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Camiguin runs EHCP evaluation in schools

Camiguin runs EHCP evaluation in schools

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 8 (PIA) — All 55 elementary schools here have recently undergone evaluation for the Essential Health Care Package (EHCP) implementation to sustain efforts in promoting health and hygiene values and habits among school children.

Actual evaluation results bared that 31 or fifty six percent (56%) of the schools evaluated shows notable efforts in implementation.

This means, the students with the supervision of the teachers, diligently adheres to the tooth brushing and hand washing schedule.

Apart from the regular group activity, the provincial evaluation team also checks on the presence of health corners, functional drinking and wash facilities in schools.

EHCP Provincial Program Coordinator Thelma G. Dagpin said the program is on seventh year now and they have been going around for the evaluation regularly, at least twice in a year.

“We do pre and post evaluation to ensure it’s been carried out well, as well as, name outstanding implementers to encourage non-performing schools full compliance,” she said.

As support to the program the provincial local government (PLGU) regularly distributes basic supplies like toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, lice shampoo, lice comb, and nail cutter to all public elementary school children including those at the day care level.

This project was first introduce by Fit for School Foundation and sustained by the PLGU to address the nagging problem of absences among school children due to toothache.

To date, the prevalence rate of dental problem among elementary school children in Camiguin is still high, based on the 2013-2014 school record of the Department of Education. (JCValcorza/PIA)


DTI, CITE conducted ICT Career Guidance Orientation for Graduating HS Students

Mambajao, Camiguin, March 25, 2015 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office together with the Camiguin Information Technology Enthusiasts (C.I.T.E.) conducted Career Guidance Orientation on Information and Communication Technology among 4th Year High Schools in Camiguin on March 17-19, 2015.
11002644_534796563327979_2815232482102133654_nNow on its 3rd year, the orientation aimed to increase awareness as well as foster appreciation on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related courses among graduating high school students in the province and that IT related courses are in demand in the market with reasonably high salaries.
Information drives were undertaken in public and private high schools in Camiguin aimed at motivating high schools to pursue an ICT related courses in college, provide ICT related manpower, encourage more investors like in the areas of call centers, government institutions that utilize ICT and other communication technology reliant institutions and businesses and thereby increase employment  of the ICT sector not only in the Camiguin but in the country as well.
CITE is a private group with  policy advocacies to harness potentials in ICT development and how to fully benefit from an ICT-driven development strategy.
CITE memberships comes from the academes like the Department of Education (DepEd), Camiguin Polytechnic State College, DTI and Camiguin Telephone Cooperative (CAMTECO), among others.
DTI, meanwhile, is committed to support and implement programs and projects gearing towards developing a skilled workforce, a basic policy environment that is right for business growth, encourages strong private sector support in the pursuit of a common ICT agenda, assists in the rising of entrepreneurial abilities suitable for a globalizing economy and promoting the use of ICT to streamline business processes to modernize government operations for greater productivity.(Zita M. Abellare/ Eric L. Aranas, DTI-Camiguin, PIA-Cam iNet)

School-based teen center opens in Camiguin


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, March 18 (PIA) – A school-based teen center was recently opened here to extend counseling services through trained peer helpers and teen center coordinators.

The center was based at the Mambajao National High School (MNHS), the first school-based teen center in the region opened by the Commission on Population (POPCOM) and the Provincial Population Office to serve as haven for young people in sharing good practices on responsible sexuality and healthy lifestyle.

Peer educators may also do community outreach to out-of-school youth, including students from other schools to advocate issues related to teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and   human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

The center also provides tutorial services to students by tapping good-performing students to help.

Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, meanwhile, expressed his appreciation to POPCOM regional director Lydio Español for extending such assistance to the province. (JCV/PIA)


Foundation awards scholarship to DepEd Camiguin Official


Yes Pinoy Foundation, an advocacy championed by its founding chair Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes III awards a scholarship program to DepEd official from Camiguin Island.

This year’s sole graduate education program scholar, Bazil T. Sabacajan is the Administrative Officer of the Department of Education (DepEd), Division of Camiguin. Sabacajan, a summa cum laude candidate received the grant-in-aid program and educational entitlements for his PhD at the Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The award was given on September 16, 2014 at Yes Foundation in Cubao, Quezon City.

In a statement, Dantes thanked the scholarship search committee headed by Xavier S. Padilla, executive director of Yes Pinoy Foundation on their availability and generosity in taking a supportive role to the important work of the foundation.

