Friday, May 25, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Inggannuat ti Municipal Agriculture Office-Cabugao ti On-site Technical Briefing ti Hybrid Rice Derby Project para iti Wet Season Crop 2018 (Hunio-Nobiembre) kadagiti mannalon idi Mayo 23, 2018  ket naaramid ti panagtitipon idiay Sitio Callaguip, Barangay Baclig, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Naaramid ti ababa a programa sakbay a nailawlawag ti pakabuklan ti proyekto a nagkammayyetan nga ipatungpal ti DA-RFO 1 ken iti LGU-Cabugao, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. Nagatendar ni Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Marcelino A. Alibin ken ni Brgy. Captain Carlos V. Sison ti Barangay Baclig ken Participating Seed Companies.

Kalpasan iti nasayud a pannakailawlawag ti pakabuklan ti proyekto, naaramid ti panagsisinnukat ti kapanunotan dagiti naglektiur ken nagsaludsod  a mannalon. 

Kabayatanna, ipeksa  dagiti mannalon ti panagyamanda iti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang   iti   agtultuloy a pannakikammayetna kadagiti maseknan nga Ahensia kas iti DA a mangiwanwan  kadagiti mannalon iti kabaruanan a wagas ti panagtalon.

Daytoy a pakauna nga addang ti naballigi a panagtalon (Technical Briefing) ket paset iti agtultuloy a programa ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor  Josh Edward S. Cobangbang a panangtulong kadagiti mannalon tapno maingato ti bilang ti apitda  ken maiyagpang ti pannakaammoda  iti dumurdur-as a teknolohia iti panagtalon a manggubuay ti panagsayaat ti kabibiag ti sapasap nga umili ti Cabugao. # (Web In-Action)


To guarantee a smooth opening of classes for school year (SY) 2018-2019 on June 4, the Department of Education (DepEd) convened various agencies, institutions, and stakeholders to form the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) 2018.

Education chief Leonor Magtolis Briones expressed her gratitude to the members of OBE-IATF for their unwavering support not only during the start of classes but also for the rest of the school year: “We would like to thank our partner agencies in the government because this is not just the undertaking of the Department, this is the undertaking of the entire community of Filipinos who is interested in, and advocates quality education.”

The Secretary further expressed confidence in the preparedness of the Department for SY 2018-2019: “I would like to assure everyone that we are all ready. We have been spending the first months of the year making assessments and preparing for this school year.”

Briones is joined by OBE co-chairs, Undersecretary Jesus Mateo and Assistant Secretary G.H. Ambat, in welcoming the education partners.

Electrical safety in schools
Among the efforts of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) for this year's OBE are the assessment of school's electrical facilities to ensure compliance with electrical wiring safety standard, trimming of tree branches along electrical facilities within the school vicinity, and the distribution of "Safe ang School Ko" assessment forms to serve as basis in implementing proper corrections of school electrical conditions.

To date, MERALCO has assessed 2,628 schools in Meralco franchise areas using a standardized assessment checklist.

Ligtas Balik Eskwela and Oplan Bisita Eskwela
More than 28,000 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel will be deployed to assure the safety and security of students, teachers, parents, and school personnel nationwide especially during the resumption of classes.

The PNP’s Oplan Bisita Eskwela is designed to establish strong coordination with the academe, students, youth sector, and communities to initiate anti-bullying and anti-illegal drug campaigns, among others.

PNP also disclosed that currently, there are no reported terror threats.

Oplan Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) kicked off the Oplan Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan on May 21 in Makati City. The activity, in partnership with manufacturers and retailers, gives consumers access to basic goods, school supplies, and prime commodities at discounted prices.

DTI is also intensifying its weekly price monitoring activities of school supplies, such as noteboooks, pad papers, pencils, ballpens, crayons, eraser, sharpener, and rulers, during the months of May and June.

DTI warned that under the Price Act, price manipulation and profiteering have a corresponding administrative fine of not less than P5,000 up to P2 million, as well as imprisonment.

Learners’ well-being and equitable access to health care
To ensure that learners stay healthy and the school environment conducive to learning, the Department of Health (DOH) aims to contribute to the reduction of child morbidity and mortality towards the attainment of global health well-being, gender equality, and clean water and sanitation.

In addition, the Health Department aims to provide affordable health, nutrition and environment care to all Filipino children, especially the disadvantaged group.

DOH also assured the public that they regularly monitor Dengvaxia cases, primarily through their 24/7 hotline and their information, education, and communication materials.

Rainy season reminders
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that the expected weather during the last week of May and first week of June will be partly cloudy in the morning, with chances of rainshowers and thunderstorms between afternoon and evening.

PAGASA reminded the public to be aware of flood-prone areas en route to school for flashfloods occurrence due to thunderstorms, and to watch out for lightning strike.

