STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM ON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATION VIA ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM/ CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SCHOOL ASP COORDINATORS, SCHOOL PROPERTY CUSTODIANS AND SCHOOL HEADS
August 16, 2015
Maupay nga aga ha iyo nga tanan!
As the final stage of their basic education, the Senior High School serves as the bridge that will help our students cross into the next step of their lives. Whether it is as a part of the workforce or as a student of higher learning, it is the Senior High School Program that will equip our students with the right skills and knowledge that will help them continue in the path of excellence.
Its purpose is twofold: first, to give a more intense academic training to prepare them for college and second, to teach them relevant skills that will make them a productive member of our country’s labour force. Through this arduous process, we hope to hone their characters as well for them to surpass greater trials as they strive to achieve higher goals.
This is the challenge posed to us by the revamped education system now known as K – 12. Para mabaton ini nga pag-aghat, kikinahanglanon naton an pagburublig han durodilain nga sektor, mapapribado man o mapapubliko, ngan an Adopt – A – School Program an usa nga naaangay nga simbolo hini nga pagkaurusa hini nga duha nga grupo.
Although combining the private sector’s resources with the academe’s management know-how is indeed a recipe for success, proper coordination between the two parties will spell the difference between success and failure – and that is the very objective of this forum. Pinaagi hini nga huro-himangraw, hinaot kunta nga magkaintindihay kita nga tanan ngan tungod hini, mapag-usa naton an aton mga ungara, an aton mga plano ngan labis han nga tanan an aton mga suporta ha pagpapa-upay han aton mga eskwelahan.
The kind of preparation that we do today will reflect in the way we implement this program, and the way we implement this program, will reflect in the kind of Senior High School graduates that we will produce. As Aristotle, one of the worlds’ greatest philosophers once said, “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit”.
If we want the best possible education for our youth, then let us give our best efforts this early on. Let us introduce the concept of excellence to our students by making excellence one of the core values driving this program.
Ini nga tanan, mahihimo naton, kun hi kita magkakaurusa ha pagdumara hini nga programa para ha kabubwason han aton mga estudyante.
Damo nga salamat ha iyo nga tanan ngan maupay nga adlaw.
During the one (1) day Job Fair conducted by the Leyte Communications Training Center last October 07, 2015 at the City Plaza, thirty-two (32) applicants were received by the said agency intended for Teleperformance company in Cebu City.
Out of the said 32 applications interviewed via phone patch from its site in Cebu City, one (1) was hired on the spot while the 31 are up for training.
Hired applicants will be provided with transportation for Cebu and a month dormitory stay while those who passed the interview will undergo Free Call Center Training to help them succeed in improving their chances to getting hired.
The said job fair was facilitated by our Public Employment Services Officer – Designate, Ms. Maila de Guia who is assisting all special recruitment activities being held in the city.
This regular program is part of the current thrust of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan in offering various employment opportunities for Catbaloganons as one of the key elements to alleviate poverty.
(Article by Ador Hurtado; Photos by Scarlet Cuarental)
City Joint Inspection Team (JIT) led by Team Leader Mr. Antonio Yulo, turned-over one (1) unit of weighing scale to the Office of the City Veterinarian last October 06, 2015 to be used in their operations.
Said unit was procured under the funds of City Treasurer’s Office as part of their assistance to city offices collecting fees and taxes.
The JIT is composed of representatives from City Treasurer’s Office, City Engineering, City Planning and Development Coordinator’s Office, and from City Assessor’s Office ensuring compliance of business establishments to national standards.
To be held on October 07, 2015 at the City Plaza, Leyte Communications Training Center in Tacloban City will be conducting a Job Fair for Teleperformance.
Teleperformance Philippines is a leading provider of outsourced customer experience management services in the country. The company began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing provider. The company employs more than 41,000 people in the country and operates more than 26,500 workstations in 16 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu and Davao.
Recently, a team of select departments of the City Government of Catbalogan attended the Training on Developing a Sustainable Local Economic Development (LED) Strategy that was organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) thru its Local Government Academy (LGA) from September 28-30, 2015 in Manila.
LED4LGUs is an innovative program designed to provide local government units (LGUs) with a solid understanding of the principles and decision tools of LED to assess their local economic opportunities, develop and implement their LED initiatives that will create an enabling environment for retaining businesses and attract investment. As a result, it will create jobs and alleviate poverty in the community.
