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473-8888 OUTSTANDING LOCAL NEWSPAPER For Five Consecutive Years St. Peter Baptist Catholic Mass Media Awards www.bikolreport.blogspot.com e-mail: [email protected] REGIONAL EXPONENT FOR PROGRESS Dir. LACAMBRA 3rd floor, GerONIMO BLDG., BArLIN ST., NAGA CITY • TeL: (054) 475-62-62 • CP 0921-3183720 / 0919-2822901 / 0920-5337766 VOL. XXIII, NO. 6 BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES NOVEMBER 22-28, 2015 P5.00 Less crop yield due to low yearend rainfall seen DOLE reports 70.6% Labor Laws compliance in Bicol PILI, Camarines Sur -- Land preparation and crop establishment in Bicol farms for the next planting season would be affected by re- duced rainfall this December, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office based here. While near-normal rainfall was experienced in Cama- rines Norte, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon last September -- favoring this year’s second cropping season for rice, corn, vegetables and other short term crops -- and the way-below-normal rainfall last October favored harvest- ing as well as post-harvest processing, the late part of this month and the whole months of December are expected to tell a different story. In its Seasonal Climate Outlook Advisory (SCOA) covering the months of September this year to January next year, the DA said “reduced rainfall in November and December can affect/delay land preparation/crop estab- lishment activities for dry season 2015-2016 planting”. The SCOA is a special project of the DA that intends to keep agricultural stakeholders in the region guided on the seasonal weather situation for more productivity. Reduced rainfall and increased in temperature might reduce crop yield, specifically in rainfed as well as irri- gated areas at the tail end of canals, and might also cause heat stress to livestock and poultry production, it said. In anticipation of this situation, DA Regional Execu- tive Director Abelardo Bragas on Friday advised Bicol farmers to adopt good farming options, among them the use of early-maturing rice varieties in lowland areas cur- rently affected by flooding due heavy rains by the prevail- ing weather system and drought tolerant varieties in up- land and rainfed areas. (Turn to page 4) LEGAZPI CITY- The numbers say it all. DOLE Bicol is confident that its performance in pushing for compliance to Labor Standards will far exceed its target this year. In the OPCR report sub- mitted by DOLE Bicol re- gional director Nathaniel V. Lacambra to DOLE Hon. Secretary Rosalinda Dimap- ilis-Baldoz, DOLE Bicol, as early as October, has re- corded a staggering 70.6% compliance to labor stan- dards from establishments in the region. “The figure is just so high that even we (DOLE) were amazed,” RD Lacambra ex- claimed. The increase in compli- ance, DOLE Bicol believed, can be attributed to three (3) (Turn to page 6) By CONNIE B. DESTURA LEGAZPI CITY -- The provincial government of Al- bay will host the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) New Tourism Frontier Fo- rum on Nov. 25-27 at the Oriental Hotel. (Turn to page 2) Albay host PATA forum

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  • 473-8888

    outstAnDinGlocAl neWspAperFor Five Consecutive YearsSt. peter Baptist CatholicMass Media awards

    www.bikolreport.blogspot.come-mail: ru[email protected]

    reGionAl eXponent for proGress

    Dir. lACAMBRA

    3rd floor, GerONIMO BLDG., BArLIN ST., NAGA CITY TeL: (054) 475-62-62 CP 0921-3183720 / 0919-2822901 / 0920-5337766

    vol. XXiii, no. 6 bicol, the philippines november 22-28, 2015 p5.00

    less crop yield due to low yearend rainfall seen

    DOlE reports 70.6% laborlaws compliance in Bicol

    PILI, Camarines Sur -- Land preparation and crop establishment in Bicol farms for the next planting season would be affected by re-duced rainfall this December, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional of ce based here.

    While near-normal rainfall was experienced in Cama-rines Norte, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon last September -- favoring this years second cropping season for rice, corn, vegetables and other short term crops -- and the way-below-normal rainfall last October favored harvest-ing as well as post-harvest processing, the late part of this month and the whole months of December are expected to tell a different story.

    In its Seasonal Climate Outlook Advisory (SCOA) covering the months of September this year to January

    next year, the DA said reduced rainfall in November and December can affect/delay land preparation/crop estab-lishment activities for dry season 2015-2016 planting.

    The SCOA is a special project of the DA that intends to keep agricultural stakeholders in the region guided on the seasonal weather situation for more productivity.

    Reduced rainfall and increased in temperature might reduce crop yield, specifi cally in rainfed as well as irri-gated areas at the tail end of canals, and might also cause heat stress to livestock and poultry production, it said.

    In anticipation of this situation, DA Regional Execu-tive Director Abelardo Bragas on Friday advised Bicol farmers to adopt good farming options, among them the use of early-maturing rice varieties in lowland areas cur-rently affected by fl ooding due heavy rains by the prevail-ing weather system and drought tolerant varieties in up-land and rainfed areas.

    (Turn to page 4)

    LEGAZPI CITY- The numbers say it all. DOLE Bicol is con dent that its performance in pushing for compliance to Labor Standards will far exceed its target this year.

    In the OPCR report sub-mitted by DOLE Bicol re-gional director Nathaniel V. Lacambra to DOLE Hon. Secretary Rosalinda Dimap-ilis-Baldoz, DOLE Bicol,

    as early as October, has re-corded a staggering 70.6% compliance to labor stan-dards from establishments in the region.

    The fi gure is just so high that even we (DOLE) were amazed, RD Lacambra ex-claimed.

    The increase in compli-ance, DOLE Bicol believed, can be attributed to three (3)

    (Turn to page 6)

    By CONNIE B. DESTuRA

    LEGAZPI CITY -- The provincial government of Al-bay will host the Paci c Asia Travel Association (PATA) New Tourism Frontier Fo-rum on Nov. 25-27 at the Oriental Hotel.

    (Turn to page 2)

    Albay hostPATA forum

  • bikol reporter2 november 22-28, 2015opinion

    Rodrigo Dutertes announcement during the birthday of a San Beda law classmate that he will run for President is understandably a good media copy. He had been ambivalent in the past about the idea, and now, his turn around. His reason for running, i.e. the Senate Electoral Tribunals 5-4 vote upholding Sen. Grace Poes citizenship, was also certain to be gobbled up by the media.

    We wonder, however, if Digongs adviser ever reminded him of the Maguindanao Massacre sixth anniversary.

    His comment on this dastardly crime would have been feasted on by the media.

    Thirty-four of those who were killed on November 23, 2009 at the boundary of Ampatuan and Shariff Aguak towns, were media practitioners. They accompanied the wife of Buluan Vice mayor Esmael Mangundadatu who was going to file her husbands certificate of candidacy as governor. Genalyn Mangundadatu, her 14 relatives, two lawyers, the father of one of the lawyer, two drivers and six motorists were also killed.

    Six years after President Aquinos promise that justice will be given the massacre victims during his term, the promise remain just that.

    Dutertes media image as a toughie would have endeared him more not only to the family of the victims but also to millions of Filipinos who have lost faith in our countrys judicial system which grinds slow for the poor.

    For sure, however, Duterte is sensitive of the feelings of victims of injustice and it was just proper he did not exploit the issue for his announcement.

    So, the Poe issue, which is another legal issue. This time, particularly, on the citizenship qualifications of a presidential candidate.

    Duterte says he doesnt want an American to be a Filipino president.

    Good start.

    (Turn to page 7)

    editorialMaguindanao massacre,

    six years after

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    Atty. TONY (APA) ACYATANkind of businesses may flourish.

