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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Silay daycare
workers trained on ECCD

A three-day training to upgrade and update the knowledge and skills of about 50 daycare workers of Silay City in Negros Occidental opened yesterday at Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City.

Councilor Mildred Garay, a member of the Local Council for the Protection of Children and project proponent, said the training is being conducted to comply with quality standards for various Early Childhood Care and Development Programs of the national government.

Garay also shared that with a funding from the National ECCD Center, Silay City will soon start the construction of an ECD Center in Hofilena, Brgy. Mambulac, which will also have a children's play land, and that more programs for children and capacity enhancement for CDWs are expected to happen soon.

Assisted by the Special Education Fund and conducted by accredited ECCD trainers, Merle Garcia and Rey Menunueva, the training aims to capacitate daycare workers who will provide mental stimulation, wholesome recreation with a balanced program of supervised play, mental stimulation activities, and group activities with peers, as embodied in the ECCD curriculum.

During the opening ceremonies held yesterday morning, Vice Mayor Joedith Gallego lauded the participants' commitment to serve the children despite their small income and urged them to continue helping the less privileged in the community.

Other members of the Silay LCPC, who joined the opening program and gave messages, were women sector representative in the LCPC, Marie June Castro, and Neri Ann Alibuyog, division schools superintendent.

Meanwhile, Soraya Leda, OIC CSWDO, presented the participants and guests, who included supervisor and DepEd Silay GAD focal person, Sally Senayo, and PTA Federation president Remie Emberga, both LCPC members.*GPB


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National Schools Press
Conference Feb. 19-23

About 5,000 campus journalists from the public and private elementary and secondary schools from all over the country will converge in Dumaguete City from February 19 to 23, for the 2018 National Schools Press Conference.

The Schools Division of Dumaguete City of the Department of Education will host the NSPC, dubbed the “Olympics of Campus Journalism” that is set to gather the best student-journalists from the 17 regions all over the Philippines, on the theme “Embracing Asean Integration: Campus journalists' role in advancing inclusive education”.

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, central, regional and division officials, and local government officials will grace the NSPC, that will start with the Division Schools Press Conference, where the top three to seven winners in each category, depending on the size of the certain region, will qualify for the Regional Schools Press Conference, from which the top three winners will be chosen to represent their respective regions in the National Schools Press Conference.

The campus journalists will compete in three categories, namely Individual Contests which include news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, science and technology writing, photojournalism, and editorial cartooning;

School Paper Contests where the campus journalists will battle in the different categories, like news section, features section, editorial section, science and technology section, sports, and layout and page design; and Group Contests on radio script writing and broadcasting, collaborative desktop publishing, and TV script writing and broadcasting contests for the secondary level.

The column writing which belongs to individual contests, and online publishing for secondary, under the group contests, are for exhibition only.*


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Free blood typing, BP monitoring

The Philippine Red Cross Negros Occidental, in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard and SM City Bacolod, will hold a blood pressure monitoring and blood typing to mall goers, at the south wing main entrance of the mall, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, its press release said.

While enjoying dining and leisure at the mall, it's also good to spend a few minutes for blood pressure monitoring. It is important to know your BP because the higher the blood pressure, the higher the risk of health problems. If the BP is too high, the extra strain on the arteries is a burden for the heart.

It is also important to know your blood type because this information is handy in the future, like in emergency situations, blood transfusions, for surgery, and blood donations, the press release added.*


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National Schools Press Conference Feb. 19-23
Free blood typing, BP monitoring

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