“Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

Thursday, February 28, 2013

BEAM-ARMM ADM turns one

The Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) component of the AusAID-funded BEAM-ARMM Program turns one year this week. Gracing the affairs and among the guests of ARMM were Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG,  BRAC founder and chairperson, HE John Gomes, Bangladeshi Ambassador to the Philippines and Ms Elaine Ward, AusAID Counselor for Human Development.

Currently, BRAC ADM has 410 learning centers (292 preschool and 118 elementary cohort) with 11,868 learners scattered throughout the provinces of Lanao Sur, Maguindanao and Tawi-Tawi. Commencing SY 2013-14, additional learning centers will be organized in Sulu and Basilan.

During the anniversary program, Dr Mahabub Hossain, BRAC Exec Director, provided the overview of BRAC operations in Bangladesh as well as in 10 countries overseas. Dr Safiqul Islam, BRAC Education Director, explained the evolution of education services; while Mr. Nazrul Islam, BRAC Philippines Country Representative, spoke in detail the one-year gains operating in the ARMM.

HE John Gomes, Bangladeshi Ambassador to the Philippines informed the audience about long time engagement of Bangladesh in the Mindanao's peace process through the OIC. 

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, shared a "secret" to BRAC success. He related how in the beginning they benchmark the best education in the world and through a series of partnership brought these bests into their shores and integrated them into what is now BRAC education program. Sir Abed also made an offer to the ARMM Regional Government for scholarships in governance and education leadership at the BRAC University in Dhakka.

RG Mujiv Hataman welcomes guests to the 1st anniversary of BEAM-ARMM Alternative Delivery Model Project- BRAC Philippines,  Feb 27, 2013 @ SKCC, ORg Complex, Cotabato City. (Photo c/o Ardan D. Sali)
Honorable Mujiv Hataman, ARMM Regional Governor and Atty Jamar Kulayan, DepEd-ARMM Secretary, expressed the appreciation of a grateful region and admonish all partners to continue working together, to be steadfast and to put the children at heart.

Atty. Maisara Dandamun-Latiph, ASec for Programs, and who is directly supervising the ADM component of the BEAM-ARMM Program, expressed satisfaction over the level of collaboration and trust building within the project. She is also enthusiastic about the innovation within the project that has so far benefit the children in terms of being motivated going to school and participative in school learning.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LMNA going on

February 26, 2013 - BEAM-ARMM Program assisted by AusAID had initiated the conduct of the Labor Market Needs Assessment (LMNA) Planning Workshop on Technical Vocational Education (TVET) and Training Project at St. Joseph Retreat House, DOS, Maguindanao.

The activity shared a brief introduction of the BEAM-ARMM TVET Project, the objectives; an open forum on employment promotion in the informal sector for OSYs; results of the LMNA from the ILO JP YEM; criteria of a labor market needs assessment, the methodologies and how to make use of the results of LMNA; and defining the roles of stakeholders.

The consultation period is on-going. LMNA starts on March 30,2013 which will be validated towards the end of July 2013 and hopefully, the first batch of TVET starts on March 30. (Maricel Padle/DepEd-ARMM)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

QE set for March 2

The Qualifying Examination (QE) for applicants of Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) teachers is finally set on March 2, 2013. This is a nationwide examination to determine the applicant’s capability in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies for them to qualify as Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) teachers in public Elementary Schools in ARMM and in the entire country. The said examination will be administered by the National Educational Testing and Research Center (NETRC) in the different Select Testing Centers.

For the ARMM area, there are three (3) Select Testing Centers. Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA) is clustered with R-IX at Zamboanga City High School Main, Tetuan, Zamboanga City. Maguindanao is clustered with R-XII at Cotabato Pilot Central Elementary School, Cotabato City. While, Lanao sur and Marawi City is clustered with R-X at Iligan City.

List of qualified examinees has been sent to the division offices thru their respective ALIVE Coordinators via email. Usec Prof Alzad Sattar advised applicants to visit their division office as soon as possible so they can prepare themselves for the exams. There are about 3, 472 Asatidz (plural of Ustadz), in the entire ARMM, who passed the initial assessment and to take the exams vying for the more than two thousand slots effective June 2013. 

Prof Sattar said that once they passed the QE, they will undergo a Language Enhancement and Pedagogy (LEaP) training for 23 days before deployment to their respective area of assignments.

Apart from this training, they can also avail the Accelerated Teachers Enhancement Program (ATEP) for 24 months for free. Upon completion of the ATEP, they are considered as Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) graduates that qualify them to take the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). When they passed the LET, they will be given a Teacher 1 item pursuant to D.O. 30, s. 2012.