    Other measures talked about to favor MSMEs include facilities for the training of business leaders and workers so that they will be capable of competing with those from other countries. There are facilities that were agreed upon in the recent APEC Iloilo initiative to become foundations for the creation of the APEC MSME Marketplace. The aim is to globalize MSME exchanges so that economic growth can be enhanced even in countries with just few industrial giants.

    YUAN: Our gross international reserves (now at US$81.14B) are comprised of a variety of assets from gold to different financial instruments. The GIR serves as the economys foreign currency buffer stock that can be tapped in times of crisis. It is also ensures local businesses and the government have a steady supply of foreign currency needed to pay for imports or foreign obligations. The bulk of our GIR are denominated in US Dollars.

    Last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the

    (Atty. APA chairs Acyatan & Co., CPAs-DFK International is past chair of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, PICPA past president and Hall-of-Famer, and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement Awardee).

    HIGHLIGHTS: The Asia-Pacific Economic Forum came up with agreements on anti-terrorism, poverty alleviation, equality in economic growth, transparent competition, encouragement for innovation, upgrading of micro, small and medium industries, skills-building for people, environmental protection, and free trade enhancement within the Asia-Pacific Region. Hosting by the Philippines of this high-caliber meeting of world leaders costs about P10 billion!

    We agree with our government and business leaders that the costs are justified by the eventual economic gains for our country and our people. We were able to showcase the beauty of our country and our people, and the talents and facilities we can offer foreigners especially on the issues of direct investments and business opportunities. It is necessary for our developing economy to welcome capital and technology so that we can provide our workforce with potential employments .

    MSME VEHICLE: At the APEC meeting, the host country succeeded in incorporating into the Meeting Agenda the call for strategic interventions for micro-small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The use of MSMEs as vehicle for substantial contributions for host countries to alleviate poverty levels through people employment. One of the agreed approach is the reduction of costs of MSME operations so that this

    APEC Meet Manila 2015inclusion of the China YUAN in the

    Funds Special Drawing Rights (SDR) an artificial currency made up of major units like the USA

    Dollar, Japanese Yen and Euro. With this development, our BSP and Monetary Board approved the inclusion of the China Yuan as potential currency denomination of our foreign obligations and investments. Thus our GIR may now include Yuan items.

    BIR SHIFTING: New field officers of the Bureau of Internal Revenue have been posted at the different provincial stations. BIR Region 9 director Atty. Jose N. Tan was replaced by our good friend Gerardo (Gerry) Florendo who came from BIR-Valenzuela Region. Ever amiable and understanding, the new BIR San Pablo boss is keeping his office door open to taxpayers seeking explanations and reprieve from tax assessments beyond their paying capacities.

    BIR needs more officials with ears that listen to the plight of hapless businessmen who try their best to comply with their tax obligations but who, nonetheless end up still short in payments. Small and medium establishments end up closing operations after being slapped with deficiency assessments that are bigger than their capitalization. Our government must realize that these SMS businessmen are the keys to our economic growth and should be provided necessary assistance.

    PROVERBS: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are all saved.

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    Monkey see, monkey do. It is a famous English expression which at some point summarizes the Sociocognitive theory of Albert Bandura, a famous psychologist. Observational learning as emphasized by Bandura elaborates that monkey see, monkey do expression. What we see, we imitate consciously or unconsciously. It is a behavioural feedback people and even animals do.

    In the modern times where the social media is triumphant we are bombarded by seemingly aforesaid unconscious behav-ioural tendency.

    We might not be aware of it, but the effect of television, facebook, and other media devices have penetrated our ce-rebrum, to the point that we have been totally unaware that the ideas being sold by such agents of pop culture are mani-festing already in our actions, well most of us. There are still people out there who have not sold their souls the demons of noon-time show. The Phenomenon or pop hype such as Aldub and Pastillas Girl have entrenched their cult-like status to the social media masses. I worry its effect

    on students.The young minds are the ones most

    susceptible to the subliminal ideas being proliferated by such media hypes; the stu-dents, who are to be the harbinger of the next generations of minds that is expect-ed to transform society. The young learn-ers become engrossed to such shows with earnest as if it is their life, instead of focusing on their studies. It teaches them to gossip and at one point alienates them from their own lives as if their own lives are dull and boring. It may appear to be just mere entertainment. Would it still be entertainment when people talks about it constantly and wait for the next episode and cant bear to miss an event? I know, the kilig factor feels good, but that is ex-actly the point. It teaches the young peo-ple to focus on passion and love as if it is the center of the universe. It dilutes the mind of the young learners. Their curiosity is wasted on such nonsensical shows.

    Their curiosity should be directed on the academic concerns or acquisition of knowledge. Gone are the days when we have TV shows that do just that. A TV

    show that teaches young minds not just to learn but also values and to seek knowledge. We used to have the likes of Sineskwela, Mathinik, Sesame Street, and even comedy sitcom for adults that make sense like Abangan ang susuod na Kabanata which is a satyr black comedy about the Philippine political situation. We used to have TV shows that educates and inform us, and teach-es us values. Now it is all about ratings, and how many likes you get. TV and other social media like facebook and tweeter have turned us into zombies. It made us feel inadequate. It shortened our attention. It diverted our concern from profound into the mundane.

    What teachers construct inside the classroom is undo the moment stu-dents expose themselves to such facet of social media. The job of parents is made paramount here. They have the responsibility to safeguard what their children is watching, reading or visiting on their web browser. This is one of the ways that we can do to avoid this brain pollution. Parents, do try this at home.

    The Not-So Perks of Social Media on IntellectBy ANNABEllE P. lAGDAAN

    Iriga Central School, Central District Iriga City

    The event will showcase a day-long conference, net-working events and field trips to various tourism sites in this city as discussed during the media briefing Thursday morning.

    The Tourism Forum will revolve on the theme Eco-Torusim -- Transcending Cli-mate Change.

    The forum will start on Nov. 25 with expected 400 delegates, 180 of which are foreign.

    Arrival and registration of the delegates for the event will be at The Oriental Legazpi.

    AlbAy host pAtA forum . . .During the opening day,

    a media briefing will be held with Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda and Mario Har-dy, PATA chief executive of-ficer, as panelists.

    A dinner for the guests and participants will be hosted by Tourism Promotions Board with a welcome message by Mayor Noel E. Rosal of Legazpi City.

    On Nov. 26, a Technical Tour and Tourism Marketing Treasure Hunt will be partici-pated by 150 guests.

    For this one day field ses-sion, delegates will be chal-

    lenged to explore and discover the hidden gems of a location, while immersing with the unique culture,geography and people.

    They will taste their food, admire landscapes, savour their history -- while lever-aging digital tools to iden-tify, collect and promote new found treasures, Albay Pro-vincial Tourism Culture Af-fairs Officer Dorothy F. Colle said.

    Delegates will be taken along an action-packed jour-ney, Colle added.

    In Lignon Hill -- a place for hiking, climbing, zipline,

    rappelling, hanging bridge walking, Japanese tunneling and lava watching -- the dele-gates will b e treated to a 360-degree view of the Mayon Volcano and excellent views of the city, especially at night.

    Vistors are encouraged to walk from the foot to the top of the hill but are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

    Legazpi Boulevard is a long stretch of road that inter-links five barangays of Albay, Colle said.

    It offers very good views of the Mayon Volcano and the Kapuntukan Hill.

  • bikol reporter 3november 22-28, 2015

  • bikol reporter4 november 22-28, 2015

    Pagpapagiromdom kan kabanggihan kan banwaan

    dis*Karte*Kusyon*Kurso

    frANk Peones jr.

    masiguro kan saindang pagtenir nin haloy sa puesto. Resulta : binayaan an Pilipinas na may bilyones na utang sa mga darakulang bangkong dayuhan.

