DepEd ADVISORY No. 413, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 this advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and personnel (visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph) August 22. 2011
51st PHILIPPINE ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS (PAFP) ANNIVERSARY AND ANNUAL CONVENTION
The Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) will hold its 51st Anniversary and Annual Convention with the theme “The Family Physician: C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N. of Filipino Families” on February 15-18, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.
The doctors/physicians of both public and private schools are invited to attend this activity.
The registration fee are as follows:
For more information, contact Dr. Alex J. Bienvenido Alip, Jr., Executive Secretary, PAFP or the Secretariat at telephone nos.: (632) 844-2135; (632) 889-8053; fax no.: (632) 844-3436; or visit their Office at 2026 Marcos St., Makati City; or send a message through e-mail address: email@example.com or visit the website: www.thepatp.org.
Rhea/ DA-51st PAFP Anniversary August 19, 2011
DepEd ADVISORY No. 410, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 this advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and personnel (visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph) August 22, 2011
“BALIK ESKWELA PROJECT 2011-2012″ DONOR CARDS
The National Blind Masseurs Service Association (NMBSA), Inc. has embarked on a fund raising project through “Donor Cards” entitled “Balik Eskwela Project 2011-2012.”
The project aims to:
1. provide opportunities for their blind members to give them a productive and meaningful place in the society;
2. help physically challenged brothers and sisters; and
3. help educate and assist the children of the blinds through educational assistance, basic needs and other necessities for their schooling.
For more information, contact Ms. Ofhie Marcos, Blind President, NBMSA, Inc., at telephone no.: (02) 534-2801 or visit their Office at Room 272, 3rd floor, Sta. Lucia St., Brgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong City.
ADA/ DA-balik eskwela project 2011-2012 August 18, 2011/
DepEd ADVISORY No. 409, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 this advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and personnel (visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph) August 22, 2011
THE 14™ DUSKIN LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM IN JAPAN (A Program for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific 2012)
The Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD) announces the conduct of the 14th Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan, a Program for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific (2012). This is sponsored by The Duskin AINOWA Foundation and co-sponsored by the Duskin Co., Ltd., The Duskin Group of Companies.
It is a ten-month training opportunity offered to young people who must be between 18 and 25 years of age at the time of the application deadline with disabilities in the Asia Pacific regions which aims to learn about the current situation of social welfare, welfare measures, policies and services for persons with disabilities in Japan. On completion of the program, the trainees will have excellent knowledge and set of skills to act as leaders in their own communities, setting definite goals for independent living of persons with disabilities and developing clear perspectives on the future.
The sponsor will cover the following expenses:
a. costs of traveling between the trainee’s home town and Japan, including international flights and domestic travels;
b. fees for documents, such as passport and visa, which are required for the travel to Japan;
c. costs of the training during the program;
d. living expenses covering accommodation and food, supplemented by daily allowances; and
e. the trainee will bear any other expenses which are not listed above.
The application deadline for the 14th program is on October 31, 2011 (postmarked on or before such date). The application forms can be downloaded from the following website: http: / /www.normanet.ne.jp/-duskin/ english / and must be submitted to:
Duskin Leadership Training in Japan
c/o Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD)
1-22-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0052, Japan
Telephone No.: +81-3-5273-0633/Fax No.: +81-3-5273-1523
E-mail Address: duskin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Address: http://www.normanet.ne.jp/duskin/english
A/ DA-14th duskin leadership training August 18, 2011/
DepEd Advisory No. 414, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 This advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and personnel (visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph August 22, 2011
2011 PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF YOUTH SCIENCE CLUBS (PSYSC), INC.
The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC), Inc. (Pambansang Kapisanan ng mga Kabataan Samahan sa Agham) has started the conduct of its 2011 Affiliation Campaign in July 2011 and will end in March 2012.
The PSYSC invites science clubs from both public and private schools to join the organization and to make this a venue for these science clubs to initiate change in the school and in the community.
An affiliation fee of Seven Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP750.00) will be collected per Science Club regardless of the number of its members for one (1) year of affiliation. This fee will cover processing and service fee, PSYSC benefits, and shares of the regional PSYSC councils.