The present Administration of ARMM under the leadership of RG Mujiv S. Hataman thru the Bureau of Madaris Education (BME), DepEd - ARMM, is exploring every possible means to give the Bangsamoro people particularly the youth a responsive and relevant Madrasah Education coupled with quality as a contributing factor to our quest for long lasting and sustainable peace in Mindanao. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

NGO, DepEd hope to eliminate illiteracy in ARMM by 2016

By Charlie C. SeƱase
Inquirer Mindanao
7:12 pm | Sunday, February 24th, 2013

COTABATO CITY, Philippines—A Bangladesh-inspired organization out to sow peace and development in poor and strife-torn communities vowed to resolve the illiteracy problem hounding the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for decades.

“By 2016, we expect to have reduced, if not completely solved, the problem of a lack of basic education for children whose families have been displaced by the armed conflict, with the help of the Philippine Government’s education department,” said Nazrul Islam, country representative of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).

Founded in 1972, BRAC is a non-government organization currently at work in 10 developing countries, including ARMM in the Philippines.

Islam said that from being a “small relief and rehabilitation group,” BRAC’s 40 years of humanitarian mission has transformed to become “the largest and one of the most successful development organizations in the world.”

Funded by the Australian Government through its Agency for International Development, BRAC’s partnership with the Department of Education has introduced the launching in 2012 of the Alternative Delivery Model (ADM), a five-year project with a $30-million initial AusAID-funding for three years, under the Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM), said Ramon Bobier, project management consultant.

The project, according to Bobier, has established a total of 400 pre-school buildings in ARMM provinces, such as Maguindanao, 110; Lanao del Sur, 200; and Tawi-Tawi, 47.

“Some structures are under negotiation in time for the June school opening,” he said.

“The ADM approach is gaining headway because village officials in far-flung communities have the prerogative to choose native mentors that have to adopt with the DepEd-BEAM module of instruction,” Bobier said.

Islam said that by next year children of poor families in Basilan and Sulu would benefit from the project as BRAC would branch out to these occasionally troubled areas.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, an armed insurgent group that has been working to strike a final peace deal with the Philippine government, has endorsed the literacy partnership program.

“We will see to it that the project succeeds by ensuring the peace and safety of school children and the community from saboteurs,” said Ghadzali Jaafar, MILF political affairs vice chair.

Bobier said the 2012-2013 school year would see the graduation of 12,000 kids in the region from the “catch-up approach of quality education that is attuned to existing culture and practices.”

In the scheduled BRAC’s first anniversary celebration in ARMM on Feb. 27, key government and foreign dignitaries are expected to grace the event, notably Bangladesh and Australian envoys to the Philippines – John Gomes and Bill Tweddell, respectively.

Even BRAC-founding chair Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is set to be welcomed by ARMM Acting Gov. Mujiv Hataman and Dep-Ed Regional Secretary Jamar Kulayan at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Center here, the venue of the celebration.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Feature: ‘Education is the lasting solution to Mindanao war’



Philippine Daily Inquirer | ILIGAN CITY—A negotiated political settlement to the long-running Moro rebellion in Mindanao is only a short-term solution, conceded government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

The government is banking on the education of the youth as the long-term remedy to the problems in Mindanao, she said at a recent forum hosted by the Lanao del Norte peace and order council.

Ferrer was responding to fears expressed by some political leaders that after a peace agreement is signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), new rebel groups would emerge and make new demands.

Ferrer said the Aquino government, which signed a framework agreement with the MILF late last year, sees a combination of peace deals and the promotion of education as the way to build lasting peace in communities torn by years of armed conflict.

While the government is trying to finalize the peace deal, which includes the establishment of a Bangsamoro government, it has also been exerting efforts to improve the youth’s access to education, she explained.

Ferrer said the government was aware that the peace deal with the MILF would not guarantee that similar uprisings would not erupt in the future.

It needs to be complemented by education as the long-term solution to make the youth “feel that they have a future, hence to see no need to be involved with armed groups,” she said.

Among the efforts to make education accessible to all are the construction of more school buildings and hiring of more teachers, she said.

Ferrer believes that with schools built in as many communities as possible, the youth will spend more time learning from teachers rather than listening to the ideals of antigovernment armed groups.

Ferrer is a political science teacher at the University of the Philippines, a traditional hotbed of activism and suspected recruitment ground for revolutionary causes, including Moro separatism.