    Igwa pang inaapod na historical revisionism an pagbabago sa kasaysayan kun sain pinapahiling na si Marcos soboot an pinakamarhay na nagin president kan Pilipinas. Siguro sa mga nagtutubod kaini mas marhay na basahon ninda si sinurat kan depunto kong kaamigo na si Toots Jamoralin an Pulang Hamtik an koleksyon nin mga istorya kan buhay kan mga hobenes na nagbuwis kan saindang buhay sa pakikipaglaban kan katalingkasan sa panahon nin Martial Law. Idagdag ko pa digdi an Days of Disquiet/Nights of Rage ni Pete Lacaba, an istorya man kan inaapod na First Quarter Storm.

    Kinakaipuhan na pagadalan kan henerasyon ngonyan an inagihan kan nasyon orog na kan panahon nin diktatura ni Marcos. Sabi ngani kan Aleman na pararawit-dawit na sa Bertolt Brecht, natuturog kami sa tahaw nin mga panggagadan. Dai na. Nungka pa.

    Nagtaram ako sa sarong grupo nin mga hobenes sa Daet kan nakaaging semana asin saro sa mga lider ninda an nagpasalamat sa pagtao ko nin doon sa paggiromdom sa nakaagi. Reaksyon niya ini sa sakong sinabi manongod sa samong inagihan kan panahon ni Marcos. Halimbawa, si pagdadara mi kan dummy kan Knight Literary Magazine sa headquarters kan Philippine Constabulary (PC) kaidto ta iyo idto si sarong requirement sa saindang pagtugot na magkaigwa nin campus press. Garo sa sarong pitik nin may mahikang bala, nagin professor na nin literatura asin pagsurat si mga PC. Iyo an PC kaidto bakong computer kundi mga pulis. Malinaw na censorship ini asin pagbalga kan derecho nin press freedom. Kadto, pagmasirena na si dakulang relo sa may GSIS, kaipuhan mi nang magdalagan pauli ta curfew na. Sukol asin limitado an night life mi kadto ta kun dai, dadarahon ka duman sa Camp Canuto asin pagagabihon kan mga Army.

    Sinabi kadtong lider na may mga kaibahan sinda na nagtutubod na mas marhay sa satong nasyon na magkaigwa nin diktatura. Pinaliwanag ko na naiintindihan ko an pagiisip na

    ini na sa hiling ko ekspresyon nin kapagalan sa kawaran nin pagbabago asin pagasenso sa Pilipinas. Siguro niyako hinihiling ninda an modelo kan Singapore sa irarom kadto ni Lee Kuan Yew asin kan Malaysia sa pamamayo nin Mahathir duwang nasyon na nagin mauswag sa irarom nin pusog na gobyerno. Importante an puntong ini ta ini an kaibahan kan diktatura sa sarong strong government o estado. Si Lee asin Mahathir ginamit an saindang kapangyarihan nganing magkaigwa nin pagbabago sa saindang nasyon. Si Marcos ginamit an kapangyarihan kan Presidente nganing mabago an gobyerno na

    halo-halo

    homAr murillo

    tip of AniceberGEmail: [email protected]

    APECtadoNatapos na an magarbong urulay kan mga pamayo kan

    beinte-unong mga nasyon na minakompone kan APEC. Nagtagama an gobyerno kan Pilipinas nin dyes bilyones pesos para sa siguridad, akomodasyon, transportasyon, pagkakan, libangan, gobing, mga souvenirs asin iba pang mga bagay na konektado sa pag-estima sa mga bisita. Apuera sa mga pamayo kan mga nasyon, kaibanan man syempre si saindang entourage. Rayaon man nag-atendir si mga CEOs asin top-brass kan mga korporasyon.

    Saro ngani sa pinaka prominenteng CEO na nag-atendir kan katatapos pa lang na APEC Summit iyo si Jack Ma na CEO asin nagtugdas kan Alibaba Group Holding Limited. Saro ngani sa pinaka nagin highlights kan APEC Summit iyo si chitchat nina President Barrack Obama, Jack Ma saka kan Filipina engineer/inventor na si Aisa Mijeno. Madadalan sa Youtube si urulay ninda manungod sa naimbento ni Mijeno na LED lamp na naggagamit nin tubig na may asin para maglaad. Syempre dakulang orgulyo man ini na matawan nin atensyon kan lider kan pinaka makusog asin pinaka mayaman na nasyon sa kinaban.

    Dawa ngani seryoso an nagin agenda kan nasabing summit, ugwa man nin mga inaapod na lighthearted o medyo hababaw na aspeto an tinawan atensyon kan mainstream media asin nag-trending sa social media. Naitutok si spotlight sa duwang hunks na lideres na sina Justin Trudeu na prime minister kan Canada asin Enrique Pea Nieto na presidente kan Mexico. Medyo nalihis na kadikit sa mas importanteng mga isyu dahil sa duwang ini. Ugwa pa nganing mga makaulok na mga memes an nagruluwasan arog halimbawa kan pagkumpara sa duwang lideres na iniyo sa mga prinsipe sa Disney animated movies habang si President Noynoy Aquino ikinumpara sa Minion.

    Kun ugwang inspirasyonal asin medyo lighthearted na aspeto si nakaaging summit, ugwa man makadisgana asin mapungaw na realidad na dae naitago. Yaon dyan si pwersahang pagpahali asin pagdetina kan mga paralimos sa kalye; yaon dyan si dae makataong trato sa mga raliyesta na sinumpit nin tubig na garo mga ati; yaon dyan si pagpasarado sa mga tinampo na nagpwersa sa mga ordinaryong mga tawo na maglakaw nin perang kilometro; yaon si grabeng traffic; asin syempre yaon si makalula na gastos kan gobyerno. Ugwang mga nagsasabi na investment daa si dyes bilyones pesos na ginastos alagad nuarin man daa mamamatian ini kan kadakli kan mga Pilipino, lalo na itong mga pinaharaling alabado kan naglinig nin mga kalye?

    Uminabot sa 10,000 si mga official delegates kan APEC Summit. Gabos na beinte unong nasyon na miyembros nirepresentar kanya-kanyang pinaka halangkaw na pamayo kan stado asin gobyerno asin rayaon man si mga chief executive officers kan mga manlaenlaen na korporasyon. Dakol an nag-atendir sa pang-ekonomiyang pag-urulay na ini alagad ugwang mga importanteng sektor pang-ekonomiya na dae narepresentar arog kan sektor nin mga obrero, sektor nin mga parauma asin sektor nin parasira. Tano ta si mga pinaka poderoso lang asin mga negosyante an nag-urulay? Tano sinda lang an mga nagdesisyon sa mga isyung pang-ekonomiya?

    Sa mas hararom na pag-analisar, si mga darakulang korporasyon asin mga mayayaman na nasyon an pinaka mabenipisyo. Dejado an mga pobreng nasyon arog kan Pilipinas. Minaluwas na gigisahon lang kita sa sadiri tang mantika. Magkakaugwa nin mas medaling paagi an mga korporasyon, foreign investors asin first world countries na ma-exploit an satuyang mga obreros asin mga rekursos naturales. Ini madulot nin pagkaraot kan kapalibutan. Ugwa man daang trickledown effect an APEC Summit alagad ini patak-patak lang na garo ramog hali sa lamesa nin kapasluan.

