Terrell retires; Albay SDS post remains vacantBy Frelle Bertiz-
After 44 years in service in the Department of Education (DepEd), from being an ordinary classroom teacher to the highest position she handled as the Albay Schools Division Superintendent, finally, last Sept.1, 2011, the mother and leader of the division, Dr. Alice I. Terrell retired at 65.
Terrell grew in a big family with 12 siblings where she’s the eldest. She spent her childhood years at Pawa, Legazpi City. Gifted with three children whom she considered as the best thing that happened to her and her better half, Mr. Eutequio Terrell, also an educator like her, who retired as a principal, Karen, Karl and Kay considered her as a supermom.
Dr. Terrell graduated at Albay Normal School now Bicol University, Legazpi City in 1966. In the same year, her teaching career began at Manila Elementary School, Rapu-
As SDS, four divisions of the Bicol Region became recipients of her quality and great service and leadership. Camarines Norte was her first assignment, then, she was moved to Ligao City Division. From there, she was again transferred to another city division, Legazpi City and finally she assumed the same post in DepEd Albay.
Oct.7, 2007 was a significant date not only to her but also to Albay Division for it was the date when she assumed the position as schools division superintendent. She spent fruitful three years, 10 months and 26 days to be exact in the said division.
A person’s worth or value is seen through the manifestations of the people around her and Ma’am Terrell was not exempted to that. As a proof of being a dynamic and great leader, a series of Despedida Parties were attributed to her. First, was the party given by all the public schools district supervisors in Albay held last Aug. 26 at Sibid-
The special MANCOM Meeting was graced by the presence of the two heads of the DepEd Regional Office: Dir. Orfelina O.Tuy, officer-
At present, despite of the fact that the SDS of the division of Albay retired, all transactions may it be physical or personnel concerns are going smoothly and this can be attributed to the two very able and equally talented assistant schools division superintendents, ASDS Maria Luisa P. Samaniego and Dr. Marilette R. Almayda.
DO focal person-
By Frelle Bertiz-
The division office of Albay wants to ensure the proper implementation of its programs and projects to be efficiently carried-
With eight Education Program Specialists (EPS) and 11 coordinators in the different fields, the Department of Education Albay Division divides the tasks for the programs and projects of the institution among them to cater quality service to its clienteles.
The eight EPS are Dr. Nora Carreon (Research and Special Program), Dr. Dioleta Borais (Math-
The 11 coordinators are Claire B. Barcelona (English-
Dr. Dioleta Borais is assigned as the Information Communication Technology (ICT-
On the other hand, Claire B. Barcelona, English (Elem.) coordinator focuses on Every Child a Reader Program (Phil-
Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE), Supreme Student Government (SSG)/ Supreme Pupil Government (SPG), Parents-
Meanwhile, Editha Crusis’ other assignments are Children’s Musical Literary Institute (CMLI), Project We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty (WATCH) and Peace Education.
Dr. Nora Carreon handles the SBM, Research and Development, PGA and Reaching All Children (REACH).
Fely G. Jacob and Edison Mallapre share with each other the tasks on National Greening Program (NGP) or the Agri-
Donna Langcauon is the focal-
Dr. Rosie Lladoc as ALS coordinator is also the Accreditation Program for Public Elementary School(APPES), Aklat Gabay Aruga tungo sa Pag-
Joyce Loma, the in-
Cecilia S. Losantas handles the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P’s) and shares with Quiroben Matriz the responsibility in school publication for Filipino. Matriz’ other assignments are Save the Children and the Bright Minds Read (BMR) project.
Lastly, Judith Restubog, aside from being the Values Education coordinator, she is also the in-
It is expected that all concerns pertinent to the programs and projects shall be referred to and coordinated with the point persons.(Frelle Bertiz-
2011 Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon victors named
" accomplishment starts with the decision to try. "
Dubbed as Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon, this competition is a project of the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) in recognition of the noteworthy contribution and accomplishments of the principals, teachers and students for the cause of education.