Further, the weather station also iterated that temperature in the country during the months of April and May are relatively high and the opening of classes cannot be the same with countries which start classes in September because their summer months are July and August.

Assistance to individuals in crisis situations
In conflict situations, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is giving aid to eligible beneficiaries to help alleviate the cost of school expenses, such as tuition and other fees, school supplies, transportation allowance and other school-related expenses.

In 2017, the education assistance was provided to 201,861 beneficiaries nationwide, which amounted to P458.6 million.

Adequate power supply in schools
The Department of Energy (DOE) lauded DepEd for its education programs and affirms its support to ensure quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education by making sure that there will be sufficient power distribution in the country.

Anti-Truancy Ordinance and other efforts by local government units
Every year, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) encourages officials of local government units (LGUs) to enact ordinances such as Anti-Truancy Ordinance to strictly monitor the entry of uniformed students in mall, internet cafes, and other recreation centers, especially during school hours. 

DILG also urged all local chief executives to support the OBE campaign by convening the local school boards, together with the schools division superintendents, to be able to address issues in time for the start of classes and discuss the utilization of available resources under the Special Education Fund. 

It also commended teachers who served during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, and called on the candidates of the recent poll to tidy up and remove campaign paraphernalia in schools used as precincts.

Transport and traffic management in Metro Manila
Back to school season entails considerable traffic congestion as a large number of students in the National Capital Region is expected to troop back to school. To address this, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy more than 2,980 constables.

Moreover, support groups, such as the traffic engineering center, sidewalk clearing operations group, anti-jaywalking and anti-smoking enforcement group, will perform their specific tasks to guarantee the peace and order within Metro Manila. #  Source –


The annual National Schools Maintenance Week, better known as Brigada Eskwela, is set to kick off on May 29 at the New Society National High School in General Santos City, with the theme “Pagkakaisa para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”

“Every year, we work to ensure that schools nationwide are ready and safe for our learners before classes open, and every year, we witness the spirit of volunteerism in motion as Filipinos from all walks of life make quality basic education all the more possible for our learners through Brigada Eskwela. This year, once more, we call on everyone’s selfless participation,” Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones noted.

The involvement of communities and local stakeholders plays a crucial role in the success of the schools-preparedness activity. Prospective partners from national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), private sector, international organizations, other groups and individuals who intend to volunteer their time, energy, and resources may coordinate with the External Partnerships Service (EPS) of DepEd Central Office; the Education Support Services Division in Regional Offices; the Social Mobilization and Networking Section under the Schools Governance and Operations Division in Schools Division Offices; and/or the school principal of the beneficiary school.

Through the Adopt-a-School Program, donors may provide material assistance such as hollow blocks, cement, paint, and construction tools that will be used in the repair and preparation of school facilities. Partners are highly encouraged to donate supplies instead of cash.

School provisions such as Learner’s Kit (bag, notebook, pad paper, pencil, ballpoint pen, box of crayons, ruler, small scissors, pencil sharpener, paste); Teacher’s Kit (bag, manila paper, long bond paper, pair of scissors, cartolina, black and red ballpoint pens, black and blue permanent markers, 12-inch ruler, pencil sharpener, lesson plan notebook, class record); and Health and Hygiene Kits (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary pads for female learners, one-liter drinking water) may also be donated.

Similarly, all DepEd employees are encouraged to offer their skills, share their time, or provide their assistance in-kind to public schools near their residence, where they may perform two days of volunteer work on official time as approved by their office head. Teaching personnel with complete six-day active participation in the maintenance effort shall earn a three-day service credit.

“In Brigada, bayanihan is very much alive through helping hands, and unrelenting commitment to serve and improve the quality of education. Together, we can achieve so much for our learners,” the Education chief encouraged.

To ensure the effective implementation of Brigada Eswkela in all public elementary and secondary schools, all regional directors (RDs) and schools division superintendents (SDSs) shall mobilize their partnerships focal persons.

For further details, interested parties may refer to DepEd Order No. 66, series 2018, or the “2018 Brigada Eskwela Implementing Guidelines,” or contact Mr. Rolly Soriano of DepEd EPS at (02) 638-8637, (02) 638-8639, (02) 635-9996 or through #  Source –

Thursday, May 24, 2018


In line with its annual initiative to engage education partners and stakeholders in preparation for the opening of classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to reactivate the National Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) for School Year 2018-2019 from May 21 to June 8 at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd-Central Office in Pasig City. 

“The conduct of the OBE will ensure that all our learners are properly enrolled and able to attend school on the first day of classes by addressing problems, queries, and other concerns commonly encountered by our stakeholders at the start of the school year,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones explained. 