    To an elementary grade teacher, everyday is always a new day, a different daymeeting the same pupils, yes, but not dealing with them the same day yesterday. This is the challenge of a teacher. But like a lot of teachers, especially seasoned ones, it takes only a lot of common sense to manage a class and expect a good and fruitful day.

    Classroom management is the process of ensuring classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior.

    Four easy suggestions have been proven effective. And just like said earlier, it just takes lot of common sense. Teachers, heed these four points toward effective classroom management.

    1. Know what you want and what you dont want.2. Show and tell your students what you want.3. When you get what you want, acknowledge (but not

    appreciate) it.4. When you get something, act quickly and appropriately.But other than common sense, a teacher is expected

    consistency, an often undervalued Behavior and a sense of fairness and courage. This is close

    to saying that a teacher is not just equipped with what comprised his credential as a baccalaureate degree holder. And this is exactly what makes teaching a truly fulfilling line of endeavor.

    Classroom management and managing pupils conduct are skills that teachers acquire and hone over time. Effective teaching requires considerable skills in managing the myriad

    Classroom Management for Effective learningBy ANITA A. NOVElA - Master Teacher I

    Iriga Central School

    tasks and situations that occur in the classroom each day. As teachers we should understand in more ways than one the psychological and developmental levels of their pupils and these are acquired with practices, feedback and a willingness to learn from mistakes.

    Teachers are expected to be able to observe all pupils at all times and to monitor work and behavior. Materials needed in the classroom must be available for pupils to use when needed. Teachers should identify expectations for pupils behavior and communicate these expectations periodically. Rules and regulations should be posted in the classroom and compliance of these rules should be monitored constantly.

    As teachers, we are asked not to develop classroom rules that we are unwilling to enforce. It is interesting to begin the day in a very lively atmosphere. A prayer will do and maybe group singing or even sharing of experiences by one pupil or even our own.

    Good discipline is much more likely to occur if the classroom setting and activities are not structured or arranged to enhance cooperative behavior. Pupils must be held accountable for their works. Very important is that academic tasks rather than a good behavior for its own sake is far more important.

    On the much lighter side, classroom decoration does help bring about good and happy day in the classroom for both teachers and pupils.

    The dual task of being a teacher and a publication adviser is a dual commitment. Both are challenging but are likewise opportunities. Not every teacher is given the task to handle a school paper. The teacher must have a working knowledge of journalism and a good command of both English and Filipino since practically all school papers are published in these two languages. This proficiency of both languages is important if the publication adviser is to be looked upon by the members of the editorial board as one with authority and someone who commands respect. A teacher must look at his appointment as publication adviser as an honor, a bright feather to his cap. It is for him a welcome thing.

    If advising a school paper is a challenge, it is. Probably even more challenging than being a classroom teacher. Pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Education has prepared one to teach but becoming a publication adviser could just be incidental. However, for one to become a teacher one goes through several years of painful study and in the end, ,he practices his profession like cream to coffee. But not advising a school paper because handling a campus publication may not register to him easily. It could be a new field to him but of course, for a teacher, there is really nothing unmanageable. Attaboy! A teacher could fit in anywhere without even batting an eyelash. He takes the challenges as they come and he battles off this challenges unscathed.

    The publication adviser knows too well that his hands are full. Other than a working knowledge of the craft, he bonds with his staff members sometimes spending sleepless nights, doing the papers lay out, editing manuscripts, doing the precise headlines until the paper is put to sleep. What a publication adviser should

    Teacher Cum Publication Adviser, a Dual CommitmentBy MARICEl BERIA BERNAl - Master Teacher IRinconada National Technical Vocational School

    Sto. Domingo, Iriga City

    bear in mind is that he in entrusted the duty of building the future fourth estaters of the country. .

    But the publication adviser is basically a teacher, no doubt. Teaching is his first calling. Maybe, his last too. But being a publication adviser may only be an added responsibility but which needs the same commitment like that of teacher. But there is freting here. Teaching and being a publication adviser are no two roads apart. They complement each other. They demand the same commitment. They pose the same challenges and they are both imperative in building characters and intelligence of the students under his fold.

    There is every reason for a publication adviser to be happy about. After all, it is not every teacher upon whose shoulder is laid down the responsibility as making a school paper succeeds in its objective of giving the news to the school and its various publics.

    A teacher and a publication adviser, a dual responsibility with a dual commitment. It could be taken as a dual honor. very fulfilling and truly rewarding.

    A teacher cum publication adviser ,what is greater than donning two caps on one head.

    However, relegating my commitment as a teacher, which, more than a publication adviser, is not just challenging but a lifetime calling. . As a teacher, I handle students of varied mental set-up unlike the ones with the editorial board who are a select few.

    I would not trade being a teacher and a publication adviser for another line of work. I am a teacher by vocation and I can rightly say, no doubt, that I am a publication adviser by avocation.

    Teacher cum Publication Adviser, what a great and rewarding work.

    Early maturing rice variet-ies include GSR8 and GSR5a for planting in irrigated paddies while drought tolerant varieties are GSR11, 5a, and GSR2 that could be used in rainfed and upland ar-eas, he said.

    The DA regional chief ex-plained that GSR (Green Super Rice) hybrid rice varieties are among the options under climate change-related stresses wherein they have been tested in both rain-fed lowland and upland environ-ments as top performing lines with up to 62.5 percent advantage over check varieties.

    The GSR was developed after 12 years of rigorous breeding by a team of Filipino and international rice scientists which introduced the resulting variety in the Philippines in early 2012 by way of initially providing seeds in Bicol under the project Assessments of Climate Change Impacts and Mapping of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity under Climate Change to Strength-en Household Food Security with Livelihoods' Adaptation Approach-es (AMICAF).

    The project, launched by the

    less crop yielD Due to . . .DA on the same year, was a five-year undertaking under the joint auspices of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Japans Ministry of Agricul-ture, Fishery, and Forestry.

    AMICAF is a comprehensive framework designed to address climate change impacts and adap-tation planning aimed at improv-ing the food security of vulnerable household groups.

    Under this project, field trials of GSR lines were reproduced at the Bicol Experiment Station in Camarines Sur following success-ful tests done in areas with three agrosystem conditions flooding, drought, and saline intrusion.

    Bicol was chosen as pilot site for the AMICAF project because of its high vulnerability to typhoons, floods and drought that all take a great toll on agriculture, given that 40 percent of the regions rice area is affected by these climate-related stresses.

    Under such conditions, alterna-tive agricultural options were intro-duced and promoted to ensure food security and generate additional

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  • bikol reporter 5november 22-28, 2015

    Since November is Reading Month, I would like to write about what I have learned from reading and why I continue to pursue this wonderful hobby for the many benefits I am getting from this activity known as Reading.

    I started to read in my early elementary grades. From then on, I had always been fascinated by reading. From my textbooks in English I got to read short stories, fables, beautiful short poems. And that made me want to read more.

    I discovered many things and got even more interested in reading. For example, there are just too many wonderful storiesfairy tales, stories about animals, about kings and queens, about heroes and even about ordinary people who live ordinary lives.

    My reading also brought me to many places. It looks like I have gone not only to the beautiful places in the Philippines but to many other places in the world. I saw the inside of the European mansions featured in magazines. I got a glimpse of the White House in America. I saw in my readings the tall tower in Dubai and the Empire State Building in America. I had practically traveled all over the world in my readings. I have also gone to Disneyland and saw Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and many other characters in the Disney world.

    I have met many people in the books I have read: Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy. Jacqueline Onassis, the Spiderman, Superman and Batman as well as Harry Potter, popular singers and actors and actresses.