Three teachers and three students from Albay Division outwitted other finalists in the 2011 Search for Ten Outstanding Teachers of Albay (TOTAL) and Student Excellence in Academic and Leadership (SEAL) namely: Mrs. Judith A. Bellen, Bacacay East Central School (BECS); Mr. Pompeyo Bañares, Oas North Central School (ONCS); Mrs. Beverly Cabaltera, Polangui General Comprehensive High School (PGCHS); Christian Dy, Marlex Tuson and Christian Rey Notario, all from Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School (MORMS), and awarded with medal, trophy, certificate, and cash reward during the recognition ceremony held last Oct. 26 , Albay Astrodome, Legazpi City.
The TOTAL and SEAL awardees, including the TROPICAL winners went through two phases in the competition and adjudged based from the following criteria: Phase 1 – portfolio assessment (60%), school visit (30%), and survey (10%); Phase 2 – teaching/student’s/principal’s competition (60%), and interview (40%).
The qualification for the search was based from the facts/data about the nominees which were stated in the nomination form and essay submitted to the technical working group (TWG) by the person who nominated them, such as their administrator or co-
In this year’s search, Albay Division had the following qualifiers and finalists for the three categories: SEAL – Maria Tricia Nasayao, MORMS, qualifier; Kathrina Faye Ravago and Mary Angeline Abareta, MORMS, finalists; TOTAL – Mrs. Glenda Oliquino, Guinobatan East CS (GECS), and Mrs. Evelyn Espinas, PGCHS, qualifiers; Mrs. Ellen Rosal, ONCS, and Ms. Madonna Azuelo, GECS, finalists; TROPICAL – Dr. Felma B. Bonito, Upper Bonga ES, qualifier; Dr. Marites Orellana, Don Jose Pavia CS, and Mr. Jay Oliquino, Travesia ES, finalists.
It was noted that this search started in 2008 is one of the projects of the provincial education department under Project Education Quality for Albayanos(EQUAL) thru the leadership of Gov. Joey S. Salceda in partnership with Bicol University-
4 schools top Bicol’s Brigada Eskwela implementers
"It takes a community to educate a
This is precisely the essence of Brigada Eskwela that emphasizes the role of the community in improving public education and the voluntary participation of community stakeholders to give our public school students an environment that is more conducive for learning.
Four schools in Albay Division emerged as top winners in the 2011 Regional Search for Brigada Eskwela Best Implementers in the three categories: school at large, big, small. This year’s school awardees are: Tiwi Agro-
Over the years, some schools in DepEd Albay were hailed winners in the said search. In 2009, Pioduran West Central School, Pioduran, Albay got the award, school at large category. In 2010, the awardees are San Isidro National High School, Malilipot, Albay, small school and TAIS, big school.
This year’s awardees will be presented with plaques during formal ceremonies at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Assembly Hall at Malate, Manila on Nov. 25, 2011.
DepEd Albay believes that Brigada Eskwela is the current version of Bayanihan spirit that we Filipinos value. It serves as an avenue to convey to the school populace the essence of community and of humanity, which forms the core of the Filipino spirit and it is part of DepEd’s annual Oplan Balik Eskwela.(Felma A. Bonito)
DA, DepEd Albay intensify Agri-
To promote self help food production activities and values among children/students that will appreciate agriculture as a life support system, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Education, Albay Division with the assistance of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a training of all identified focal persons of Agri-
Said training was divided in four batches which was held on four consecutive Saturdays in four separate venues. The first batch was last July 30 at Malilipot Central School, Malilipot, Albay which was composed of five municipalities: Tiwi, Malinao, Bacacay, Malilipot, Sto. Domingo and Tabaco City with 55 participants; the second batch, Aug. 6 at Daraga National High School (DNHS), Daraga, Albay with four municipalities: Rapu-
There was a total of 15 municipalities and three cities with 180 participants from the various schools in the province who met the requirements and finally qualified as recipients to the program and were allocated with seeds and garden tools by the DA in coordination with the local government unit (LGU).
Mrs. Fely G. Jacob, EPP and TLE supervisor of DepEd Albay was the focal person of Agri-
The recipients are now in the production stage and it is mainly intended for the school feeding program. Another objective is to produce mature seeds for reproduction to make the school self-
"When a child thinks, he naturally uses the language he grew up with," Department of Education Undersecretary Vilma Labrador emphasized in a press release regarding the agency’s institutionalization of Mother Tongue-
To test the impact of using the first language in developing lifelong learning among the children, two schools in Albay Division are pilot testing the MTB-
Two grade one classes, each from Bacacay East Central School, Bacacay, Albay and Guinobatan East Central School, Guinobatan, Albay are now having a separate curriculum using the first language as medium of instruction in all learning areas, except in Filipino.
