Cojuangco eyes housing units for retired athletes


Cojuangco eyes housing units for retired athletes
A local woman in Cabetican walks along a
smog-filled Megadike, which seems to be a
post-apocalyptic environment for modern-day
penitents. Trucks pass through the path daily.
MARCH 06-08, 2015
100,000 visitors expected
in Lubao balloon festival
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CLARK FREEPORT -Organizers of the Lubao International Balloon Festival
(LIBF) are targeting 100,000
spectators this year, compared
to last year’s 55,000 visitors.
100,000 visitors... pagE 7
NLEX-North Harbor
Link opens March 18
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CHARITY EVENT. Korean nationals led by Congressman Kyung Chum Lee of Busan City, Byung Mo Lee and Chul Woo Lee of
Punta Group, together with DTVSI batch ‘94 headed by Mar Gravamen visit children from Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Mabiga, Mabalacat City for a feeding program.--CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
North Harbor Link will
open to the public on
March 18, the Manila
North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) announced.
According to MNTC
nlex-nh link... pagE 7
Cojuangco eyes housing
units for retired athletes
By Marna Dagumboy
-del Rosario
- Philippine Olympic
president Peping Cojuangco is eyeing the
construction of housing
units for retired athletes
in the country.
This was gleaned
during the briefing of
the Youth and Sports
Development Committee technical working
group held here recently.
Cojuangco said that
aside from constructing the NTC inside this
Freeport, the POC will
also be looking for a
space for housing units
for retired athletes who
contributed to Philippine sports. He however,
has yet to reveal where
the housing units will be
Earlier, the technical working group of
the House Committee
housing units... pagE 7
FOR SPORTS DEVELOPMENT. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President, former Tarlac
congressman Jose Cojuangco, discusses a point during a meeting of the technical working group (TWG) of
the House committee looking into the proposed location of the National Sports Training Center. Conjuangco
is also eyeing the construction of housing units for retired athletes. Listening is First District Rep. Yeng Guiao,
vice-chairman of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development. ---CIAC-CCO PHOTO
Headline Gitnang Luzon • MARCH 06-08, 2015
5 persons collared in alleged pot session in NE
SAN ISIDRO, Nueva Ecija
- Five persons, including two
women, were arrested while allegedly having a pot session in
Barangay Sto. Cristo here, police said on Thursday.
Senior Supt. Crizaldo Nieves,
Nueva Ecija provincial police
director, identified the suspects
as Shiela Marie Acquiat, 22;
Ella Rose Lorenzo, 18, both of
Barangay Lita Bay Foundation,
Crossing Mendez, Cavite; Jonathan Ballesteros,43, of Ilagan,
Isabela; Anthony Maglian, 27,
of Barangay San Simon, Dasmarinas, Cavite and John Balisi, 49, a resident of Barangay
Buli, Muntinlupa City.
According to Nieves, lawmen from San Isidro police station conducted the operation at
around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday
based on a tip off from concerned citizens that a pot session is happening in the said
Police reportedly recovered
from the suspects 15 grams
of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly
known as shabu, in a transparent plastic sachet with a estimated street value of P18,000,
a green jewelry case with four
plastic sachets which accord-
ingly contains residues of the
illegal drugs, aluminum foil and
a tooter.
Charges of violation of Article II, Sec. 5, 11 and 12 of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act were
being filed against the suspects,
Nieves said. (PNA)•
DPWH chief
contractors to
maintain good
track record
NEW SERVICE VEHICLES. Bataan Governor Abet Garcia (left) greets his constituents during the blessing and formal turnover of 20 new service vehicles
for the 18 villages of Mariveles, local police and the public safety office. The 20 units of Mitsubishi L300 FB worth more than P14 million were purchased through a
municipal resolution authored by ABC President Arvin Zurita (2nd from left). Mariveles Mayor Jesse Concepcion said the purchase undergone strict compliance of
proper government procurement procedures. - MHIKE R. CIGARAL
BA in Communication
program opens with
new media track
MANILA – A unique bachelors’ degree
in Communication is opening in August.
Besides developing skills in mainstream
media such as print and broadcast, it offers a track in new media such as online
journalism, visual communication, social media and digital marketing, knowledge management, and communication
Operated by the pioneering graduate
school Asian Institute of Journalism and
Communication (AIJC) and Now Corporation (NowCorp), a forward-looking telecommunications, media and technology
organization, the new BA in Communication course aims to develop innovative
communication entrepreneurs and leaders in time for ASEAN 2015. It nurtures
students who will participate in ASEAN
integration, learning at the heart of the
communication industry. They will get
involved in projects of AIJC and NowCorp
and be mentored by experienced communication practitioners, industry leaders, and committed academic stalwarts.
The distinctive communication course
envisions graduates who will be leaders
among Asian communicators and innovative entrepreneurs with 21st century
competencies and values. AIJC, an educational institution that has been providing
masters’ degree programs in communication for 34 years, is taking on college-level
students to mold them into highly effective communicators skilled in new media.
AIJC is now accepting enrollees. For
inquiries or appointments, call phone
numbers (02)7434321 or (02)7400396
or email [email protected] . Its address:
AIJC, ICTV Bldg., 2244 Espana Blvd.,
1008 Sampaloc, Manila.•
Mabalacat City lad to
vie for Mister United
Continents PHL 2015
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
of this city is set to vie for “Mister
United Continents Philippines
2015” on April 14 in Pasig City.
Alexis Martinez, who bagged
Mr. Pampanga 2013, is a 21-yearold Information Technology student at Angeles University Foundation. He was also a candidate
during last year’s “Misters of the
As part of their mission, “Service to Humanity is the Best
Work of Life,” candidates are set
to have a charity day with street
children. Advocacy campaigns
chosen by the official candidates
will be highlighted during the
The winners for the “Mister
United Continents Philippines
2015” will have the chance to
compete at various male international pageants here and
abroad. The grand winner will
represent the Philippines at the
“Mister United Continents” to be
held in Manila on May 30, 2015.