    My readings have increased my vocabulary and helped me in my spelling. I am now very sure with my grammar because of readings. I have learned to use the right words for my own writing activities in school. But there are still many others I would get from reading. There are still many stories I will read. I have even learned a little how to write poems similar to the ones I have read.

    I have really become very imaginative and it is helping me a lot in my daily life. When I am free from my school and my lessons, I use my free time reading the newspapers and I get to know the news of the day. On the lighter side, I also get to know what is going on in the entertainment world and even latest gossips. .

    When I get to be older and pursuing my higher education, maybe I will get to read more serious books like history, anthropology and I can talk about these subjects without hesitation because I must have been given the best and the most accurate information about them.

    I owe it to my Mother and Father because they have exposed me to reading. First with newspapers and magazines and later to fiction.

    Since this is now an age of modern technology, I am given another venue for my reading habit. It is the computer. So, I dont have to buy newspapers when I can read news in the internet. I can also do researches and get helped in my subjects with only one click and presto! I google and I can get what I want to know, read them and my school problems are solved. Thanks to reading.

    From the Mouth of a Babe

    What I learnedfrom Reading By FAYE ElAINE P. SIRIOSGrade VIIriga Central SchoolIriga City

    Solemnity of Christ the KingThe Feast of Christ the

    King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man's thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ's royalty over individu-als, families, society, govern-ments, and nations.

    Today's Mass establishes the titles for Christ's royalty over men: 1) Christ is God, the Creator of the universe and hence wields a supreme power over all things; "All things were created by Him"; 2) Christ is our Redeemer, He purchased us by His precious Blood, and made us His property and possession; 3) Christ is Head of the Church, "holding in all things the primacy"; 4) God bestowed upon Christ the nations of the world as His special possession and dominion.

    Today's Mass also describes the qualities of Christ's kingdom. This kingdom is: 1) supreme, extending not only to all people but also to their princes and kings; 2) univer-sal, extending to all nations and to all places; 3) eternal, for "The Lord shall sit a King forever"; 4) spiritual, Christ's "kingdom is not of this world". Rt. Rev. Msgr. Rudolph G. Bandas

    According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Ex-traordinary Form of the Roman Rite, this feast is celebrated on the last Sunday of October.

    Today is the feast of St. Cecilia which is superseded by the Sunday Liturgy.

    The Benefits of Action Researchto Teaching Profession

    By ARlENE D. RECIO, DBM - Teacher IIIRinconada National Technical Vocational School

    Iriga City An action research is simply taking an action to improve

    teaching and learning plus systematic study of the action and its consequences. It is typically designed and conducted by practitioners who analyze data from their workplace to improve their own practice. As you are getting started, we think it might be helpful for us to know that we are joining a community of thousands of teachers who have made action research a part of their daily lives. Action research is conducted in order to improve learning outcomes. It help how to identify and to solve systematic issues or concerns that we experience or that are confronted with so that we initiate reforms which are localized, contextualized and responsive to the needs of learners. Moreover, we come up with out-of-the box or non traditional strategies, solutions or methods as well as cost-effective means to solve issues or to improve local practice. Through action research we can discover different ways, strategies and techniques on how to unleash the potentials of the learners. We can improve our craft when we are involved in the study. We discover the new wide array of opportunities and benefits that can be acquire scientific and systematic inquiry of knowledge.

    If our initial studies were successful, we found it possible to continue our work by asking better questions, getting deeper understanding of our teaching, and making connections to the field of our endeavour. Thus, an action research is beneficial in areas of teaching practice that need to explored or settings in which continued improvement is the focus and there is always room for improvement when it comes to teaching and educating others which is our students.

    Making Science TeachingFun and Exciting

    By IDA T. IBARRIENTOS - Teacher IIIRinconada National Technical Vocational School

    Sto. Domingo, Iriga City

    The world of Science is fascinating. This is a perspective to have great knowledge about Science subjects.

    As a teacher, we need to be prepared before going to our daily battle in our classroom. We have to be interactive and innovative. We should use varied techniques and strategies that will suit to the needs of our learners. We always wish to provide them with the knowledge they yearn for.

    Unfortunately, some students have difficulties in getting interested in topics like Biology, Earth Science, Physics and Chemistry.

    Here are some of the techniques that could be of great help in engaging our learners understand the concepts in the scientific world :

    Role playing excellent tool for engaging students and allowing them to interact with their peers as they try to complete the task assigned to them.

    Simulation Games is the imitation of the operation of a real world process or system.

    Peer learning a form of cooperative learning that enhances the value of student student interaction.

    Incorporating Current Events this will spark interest in the discussion at hand. Typhoon, earthquake, flash floods, tsunami and other natural disasters are ideal for inclusions for discussion.

    Hands on Activities gives an excellent opportunities for learning through designing and developing experiments.

    Making Science teaching fun and exciting is a great challenge to Science teachers. But with bunch of techniques and strategies it would be easy.

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    Towards A Better Work EnvironmentBy levi N. San Jose Teacher 2Naga City Science High School

    City of Naga

    Every individual is unique. It is our uniqueness that sets us apart and makes each one of us special. This individuality though can oftentimes be a barrier because varying preferences and character become a breeding ground for arguments or discontentment. Around us are people who can either be brutally honest in expressing their dislike for or be gratefully appreciative of others. These behaviors are even more magnified when manifested in a small environment such us our workplace. We have colleagues who can unashamedly show loyalty and admiration to friends while being critical of the not my friends.

    It is true that we cannot please everybody. We cannot even change co-workers who possess an outlook contrary to ours; we can however suggest change with humility for us to maintain a healthy work environment. Some of the traits we could promote and practice are optimism, generosity, friendliness, and open-mindedness, discipline, being responsible and being work-oriented. Aside from these, we also have to accept the fact that everyone can make mistakes. The redeeming factor through is that we all have the capacity to change and be apologetic so that we can avoid hurting or offending others. To sustain good harmonious relationship, let us discourage selfishness, pessimism, skepticism and authoritarianism.

    As an educator, I believe that a smooth working relationship is important. Healthy work relation has the potential to facilitate the achievement of goals especially those that benefit the students and entire school community. To attain this, we need to respect individual differences. What or whom we like and dislike will forever be there, but with an open mind and recognition of the fact that no one is perfect somehow lessens the burden. Let us learn to appreciate even the simplest of things and not look for what is wrong so that we can altogether avoid stress and misunderstanding.

    Impact of Contextualized K-12 learningMaterials to Pupils and Teachers

    By EDA P. DATO, MTIIIriga Central School, Iriga City

    Learning takes place with the aid of many factors. The less abstract and the more it is experiential, the more learning happens. The utilization of educational materials is necessary for learning to be more concrete because most people learn by doing. However, it is not just a matter of using learning materials but also a matter of how we use it. Context put things into perspective.

    In the K to 12 program, the learning materials is contextualized. It is not anymore just for the sake of using a teaching material. We must consider what material to use, why and how. The purpose of this is to create an avenue for learners to experience learning not just in abstract terms more in an experiential level. That way learning can be strengthen with more impetus. The materials are no longer just a tool to sustain attention, but moreover to put the learning into perspective.

    The question is what difference would it make, and what significant change would it create. The answer is plain and clear. Learning becomes easy, quick, and pragmatic. It makes the learning environment as close to reality and the immediate application of the learning experience is perceived because of the direct actual experience through the tools and materials. It also fosters enjoyment, and with emotions being involved in the acquisition and retention of information, knowledge becomes more cemented.