Ferrer added the government also expects to achieve a turnaround in the situation in the five-province Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with various reforms being instituted by the interim regional administration and the continued commitment of more sources to bankroll development efforts.

Ferrer asserted that by changing the situation in the five provinces that comprise the ARMM, future revolutionaries would no longer be able to point to government neglect in convincing people to join them.

For years, these provinces were referred to by Moro revolutionaries as the hallmarks of prolonged government neglect.

The provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, and Sulu are among the country’s most impoverished areas. Social development projects were lacking. - Ryan Rosauro

Source: 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CSC-attested appointments released Feb 19, 2013

DIVISION OF TAWI-TAWI
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
ISMAEL, GOLDA D.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
MANDAI, SONIA M.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

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DIVISION OF MAGUINDANAO
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
MUSA, BAI ALEFHA HANNAH
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
RAMIREZ, MARCO F.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
KALING, MARCITO I.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS PROVISIONAL
4
ETO, ANISA P.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
5
ABO, APAO T.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
6
DIANALAN, AMORMIA G.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

xxxxx


DIVISION OF LANAO DEL SUR II
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
CAMID, DAYAMON D.
MASTER TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
H. NOR, ROHAIDA L.
MASTER TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

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DIVISION OF SULU
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
ARBISON, ATTIMAR G.
NURSE II
APPROVED AS PERMANENT
2
PANTASAN, NURSIDA K.
HEAD TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
JAWATI, ABDULDASI M.
PRINCIPAL II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
HAMSI, SHEHARMA J.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
5
MOH.NUR, ZENAIDA B.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
6
UJAJI, AYANG M.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

xxxxx


DIVISION OF LANAO DEL SUR I-A
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
BATUA-AN, NORANIA M.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
MACUD, RANGCAPIA
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
BATO, ROPIA N.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
ABDULLAH, CASANA M.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

xxxxx


DIVISION OF LANAO DEL SUR I-B
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
SARIP, ANALIZ M.
ADMIN AIDE 4
APPROVED AS PERMANENT
2
MACADAYA, SITTIE G.
ADMIN OFFICER III
APPROVED AS PERMANENT
3
SANGGACALA, ANNALYNE S.
HEAD TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
SANGCOPAN, LAWANBAI M.
HEAD TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
5
DECA, NAILAIAH B.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
6
MAGARANG, ZAALICA M.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

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DIVISION OF MARAWI CITY
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
ALI, LINANG O.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
MACARAGUIT, ELENA E.
MASTER TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
COROT, BEDARIA B.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
SAID, BINT-UL-HUDA A.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

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CSC-attested appointments released Feb 12, 2013

DIVISION OF TAWI-TAWI
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
PAJIJI, MADJALIS S.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
ISMAEL, SORAYA D.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
MUYONG, ARNA B.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
NAJID, FERDIMAL K.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
5
IBRAHIM, MELDA K.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

xxxxx


DIVISION OF SULU
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
MIBAHAR, SALMA A.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
LIM, FLORENTINA S.
HEAD TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
SATUL, JAILUN H.
HEAD TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
NURHASAN, BENHAR N.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
5
MASILDI, KURAISIM G.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
6
SAHIRUL, ARSON S.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
7
AMBALONG, ISNANI P.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
8
AHADANI, BERNADETTE S.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
9
UDDIN, NURULHISAN D.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

xxxxx


DIVISION OF LANAO DEL SUR I-A
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
MAMINTA, SITTIE HANIFA B.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
MUSA, BAYAMBUSAR B.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
TANANDATO, TOMINATAS
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

xxxxx


DIVISION OF LANAO DEL SUR I-B
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
AMBOR, JAMALIA M.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
AMBOR, SARIPA C.
PRINCIPAL I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
NAGA, SARIPA P.
MASTER TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
KINTAWAN, SAMIRA A.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
5
BENITO, SAPIA C.
HEAD TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
6
BAUTIL, CAIRONISAH A.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
7
LANTONG, NORMAILYN
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
8
CALAUTO, ROHAIDA A.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
9
BUSRAN, ZAMANORAY
HEAD TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

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DIVISION OF LANAO DEL SUR II
NO
NAME
POSITION
REMARKS
1
GURO, OMAIMAH L.
TEACHER III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
2
GURO, RAISALAM R.
TEACHER II
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
3
GURO, ASLIAH A.
TEACHER I
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT
4
BALT, ASNAIRAH P.
PRINCIPAL III
APPROVED AS REGULAR PERMANENT

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News Articles

"Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM sa masagana't mapayapa"

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

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

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

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