The second placer will represent the Philippines at “Mr. Universal Ambassador” to be held in
Bali, Indonesia on September 6
to 16, 2015 while the third placer
will represent the Philippines at
“Mr. Real Universe” to be held in
Ecuador on November 2015. •
Bettor from QC bags P50.6-M Lotto Pot
MANILA – A bettor from Quezon City has won the P50,689,948
prize in last Wednesday’s (March4)
Grand Lotto 6/55 draw, according
to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
PCSO Acting Chairman and
General Manager Atty. Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II said the winning
numbers - 10-07-48-19-08-55 –
were from a Standard Pick, bought
from a lotto outlet in P. Tuazon
Ave., Project 4, Quezon City.
Rojas also announced that there
are 18 winners for the 2nd prize,
amounting to P54,030, while there
are 1,050 winners for the P740 3rd
MANILA – Secretary of Public
Works and Highways Rogelio
L. Singson reminded contractors doing business with their
department to maintain a good
track record.
This, Singson stressed to be
able for them to continuously
participate in the Agency’s public biddings.
“We want to ensure that all
participating entities diligently
follow procedures and prohibit
those who habitually defeat the
purpose of public bidding. This
directive also applies to DPWH
BAC members,” Singson explained.
Singson said DPWH is implementing the 3-strike policy
against erring contractors, suppliers and consultants involved
in procurement of infrastructure works, goods and consultative services of the Department.
Under the 3-strike policy, the
following acts of contractor may
be considered as a violation: 1)
purchasing bidding documents
but: (a) withdrawn from the
bidding; (b) submitted a letter
of non-participation; or (c) did
not submit a bid without a valid
cause; 2) submitting a late bid
without valid cause; 3) submitting insufficient/defective documents; and other actions that
contractors... Page 7
MARCH 06-08, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
Gov’t to allot P77-B for expansion Outstanding
of int’l airports, including Clark Bulakenyas
to be cited
The government will earmark about
P77.47 billion for the expansion and
modernization of the country’s main
airports, including the Clark International Airport, according to the
Department of Transportation and
Also included in the project are
international airports in Manila,
Cebu, Davao, Bohol, Laguindingan,
Puerto Princesa, Iloilo and Bacolod,
DoTC Undersecretary Rene Limcaoco said.
The airport projects, he said, will
be finished in three years.
Limcaoco said that almost P1-trillion worth of infrastructure projects
that will improve the country’s rail,
airport and mass transit systems are
already in the pipeline.
Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’
Aquino III said on Thursday that
Limcaoco informed the senators in
a Senate hearing that around P890
billion worth of rail and other mass
transit projects will create nine additional lines and three additional
terminals, accommodating an additional 2.2 million passengers daily.
”The projects will establish 140
additional passenger stations and
120 kilometers of additional road
and rail mass transit that will cut
down average travel time from twoand-a-half hours to just one hour,”
Senator Aquino said in a press statement.
When asked by Aquino about the
timelines of the project, Limcaoco
said the rail and other mass transit projects will be completed in the
next five years.
“It is important for the public to
be aware of these programs so we
can ensure and monitor that these
plans will be completed at the soonest possible time,” Aquino said.
While acknowledging the longterm programs to improve the transportation infrastructure, Aquino
asked government agencies not to
overlook the current user experience
of the public in airports and train
“While we need to ensure on the
progress of these development projects to make sure that we reach these
timelines, it is also important to look
at the current experiences of our
passengers and commuters in our
airports and trains,” Aquino said, referring to the long queues in airports
and train stations.
While he’s aware of security concerns, Aquino said concerned government agencies must come up
with a better process that can be
comfortable to passengers.
”The same goes for our train riders, who have to endure the heat of
airport expansion... Page 7
MEETING US EMBASSY OFFICIALS. Clark Development Corporation President & CEO Arthur P. Tugade (left) discusses the development of the Clark Freeport during a meeting with the officials from US Embassy in Manila led by (C) David Schneir, Economic Counselor;
Kyle Fisher and Brian Breuhaus. --CDC-EAD PHOTO
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: PAMPANGA
City/Municipality: ARAYAT
In compliance with the publication requirement and
pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines 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 ERICA PANGILINAN
TRINIDAD has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE”
in the certificate of live birth of ERICA PANGILINAN
TRINIDAD born on APRIL 22, 1991 at Arayat, Pampanga and whose parents are EDDIE TRINIDAD and GINA
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file
his written opposition with this Office not later than two
weeks upon publication.
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: February 27 & March 06, 2015
Fundraising for rescued
animals held in Subic
fundraising event was held recently in this premier Freeport
to help support animals that
were rescued by the Wildlife In
Need (WIN) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that operates
a wildlife rescue center here.
Dubbed as “Unbridled at El
Kabayo,” the fundraising event
aims to get financial assistance
from Freeport residents and visitors to help provide food for the
21 horses at the El Kabayo riding
stables here and maintain the
area in tip-top shape.
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The event, which also served
to re-launch the operation of
the riding stables, showcased a
quadrille by El Kabayo cowboys,
a bull whipping demo, a showand-tell of rescued animals by
WIN, an Aeta cultural show,
a horse jump exhibition, line
dancing, barrel race, and other
outdoor activities.
Ocean Adventure CEO Gail
Laule said all the proceeds from
the rides and other activities
during the fundraising would go
to the care of horses at the El Kafundraising... Page 7
MALOLOS CITY - The provincial government will recognize the outstanding Bulakenyas
through the Gawad Medalyang Ginto on Monday,
March 9, at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention
Center here.
The event is in line with the observance of the
National Women’s Month.
With the theme “Bulakenya Napapanahon Ka,
Hanga Ako Sa Iyo,” the celebration aims to pay
tribute to the strong and resilient women in different fields who continue to inspire and encourage younger generation to be an advocate of gender equality and women empowerment.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said
that it is necessary nowadays to acknowledge
the contribution of women as they become more
powerful and bold in expressing their opinions
that serves as a reminder that women contribute
to the nation’s progress.
“It is only appropriate to recognize and give
importance to the contribution of women. Nowadays, they have big contribution to our progress
and development and we cannot deny that some
women can do the works of men better and proper,” Alvarado said.
According to Panlalawigang Komisyon para
sa mga Kababaihan ng Bulacan (PKKB), two outstanding women will be awarded with Medalyang Ginto Award who will receive trophies and
cash incentive of Php20,000 while the Natatanging Samahang Pangkababaihan will also receive
trophy and Php30,000 cash incentive.