    On the part of the educators, contextualized learning materials make instruction easier than before. There is less expository approach and the teacher becomes a facilitator. There are more activities for the students, so the learners become more involved and the teacher exerts less effort in discussing in explaining the lesson. Instead, the students experience the lesson and the teacher processes their experience. Having that kind of facility also raises the teaching morale of the educators, they develop more zest in teaching knowing the school provides the necessary materials for instruction rather than using their own personal money to buy the learning materials needed for their class. It feels good, when you know the management is not simply behind you, but is also with you.

    These effects are profound indeed, however there are issues on the extent of the reach of such impact. There are still places in far flung areas where the facility is still far from achieving the aforementioned effects of the k-12 contextualized learning tools. And as far technology is concerned, then budget is also concerned. That is one hindrance to achieving full scale application of this approach. Many private schools do not have this predicament. The public school system however is still at odds with this difficulty. That is the challenge that we need to appraise from. If the government can address it, then the impact of the learning tools to contextualized learning of the students can be a great boon in the educational milieu.

    major factors. First is the efficien-cy of the Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) in which DOLE Bicols Labor Laws Compliance Officers (LLCOs) have gained the respect of establishments owners thereby soliciting voluntary com-pliance to labor standards.

    Second is the effectiveness of the DOLE Regional Coordinat-ing Council (RCC) convergence programs such as Labor & Man-agement Cooperation (LMC) advocacy programs handled by NCMB, DOLE, ECC, OSH and RTWPB.

    Third is the active involve-ment and partnership of the lo-cal media in DOLE RCCs One Agency, One Vision, One Mission advocacy strategy in which the 11-attached agencies are active in conducting provincial press con-ference and pro-active tri-media advocacy regarding issues on la-bor pay rules.

    These factors have greatly contributed to the very significant increase in labor standards com-pliance, RD Lacambra stressed.

    Records shows that 1,814 es-tablishments have been assessed by DOLE Bicol from January to October in which 1,280 (70.6%) were labor standards compliant with only 534 (29.4%) establish-ments found to have deficiencies. Remarkably also, 67.20% of the 534 establishments found with violations have voluntarily cor-rected its deficiencies within the 10-day remediation period.

    Here you can see the respect of establishments owners not just to the LLCS but to DOLE Bicol. They are already initiating correc-tion of their deficiencies volun-tarily. With such we dont need to issue any order of compliance thus saving time and resources of the government and provid-

    Dole reports 70.6% lAbor . . .ing Bicolano workers faster solu-tion to their pay concerns, RD Lacambra added.

    The labor laws that establish-ments are commonly deficient of, based on the analysis of the LLCS report, are mostly on pay rules like the minimum wage, overtime, holiday and premium pay. Some deficiencies on service incentive leaves (SIL) were also noted while deficiencies on social welfare benefits like non-payment of SSS, Philhealth and Pag-Ibig were also recorded. Most estab-lishments however, upon receipt of the Notice of Results (NR) is-sued by the LLCO, immediately and voluntary corrects its own deficiencies particularly when it comes to pay rules.

    Well, this is good news. It means that establishments in Bi-col are aware of their responsibil-ity as employers, DOLE Bicol asst. reg. dir. Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla commented.

    On the other hand, recorded deficiencies on Social Welfare Benefits, especially on non-remit-tance or non-payment of deduc-tions, are immediately forwarded by DOLE-Bicol to the concerned office like the SSS, Philhealth and Pag-Ibig.

    Actually we just received a letter of gratitude from Philhealth Region V for always forwarding to them the list of companies with which our LLCOs have deficiency on Philhealth contribution rules, ARD Trayvilla expressed.

    Aside from the three (3) ma-jor strategies cited above, which were believed to have contributed to the increase in compliance to labor standards, DOLE Bicol is also closely coordinating with the business centers of LGUs to monitor new establishments be-ing opened in the area.

    income for the farmer based on the Agrikulturang Pinoy (Agri-Pinoy) Rice Program directed towards the vigorous pursuit of the administra-tion of President Benigno Aquino III of its Food Staples Sufficiency Program for the country.

    For Bicol farms devoted to veg-etables, the SCOA suggested that okra and squash or legumes like cowpea, winged bean and mung-bean should be used.

    Cowpea, Bragas said, can be planted either before or after rice enriches food production from a land area as it has been grown for centuries in the tropics being well adapted to prevailing environmen-tal stresses, tolerates drought and can grow on poor, even acid soils where other food legumes do not perform well.

    Bragas said cowpea, which complements the mainly cereal diet of Filipinos, is an important crop as it is a rich source of proteins and calories, as well as minerals and vitamins.

    Similarly, winged beans that have several common names like

    less crop yielD Due to . . .Asparagus Pea, Goa bean and Four-angled bean but called lo-cally as parapagulong are typi-cal to humid climatic and grown in many places of the region for its nutritious and nitrogen fixation properties.

    This bean is said to be blessed with optimum health benefits as it contains the highest proportion of calcium which make bones strong and prevents breakage while Vita-mins A and C along with several minerals make up the legumes that endow the body with powers to fight diseases, he said.

    Mungbean (Vigna radiata), popularly known in the Philippines as mungo and mainly used as hu-man food, is one of the cheapest sources of plant protein which con-tains at least 27 percent protein and a good source of minerals such as calcium and sodium while its dried seeds are high in vitamins A and B, and when sprouted come as rich in vitamins B and C.

    It is drought-tolerant and re-quires a warm climate during its growing period and the tempera-

    ture and humidity prevailing in the region during dry spell situations is suited for optimum yields, Bra-gas said.

    According to the SCOA, the chance of El Nio is greater than 90 percent through the end of this year, with 85-percent chance that it will last until the early part of 2016 based on latest probabilistic El Nio Southern Oscillation Outlook.

    High temperature would also cause heat stress to livestock and poultry production and to address this situation, both large and small ruminants should be provided with sheds and the cut and carry feed-ing practice must be applied while silage making is more applicable during the drier months that also need the provision of drinking wa-ter to livestock to minimize heat stress, he said.

    Likewise, in anticipation of this unfavorable climate condition, the SCOA advised Bicol farmers to re-pair and clean water canals and ir-rigation systems for efficient drain-age and water conservation.

    To conserve moisture in veg-etable farms, mulching may be applied using plastic sheets, rice straw or any other available mate-rials, it said.

    Bragas said farmers all over the region should now be planting to take advantage of the high mois-ture availability owing to the pre-vailing near normal rainfall which started in the late part of October and enable them to harvest before the forecast drought.Hhe warned, however, that the favorable amount of rainfall in some parts of Bicol like Albay, Catanduanes and Sorsogon owing to the ami-han (northeasterly wind) might cause prevalence of insect pest and fungal disease on crops; chronic respiratory or bacteria diseases in poultry; hemorrhagic septicemia in ruminants; and pneumonia and diarrhea for swine.

