Posted on November 22, 2017 by Imelda V. Boquiren

The Young Writers of the Division of Pasay emerged victorious in the concluded 2017 Regional Schools Press Conference Closing and Awarding Ceremony held on October 7, 2017 at San Francisco High School, Quezon City.

The Division of Pasay ranked 5th place in the overall ranking of 2017 Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) Elementary Level. Out of the 16 Divisions who competed in the prestigious contest, the Young Writers bag awards in individual and group categories which marked their huge success in the said event. The collaborative efforts of the pool School Paper Advisers (SPA’s), the conduct of training, the full support of Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines, Schools Division Superintendent and Local Government have gone far towards another milestone.

The Young Writers in the Elementary Level who competed with 160 contestants in the individual categories deliberately put a marked in the competition by winning in the following categories in English and Filipino: third place Copy Reading and Headline Writing, Stefhanie Kaye Barca of Kalayaan Elementary School, 4th place Copy Reading and Headline Writing, Rex Cyner A. Gloria Jr. of Villamor Air Base Elementary School. 4th place Editorial Writing, Adrian D. Dizon of Saint Mary’s Academy, 9th place Editorial Cartooning Mariel A. Ponderas of A. Bonifacio Elementary School, 4th place Cartooning Ronel Avila of Juan Sumulong Elementary School and the 8th placer in Cartooning is John Stephen Sampilingan of P. Zamora Elementary School. Pagsulat ng Balitang Sports 3rd place is Irish Mae Francisco of Juan Sumulong Elementary School, Pagsulat ng Balita 4th place is Jowen Darcen France S. Saloy, Pagsulat ng Balita 5th place is John Nathan B. Baterzol, Pagsulat ng Lathalain 8th place is Mikkhyla Ayanna M. Quinao, Pagwawasto at Paguulo ng Balita 7th place is Angela Bungag, Pagwawasto at Paguulo ng Balita 10th placer Sherlyn Rodriguez.

In the group category, 1st place news presenter is Zassie E. Bartolome of Rafael Palma Elementary School, 5th place news presenter is KC Lavie Cabanlig of Epifanio Elementary School, 6th Place news presenter is John Michael C. Diaceno of Rafael Palma Elementary School, 7th Place best anchor, Candice Joy Ballesteros of St. Mary’s Academy. Significantly the 3rd place Best Technical Application, 6th place best Infomercial, 4th place best infomercial, 4th place Radio Broadcasting were awarded to Cluster 1 and St. Mary’s Academy, while in Filipino 1st place Best Infomercial, 3rd place Best Technical Application won by cluster 7 and the 3rd place overall winner in Collaborative Publishing was won by cluster 3.

Meanwhile, the School Paper Journalists (SPJs) who ranked third place will represent the National Capital Region in the 2017 National Schools Press Conference to be held sometime in February at Dumaguete City.

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Imelda V. Boquiren

“This is a dream come true…a significant occasion which gathers us all together to enjoy each other’s company” Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines, Schools Division Superintendent reiterated during the concluding ceremony of the Division World Teachers’ Day Celebration on September 27, 2017 at Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City.

The realization of Dr. Ladines’ dream is through the full support of the Local Government Officials headed by Mayor Antonino G. Calixto, Congresswoman Imelda Calixto Rubiano, the City council who were present during the closing and awarding ceremonies and the maximum participation of teachers who wear smiles on their faces.

In the statement delivered by Mayor Calixto, he expressed that Education is a life changing power. Teachers should continue on unleashing their potentials as productive citizens of this world. He specified that from the heart of a teacher we can have a new breed of heroes. These striking statements have shown appreciation and recognition to dedicated teachers who are selflessly exerting efforts to educate the learners.

Apart from the meaningful speeches is the apparent success of the celebration. The numerous raffle draws which highlighted the celebration and the surprise number of the Education Program Supervisor, Public School District Supervisors and School heads enliven the program.

The success of the event is also attributed to the technical working group headed by Dr. Melody P. Cruz, OIC – Assistant Schools Division Superintendent.

The month long celebration held on September 5-October 5,2017 in observance to the National Teachers’ Month started with the advocacy campaign followed by series of contests and the SDO Tribute to Retirees as the culminating the activity.