The PKKB will also honor women who excelled in their chosen careers under the category
of Sectoral Award which include Matagumpay
na Babaeng Mangangalakal, Matagumpay na
Ginang ng OFW, Matagumpay na Babaeng
Makakalikasan, Huwarang Kabataang Babae
sa Pamumuno, and Matagumpay na Konsehong
Pambayan para sa Kababaihan.
The celebration of Women’s Month and Gawad Medalyang Ginto in Bulacan started in 1996
in accordance with Executive Order No. 96-07.
APEC member
economies seen
to attract more
PPP investments
TAGAYTAY CITY - The Philippines and other
20 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have a huge potential to attract more private sector investments in “viable
and well-structured” public-private partnership (PPP) projects, particularly urban infrastructure.
Guillermo Luz, APEC Business Advisory
Council alternate member, expressed this as
the amount of funding for development of the
infrastructure across the APEC region is getting bigger mainly due to urbanization.
“To the extent that there is some form of
predictability behind the projects, predictability will give investors a sense of the viability of
the projects,” he said in a press briefing on the
sidelines of APEC meetings here.
Luz stressed that PPP projects should also
be “purposely planned” in a bid to attract more
private sector investments.
“(For instance,) if people begin to see that
housing and commercial developments and
ppp investments.. Page 7
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Crowd drawer
SOME 100,000 spectators are
expected to troop to Lubao town
on March 26 t 29 to witness the
spectacle that is the Lubao International Balloon Festival.
According to organizers, this
year’s event will be bigger and
better, with 46 balloons already
signing up to grace the skies
of Barangay Prado Siongco and
nearby areas.
They expect to top last year’s
figures of 55,000 based on ticket sales, as they have beefed up
preparations and promotions for
the event.
Yes, the organizers are confident that the event will be a huge
success, as they have received
positive feedback from hot air
balloon enthusiasts.
Boosting this confidence is the
fact that the wind conditions in
Lubao are similar to that of Albuquerque, New Mexico – making
it an ideal site to fly hot air balloons.
This unique wind condition is
called the “Albuquerque box” - a
specific wind pattern that allows
balloon pilots to take off and land
in roughly the same spot.
Added attractions during the
4-day balloon fest are paragliding activities, kiddie rides, showcase of Kapampangan foods and
crafts, among others.
Among the countries which
will join the much-awaited balloon festival are Japan, Malaysia,
Australia, Netherland, Poland,
Belgium, France, Switzerland,
Slovak Republic, Spain, Thailand,
United States of America, Korea,
Vietnam and United Kingdom,
among others.
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Fire Prevention Month
AST Sunday marked the start
of the Fire Prevention Month,
spearheaded by the Bureau of
Fire Protection (BFP). The annual observance aims to instil awareness to the
public on how to prevent fires in different ways. Awareness may mean saving
lives and properties, if we only know
the means on how to
avoid the occurrence
of destructive fires.
Weeks prior to it
however, the celebration was marred with
claimed the life of a
1-year old child and
the loss of around
60 houses in Guagua, Pampanga, and
a separate incident
in another town in Alvin H. Arceo
the province which
turned a residential
home into ashes.
Last Saturday, a grassfire in a subdivision in another town nearly wiped
out several houses, if not for the timely
intervention of nearby fire stations.
The start of the Fire Prevention
Month also signals the start of the dry
season, with the mercury-rising weather felt even at night. The dry season is
described with hot and humid air felt
by our perspiring skin.
With the dry season, many things
around us are made into flammable or
combustible materials that may catch
fire even with just a spark. Even dried
grass causes fire that sometimes affects
residences. In our expressways, there
are grassfires alongside the road that
resulted to vehicular accidents in the
past. There are likewise houses burned
due to wildfires that left firefighters
The BFP is the government agency
primarily mandated to protect lives
and properties from destructive fires.
In line with the said mandate, they are
likewise tasked to do other activities
such as the conduct of rescue during
times of disasters, calamities and other
forms of emergencies.
Every year, the BFP is brought
into the limelight during Fire
Prevention Month. The activities
they line up are aimed at arousing the awareness of the people
As of this
sponding to emergency calls.
Some firemen on the other hand,
have no proper protective suits needed
when answering to the call of duty. The
result, some firemen who put their lives
and limbs on the line sometimes becomes the victims.
While we consider them heroes and
life savers, firefighters need the attention of the government too for equipment and fire-fighting gear, so they
may be able to perform their duties and
responsibilities effectively.
“While we consider them heroes and life savers,
firefighters need the attention of the government
too for equipment and fire-fighting gear, so they
may be able to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively.”
on how to avoid destructive fires.
During Undas or All Saints Day,
they are likewise put on alert due to
the possibility of having fires in places.
During the New Year revelry, they are
also on the scene and put on guard for
any eventuality such as fireworks-related infernos.
Every year too, issues haunting their
capability to fight fires likewise erupt.
There are fire stations in the region that
have no fire trucks. Saddening is the
fact that while we have many brave and
daring firemen to put off fires, they are
handicapped by the lack of resources
such as fire trucks and other firefighting equipment.
Despite the fact that some fire stations have fire engines to speak of,
some of them are dilapidated, under
repair, unserviceable or incapable of re-
Since firemen are on 24-hour duties, they need decent quarters in their
stations, as they are on standby just in
case someone will report any eventuality. Some fire stations hold offices in old
government buildings and merely rely
on local government units to sustain
their stay.
With the Fire Prevention Month
held yearly, it’s high time that the national government provides all the necessary facilities, equipment and gear
for our firemen. It should not focus not
only on the roles of our firefighters but
also on things they need for the proper
fulfilment of their duties - that is, to
protect lives and properties.
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Isang babaeng diyos
(Huli sa dalawang bahagi)
AKALULUNGKOT isipin semen they could see -- God, who
na ang mga taong umaang- created everything, must then be
kin na sila ang tagapag- male.