    In this case, they should adopt Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control infestation during this period, Bragas added. --PNA

    EXTRAJuDICIAl SETTlEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SAlENotice is hereby given that the named parties are the surviv-

    ing heirs of the late Sps. BLAS UMBRIA and TOMASA SALVA-DOR-UMBRIA who died on March 2, 1954 and September 12, 1948 respectively, without any Will nor Debts, left real proper-ties situated at Tarusanan, Milaor, Camarines Sur,that after ad-judicating the properties described in favor of their brother, the Heirs do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY in a man-ner absolute and irrevocable, a portion of the described real property by way of Absolute Sale in favor of ROMAR & SONS ESTATE DEVELOPMENT CORP., (repesented by ROMEO Y. TAN), its assigns and successors-in-interest a parcel of land containing an area of Two thousand Two humdred fifty-nine square meters, her heirs, assigns and successors in interest, for and in consideration of the amount of Five Hundred thou-sand pesos (P500,000.00) as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Jacinto B. Penaflor Jr., Doc. No. 64, Page No. 11, Book No. 1, Series of 2015.BIKOl REPORTERPublished: November 22, 29; December 6, 2015

    EXTRAJuDICIAl SETTlEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOluTE SAlE

    Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the sur-viving heirs of the late JUAN R. SAN ANDRES who died on May 01, 1985 at Sampaloc, Manila, left a parce l of land situ-ated at Penafrancia Ave., Naga City, left a parcel of land cov-ered by TCT No. 57776, that for and in consideration of the sum of ONE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND pe-sos (P1,800,000.00) paid by ELPIDIO OCCIANO of legal age with residence and postal address in Naga City, CamSur, the Heirs/Vendors do hereby SELL, CONVEY and TRANSFER by Way of Absolute Sale, their rights, interests and participa-tion on the parcel of land described, as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. P. R. Perfecto, Doc. No. 892, Page No. 178, Book No. 26, Series of 2015.

    BIKOl REPORTERPublished: November 22, 29; December 6, 2015

  • bikol reporter 7november 22-28, 2015

    school officials, well as the MNCCI, for taking the initiative in putting in the forefront the governments K-12 and TVET programs. He said education is the foundation of good business and that the two must comple-ment each other in plotting the countrys future by preparing the youth with proper knowledge and skills for them to become dynamic players in nation build-ing.

    Supt. Gando said the occasion was very timely as the DepEd itself had encouraged them to come into partnership with the business sector in pushing the K-12 and TVET programs.

    The K to 12 Program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of pri-mary education, four years of Ju-nior High School, and two years of Senior High School [SHS]) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship.

    The morning program was followed by the Education Summit that opened at 1:30 p.m. at the Avenue Convention Plaza.

    DepEd Regional Director Ra-mon Abcede spoke on the K-12 Senior High School Program.

    Senior High School, after four years of junior high school, is two more ears of specialized upper secondary education; stu-dents may choose a specializa-tion based on aptitude, interests, and school capacity. The choice of career track will define the content of the subjects a student

    nAGA lGu, mncci . . .will take in Grades 11 and 12. SHS subjects fall under either the Core Curriculum or specific Tracks.

    Core CurriculumThere are 7 Learning Ar-

    eas under the Core Curriculum. These are Languages, Literature, Communication, Mathematics, Philosophy, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Current content from some General Edu-cation subjects are embedded in the SHS curriculum.

    TracksEach student in Senior High

    School can choose among three tracks: Academic; Technical-Vocational-Livelihood; and Sports and Arts. The Academic track includes three strands: Business, Accountancy, Man-agement (BAM); Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (HESS); and Science, Technol-ogy, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

    Students undergo immersion, which may include earn-while-you-learn opportunities, to pro-vide them relevant exposure and actual experience in their chosen track. In this regard, businesses and business establishments play a key part as they adopt students for immersion in their workplaces.

    TVET (Technical Vocational Education & Training) National Certificate

    After finishing Grade 10, a student can obtain Certificates of Competency (COC) or a Na-tional Certificate Level I (NC I). After finishing a Technical-Vocational-Livelihood track in Grade 12, a student may obtain a National Certificate Level II (NC II), provided he/she passes

    the competency-based assess-ment of the Technical Education and Skills Development Author-ity (TESDA).

    NC I and NC II improves em-ployability of graduates in fields like Agriculture, Electronics, and Trade.

    Albero said the specializa-tion training that would be in-corporated in the last two years of high school would greatly increase the competencies and skills of the students, thus mak-ing them more employable after graduation.

    The importance of a strat-egy-oriented and competency-based basic education cur-riculum is key to making our graduates globally acceptable and competitive, he added.

    The summit also featured a presentation of Dual Train-ing Program of K-12 and the Adopt a School Program by local business and the incen-tives that may be availed from it.

    Dual training refers to the combination of practical, on-the-job, enterprise-based train-ing and theoretical education in school, to balance theory and practice.- naga.gov.ph

    agriculture are the poor farmers who cannot afford to buy inor-ganic fertilizers and pesticides, thus resulted to decrease in pov-erty incidence, improved health and income. Organic agriculture also helped maintain biodiversity and carbon sequestration, thus, sustaining life.

    The highlight of the congress was the awarding of the regional achievers in organic agriculture. This year, six categories were awarded. They are: Tirso Mar-

    8th bicol orGAnic AGri . . .tirez of Tigaon, Camarines Sur Outstanding Small Farmer In-dividual Category (he received P50,000 cash award); Mario Avila and family of Tigaon, Cam. Sur Organic Farming Family (P50,000); Sienna Sombrero Municipal Organic Agriculture Coordinator (P20,000); Eduardo Osio Outstanding Agricultural Extension Worker (P15,000); Goa Agri Producers Association (GAPPA) Farmers Organiza-tion (P100,000 project grant); and the Local Government Unit of Balatan Outstanding LGU (P300,000 project grant).

    Sienna Sombrero and the Avila family also won in the na-tional search and will receive their awards during the National Organic Agriculture Congress in Bacolod on November 26.

    The congress was attended by more than 500 provincial and municipal Organic Agriculture Program coordinators, Munici-pal Agriculturists, agricultural technicians, cooperatives and associations of organic practitio-ners, researchers, educators, and farmers.

    The activity started with the opening of exhibits of various organic products by 21 exhibitors from the six provinces of the re-gion. During the plenary session experts discussed various topics such as Climate Change: A Chal-lenge to Organic Agriculture by Dr. Cedric Daep, Department Head of APSEMO; Health and Wellness by Dr. Alma M. Lozada, Nutritionist of the Department of Health Region V; Marketing and Farm Tourism by Mr. Lamberto Rodriguez, W&D Manager. On the second day, topics discussed include: Healthy Soil, Health Lifestyle by Dr. Lorena Hernan-dez, Organic Agriculture Program Director of CBSUA; Integrated Diversified Organic Farming

    Systems by Jonjon Sarmiento of Cuatro Marias Farm in Mindoro; Organic Agriculture Registration and Certification Process by Mar-ites Dimaculangan of Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Stan-dards.

    The two Bicolano members of the National Organic Agricul-ture Board, CBSUA President Dr. Georgina Bordado and Fr. Ian Trillanes also showed their full support to the activity together with Dennis Batocabe who rep-resented Ako Bikol Partylist representative Rodel Batocabe, and DA RTD Edgar R. Madrid. -Lovella P. Guarin

    Mayon ATV Adventure and Mayon Lava Watching are a one-of-kind adventure that includes a 9-km, 45 minutes ride going to the lava field below Mayon Volcano from the foot of the Lignon Hill.

    Cagsawa Ruins is where rem-nants of an 18th century Fran-ciscan church, whose tower re-mains -- a memorial ground for the 2,000 former inhabitants and reminder of the resilience of the Albayanos to the challenges that nature brings.

    After the Cagsawa church was destroyed by Mayon s eruption in 1814, the Daraga church became the main parish church of Cag-sawa.

    The original faade and bell tower still remains today.

    The design of the Daraga church is described as a blend of Renaissance Gothic and Mexican Baroque architectural styles. The

    AlbAy host pAtA forum . . .Daraga church was declared a Na-tional Culture Treasure in 2007.

    A Barrio Fiesta theme dinner hosted by Provincial Government of Albay will be held in Albay As-trodome for the 400 delegates.

