Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tawi-Tawi appointment forwarded to CSC December 11, 2013

Interested to pursue MDM at AIM?

We are pleased to inform that there is one (1) scholarship slot available for the degree in Masters in Development Management (MDM) at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Makati City, under the In-Country Scholarship Program (ICSP) of the Philippines-Australia Human Resources and Organizational Development Facility (PAHRODF).

General eligibility criteria for nominees:
  • Filipino citizen and bona fide resident of the Philippines;
  • Must not have been the subject of any disciplinary actions that warranted suspension or expulsion from their respective employers ( must submit a certification of no pending administrative case from employer);
  • Must not be a beneficiary of any scholarship or other education assistance program at the time of application or during the duration of the scholarship; 
  • Must have at least two (2) years work experience in DepEd-ARMM;
  • Applicants must pass the program entry requirements of the academic institution where they intend to enroll. 
Other Eligibility Considerations:
  • Equal opportunities for both men and women are ensured in the application and selection of successful awardees. Subject to the assessment of FCC, special consideration will be given to Persons with Disabilities, which could include learning aids. 
  • The scholarship is valid for the academic year following the offer of award and cannot be deferred except for justifiable reasons (such as health problems).
  • Applicants who have pending applications for immigrant/ resident status in another country or no intention of working in the Philippines after graduation are not eligible.
  • For reasons of equity and access, applicants who have already completed a Masters Degree, are placed on second priority. However, those who have only acquired units in any graduate program are qualified to apply.
  • Applicants must pass the program entry requirements of the partner academic institution (PAI) where they intend to enroll. 
  • Endorsements from Australian Government’s partner organisations, agencies or government units may be admitted upon the guidance and approval of the Australian Government. Nominees from the said organisations or agencies are required to undergo the same application and selection process.
  • Interested applicants must submit their applications addressed to Atty Jamar M. Kulayan, Regional Secretary, DepEd-ARMM Regional Office, ORG Complex, Cotabato City and email to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected].
  • Applicants should ready the following requirements: (1) Completed Application Form; (2) Original Transcript of Records; (3) Baranggay Clearance and Police Clearance; (4) 2-page concept paper outlining 4(.1) how the chosen program/field of study is relevant to current employment, and (4.2) how the newly acquired knowledge and skills will be used to contribute to the development in the Philippines; shortlisted applicant will be requested to submit hard copies later.
  • Declaration/Certificate of no scholarship obligations from the current employer, Declaration/Certificate of no pending administrative case from the current employer and Letter of Endorsement from Head of Organisation/ Office/ Institution shall only be issued by DepEd-ARMM to the qualified applicant and endorsed to PAHRODF.
Deadline for submission of interest is December 16, 2013. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sulu appointment attested by CSC December 11, 2013

Science high students engaged in Robotics

By Jibreel Lidasan, ICT Teacher, ARMM Regional Science High School 

The ARMM Regional Science High School in Parang, Maguindanao, achieved another milestone this school year with the offering of robotics as a subject in its curriculum. Dr. Myrna Buhay-Lidasan, the school pirncipal, has been at the forefront of school innovation. Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman and Secretary Atty Jamar Kulayan have visited the school and expressed support for its improved operations as a specialized high school.

Jibreel Lidasan, the ICT teacher, is proud of what his students have accomplished so far. He said, his students are now starting to make their base robots, which can be transformed to room sweepers and proximity tracers. By the 3rd quarter, "sila mag bibigay buhay sa robot nila. They can do a lot of things like cleaner, robot aid and similar function." 

One student in particular is so keen and immersed on robotics had expressed eagerness to do a research on "bomb-diffusing" robot and in the words of this student, to help the police do their task in diffusion improvised explosive device (IED) without risk to them. 

There is simply no stopping the pervasive influence of Information Technology nowadays. ICT Teacher Jibreel Lidasan quotes Richard Bach, "learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it." Robotics is allowing students to demonstrate what they learned and connect it with real life application.

Maguindanao II trains supervisors and school heads on K to 12 supervision

By Luz Lacopia Alongan, Sultan Barira National High School, Maguindanao II Division

Cotabato City - More or less 160 division, district, school and subject heads in Maguindanao II division participated in the 6-day division roll-out of the K to 12 supervisory training on November 18-23 at Pacific Heights, Cotabato City.

The initial training group who comprised the districts of Sultan Mastura, Sultan Kudarat I & II, Datu Odin Sinsuat North and South, Kabuntalan, Datu Blah Sinsuat, and North Upi as well as all public secondary schools under these districts.

“The training enlightened the school heads, district heads and division supervisors on their duties and responsibilities germane to the successful realization of the objectives of the K to 12 and its ultimate impact to our present and future generation,” stressed Dr. Dinah G. Abdul, Maguindanao II Education Program Supervisor in English, who is also designated as BEAM Focal Person in the division.

Regional Secretary Atty Jamar Kulayan, expressed optimism that with this program there shall be no more supervisors and school heads complaining about poor knowledge on K to 12 supervision; instead expect all of them to be able to undertake their supervisory roles effectively. 