So the battle raged on about the
panitili ng pananampalataya ay
gusto lamang ang isang panana- Fatherhood of God, while women,
mpalatayang mas
‘di hamak na maliit
kaysa sa kaluluwa
ng isang babaeng
mapanindigan ng pananampalatayang
mismo. Inaangkin
nila na pinanatili
nila ang tradisyon,
subalit pumapalya
silang kilalanin na Towards
ang tradisyong nasa
kaisipan nila ay the Light
mas politikal kaysa ABEL SOTO
sa teyolohikal. At
naka-akma nga lamang ito sa mga kagaya nilang in a new consciousness of their
mag-isip tungkol sa Diyos na sa own discrete creation, became
kasariang maka-lalake at panla- more alienated from the church
lake lamang nila inihahalintulad. of fathers. Traditionalists saw it
Maraming tao ang nakikina- as an attack on religion itself. As
bang sa sistemang ito, sa kabila the wag wrote, “A conservang katotohanang isang malaking tive is a person who believes
kabawasan at kakulangan ang that the foolishness frozen in
kaisipang sumusuporta sa siste- time is preferable to foolishmang ito. Hindi nagbabago ang ness fresh off the vine.” And
sistemang ito dahil ang mga taong foolishness we had aplenty. What
may kapangyarihang baguhin ito had always been taught, reactionay hindi makayang mawalan ng aries reasoned, must therefore be
kapangyarihan kung babaguhin true for the very reason that it had
nila ang sistemang umiiral na ito. always been taught, but so had
Kung kaya’t ang parati nilang si- the notion of the flat Earth. In the
nasabi ay hindi na nila ito maba- light of contemporary science, the
bago dahil “ganito na ito sa simula argument had ceased to persuade.
Men, “God’s highest creature,”
pa lang”. At paikot-ikot na lamang
sila sa bilog na bolang ito… kasa- theologians like Augustine taught
bay ng pagpapa-ikot nila sa ating and Thomas Aquinas later explicated, were closer to God. Males,
in other words, are most like God.
By virtue of their reason, men are
And that, of course, makes an- “made in the image of God.” Womyone who thinks otherwise a radi- en, on the other hand, by virtue of
cal, an iconoclast, some sort of their single function, generation,
ecclesiastical anarchist. No mat- were deficient. Thomas Aquinas
ter that God’s own name for God calls them “a necessary object
when Abraham asks in scripture, that is needed to preserve the spe“Who shall I tell them sent me?” cies and provide food and drink.”
is not “I am your father,” but “I am It had always been thus, they told
who am.” Or to put not too fine a us, and so must always remain.
point on it: I am everything that
is. I am pure being. The implica•••
tions for the spiritual life, for the
Sa proseso ng aking pag-iisip
life of the Christian community, tungkol sa isang mentalidad na ito
are astounding! By church stand- sa katauhan ng Diyos, napagtanto
ards, this is a very radical God.
ko na ang Diyos na ibinibigay nila
As the issue of the nature and sa akin ay masyadong maliit para
naming of God began to emerge maging katumbas ng napakarammore and more publicly, people ing buhay… ng laksa-laksang paleapt into the breach to save the nanampalataya.
faith for the Middle Ages. They
At nakapaglagom ako na ang
argued for a now stone-dead sci- Diyos na ito na ibinigay nila sa
ence, which long ago assumed maraming mananampalataya ay
that since men were carriers of hindi patungo sa Diyos mismo.
the seed of life -- the only seed or Kung ang Diyos na sinasabi nat-
ing ating sinasamba, ang Diyos ng
lahat ng katauhan, ay kinukulang
sa pagkamaka-babae at pagkababae – at itinatakwil ang mga ito
– ang Diyos na ito ay hindi Diyos
“Sa puntong ito ng aking buhay, ang Diyos na aking
hinahanap ay sapat na ang kabuluhan upang maging
Diyos ng lahat ng katauhan. Wala ng iba pang ideyang
espirituwal ang nag-iwan at nagkaroon ng malaking
epekto sa aking buhay, sa saysay ng aking katauhan at
sa saysay ng tunay ng aking pagbibigay kahulugan sa
Diyos bilang isang Diyos, na bukod sa pagiging isang
Diyos Ama sa akin ay isa ring siyang Diyos na aking Ina.”
Understanding history
by Melvin J. Quizon
EACHING history is not all about giving our students information and facts. To be able to teach this
subject effectively, we must know and understand it
first. I guess the number one thing is to have passion for
the subject, and let your students see this passion in you.
High school teachers have an enormous job of telling
students about the facts in our history. It is imperative
that they understand every aspect of the subject, not just
memorizing them. Obviously, knowledge of the events of
history is important.
But educating them is not all about teaching students
skills that will enable them to get jobs. It is also about trying to teach them the skills that come along with studying history, like evaluating evidence, posing questions
and answering them, writing, or mobilizing information
in order to make an argument. Students need to have a
kung gayon. Ang Diyos na ito ay
kinukulang sa katauhan. At ang
katauhan ng babae ay kinukulang
sa katauhan ng Diyos.
“Mahirap ng makita ang
daan pabalik sa kabuluhan
kapag ang isang imahen ay
nai-ukit na sa bato. (“At ikaw
Pedro ay bato, at sa batong ito
ay itatayo ko ang aking simbahan…” – Mateo 16:18) Ang imaheng ito ng mas makapangyarihang lalaking Diyos ay naituro sa
mga institusyon ng mga kalalakihan sa napakahabang panahon.
At sa panahong ito ngayon, nakagawa ang mga katuruang ito ng
hindi na masambit na limistasyon
sa kabuluhan at sa kahiwagaan.
“God is. God is love. God
made woman, too, in God’s
own image...” Those three
enough for me. They have become my life as a believer. They
sustain me; they caution me; and
they drive me. There is not much
time left now and there are the
ideas that go with me into “The
Valley of Death.” Not the doctrines, not the dogmas; not the
so-called “definitive” statements
about the otherness of woman -all of which are just one more example of male attempts to capture
the power of God for themselves.
Sa puntong ito ng aking buhay,
ang Diyos na aking hinahanap ay
sapat na ang kabuluhan upang
maging Diyos ng lahat ng katauhan. Wala ng iba pang ideyang
espirituwal ang nag-iwan at nagkaroon ng malaking epekto sa aktowards the light... Page 7
broad minded perspective about history,
Nowadays, social media is being used to teach history.