For more information regarding the affiliation procedures, visit the PSYSC National Office at Unit 703, West Mansions Condominium, Barangay Nayong Kanluran, Quezon City or contact at telephone no.: (02) 332-81-51 or send a mesage through e-mail address: email@example.com.
Rhea/ DA-2011 PSYSC Afiliation Campaign, August 18, 2011
DepEd ADVISORY No. 408, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 this advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and personnel (visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph) August 22, 2011
1st NEW TEACHERS CONFERENCE
The Mique International Conference and Event Planners will conduct its 1st New Teachers Conference entitled, “Unlocking Principles, Strategies and People for Effective Performance.” on September 10, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Compound, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City.
This event was organized to help new and beginning teachers with (5) years experience or less and their problems during their first few years in the classroom. There are alarming number of education graduates who drop out of the classroom in their first few years of teaching. It is high time to give them the support they badly need to stay in the profession and grow to become master teachers which the students badly need.
This conference will be featuring talks from education experts on the following topics:
a. Classroom Management: Unlocking the Secrets of Very Successful Classroom;
b. Understanding the 21st Century Learner: Weaving Technology in the Teaching;
c. Engaging Students: The Art of Creative Instruction;
d. Professional Growth: Unlocking Career Development Paths in Teaching;
e. Teacher Wellness: Take Care of You; and
f. Understanding the Importance of Assessment in Understanding by Design (UbD).
The elementary and secondary school teachers from both public and private schools are invited to attend this activity.
A registration fee of Six Hundred Pesos (PhP600.00) will be charged to each participant which covers a seat in the event, conference materials, a CD copy of the presentations during the seminar and a personalized certificate. A special fee of Four Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP450.00) will be charged to each public school teacher.
For more information, contact Ms. Zeissel G. Mique, Managing Owner, Mique International Conference and Event Planners, at telephone no.: (02) 9854486; telefax no.: (02) 828-8045; mobile phone no.: 0917-566-1023 or visit their Office at No. 27 Dona Soledad Avenue, Betterliving Subdivision, Parahaque, Metro Manila 1711.
DA-1″ new teachers conference August 18, 2011/
Ganito Tayo Noon
Ganito Tayo Ngayon
DepEd Response – Ganito Talaga Ngayon
|Textbook to student ratio||Elementary
1:1 for English and Sibika
1:1 for English, Math, Science
|Improved quality of education||Education spending is at its lowest||We will achieve 1:1 textbook to student ratio across all levels by December for all 5 core subjects – English, Science, Math, Social Studies and Filipino.
Delivery of textbooks has started.
|Teachers’ salaries||P14,198 for teacher 1||43% wage increase
Motivation for teachers
Able to recruit and keep quality educators
|P3,000 monthly salary given to Kindergarten teachers – “Eroded professional status of teachers” – ACT||As of July 2011, the basic salary for Teacher 1 based on the 3rd tranche of increases is now P17,099. This comes up to an annual salary of P286,809.56 inclusive of all benefits.
There are 2,807 kindergarten teachers with regular positions receiving a basic monthly salary of P17,099.
In addition, there are 25,868 volunteer teachers earning P3,000/month/session up to P6,000/month for 2 sessions. Among these, LET passers may apply for regular items that will be opened once the Universal Kindergarten law is signed.
|Classrooms||323,864 classrooms as of 2009||100,000 new classrooms build under President Arroyo’s term
Provided better learning environment
|Education spending is at its lowest||22,015 classrooms have been constructed in the 1st year of the Aquino administration.
Breakdown as follows:
4,155 constructed from July 2010 to May 2011
11,169 are in various stages of contruction for completion within the year.