Meanwhile, the Division-Wide Synchronized Contests list of winners are as follows: First, ”My Teacher’s Story” first place winner is Sjienlee Marie L. Delia of Pasay City National Science High School, second place winner is John Leonard L. Walag of Pres. Corazon C. Aquino High School and third place winner is Mikkhyla Ayanna M. Quinao of Kalayaan Elementary School. Second is the ”Teachers’ Got Talent” Singing Contest and the winners are: first placer is Carlo S. Mañalac of Pasay City North High School Tramo, second placer is Junbeth B. Santos of Pres. Corazon Aquino High School, third placer is Mharie Fe S. Delos Reyes of Pasay City East High School. The third contest is ”Teachers’ Got Talent” (Dance Contest) and the proclaimed winners are: first place is Timoteo Paez Elementary School, second place is Don Carlos Elementary School, and third place is Marcela Marcelo Elementary School. This is followed by “Sportsfest” (Volleyball Girls) wherein the first place winner is cluster 3, second placer is cluster 2 and the third place winner is cluster 3. Lastly, is the ”Sportsfest (Basketball Boys)” with cluster 10 as first placer, second placer is cluster 8 and third placer is cluster 9.

This years’ celebration theme, Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso, aims to recognize the important role of teachers as partners in sustainable and inclusive development. Specifically, it gives emphasis that teachers are not only essential conduits of quality education but also are fiber of the society because without them, there would be no other profession.

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Imelda V. Boquiren

In an effort to address the challenge of enhancing the Remedial Reading Teachers ’pedagogical skills in improving the reading proficiency of the learners, the Division of City Schools, Pasay City in partnership with the Philippine Normal University Educators Association of Reading Literacy PEARL held a two-day seminar-workshop on August 30-31,2017 at the Philippine School for the Deaf.

With the theme,” The Power of Reading: Retooling Teachers on Planning, Implementing and Managing Remedial Reading Programs, forty Remedial Reading Teachers in Elementary Level were able to: acquire innovative strategies in teaching reading and develop remedial reading programs in their respective schools.

The attainment of the training objectives was realized through a profound discussion of the following topics which were facilitated by pool of competent speakers headed by the PEARL President Prof. Al Ryanne G. Gatcho of PNU Manila who discussed Nature, Process and Principles of Remedial Reading Program, The Nature and Stages of Reading by Prof. Arjohn Gime, Stages of Literacy Development and Level of Reading Comprehension by Prof. Mark Gleen Cidro, of De La Salle University, Assessment Instrument of Reading Diagnosis by Prof. Charmane T. Espejo, PNU, Manila and the Proposal Writing of Remedial Reading Program and Workshop on Drafting Remedial Reading Program by Prof. Sammy Q. Dolba, PNU Manila.

This rare opportune was made possible through the full support of the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines who has ardent desire to strengthen partnership among stake holders as one of her advocacies towards the realization of the DepEd mission.

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Imelda V. Boquiren

A Loyalty Award was granted to the officials and employees who have served continuously and satisfactorily the agency for thirty (30), thirty-five (35), and forty (40) years on September 26, 2017 at SDO, Conference Hall.

In pursuit to ceaselessly, search, screen and reward deserving officials and employees to motivate them to improve the quality of their performance and instill excellence in public service and in consonance with Pasay City PRAISE or Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence, the awarding ceremony was conceptualized. The event was graced by the SDO officials,the Schools heads,the Schools Federation presidents and the awardees which composed of 29 teachers with 30 years,18 teachers with 35 years and 2 teachers with 40 years of service.

In the message delivered by Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines Schools Division Superintendent, who is also one of the awardees, having served 35 years in active service, she acknowledged their efforts exerted. The term resiliency encapsulated her message to all.She pointed out the ability of the awardees to sustain good health all throughout the years of a committed service has greatly contributed for them to surmount the challenges encountered in performing their duties.

SDS Ladines mentioned that Loyalty Award will be given every year as part of the celebration of the National Teachers Month.

Meanwhile, the oathtaking of the newly promoted 1 Public Schools District Supervisor, 3 School Heads, 12 Assistant School Principals and Project Development Officer also took place in the said event.

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Imelda V. Boquiren

The Division of City Schools, Pasay City conducted the Division Press Conference in both Elementary Schools and Secondary Schools. The 40th Pasay City Secondary Schools Press Conference was held on September 14 – 15, 2017 in Pasay City East High School while the 38th Young Writers Conference and Contest was concluded on September 15-16 in P. Burgos Elementary School.

There were 182 participants who represented the participating schools in the 40th Pasay City Secondary Schools Press Conference: 9 public schools, 1 Special School (PSD) and 2 private schools namely: St. Mary’s Academy and Sta. Clara Parish School. This year’s participation of the special school, the Philippine school for the Deaf in the Secondary and Elementary level is a manifestationof the Division’s full support to inclusive education.

Meanwhile, the 38th Pasay City Young Writers Conference and Contest had the maximum participation of the 19 Public Elementary Schools, 1 special school (PSD) and the 2 private schools: St. Mary’s Academy and Integrated Montessori Center which comprised the competing schools for the top ten slots for the individual contests and the championship for group categories.