There is the internet and other sources of information. Although they help, they sometimes pose as distractions in
the learning process. The thing is, there is no substitute
for a good teacher, presence of whom is critical to learning.
What count most in classroom learning are the training, ability and knowledge of teachers. They must inspire
students by conveying his or her own enthusiasm for the
It is quite important also that those teaching history
should be trained on the subject. What does a degree
mean, if you do not understand what you’re teaching? You
may have methods, yes, but we should love the subject to
be able to convey to the students what history is.
If we can do all these, then we would be great teachers.
The author is SST-I at the Mabalacat Community High
School, Mabalacat City, Pampanga•
Teacher supervision
and K-12 education
ANY influences and various factors have
affected the ways in which teachers are supervised, managed, led, and evaluated. In
the 2000s, Western educational system was spurred
in the Philippines after the Soviet Union launched
Sputnik. Educational critiques were questioning
the nation’s educational system, proposing that basic education in the United States was not culturally
appropriate to the Filipino people. Books like “How
Johnny Reads” questioned the ability of schools to
educate in a competitive market. In 2003, A Nation
in Academic Peril, by the National Commission of
Excellence in Education, identified several aspects
of education in need of reform, including assessing
teacher competence and student learning in classrooms around the country.
A major focus of reforms in the 2000s was in the
area of teacher supervisory process.
In 2005, the Bicentennial Commission published
a postscript to “A Nation in Educational Peril”,
which stated:
“A nation is at risk when any of its professions is
severely weakened. Teaching is such a profession. .
. The basis for the genuine, sound practice of pedagogy is substantial and growing dramatically. If the
nation wants to reduce its risk, it must upgrade the
teaching profession and the conditions under which
teachers practice. The achievement of one goal is inextricably linked to the other.”
As a result of this publication, mandates for
teacher supervision started to parallel teacher preparation programs and certification processes. Local,
regional, and national entities dictated the development of new supervision practices and measures to
assess the value of teachers and their competency.
We all know for a fact that throughout the history of the Philippine education, there have been
many variations and changes in teacher supervision. In colonial times, members of the community
or representatives of the governments evaluated local teachers. These people were not educators, and
they were mainly concerned with assessing the students’ knowledge and determining the quality of the
teaching methods being used. An educational innovator termed this the “community responsibility
historical era”. Teachers were not only judged on the
quality of the instruction they delivered, but also on
their place and appropriateness in the community
at large.
Many later researchers in teacher supervision
have since expanded upon or moved away from
earlier ideas to meet their needs and, according to
them, to better meet the needs of teachers and supervisors. Today, many variations of these models
are used to supervise teachers. Zepeda, a seasoned
academician and instructional supervisor advocated for a combination of three aspects of supervision to best achieve the goal of improving teaching. Her cycle of supervision included instructional
supervision, professional development, and evaluation. Several studies have been done to determine
the relationship between student achievement and
effective teaching methods, but as yet no national
research has been done to determine what methods are currently being used to supervise teachers
in the Philippines today under the Enhanced Basic
Education Act of 2013 or more popularly known as
DepEd’s K-12 Program.
Although the specific methods of supervision utilized across the nation are yet unclear, two discernable branches of evaluation have emerged: formative and summative. Formative evaluation bases its
results on the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the teacher. Formative evaluation focuses
on helping the teacher improve and attempts to be
non-judgmental. The administrator and the teacher
analyse data and develop a plan for improvement.
Summative evaluations track the decisions and
data collection methods that determine the employment status of teachers, which helps management
from better decisions about employment. Summative evaluations are final, judgmental, and comparative. Many in the education field distinguish evaluation as a form of judgment and supervision as a
form of facilitating teacher growth. This has led to
a debate as to whether supervision and evaluation
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Dry weather to prevail
across more regions
MANILA – The government’s weather agency sees
that the dry soil moisture
conditions will continue to
prevail across more regions
of the country until next
In its March 1-10 agriweather forecast this year,
State-run Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and
Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said
it expects such conditions
throughout regions I, II, IVB, VI, VII, IX, XI, XII, Cordillera Administrative Region
(CAR), National Capital Region (NCR) and Autonomous
Region inMuslim Mindanao
PAGASA’s Feb. 21-28,
2015 forecast also cited dry
soil moisture conditions in
the same areas except Region
The agency reported dry
conditions as likely in Region VII during such period
but only in some parts of this
According to PAGASA,
rainfall until March 10 this
year can possibly range from
zero to 25 millimeters in regions I, II, VI, XI, XII, CAR,
Up to 50 millimeters of
rainfall is likely in regions IVB. VII and IX during the reference period, noted PAGASA.
PAGASA said weather
systems that will affect the
Philippines during the refer-
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ence period are the northeast
monsoon and trough of a lowpressure area.
Northeasterly winds will
prevail over the whole country throughout the period,
noted PAGASA.
“Isolated light rains due
to the northeast monsoon
will be experienced over extreme northern Luzon while
Mindanao will experience
cloudy conditions with isolated light to moderate rains due
to trough of a low-pressure
area,” PAGASA said.
Except for possible occurrence of isolated rain showers
or thunderstorms, PAGASA
said the rest of the country
will have ‘good” weather.
1. Start
of Hamlet’s query
5. “___
(TV show)
1. My
9. Pack to capacity
14. Wilson of “Zoolander”
15. Vim
3. "You ___ will!"
16. Babe Ruth’s number
4. Sign on
17. Outcome
5. "Antiques
Roadshow" network
19. Ripe,
like brie
20. Expression
6. Lady Antebellum's "____ to You"
21. “Totally cool!”
7. toHighway
marker unit
23. 59,
25. Copper
___ (fungicide)
8. Burning
30. Soap since 1970
9. Walks
33. Crew
with Roseinand
for short
35. German
waterway for short
10. Weekday,
36. Put in place
11. Mausoleum
37. Corey
of “The Lost Boys”item
39. “Quiet!”
12. Bog
42. Motion
13. Effeminate
43. Photography’s Adams
18. Jannings
45. Month,
to Michel and Zátopek
47. Barrett
of PinkZealand
22. New
48. “Swish!”