6,691 classrooms were rehabilitated
|Classrooms to students ratio||Elementary 1:39
High School 1:55
|Based on July 2010 actual enrollment data:
High School 1:53
DepEd ADVISORY No. 407, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 this advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and personnel (visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph) August 19, 2011
CHANGES IN DEPED ADVISORY NO. 370, S. 2011 (Seminar-Workshop on Item/Test Analysis Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory)
The Seminar-Workshop on Item/Test Analysis Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory scheduled on September 9-10, 2011 as announced in DepEd Advisory No. 370, s. 2011 has the following changes:
Paragraph No. 1 of said Advisory should be corrected and read as:
1. “The Eins Review and Statistical Consultancy Center, a private company whose members are from the University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle-Colelge of Saint Benilde, will hold a two-day seminar-workshop on Item/Test Analysis Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory with computer application”; and
2. The registration fee should be changed as follows:
Early bird – PhP2,200.00 per day per participant
Regular – PhP4,000 per day per participant
For more information, contact Ms. Rachel B. Amora, Managing Director, Eins Review and Stastical Consultancy Center, Sta. Quiteria, Caloocan City or Mother Rita Homes, Malolos City at telephone nos.: (02) 482-4810; (044) 664-6192; telefax no.: (044) 670-0162; or mobile phone no.: 0918-3292-032; or send a message through email address: info(g)einsph.com.
D-MCR/DA-Changes DA No. 370 August 18, 2011
DepEd Advisory No. 406, s. 2011 In compliance with DepED Order No. 39, s. 2009 this Advisory is issued for the information of DepEd officials and employees (Visit DepEd website at www.deped.gov.ph) August 18, 2011
CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL OZONE DAY
The Philippine Ozone Desk (POD) and the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will take the lead in the celebration of International Ozone Day on September 16, 2011 with the theme “HCFC Phase-Out: A Unique Opportunity.”
September 16 has been declared as the International Ozone Day in 1987 when the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was created. It was during the 19th Meeting of the Parties in 2007 when the member-countries agreed to accelerate the phase-out of production and consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The HCFCs are ozone depleting gases and also greenhouse gases that are over 2,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
The phase-out of HCFCs gave the member-countries an opportunity to select cutting-edge technologies that eliminate ozone-depleting substances while reducing national energy costs and maximizing climate benefits thereby increasing their contributions to climate protection. Likewise, by reducing the production and import of ozone-depleting substances by over 98%, the member-countries have put the ozone layer firmly on the path to recovery and helped to ensure that the present and future generations will reap the benefits of their forward-looking and bold actions.
The DENR which is the lead agency in the celebration, encourages the public and private schools to conduct activities that will promote the protection of the ozone layer.
For more information regarding the celebration of International Ozone Day, contact Ms. Bellrose Buraga of the POD at telephone number: (02) 928-4696 local 4.
JOVIE: Celebration of International Ozone Day
August 17, 2011
After forging a partnership in March, it is all systems go for the
Department of Education, the Government Watch (G-Watch) of the Ateneo
School of Government (ASoG), and other involved parties to roll-out
nationwide the Bayanihang Eskwela program that aims to minimize
corruption and improve effectiveness in the delivery of government
services by strengthening project monitoring and evaluation systems of
government projects, particularly in school building program (SBP).
Over the years, DepEd has introduced interventions to combat
corruption and set up mechanisms to deliver public service ethically
and with integrity. And the newest program under the anti-corruption
efforts of the department is Bayanihang Eskwela, through the active
participation of ASoG.
“DepEd welcomes the support and involvement of civil society partners
as this will enable us to conduct more comprehensive monitoring of our
projects as well as strengthen our accountabilities to deliver
results,” said Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Francis
This target is supported by a budget of P11.3B, which is an increase
of 54% from DepEd’s P6.1B budget for Basic Education facilities in
2010. “The budget increase is quite significant, given that the school
facilities budget has been growing by 2.5-5% in previous years. This
in itself is a clear signal of the Aquino administration’s strong
resolve to address the classroom backlog within two years,” added
Joy Aceron of G-Watch said that, “the challenges confronting
Philippine education call for bayanihan for it is only through
bayanihan can we end the seemingly worsening condition of Philippine
education. The government alone cannot strengthen and develop the
country’s education system. It will require the help of the entire
G-Watch conducted its first monitoring of school building project in
2001. It noted that more than 50% of DPWH-implemented school buildings
were not of good quality because plans, standards, and specifications
were often not followed. There was no means to validate reports on
completion submitted to the national office, making the system prone
to ghost projects and the contractors’ use of sub-standard materials,
especially if the projects were constructed in far-flung areas.
Varela said that the department is happy to note that from the 24
sites in 2009, the Bayanihang Eskwela is now going to be implemented
nationwide. “The increased involvement of community members and civil
society partners is very timely as DepEd has programmed to build about
11,000 new classrooms this year.”