City departments that attended the said training are from the City Mayor’s Office, City Tourism and Investment Promotion Office, City Economic Enterprise and Public Utility Office, City Agriculture’s Office, City Engineering Office, and from the City Local Government Operations Office as well as a representative from the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Sector.
Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan was personally present actively during the said three-day workshop and presented the Sky City Project bannering the vision of “Catbalogan Sky City: Growing Investments, Greening Communities” as a township LED strategy to bring in more investments to the city while climate-proofing the city from vulnerabilities.
(Article and Photos by Ador Hurtado)
As mandated under Presidential Proclamation No. 470 S. 2003 to conduct every 3rd Saturday of September as International Coastal Clean-up Day, the City Government of Catbalogan thru the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) organized its city version of the global event last September 19, 2015.
City employees led by no less than City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan participated the said event along with students of several schools, officials of coastal barangays and other non-government and socio-civic organizations.
In an effort to assist senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD), the City Government of Catbalogan through the City COMELEC Office is conducting a special biometrics registration every Monday of every week at the City Hall Lobby instead of their office at the third floor.
This initiative is part of the current administration’s thrust of engaging meaningfully all sectors of the community in the affairs of the local government.
The said special registration will run every Monday only until October 26 since the schedule of filing of voter-registration is until October 31, 2015 pursuant to COMELEC Resolution No. 9853.
In celebration of the Philippine Civil Service Month, the City Government of Catbalogan is organizing its annual sports development program among its employees.
Basketball, volleyball and badminton are the sports where city employees will be competing through an inter-office format as part of the city government’s commitment in offering physical and mental activities contributing to a holistic development.
Basketball games will be held at SNS Covered Court, volleyball games at the City Plaza while the badminton will be held at the Executive Heights Badminton Court on different schedules for the whole month of September.
Apart from the city activities, the Civil Service Commission Provincial Office is also organizing several sporting games participated by various government agencies across the province.
(Article by Ador Hurtado; Photos by Danny Nicomedes)
On Tuesday (September 15, 2015), Catbalogan City Mayor Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan entered into an agreement with ODIN Energy Co., Ltd. ensuring mutual cooperation of both parties in planning for the construction and installation of an ODIN Wind Power Generator in the City.
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) kick-started talks between the company and the LGU which will include the specifics of the project (total kW capacity, floor level), cost of construction, and possible joint ventures with other parties.
Also agreed upon is that ODIN Energy will provide the technology and turbines for the Wind Power Generator whilst Catbalogan LGU will provide the site of its construction.
ODIN Wind Power Generator, a tower-like structure, is an innovative technology which promises a more efficient way of harnessing wind energy compared to traditional ones.
Present at the signing for ODIN Energy was their Vice President Mr. Richard Jo who ensured that their company does not intend to profit from that project.
“Every peso we will earn will be reinvested in the city of Catbalogan,” said Mr. Jo.
Mr. Jo also reported that the testing of their wind turbine in Jeju Island was a success. They specifically chose the island because of its relatively similar conditions with Catbalogan as per their feasibility study on the City last July.
The Wind Power Generator is slated to be placed atop the new Catbalogan City Hall within Catbalogan’s Sky City Mega Project. Sky City is the LGU’s response to rapid urbanization, downtown congestion, and environmental threats the City is facing.
(Article by Kim Mervin Labagala; Photos by Michael Balan)
The City Government of Catbalogan joins the Department of Tourism Regional Office VIII (DOT RO8) in celebrating the National Tourism Week (NTW) on September 21-27, 2015 and World Tourism Day (WTD) on September 27, 2015.
The NTW is celebrated to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value while the WTD is the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for tourism, which was first celebrated on 27 September 1980 coinciding with the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on September 27, 1970.
As part of its mandate to ensure a potable and sustainable water as well as ensuring the preservation of our natural resources, the Catbalogan Water District headed by Engr. Ralph Uy, presented to City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan last September 15, 2015 its action plan to mitigate effects of El Niño.
Their report included historical data, statistical data of household affected, its proposed action plan, procurement plan and public information and awareness.
With nearly 9,000 households affected by this phenomenon, the CWD mainly proposed water rationing for barangays not scheduled for rotation from the water supply system, rotational supply to cover norther and southern barangays in divided phases, and info education campaign to address the effects.
Present during the said meeting were General Manager Engr. Ralph Uy, Mr. Exequiel Cabrigas III and CWD Board Member Ms. Myra Gay Tambor from the Catbalogan Water District alongside City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan and City Administrator Dennis G. Cosmod.
(Photos and Article by Ador Hurtado)
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