Yule, briefly
52. Thin
53. Nord’s
opposite on a bank window
26. Letters
54. Cake topper
57. Birthday buysGogh or Picasso
61. Indian
28. Miniature
65. Umbrellalike
29. Terminated
67. Dill swill
Record label owned by Sony
68. USN
69. ____
note approval
31. sour
70. He-men
name in underground comics
71. Buckaroo’s ride
72. Tap
capital is Accra
34. iPods available in 1GB versions
38. More, to Mitzi
47. Barrett of Pink Floyd
48. "Swish!"
24. Yule, briefly
49. Cage, in fanzines
26. Letters on a bank window
50. Computer bug
52. Thin ___
27. Van Gogh or Picasso
51. Mrs. Bunker and others
28. Miniature
55. Baseball’s Hideo ___
53. Nord's opposite
29. Terminated
56. ____ about (roams)
Cake topper 58. Wrap for leftovers
30. Record label owned54.
by Sony
31. Slangy approval 57. Birthday buys59. Dorothy Gale’s dog
32. Big name in underground comics
60. Picnic offering
33. Its capital is Accra 61. Indian rulers 61. NFL ball carriers (abbr.)
34. iPods available in 1GB versions
62. Museum pieces
38. More, to Mitzi 65. Umbrellalike fungus
63. Brazilian ___-Jitsu (martial art)
40. Old French coin 67. Dill swill
64. “Time ___ time again...”
41. Doesn’t miss
66. O.R. personnel
44. Makes contact 68. USN officer
46. Nestles
69. ____ sour note
23. 59, to Nero
70. He-men
25. Copper ___ (fungicide)
71. Buckaroo's ride
30. Soap since 1970
72. Tap the brakes
40. Old French coin
41. Doesn't miss
Hamlet's query
to be paid
My Ride" (TV show)
3. “You ___ will!”
on to capacity
5. “Antiques Roadshow” network
to You”
Vimmarker unit
8. Burning by-product
Ruth's number
in the park
10. Weekday, for short
BogRipe, like brie
13. Effeminate
and Zátopek
22. New Zealand bird
21. "Totally cool!"
33. Crew with Rose and Slash, for short
35. German waterway
36. Put in place
37. Corey of "The Lost Boys"
39. "Quiet!"
42. Motion picture
43. Photography's Adams
45. Month, to Michel
AS OF march 04, 2015
44. Makes contact
46. Nestles
49. Cage, in fanzines
50. Computer bug
51. Mrs. Bunker and others
55. Baseball's Hideo ___
56. ____ about (roams)
58. Wrap for leftovers
59. Dorothy Gale's dog
60. Picnic offering
61. NFL ball carriers (abbr.)
62. Museum pieces
63. Brazilian ___-Jitsu (martial art)
64. "Time ___ time again..."
66. O.R. personnel
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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20 - FEB. 18)
Reality is the key, making this day favorable for business affairs or creative pursuits. There is much mental busywork as well as an urge to get things organized into a rational system. Stay away from gossip–you have enough
business to tend to today. Your thinking process is fine-tuned and any problems will find easy solution under
your keen observation. Be clear in all things you do and say during this time. Also, make sure you have complete
information before gambling with an investment. You may experience many situations during this time when a
new relationship begins, particularly one of a physical, loving nature. This is a time when your powers of creativity
are great. This evening is marked by increased romantic aspiration.
ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19)
This is a great time to be with others and to work together. You may be required to help a new employee to
become familiar with a certain job today. Your management abilities are always good. There is a collision of
powerful energies spilling into your life soon so do be careful in your action of the day. You show a tendency
to be extremely hard-working and ambitious on the professional level. It is important to develop a team attitude so as not to alienate fellow workers. You face tremendous responsibilities in relationships with loved
ones later today and will be pleased with the wonderful results from applying your recent study in problemsolving situations. You are open to a loved one. There is a chance to have a special time with your sweetheart.
If you take the initiative today, a goal that seemed beyond your reach may be obtainable. Your fertile mind is
crystal clear–able to separate the most complex concepts into their component parts for easier understanding. Many things can be accomplished today. Your objectivity should enable you to converse with others about
subjects that may have been too difficult for you before now. This is a good time to look down your future
career path. Plans made today should work out, no matter how far ahead the plans may be. Working with
partners in an open, honest environment can only bring good fortune to you now. Financial deals are quickly
settled. The afternoon is a good time to go looking at property or real estate.
This is a period when you take your work more seriously and a lot of energy goes into getting things organized.
This is also a time when you will be working on some personal improvement. Perhaps you have decided to
quit smoking or maybe lose weight. Overcoming personal obstacles through self-discipline and patience is
an essential lesson. If you believe you can’t, you’re right–otherwise you will find a way to do what you want.
Beware of a tendency to be too serious; create opportunities to see things in the best possible light. If you are
dieting, you will have great success as you eat plenty of vegetables and keep the meat that you eat in as low a
fat content as possible. Choose to love yourself and experience each day with pleasure.
You may have a hard time being clearheaded this morning. Thoughts and ideas may be misleading. Give yourself plenty of time before responding to any political interactions in the workplace. Removing any emotional
type of thinking would be best . . . Just deal with facts. This afternoon is an excellent time to get many things
accomplished. With a concentrated focus, you may unconsciously help a close friend through your efforts. You
draw support and a sense of security from your ideals, friends and a little social involvement now. There is a
need for change, a desire to break with outmoded patterns of the past and a longing for the new, the different
and the unique; patience. Through a little research you will find lots of new adventures to experience.
LEO (JUL 23 - AUG. 23)
Co-workers will help you assemble, research or deliberate–just ask. Everything seems to be going your way today. You may feel like blowing your own horn–just remember to play on key. At week’s end you see your many
accomplishments. Success may not belong to you and you alone . . . Greet other successful people in your business
with a big smile and be happy that the competition has pushed you into the winner’s circle. Someone important
to you, perhaps a young person or someone in your near environment, may come into focus this afternoon. There
could be an emotional overtone to all of this that may require more of your patience. Romantic feelings are deepened, encouraging you to bestow tokens of your affection upon a loved one.
LIBRA (SEP. 23 - OCT. 23)
This may be a time of relaxation and appraisal of future plans. You might focus your energy on self-discovery.
