyle Pajarito of the University of Mindanao (UM), accounted for three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes in his last Palaro stint in the elementary division. But League of Swimmers and Coaches (LSC) chairperson Antoinette Adle Mendoza, who accompanied Tao and Pajarito during Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center Family Room, said Tao "has a bright future" ahead of him considering that his time in all his events still rank him second in the region among boys 13 to 15 swimmers. Tao is set to compete in the Philswim Long Course Series Mindanao Leg 2017 slated Saturday and Sunday at the Davao del Norte Sports and Toursism Complex (DDNSTC) in Tagum City. Mendoza said, "This event will serve as a qualifying for the nationals and if ma break mo ang record you will qualify naman for the international event." Tao, who copped the Palaro 200-meter freestyle, 100m backstroke and 400x100 medley relay golds, will compete in the event that will be graced by Olympians Jessie Khing Lacuña and Jasmine Alkhaldi. Pajarito, for his part, said the five golds he achieved are all fruits of his labor. "Disiplina and hardwork po. Apil na didto ang sayo matulog, no internet, proper diet and regular training na upat ka oras matag adlaw (Discipline and hardwork, sleeping early, eating properly, no internet and regular training of four hours a day)," he said. In past National Prisaa, Pajarito settled with a silver and bronze. His scholarship with UM motivated him to excel. The Social Work student hails from the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos). "If dili ko mulangoy, dili man ko maka skwela. Inspiration pud nako si God, family, friends teammates ug coaches nako (If I don't swim, I can't go to school. God is my inspiration as well as my family, friends and coaches)," he said.

Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on May 05, 2017

 

 
DepEd-Davao defends Palaro host PDF Print E-mail

By: MARIANNE L. SABERON-ABALAYAN

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