Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Caraganons to celebrate National Government Employees Week

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 16 (PIA) – Caraganons will be celebrating the National Government Employees Week on December 4-10, 2016, which coincides with the 71st Anniversary of the Philippine Government Employees Association (PGEA) and the 20th Anniversary of National Convention of Government Employees Working Council.

With this year’s theme “Kawani: Kaagapay at Lakas ng Pamahalaan Tungo sa Kasarinlan at Kaunlaran,” it conforms the desire of the government employees to be of help in the President’s thrust to strengthen, ensure transparency and good governance.

It was learned that the government workers in the region will be participating in the employees’ forum, tree planting, social services, and other related activities that can contribute to the communities. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is also advocating for different useful activities for the welfare of the said sector. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


CCPD to hold Peace Forum

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 16 (PIA) – In line with this year’s Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP) celebration, the Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) is set to hold a Peace Forum on Nov. 30, 2016 at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Training Center, Ampayon, this city.

CCPD/MWOP co-convenor Most Rev. Juan De Dios Pueblos cited that Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga thru regional director Abner Caga is one of the panel reactors of the said forum with the topic “Update on the issues and concerns of Indigenous Peoples and its direction.”

“With this year’s theme ‘Protect and Respect Life,’ series of activities are organized with the objective of promoting peace and development by forging a culture of harmony and solidarity among the Christians, Lumads and Muslim community in Mindanao,” disclosed Bishop Pueblos.

The good bishop also revealed that some 500 individuals coming from the government and non-government institutions, religious sector and private sector are expected to participate in the peace forum. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


DepEd Caraga school heads attend NEAP training

By Dr. Jonas H. Jomonong

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 16 (PIA) - Around 395 school heads of Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga converged together for the 2016 School Heads Development Program: Foundation Course at Amontay Beach Resort, Nasipit in Agusan del Norte on November 7-13, 2016 for module 1.

The said training was divided into three modules which include: The School Head as Instructional Leader for module 1; The School Head as Organizational Leader for module 2; and The School Head as Exemplar for module 3.  These modules are anchored on the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH).

The core principle of this NCBSSH states that school heads are competent, committed and accountable in providing access to quality and relevant education for all through transformational leadership and high degree of professionalism.  It contains seven domains that will guide all school heads in their crucial role in attaining the vision and mission of the department.

Domain 1 is on school leadership, instructional leadership for domain 2, creating a student centered learning climate for domain 3, HR management and professional development for domain 4, parent involvement and community partnership for domain 5, school management and daily operations for domain 6 and personal and professional attributes and interpersonal effectiveness for domain 7.

Modules 1 (Nov. 7-13) and 2 (Dec. 5-11) will run for six days while module 3 (Jan. 9-15) for seven days.  The said course will run for 19 days with two-week interval to be allotted to the application of competencies learned.

On the other hand, the participants were divided into different classes in which other groups where housed at Goat2geder Hotel in the city. The Regional NEAP-trained facilitators took the challenge in spearheading each session topics employing the carousel strategy in which each facilitator is given the chance to handle every class with his or her assigned session topics.

Dr. Isidro M. Biol, Jr., regional CLMD chief emphasized in his message that the world today keeps on changing and yet the schools are not. "You as 21st century school heads play a crucial role in transforming our schools into a 21st century schools that could compete globally and digitally, embrace the culture of excellence for the learners' holistic development and be better and more productive citizens of the country to take a vital part for nation-building," he said. (DepEd Butuan City/PIA-Agusan del Norte)