Said classes are being handled by MTB-
In ensuring the effective implementation of the program,
To test the appropriateness and effectiveness of the materials, a grade one teacher in Sto. Domingo Central School, Sto. Domingo, Albay conducted a trial teaching in his class for one month during the school year 2009-
The education supervisors and the school heads who had observed the MTB-
DepEd Albay holds 1 st PTA confab
The Department of Education (DepEd) Albay held a one-
The conference aimed to provide a forum to better understand the role and limitation of the
PTA in school affairs, equip all GPTA officers with the necessary skills in preparing project proposals, resolutions and financial reports, gather feedback/solve PTA issues and concerns, prepare plans to assist school heads, attain targets in the Annual Improvement Plan (AIP) and to share best PTA practices in school.
Certain topics were discussed. Mr. Antero Buiza, Albay Division administrative officer V and Dr. Luz Bonaobra, education program specialist I, talked on the responsibilities and limitations of the PTA in school affairs /school head in PTA affairs; Mrs. Edith Crucis, HEKASI coordinator discussed project proposal and resolution making; Mrs. Fely G.Jacob, TLE education program specialist I, Dr. Dioleta Borais, ICT coordinator and Math education program specialist and Ms. Minviluz Sampal, MAPEH education program specialist I taught how to prepare financial report and pupil/student participation in the PTA. The role of the PTA in the achievement of school goals or the Annual Improvement Plan(AIP) was discussed by Mrs. Myrna Lynne Bueno, Araling Panlipunan education program specialist I and Mrs. Rosie Lladoc, Alternative Learning System (ALS) coordinator. Mrs. Cecilia S. Losantas, Filipino coordinator, Mrs. Judith P. Restubog, Values Education coordinator facilitated the workshop in the preparation of project proposal/resolution/financial report and action plan.
Mrs. Myrna Lynne G. Bueno, education program specialist I, in-
Call to make a change: Computerization program embraced
Modernization in instructions, DepEd’s response in a high-
Keeping pace with the increasingly digital world and producing globally competitive individuals urged DepEd Albay’s implementation of five (5) ICT-
"The benefits of revolutionizing education through computer literacy and multimedia instruction open doors in leveling up academic performance" said Dr. Dioleta B. Borais.
A total of 136 public elementary and secondary schools in the division are already benefiting from the convenience offered by technology-
The ETV program for elementary and the Knowledge Channel project for secondary, both sponsored by the ABS-
Text2Teach, a project of DepEd, Ayala Foundation, Nokia, Globe Telecom and SEAMEO-
This year, as recipients of the DCP, 20 public elementary schools received e-
Borais, division ICT coordinator, handled all multimedia-
As part of the department’s program on speedy and up-
Participants to said training were public elementary and secondary school heads and district ICT coordinators.
The seminar for level 3 in elementary was conducted in four batches with each batch composed of three training teams with six to seven members per team and three(3) waves for the secondary conducted at Sto. Domingo NHS, Malabaog NHS, Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School and AMA Computer College.
The training teams were composed of the staff of the DPU, division ICT coordinator, the education program supervisors and coordinators, public schools district supervisors, principals, master teachers and ICT coordinators spearheaded by Aida Santos-
DepEd Albay teams up BU-
By Felma A. Bonito
To establish a culture of teachers’ self-
A total of 80 elementary Mathematics teachers from the 25 districts of Albay attended the training held in two venues: Albay1, May 9-
Sixteen provincial trainers facilitated the said activity. Judith A. Bellen(Bacacay East CS), Gladys Chavenia (Malilipot CS),Cristina Echaluce (Malilipot CS), Gina P. Climaco (Tiwi CS),Teresita Dacir (Daraga North CS), Earl Caño (Malinao CS), Ma. Portoria Fe B. Pradil (Cawayan ES), Analyn Sabilla (Polangui North CS), Mylene Capistrano (Oas North CS), Salvacion Dapa (Manito CS), Shirley Rustria (Oas North CS), Ma. Simonette C. Sales (Polangui South CS), Jerry Mabini (Libon East CS) and Bertito Laganson (Panoypoy ES).