Since its inception in 2009, the Yes Pinoy Foundation’s “Para sa Edukasyon, Para sa Bayan” Program awarded deserving students in the Basic Education, College, and Graduate Education Programs in accredited schools, colleges and universities in the country.

As basis for selection, YPF considers all Filipino citizens who are full time students that demonstrate high academic achievement and who also possess good attitudes. (Jeyson Rendon/PIA)


Public schools get daily supply of milk


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 27 (PIA) – Undernourished children here gets a daily treat of fresh milk harvest straight from the cow’s farm operated by the local government at the foot of Mt. Hibok-hibok.

The feeding program runs for 120 days, serving a glass of milk to identified severely wasted school children.

From one pilot beneficiary school it now serves some seven public elementary schools and targets to cover 12 more in Mambajao town.

The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said the children will be weighted after 120 days to see the impact and will move to other schools when the intervention is found effective.

The office also clarified that this is just the initial release and that they target to cover the entire province as well as expand it to the other schoolchildren with nutritional deficiencies.

Currently, the province harvest at least 150 liters of milk daily from 17 cows. These were among the 25 heads of imported cows loaned from the National Dairy Authority (NDA) and now sired 18 more calf, while the other five were also pregnant.

Children who enrolled for the kiddie camp last summer likewise benefitted from the program. Other milk produce is also sold by the provincial government at P50/liter. (JCV/PIA)


Camiguin wins 2014 TechnOlympics


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 30 (PIA) – Camiguin National High School (CNHS) student Jon Michael A. Semilla took home the bacon in the recent web page design competition dubbed as “2014 TechnOlympics” with the theme “Optimizing Creativity and Innovation for School Change and Development” held early this month at Olongapo City National High School (OCNHS), Olongapo City.Image

 “We are trying our best to win again this year to complete the grand slum award in the web page designing competition at the national level and prove the ICT excellence in our school,” Semilla said.

“The participants were too many to compete with, it’s like entering the eye of the needle but the discipline imposed by my coach, strong faith and constant practice made me win,” he added.  

The event was organized side by side with of the Department of Education’s National Festival of Talents (NFOT) and National Schools Press Conference (NSPC), participated by more than 8,000 public and private students and coaches from seventeen regions across the country, 

Other CNHS delegates were Meshullmeth M. Amontos, Jovan R. Mabilin, Alliah Murillo, Jeric Gadgude, Kim Justin Genoso, Bianca Krisha C. Morgadez and Mikaila Sebastian Dadula, coaches were Elson C. Jamero and Miraflor G. Abregana, trained and accompanied the participants in the contest. (Elson C. Jamero/PIA)


DepED Camiguin educ’l leaders, teachers grab awards in reg’l writing tilt


MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 9 (PIA) – The Division of Camiguin excelled in the “Communication Festival Writing Competitions” held earlier in Cagayan De Oro City.


Standing up to its reputation as the regional champion in journalism competitions for the pupils/students category in the last three consecutive years, educational leaders and teachers here, likewise take home top awards for the comfest.

Grabbing first spot in the Education Program/ District Supervisors (EPS/DS) category for editorial writing (English), second place in editorial writing (Filipino), second place in news writing (English), and third place in feature writing (Filipino).

The School Administrators Category, meanwhile, hit first place in news writing (Filipino and English), first in editorial writing (English), and second place in editorial writing (Filipino).

For the Teachers Category, the island-division was also awarded second for the memorandum writing contest in Filipino and third in English.  

Department of Education (DepEd) Camiguin Division Supervisor Lailane E. Lopena and teachers Verlyn T. Genoso, Emma B. Bacuahon, and Jean S. Cabeguin were among those who placed first in the recent regional comfest.

Others who also received awards were Carina J. Sasil, Luisito C. Acero, Miraflor C. Abaluyan, Engr. Annabelle M. Mamaclay, Jennifer Ann Valenzuela, and Fabio A. Capito Jr. (LELopena, PIA)


Daycare centers received new set of books


Daycare centers received new set of books

Camiguin Congressman Xavier Jesus “XJ” Romualdo and Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo lead the distribution of books to day care teachers during the 158th Mambajao Foundation Day celebration on Saturday, July 6. All day care centers in the province will also receive the same set of books. (PIA 10)

Daycare centers received new set of books


Daycare centers received new set of books

Camiguin Congressman Xavier Jesus “XJ” Romualdo and Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo lead the distribution of books to day care teachers during the 158th Mambajao Foundation Day celebration on Saturday, July 6. All day care centers in the province will also receive the same set of books. (PIA 10)