    On Nov. 27 the proper confer-ence will be divided into different sessions that will focus on Eco-tourism and Climate Change.

    The forum will be formally welcomed by Secretary of Tour-ism Ramon R. Jimenez.

    The keynote speaker is Lo-raine Gatlabayan who will focus on Climate Change Mitigation and the Role on Tourism.

    Tourism can be both a vic-tim and contributor to climate change and the keynote speaker will explore the complexities of this issue and suggest actions that can be taken to mitigate the potential negative impact of tourism activities.

    Session 1 is about Marine Tourism and Implications for Wa-ter-Resilient Operations; Session 2, Global Adventure Trends; ASE-AN for adventure, where horizons are endless and Breakout sessions typically comprise of presentation questions and answer style, fea-turing speakers from prominent organizations who are leaders in their respective fields.

    PATA is one of the biggest and premier organizations of travel and tourism players in Asia-Pacif-ic region and a leading authority on the industry for 60 years.

    The association is also a part-ner of the United Nations World Toursim Organization (UNWTO).

    Republic of the PhilippineslOCAl CIVIl REGISTRY OFFICE

    Province: Camarines SurCity/Municipality: libmanan

    NOTICE FOR PuBlICATIONIn compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048,

    a notice is hereby served to the public that DOlORES MIlANO BOlAlIN has filed with this Office, a Petition for Change of First Name from JANE NATAlIA to NATH-AlIA JANE in the certificate of birth certificate of JANE NATAlIA MIlANO BOlAlIN who was born on FEBRU-ARY 20, 2000 at San Isidro, Libmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parents are NATHALIEL OLANO BOLALIN and DOLORES LAQUIDAO MILANO.

    Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than De-cember 12, 2015.

    (Sgd.) EMIlIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO Municipal Civil Registrar

    BIKOl REPORTERPublished: November 22 and 29, 2015

    Republic of the PhilippineslOCAl CIVIl REGISTRY OFFICE

    Province: Camarines SurCity/Municipality: libmanan

    NOTICE FOR PuBlICATIONIn compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048,

    a notice is hereby served to the public that ROSEMARIE SERVIDAD GuEVARA has filed with this Office, a Petition for Change of First Name from lIlIA to ROSEMARIE in the certificate of birth certificate of lIlIA SERVIDAD who was born on MARCH 14, 1961 at Ibid, Libmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parents are MARIANO SERVI-DAD and ROSITA AGNES.

    Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than De-cember 12, 2015.

    (Sgd.) EMIlIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO Municipal Civil Registrar

    BIKOl REPORTERPublished: November 22 and 29, 2015

    Republic of the PhilippineslOCAl CIVIl REGISTRY OFFICE

    Province: Camarines SurCity/Municipality: libmanan

    NOTICE TO THE PuBlIC

    CCE - CCE-0086-2015 R.A. 10172

    In compliance with the publication requirement and pur-suant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guide-lines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that MIlANIE BOlANTE SABAlDICA has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in Sex from MALE to FEMAlE in the certificate of live birth of MIlANIE BOlANTE SABAlDICA at Libmanan, Cama-rines Sur and whose parents are JAIME SABALDICA and NELIA BOLANTE.

    Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than Decem-ber 12, 2015.

    (Sgd.) EMIlIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO Municipal Civil Registrar

    BIKOl REPORTERPublished: November 22 and 29, 2015

    Republic of the PhilippineslOCAl CIVIl REGISTRY OFFICE

    Province: Camarines SurCity/Municipality: libmanan

    NOTICE TO THE PuBlIC

    CCE - CCE-0083-2015 R.A. 10172

    In compliance with the publication requirement and pur-suant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guide-lines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that NIKKI AlIMBOBOYOG NEPOMuCENO has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in Sex from FEMALE to MAlE in the certificate of live birth of NIKKI AlIMBOBOYOG NEPOMuCENO at Libmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parents are JOEL NEPOMUCE-NO and ALMA ALIMBOBOYOG.

    Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than Decem-ber 12, 2015.

    (Sgd.) EMIlIE S. AGNES-DAIRAO Municipal Civil Registrar

    BIKOl REPORTERPublished: November 22 and 29, 2015

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    National Organic Agriculture Program Director, Elsa Parot delivers the keynote speech during the 8th Bicol Organic Agriculture Congress held in Naga City on November 18-19, 2015

    NAGA CITY Organic food is not a luxury, it is how food is supposed to be. Elsa Parot, National Organic Ag-riculture Program Director, enthused as she addressed the more than 500 farmers and key players of the sec-tor during the 8th Bicol Or-ganic Agriculture Congress held November 18-19, 2015 in this city. She stressed the health bene ts and the con-tributions of organic agri-culture in protecting the en-vironment, and improving rural economies and farm-ers income.

    Organic Agriculture (OA) is one of the priority pro-grams of the Department of Agriculture with the goal of converting at least 5% of the total agriculture area of the country or roughly 460,000

    RIZAL LINKThe town of Daet will donate a replica of the rst Rizal Monument erected in this town in 1898 to Calamba, the national heros birthplace and a sister town of the Camarines Norte capital.

    EDUCATION FAIR AT BBM JRMThe foundation of business is education, Naga City Mayor John G. Bongat told his audience during the formal opening of the Education Fair at SM City Naga, November 18, 2015. On the same date, an Educational Summit on the K-12 was held at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, all part of the Bicol Business Month celebration.

    NAGA City Mayor John Bongat, President Gilbert Albero of the Metro Naga Chamber of and Industry (MNCCI), and Schools Di-vision Superintendent Wil-liam Gando of the DepEd Naga City Division Of ce Wednesday morning for-mally opened the Educa-tion Fair, another highlight activity of the ongoing Bicol

    Business Month, at the SM City Activity Center here.

    The trio, along with MNC-CI directors, Division school offi cials, City Councilor Na-than Sergio, teachers and stu-dents, witnessed the opening of the exhibits by participat-ing schools and other sup-portive private companies.

    Mayor Bongat lauded the (Turn to page 7)

    into organic agriculture. Parot reported that as of this writing, there were already 107,911 hectares certifi ed organically grown by third party certify-ing bodies, making the coun-try 4th leading organic coun-try in Asia . Still a long way to go to achieve the goal, but a far cry from the 2006 fi gure of only 14,140 hectares.

    To give national focus on the importance of organic ag-riculture, President Aquino signed proclamation No 1030 on May 21, 2015 declar-ing November as Organic Agriculture month. The con-gress adopted the OA months theme: Ligtas at Masustan-syang Ani, Mula sa Taniman hanggang Hapag Kainan.

    In the region, Adelina Losa, regional coordinator of OA Program and chief of the

    Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of DA Bicol said that various interventions have been given to farmers since the start of the program implementation in 2012. The OA program has conducted a total of 21 sea-son long training, 35 on fi eld training, 30 consultations with farmers, and has estab-lished 44 organic demonstra-tion farms. Likewise, AMAD has established 98 production facilities; distributed 457 farm and fi shery production-related machinery and equipment; provided 7,018 kgs organic seeds; and 731,731 kgs organ-ic fertilizers and other inputs

    to farmers all over the region.Losa said that out of the

    40,000 hectares target of Bi-col the highest among all re-gions - 11,099 hectares have already been converted to the system of organic agriculture.

    DA Bicol Regional Tech-nical Director for Operations and Extension Dr. Elena delos Santos in her welcome remarks cited the important contribu-tions of organic agriculture in the attainment of the Mil-lennium Development Goals such as poverty eradication, education and environmental sustainability. She added that most of the adaptors of organic

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