On the other hand, Assistant Secretary for Programs Atty Maisara Dandamun-Latiph is optimistic about the outcome of the post-training supervisory activities of these supervisors and school heads. With exposure to the UK's Ofsted paradigm while doing her master's on education leadership, Asec Mai expect them not only to reiterate the "supply" side, but complete the picture by showcasing what has been done by divisions, districts and schools to address the "demand" side.

Dubbed as Support for the Management of Improved Learning Environment (SMILE) – a brainchild of the australian-funded BEAM-ARMM Program, the training package was composed of 21 modules and sessions meant to capacitate supervisors and school administrators on monitoring and supervision of the implementation of K to 12 basic education curriculum and teaching pedagogies that should be adopted in teaching-learning situations.

The remaining second batch slated on December 16-21 will come from the districts of Barira, Barira North and South, Buldon East and West, Matanog, Parang North and South, Inter-Parang, Parang Bonggo Island, Northern Kabuntalan, Upi West, and those secondary schools within them.

Serving as resource persons and training facilitators include five supervisors and school heads who were trained in General Santos City in October 2013. To augment pool of trainers chosen earlier, there were additional 10 district and school heads who joined the Training of Trainers held at Estosan Hotel in Cotabato City on November 4-9, 2013.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DepEd-ARMM conducted 34th Regional Quiz Bee

By Maria Celeste T. Padla, Regional Program Coordinator, BSE

Cotabato City – Contestants from ten (10) divisions participated the annual and regional Quiz Bee for High School Science, Elementary Makabayan and Elementary Mathematics last November 25, 2013 at Pacific Heights and D’ Marqueza Inc., Cotabato City.

The winners of the competition will represent ARMM at the National Level Quiz Bee which is tentatively scheduled on February 2014 at Tagaytay City. The Science & Technology Category will be represented by Johanisah Hadji Azis (MSU-ISED) of Marawi City Division together with her coach, Ms. Maribel S. Siao while the Elementary Makabayan by Jovie Mae R. Orosco (Concepcion Central Elem. School) of Basilan Division with her coach, Ms. Janeth B. Ismael. The Elementary Mathematics will be represented by Asriza B. Disomangcop (Dansalan College Foundation, Inc.) of Marawi City Division with her coach, Mr. Emmanuel Luis.

Ms Ismael is also the winning coach of the last year’s Quiz Bee in Elementary Makabayan. Ismael’s pupil, Erica, of the same school rank 4th from the seventeen (17) competing regions.

Regional Secretary Atty. Jamar M. Kulayan during the awarding ceremony, observed that provincial students are often shy and less confident as they face off with city students. The result of this competition tells us that geography is not a factor, it is what was learned in school. Atty Kulayan expressed his consistent support for co-curricular activities.

A. High School Science & Technology
First - Marawi City Division: MSU-ISED Johanisah Hadji Azis with Coach Maribel S. Siao
Second - Lanao Sur IA Division Saidamen Mandangan and Coach Casmer S. Metopher
Third - Sulu Division Kurt Justine R. Benzonan and Coach Peruh Abdul

B. Elementary Makabayan
First - Basilan Division: Concepcion CES Jovie Mae R. Orosco and Coach Janeth B. Ismael
Second - Lanao Sur II Division Sittie Ashyah Fyrhodz B. Dari and Coach Josie Parejo
Third - Lanao Sur 1A Division Normilla B. Mira-ato and Coach Saibah M. Pandara

C. Elementary Mathematics
First - Marawi City Division: Dansalan College Foundation, Inc. Asriza B. Disomangcop and Coach Emmanuel Luis
Second - Lanao Sur 1B Division Norshida B. Romuros
Third - Sulu Division Fatima Ayesha B. Abdulla and Coach Ma. Cleofe Shadjibun

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2013 Marawi City appointment for CSC attestation, Dec 6, 2013

2013 LS II & other appointment for CSC attestation, Dec 6, 2013

2013 LS IB appointment for CSC attestation, Dec 6, 2013

2013 LS IA appointment for CSC attestation, Dec 6, 2013

2013 Mag II appointment for CSC attestation, Dec 6, 2013

Mag I provy reappointment for CSC, Dec 6, 2013

2013 Mag I appointment for attestation received by CSC Dec 6, 2013

2013 Sulu appointment forwarded to CSC for attestation Dec 6, 2013

2013 LS II attested appointment received Dec 5, 2013

Mixed LS IA appointment including some 2013 attested by CSC Dec 4, 2013

2013 Tawi-Tawi appointment attested by CSC Dec 3, 2013

Mixed Tawi-Tawi appointment including 2013 for CSC attestation forwarded Dec 04, 2013

2013 Sulu appointment for CSC attestation forwarded Dec 4, 2013

2013 Sulu appointment for CSC attestation forwarded Dec 4, 2013

2013 Sulu appointment for CSC attestation forwarded Dec 4, 2013

2013 Lamitan appointment forwarded for CSC attestation Dec 4, 2013

Basilan provy reappointment for CSC forwarded Dec 4, 2013

Mixed Basilan appointment including 2013 forwarded to CSC Dec 4 2013

Mag II provy reappointment for CSC forwarded Dec 4, 2013

Mag II Arabic reappointment for CSC forwarded Dec 4, 2013

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"