The conference and contest activities include the following for Individual Contests in English and Filipino: Editorial Writing/Pagsulat ng Editorial, Feature Writing/Pagsulat ng Lathalain, News Writing/Pagsulat ng Balita, Sports Writing/Pagsulat ng BalitangPampalakasan, Copy reading, Headline Writing/Pagwawasto at Pag-uulo ng Balita, Editorial Cartooning/Kartuning, Photojournalism/Pagkuha ng Larawan, Science and Health/Pagsulatng Pang-Agham at Pangkalusugan.

In addition, Group Categories such as Radio Script Writiing and Broadcast Contest, Collaborative and Desktop Publishing (CDP) Contest, TV Script Writing and Broadcasting Contest for Secondary Level were encompassed during the said conference.

The 188 participants who were hailed as winners in individual and group categories in the Young Writers Conference and Contest and the 10 participants for each individual contests and the chosen representatives in group categories in the Secondary Schools Press Conference will be the official contestants of DepEd Pasay City to the 2017 Regional Schools Press Conference on September 25, 26 and 27, 2017 in San Francisco High School, Quezon City.

In preparation to the aforementioned conference, intensified 3 day training –writeshop for individual and group categories was held on September 18-20, 2017 in P. Burgos Elementary School and Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School respectively. The conduct of parallel sessions on the said categories in English and Filipino were facilitated by the selected School Paper Advisers.Moreover, the expenses incurred in the conduct of the press conference and in the training-workshop were taken from the Division and Schools MOOE fund.

The conference aims to promote advocacy on social consciousness and enhancing school learners’ journalistic competence through healthy and friendly competitions in order to provide a venue for enriching learning experience for learners who are highly interested to take a career path in Journalism or use their set of skills in Campus Journalism as a competitive advantage in their chosen careers.

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Imelda V. Boquiren

In adherence to the implementation of Human Resource Training Development Fund, the Division of City Schools, Pasay City administered a training-workshop on Revitalizing Management and Instructional Competencies of Head Teachers and Coordinators held on September 11, 13 and 14, 2017 at Timoteo Paez Elementary School.

The 3-day training-workshop was conceptualized to primarily ensure the highest quality of instruction and enhanced competencies of head teachers and coordinators.

With the ultimate aim to equip the participants with concrete ideas in order to have clear direction as they perform their duties and responsibilities as managers and instructional leaders, the maximum and active participation of responsive and committed department heads and coordinators is an indication of an achieved training objectives.

Coupled with an impeccable training design and pool of competent resource speakers headed by Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines who shared her expertise on the topic, ”SBM: Firming-Up Concepts, the training-workshop embedded a huge success.

Meanwhile, the following relevant themes and learning context along with the practical concepts were presented and facilitated: the Strategic and Operational Planning (AIP/SIP),”Workshop on Head Teachers Work and Financial Plan, Improving Teaching Competencies Through LAC Session, Preparation of LAC Activity Proposal and LAC Plan by Mr. Librado F. Torres, Chief Education Program Supervisor, the Head Teachers’ Position Competency Profile and Key Result Areas by Mr. Agapito Teodoro N. Manaog, Principal of Pasay City South High School, the Heart of a Leader by Ms. Maripaz T. Mendoza, Education Program Supervisor-Science, the Administrative Concerns of Head Teachers by Dr. Efren E. Canzana, Public School District Supervisor/OIC – Principal of Pasay City Science High School, the Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees by Dr. Azucena L. Evardone, Public School District Supervisor, the Management of Diversity by Ms. Emilia L. Tolentino, Principal of Kalayaan National High School and Intensifying Instructional Leadership: Giving of Feedbacks by Ms. Imelda V. Boquiren, Education Program Supervisor in- charge of English.

This training-workshop is one of the nine trainings to be conducted for the teaching, teaching related and non teaching personnel. The allotted budget for food and training materials is sourced from the 2 Million Human Resource Development Fund granted to the Division of Pasay.

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Normina B. Hadji Yunnos

To ensure full cooperation of parents in the efficient implementation of school programs and in pursuant to DepEd Order No. 54, s. 2009, SDO Pasay City revealed the newly elected set of Federation Officers for School Year 2017-2018.

The selected presidents of the Homeroom PTAs and their respective Homeroom Advisers elected the Board of Directors after 30 days from the start of the school year which was conducted last July 26, 2017 at SDO Conference Hall. The recently organized Federation Officers assumes office on July 27, 2017.