While you seem to attract people with opposing viewpoints, it is a good day to study the unusual. You become
involved in ways to improve and update your goals. Research of other similar events will help you in your
progress. There are a break from the past and a willingness to flaunt convention. Careful, too many things at
once may become difficult. You have many chances for meeting someone new at this time, though you should
take it slow. Your heightened sensitivity to others will help you to know just where to lend a helping hand. You
also may gain attention that will encourage others to make a positive difference.
PISCES (FEB. 19 - MAR. 20)
There is the presence of confidence and assertiveness in approaching and communicating with others today–
your personal magnetism is high. A little restlessness may encourage you to strike out on your own. However,
your fine sense of responsibility will keep you in your chair until the big hand on the clock moves to its proper
place for going home. You will need to take care in your response to others–particularly with higher-ups such as
supervisors. Take your breaks today and do some form of exercise after the noon meal. This should help you find
a focus for the afternoon. You may carry this desire for new and original experiences into your personal life this
evening. Be careful; someone is speaking to you and you may not hear.
You may have a nagging feeling: no matter how well you are progressing in the workplace; there is still something
missing in your life. It may be time to reassess the balance between your professional and personal goals. This
must be the balance that is right for you–there are no correct answers–neither side should monopolize your life
at the expense of the other. Everything works together to reveal you at your most elegant, particularly in social
situations. Enjoy some family time this day. You will have a grasp for some new and creative ideas and the ability
to present or communicate these to others. Everything could take on added value and importance. Be careful that
you do not overspend or indulge too much just now.
SCORPIO (OCT. 24- NOV. 21)
Your intellect is sharp–you are able to connect with everyone you greet and serve or entertain this day. The
situation is a natural for self-expression and lends itself to your particular ideas. This may be a good time to
persuade someone to your way of thinking. While you seem to attract people with opposing viewpoints, it is a
good day to study the unusual. Your personal life and emotional wellbeing are really at the core of all aspects
of your life. You may be inclined to move more in an emotional direction today but you would be wise to
consider any facts that would chase away the emotions. Now is the time to make any sort of changes that may
be necessary in order to help make your emotional outlook remain positive. Visit a friend tonight.
This is a good time to lead the way on a project, for your originality is unusually perceptive. Your communicative skills are enhanced and if you wanted, you could sell your wares to anyone. Communication with others is
most logical at this time. You could and will sway others to your cause through speeches or clever arguments;
you are most convincing. Make sure both your expectations and abilities are realistic before diving into something you may not be able to get out of without harm or embarrassment. Companionship with others is most
rewarding at this time and you should take every opportunity to be with friends. Sudden correspondence with
a long-lost friend may occur today; many good memories surface.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22)
Your creativity and communication skills are improved. Perhaps you have been listening to tapes or going to
seminars on how to win in business. Your creative skills are excellent, making problem-solving situations easy
to handle. You may feel a renewed interest in art, literature and nature. Your eloquence today will enhance
your influence over others. Networking, as well as timing, can mean success. Interaction with the opposite sex
on a professional level may occur a great deal during this time–competition, surprisingly, is fun today. Move
carefully in the area of budgeting–you are learning more about how to increase and protect your finances.
Your efforts toward improving your investments are respected. Do a good deed for someone today.
MARCH 06-08, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
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LIBF event chair Noel Castro
said the figures were culled from
last year’s ticket sales.
On March 26 to 29, 46 hot air
balloons are expected to be seen in
the skies of Prado Siongco in Lubao
town, which is said to be the biggest balloon festival in Southeast
Castro said of the 46 balloons,
15 are special-shaped and will be
different from last year’s event as
the organizers “don’t allow repeat
According to Castro, there is the
presence of “boxed wind” in Lubao
town, making it the most ideal
place to hold a balloon festival.
“We discovered that Lubao’s
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wind condition is different from
other areas, because the balloons
go back to the launching area,” he
He also dismissed criticisms
during last year’s kick off that balloons cannot fly during summer.
“We have proven that the temperature is not a factor during a
balloon fest, and that it will always
depend on the wind condition of
the area,” Castro stressed.
Lubao’s balloon fest, he said, is
the only of its kind which offers a
novelty adventure “up in the air”
and “down on the ground”.
Added attractions during the
4-day balloon fest are paragliding
activities, kiddie rides, showcase
of Kapampangan foods and crafts,
among others.
Among the countries which will
join the much-awaited balloon festival are Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Netherland, Poland, Belgium,
France, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Thailand, United States
of America, Korea, Vietnam and
United Kingdom, among others.
Castro also explained the decision behind the change in the
event’s name to the Lubao International Balloon Festival, which is
“name recall”.
Tickets are pegged at P250 each
and are available at SM City Pampanga ticket booths and at the Oxford Hotel and Casino.•
The proposed NTC for Clark will
be built in a 50-hectare property
which can house 200 to 500 athletes,
while the one in Tarlac will be built on
a 34-hectare land only.
Philippine Sports Commission
President Ricardo Garcia, for his part,
also recommended the Clark and Capas sites.
Meantime, Davao Rep. Anthony
del Rosario, chairman of the Youth and
Sports Committee, expressed his full support to the construction of the NTC here.
“I favor the thoughts of Kong Peping and Ritchie. Definitely I fully support [it]. By all means, let’s proceed,”
Del Rosario stressed.
The members of the TWG include
the Philippine Olympics Committee
(POC), Philippine Sports Commission
(PSC), Bases Conversion Development
Authority (BCDA), Clark International
Airport Corporation (CIAC), and Clark
Development Corporation (CDC).
Earlier, the House Committee on
Youth and Sports Development gave
the green light on the transfer of the
Rizal Memorial Coliseum from Manila to Clark.
Guiao cited the need to transfer
the coliseum, which serves as the national training center of Filipino athletes, because its location in Manila
makes it prone to floods and traffic
Some P3.5 billion will be spent for
the construction of the new sports facility at Clark.•
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on Youth and Sports Development
agreed to build a National Training
Center (NTC) for young athletes inside this Freeport and at the Green
City in Capas, Tarlac.
1st District Rep. Joseller “Yeng”
Guiao TWg chairman and vice chairman Philippine Olympic Commission
(POC) President Peping Conjuangco
During the briefing, Peping recommended both the Clark and Capas
sites for the construction of the new
center, but said Clark is the most ideal
area due to its proximity to the airport.