Said trainers underwent a three-
It was noted that during the Albay Provincial Teachers’ Conference of the trainers and trainees from among the four division offices in the province, DepED Albay’s trainers topped the team competition.
6500 unsung heroes honored
About 6500 educators of the Albay Division were acclaimed during the 2011 World Teachers’ Day Celebration last Oct. 5, Albay Provincial Sports Center (APSC), Travesia, Guinobatan, Albay.
The celebration started with a thanksgiving mass followed by a motorcade before the opening program. Dr. Marilette R. Almayda, asst. schools division superintendent formally opened the gathering. Local government leaders and school officials graced the occasion. Dr. Obdulia Rojas, dean, Bicol University College of Education(BUCE), inspired the teachers with her message on behalf of Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, the guest speaker, president of Bicol University(BU). Hon. Harold Imperial, vice-
Teachers were given break from their daily classroom routines through the various Laro ng Lahi and other games like piko, tumbang preso, patintero, palo sebo, bingkay, sack race, longest line, catching chickens and pigs.
Cluster B was declared as the over-
The activity focused on the theme "My Teacher, My Hero", which aimed to highlight the unique role, service and commitment of teachers in guiding the families, strengthening the communities, and nation building. It also sought to revitalize the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation, generate support for teachers, and express gratitude sincerely for the positive influences teachers had on the Fiipino learners.(Fe Bermundo-
RA 7079: Responsible journalism upheld
By Merci Bellen-
The conduct of schools press conferences aims to promote responsible and free journalism and enhance the journalistic competence of teacher-
To ensure a better performance in the different contest levels, school paper advisers with the support of school heads undertake school-
The individual writing contests both in English and in Filipino are: news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, sports writing, editorial cartooning, copyreading and headline writing, and photojournalism.
For group contest, the following are considered: Best News Page, Best Editorial Page, Best Sports Page, Best Literary/Feature Page and Best Layout.
A contest on broadcasting shall be done. A team of seven members shall compose the entry coming from one school.
In addition, there shall be a collaborative publishing contest. Seven students who competed and won in the individual contests in English and Filipino at the elementary and secondary levels shall comprise the team.
There should only be one contestant per school per event per category and only schools with existing school paper can join the contest at all levels.
Centered on the theme "Promoting Digital Literacy Through Campus Journalism" this yearly activity aims to strengthen the Campus Journalism Program in the division, particularly the group contests; enhance the skills of the editorial staff in producing quality publication; and manifest competence in digital literacy as 21st Century core skill through the utilization of advanced technology and production of quality paper.
Meanwhile, a Regional Training of School Paper Advisers and Campus Writers for the secondary level was held at Camarines Sur National High School, Naga City, last Oct. 24-
Bicolano youths to showcase talents, skills in the 1 st Bicol Patiribayan Festival
"Bikolano: Matibay Ngonian , Matibay Sagkod Pa Man ".
This shall be proven in the conduct of the 1 st Bicol Patiribayan Festival 2011 on December 5-
Participants to this contest are the first place winners in the division level competition.
The following areas will be contested: English and Filipino, MAPEH, Science, Mathematics, Values Education, Araling Panlipunan, Science and TLE.
For English and Filipino, the events are jazz chant (sabayang pagbigkas), oratorical contest (inihandang talumpati), essay writing contest (pagsulat ng sanaysay) and comical skit in pair( dulang pantanghalan).
Science quiz level I-
Math showcase, modulo art, SIM, device, games and puzzles and team competitions are for Mathematics while cultural presentation for MAPEH.
Values Education has the following events: tagis talino, git-
For Araling Panlipunan, there shall be parliamentary procedure (Tabaco National High School), project citizens (civic education) debate (Sorsogon Province), ASEAN quiz ( for competition during the regional level) while for TLE, the events to be contested are cake decorating, cocktail mixing, table setting, dish gardening, cosmetology and teen chef.
Only one group, team or individual per event will represent the division in the regional festival. Division eliminations in English, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan will be conducted in the aforementioned events on November 29, 2011 at Marcial O. Rañola Memorial School(MORMS), Guinobatan, Albay. The rest of the subject areas will be represented by the winners in their respective division level competitions.
Said activity is in consonance with the Regional Memorandum No. 112 through the secondary education. (Merci Bellen-