Under the OBE, the DepEd-Central Office (CO) shall set up the OBE Information and Action Center (IAC) at the Bulwagan ng Karunugan which shall serve as the information and complaints processing and routing zone for the duration of the project. Likewise, regional and division offices are encouraged to set up a command center to receive and respond to concerns directly from the ground. 

Regional information officers and other OBE personnel attended the 2018 OBE National Orientation last May 10 to 11 at the DepEd-CO to capacitate them on how to properly handle and answer questions from the public. 

Some of the topics discussed at the orientation include Learner Reference Number (LRN) and Learner Information System (LIS); Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE); Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT); K to 12 Program; enrollment policies; Kindergarten; Alternative Learning System (ALS); Madrasah Education Program; Special Education (SpEd) Program; disaster-preparedness; Child Protection Policy; and teacher hiring, among others.

Mobilizing partner agencies, organizations Furthermore, to ensure that all school opening concerns will be addressed, including those outside the purview of the Department, DepEd will assemble the OBE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).DepEd 

“We are also working closely with our partners to ensure the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education… Para kapag may concern sa school regarding electricity, o hindi ma-access ang eskwelahan dahil sa sira ang tulay, madali itong maaaksyunan with the assistance of our partners,” Briones said. 

The OBE-IATF is composed of the Department of Energy (DOE); Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Health (DOH); Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); 


Less than two weeks before the opening of classes on June 4, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Ano directs the Philippine National Police (PNP) to setup police assistance desks in all public schools nationwide.

“Ensuring peace and order is part of enabling a conducive learning environment. Police officers shall be assigned in schools during school opening and conduct foot patrols,” he says.

The targeted enhanced police presence in schools, he says, is in support to the Oplan Balik Eskwela Inter-Agency Task Force of the Department of Education where the DILG and PNP are among the member agencies.

According to Ano, the PNP should also intensify its crime prevention programs in schools. “Police officers assigned in schools during the school opening should take the opportunity to distribute leaflets and flyers on anti-bullying, anti-illegal drugs, and anti-crime tips to educate them on how to deal with such challenges,” he said.

Meanwhile, DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya underscores that local chief executives have important roles to play for a smooth start of the new academic year.

“OIC-Secretary Ano shall be issuing a memorandum circular to governors, mayors, and punong barangays urging them to support the Oplan Balik Eskwela of DepEd,” he said.

Local government units (LGUs) are encouraged to convene their Peace and Order Councils (POCs), Local Councils for the Protection of Children (LCPCs) and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils (LDRRMCs) to carry out necessary preparations, anticipate requirements and employ corresponding necessary measures during the opening of classes.

“LGUs are also prodded to enact an anti-truancy ordinance to regulate the entry of uniformed students in malls, internet cafes, and other recreation centers, especially during school hours,” says Malaya.

Local governments are further enjoined to ensure that road networks leading to schools are secure, clean and clearly marked with signage. #  Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Agtultuloy  a maitandudo ti Programa ti Munisipio iti pannakadalus dagiti parke, plaza, kalsada-nasional, processional  routes, public facilities iti Poblasion, aglawlaw ti Munisipio ken iti NISTC Public Market  kasta metten  iti pannakaitandudo ti Solid Waste Management Program   kadagiti barangay iti ili ti LGU-Cabugao. 

Dagiti napusgan a Personnel ti Munisipio ket makikoordinarda kadagiti Opisiales ti Barangay ken bumarangay  nangruna iti asideg ti Poblasion nga aramidenda  koma   iti parteda iti panagdaldalus  tapno makomplementaran ti ar-aramiden ti LGU ken dalusanda dagiti mabatoganda a paset dagiti Barangay Roads-da, Provincial Road, Processional Routes  ken iti National Highway nangruna iti naaramat iti kalleppas nga Eleksion ti Barangay.

Kabayatanna, regular met a maar-aramid ti coastal clean-up nga isayangkat  dagiti nadumaduma a gimong-sektor nga idauluan ti Konseho ti Barangay kadagiti pito a barangay iti igid ti baybay.

Mailungalong a kanayon dagitoy tapno mamantener iti kinadalus ken kinapintas iti mabuybuya iti aglawlaw. # (Web Situational Report)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Agtultuloy latta a ma-update  ti masterlist  iti Identification Card (ID)   dagiti mannalon kadagiti asosasion a masakupan dagiti 33 a Barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur babaen iti Opisina ti Municipal Agriculture Office nga idauluan ni Municipal Agriculturist Robert S. Savella.

Daytoy a gannuat ket tapno maikkan ti naan-anay nga identidad dagiti mannalon  ken tapno maiyintek dagiti pagsayataan a naisangrat para kadakuada ken maammuan metten  iti dagup dagiti mannalon iti tunggal disso a pagbasaran kadagiti mayataday a plano ken programa para iti pagtatalonan ken sektor-agrikultura. # (Web In-Action)