Aceron added that, “it took us four or five years to get the
government to agree to undertake a community-based monitoring
initiative, a bayanihan, that will check on whether school buildings
are constructed on time, according to standards, and in the right
Since it was launched in 2005, it has so far ensured the
implementation of 133 classrooms amounting to P122.8M worth of
contract according to standards, and facilitated quick response that
corrected minor errors through the 706 monitors it mobilized and
trained in using the Bayanihang Eskwela monitoring tool.
“It is a modest accomplishment given the amount we are spending in
SBPs. However Bayanihang Eskwela’s greatest accomplishment is that it
was able to illustrate a different practice in governance where
communities and ordinary citizens contribute to enhancing transparency
and accountability leading to better services,” Aceron quipped.
DepEd, through the Physical Facilities and Schools Engineering
Division (PFSED), formally adopted and institutionalized “Bayanihang
Eskwela” through DepEd Order No. 21, s. 2011 (Guidelines on the
Institutionalization of Bayanihang Eskwela as a Community-based
Public-Private Monitoring of School Building Projects under the CY
2011 Regular School Building Program in Areas Experiencing Acute
Classroom Shortage”), dated March 4, 2011.
Bayanihang Eskwela is a recognized community-based public-private
monitoring of school building projects. It also involves various
government agencies and organizations such as the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH), Office of the Ombudsman (OMB), Girl Scouts
of the Philippines (GSP), and Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP).
Dr. Paz Diaz of the GSP explained how important the project is for the
community, saying “we all know that education for all Filipinos is one
of the best means we have to ensure liberation from the bondage of
ignorance and poverty. But the more formal side of education takes
place in school buildings where classrooms, laboratories, and all
other amenities that cover education are located. Thus, the whole
community must take care of these physical infrastructure and
buildings to the best of its ability. We must consider these buildings
most important for the growth and development of our younger
“Indeed we must consider the safekeeping and maintenance of all the
schools and buildings in our communities as top priority. Education is
expensive. We, the GSP, will help see to it that this happens,” GSP
Meanwhile, BSP agreed that “through the project Bayanihang Eskwela,
scouts and scout leaders will once again flex their muscles in an
effort to render whatever help they could offer in the name of public
service. This project will have a big impact on the community and will
benefit everybody in the entire community.”
DPWH is likewise confident that with private partners, the program of
the Aquino Administration will be enhanced to meet the needs of
2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida will partner with the Department of Education in doing what he does best — providing alternative learning systems to street children, drop-outs and out-of-school youths and adults using suitable teaching and learning modalities.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Peñaflorida who represents Dynamic Teen Company as chief executive officer, signed today an agreement that broadens the access to basic education of youth and adults through non-traditional learning delivery modes.
“Through various learning intervention programs that suit the interest of learners who face challenging situation in urban areas, our ultimate goal is to bring them back to formal school and complete their basic education,” said Luistro.
DTC is composed of concerned young people whose mission is to make significant difference in the lives of people in slum areas especially children. “These are people who have no access to education, hygiene and sometimes even love from their families,” added Peñaflorida.
In the agreement, DepEd will accredit DTC as an organization providing alternative learning system to street children, drop-outs, and out-of-school youth and children using its own curriculum and DepEd-implemented curricula.
Moreover, DepEd is expected to train DTC teachers, tutors, para-teachers, volunteers and learning facilitators who will apply different teaching modalities in community learning centers.
Among the alternative delivery modes being considered are Modified In-School, Off-School Approach (MISOSA), Enhanced Instructional Management by Parents, Community and Teachers (e-IMPACT), in the elementary level and Open High School Program and Drop-Out Rate Reduction Program in the secondary level.
“Using these approaches, we want to bring back love of learning among children and adults who have lost interest in studying,” Luistro explained.
DepEd will likewise accept test registrants among the learners of DTC in the regular Accreditation and Equivalency test, Philippine Educational Placement Test, Philippine Validating Test and other acceleration schemes administered by DepEd.
For its part, DTC will share best practices on different learning interventions which other interested parties may replicate.
Both DepEd and DTC agreed to continually review and enhance existing DTC curriculum, modules and other instructional materials to make them more timely and effective .