Division PTA Affairs Committee is composed of Chairman which is in the person of the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines with its members Mrs. Marlene R. Polero – Division Administrative Officer V; Mrs. Leuvina D. Erni – Division Education Program Supervisor in-charge of Araling Panlipunan and PTA; Mrs. Glenda D. Tabaquirao – Principal IV and Division PESPA President; Dr. Myrna B. Gaza – Principal IV and Division NAPSSHI President; Mr. Fernan G. Rivera- Division federation PTA President; Janica Bianca P. Caliwliw – Division Federation of Supreme while the Division Federation Officers of PTAs for SY. 2017-2018 are: Mr. Fernando G. Rivera of West High School as the Federation President; Mr. Leonardo T. Nollora Jr. of Don Carlos Village Elementary School as Vice President; Mrs. Glody B. Nuñez of Juan Sumulong Elem. School as the Secretary; Mrs. Mary Ann B. Dela Cruz of Padre Zamora Elementary School as the Treasurer; and Mr. Arnel P. Neri of Jose Rizal Elementary School. Including in the set of Officers are the ten Board of Directors namely: Mr. Alexis S. Canon of Bernabe Elementary School; Mrs. Annaliza Eusebio of Padre Burgos Elementary School; Mr. Joenel Abendano of Marcela Marcelo E/S; Mrs. Bambenie M. Nipaz of Apelo Cruz E/S; Mrs. Adelina D. Dela Cena of Gotamco E/S; Mrs. Estrella S. De Paula of P. Villanueve E/S; Mrs. Gina T. Bautista of P. Villanueva – SPED Center; Mrs. Marife B. Lizardo of Maricaban E/S; Mrs. Josephine Argota of Pasay City North High School – M. Dela Cruz Campus and Mrs. Cindy S. Sagay of Pasay City East High School.

Being one of the partners of the DepEd Pasay, it is hoped and expected that the chosen executive officers will help and take their part in the realization of the organization’s mission and vision, especially in the delivery of better and quality services.

Posted on August 18, 2017 by Normina B. Hadji Yunnos

“Leaders are both born and made. I am dreaming of an effective, efficient, responsive, responsible and accountable teacher- leaders. You play a very important role in the development of teachers and our respective schools. Truly, teacher-leaders like you should be a partner of a school towards development. You yourselves as a teacher-leaders must maintain give and take relationship with your members and must have a two-way stake in the delivery of education”, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines said during the conduct of DepEd Pasay’s another milestone which is the First Educational Forum for Teacher-Leaders with a theme: Empowering the Teacher-Leaders to Better Serve the Stakeholders held at the SDO Conference Hall on August 10, 2017.

Institution of the first convention for teacher-leaders was SDO’s response to satisfying the employees welfare as highlighted in the 10-Point Agenda of Deped Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones and was organized by the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines together with the newly designated Division Focal Person for Faculty Associations Dr. Efren E. Canzana – Public Schools District Supervisor of Cluster 8 and the concurrent Principal of Pasay City Science High School. It aims to initiate advocacy to strengthen teachers’ knowledge on their rights, privileges and responsibilities; and be empowered in handling common issues and concerns.

The event was actively participated by the schools’ Faculty Club Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Press Relation Officers, PESPA President Ms. Glenda D. Tabaquirao – Principal IV of Apelo Cruz Elementary School; NAPSSHI President Dr. Myrna B. Gaza – Principal IV of Pasay City West High School, Education Program Supervisors and Public Schools District Supervisors.

Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines oriented and gave the participants a thorough overview of the Utilization of MOOE as indicated in DepEd Order No. 13, s. 2016 and DepEd’s Child Abuse Program while PSDS Dr. Efren E. Canzana discussed the Qualities of a Good and Responsible Teacher-Leaders. Ms. Marlene R. Polero – Administrative Officer V and Mr. Daniel A. De Ocampo – Administrative Officer IV took charge in discussing Personnel Matters. Mr. Librado F. Torres- Chief Education Program Supervisor of CID explained the Proceedings of Grievance Machinery; Mrs. Irene S. Tonel – Chief Education Program Supervisor of SGOD for the Promotion as indicated in DepEd Order Nos. 66, s. 2007; and Atty. Jean Napay Litusquen – Attorney III for Legal Issues.

Fruitful exchange of ideas commenced during the open-forum.

All the Faculty Club Presidents and other officials sincerely extended their heartfelt gratitude to the organizers for initiating such gathering.

Dr. Ladines totally parked the assembly by challenging all the participants. She said that, “It is my dream and hope that all of you will be transformed into very good teacher-leaders of your respective schools. I expect that all of you will soon be empowered to deliver services better. Let us aim to uplift the present condition to a better situation. Play your role in creating and sustaining a more vibrant and dynamic school community”.