“I will propose one immediate
[Clark] and one in the future [Capas].
These two will be advantageous to the
country,” Conjuangco said.
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Franco, the road extends only up
to MacArthur Highway in Barangay Karuhatan in Valenzuela City.
However, he said construction of the
skyway link toward C-3 in Caloocan
City is ongoing.
The harbor link can be used by
cargo trucks by entering Mindanao
Avenue Interchange or Segment 8.1.
Rodrigo added that the MNTC
would start the construction of the
road that will link NLEX to South
Luzon Expressway once the NLEX
North Harbor Link is completed.
The first three kilometers of the
connector road, Franco said, will
cross MacArthur Highway toward
Letre Road, left toward C-3 Road,
and cross España Boulevard.
The connector road will have
four entrance and exit ramps including C-3 Road in Caloocan, Espana
and Quirino in Manila City and Gil
Puyat in Makati City. •
contractors... from Page 2
defeat the purpose of public bidding
as determined by concerned Bids
and Awards Committee (BAC).
Likewise, Singson ordered members of the DPWH BACs and Procurement Service (PrS) to implement stricter monitoring on those
contractors who tend to violate
rules of public bidding.
Following due process, respective BAC Chairpersons are directed
to immediately serve a written notice for every violation of participating bidder, and give the latter
five (5) days to show cause why he/
she should not be sanctioned. The
BAC shall then evaluate and determine within seven (7) days if the
bidder’s reason is valid. BACs must
also maintain a tally of violations of
each bidder and submit notarized
reports to the PrS for evaluation.
Procurement Service on the other hand is responsible in monitoring the violations of the 3-Strike
Policy in all procurement undertaken in the entire Department and
shall recommend to the Secretary
the necessary sanctions in coordination with the Legal Service.
According to DPWH, for the first
strike or violation of bidder, the BAC
shall issue first warning; for the
second strike, a second warning; for
the third strike in a 12 month period, which is considered an offense,
the contractor will be suspended
for participating in any DPWH bidding process for the period of one
(1) year; and, for the second set of 3
strikes, a 2-year suspension.
Failure on the part of DPWH
BAC members and other concerned
personnel to submit a complete and
verified 3-strike report shall also
face sanctions provided for under
Civil Service rules and regulations.
ing SBMA parades by former SBMA
chairs like Senator Richard Gordon
and Congressman Felicito Payumo.
The area used to be a commercial
tourist destination, but is now under
the WIN Foundation, which entered
into an agreement with the El Kabayo stables in 2008 for the care of
the 21 horses there.
In 2011, WIN signed a memorandum
of agreement with the SBMA to take
over the complete management of the
horses and operations of the stables.
Today, the stables offer horseback
riding, riding lessons and educational programs to support the care
of the horses.
WIN is a non-profit organization
focusing on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, the campaign against the
wildlife pet trade, and community
It operates and has headquarters
at its Wildlife Rescue Center here.
The WIN Rescue Center provides
care and housing for sick, injured,
and confiscated wildlife.
Many of the animals that come
to WIN were rescued from the illegal wildlife pet trade. The majority of animals are successfully rehabilitated and returned to the wild.
However, for animals that have
lost the ability to live on their own,
WIN provides a permanent home for
them at the Rescue Center. (PNA)•
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bayo stables, which offer horse rides
to paying tourists.
“We (WIN) have formed a great
partnership with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) to provide care for the horses here while
giving a great experience to tourists,” Laule said.
SBMA chairman Robert Garcia,
meanwhile, said that he was glad
that the El Kabayo stables, which is
one of the establishments synonymous with the Subic Bay Freeport, is
still in operation.
He noted that during the early
years of the Subic Bay Freeport,
the El Kabayo stables were used to
house the horses that were used dur-
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ing buhay, sa saysay ng aking katauhan at sa saysay
ng tunay ng aking pagbibigay kahulugan sa Diyos
bilang isang Diyos, na bukod sa pagiging isang
Diyos Ama sa akin ay isa ring siyang Diyos
na aking Ina.
(Note: (Ito ang pangalawang artikulo na iniaalay ko pa rin sa lahat ng mga kababaihan bilang pakikiisa sa kanilang pagdiriwang ng National Women’s Month, lalong-lalo na sa aking
ina. Ang artikulong ito ay paraan ko ng pagbibigay-pugay sa lahat ng mga kababaihan na hindi
nagsasawang maghanap at magbahagi ng kabuluhan at katuturan sa kapwa nila kababaihan.) •
teacher supervision... from Page 5
should be done together or separately. Scholars on
teacher supervision believed that the ideal evaluation system would involve different people doing
both formative and summative evaluations. They
also understood, however, that this is not easily
done and would be almost impossible to implement
in current school structures. Proper evaluation of
teachers should ensure adequate instruction, document quality of teaching, create accountability for
stakeholderrs, and improve instruction. Most authors describe the evaluation procedure as a bureaucratic process using a checklist and criteria for
judging a teacher’s effectiveness. In the debate as to
what will increase student learning, several reform
models have been introduced to tackle the issue.
Included in these reforms are changes in the supervision of teachers, as described in A Nation in
Educational Peril. With the push for accountability
at the school level in the newly implemented K-12
program of DepEd on 2013, supervisors are starting to evaluate teachers based on student achievement and learning, which should always be the
airport expansion... from Page 3
the sun or rain while waiting in line. This is a big
inconvenience that needs to be immediately solved,”
he said.
Aquino has filed Senate Resolution No. 1115 calling for an inquiry to look into the prioritization of
transportation infrastructure projects and the efficiency of systems management in seaports, airports,
expressways and national roads. •
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others are built, the role of mass transit infrastructure will be justified. If there is nothing there, no one
will invest,” he said.
For his part, Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership (APIP) chair Mark Johnson said it is also imperative that APEC economies will create regulatory
structures to deal with the issues of pricing and taxes, among others.
Johnson also underscored the role of infrastructure in facilitating the movement of people through
ports, airports and roads; and in achieving inclusive
If you want a more inclusive economy, people
have to make use of that (projects) to move around;
businesses (also should be) able to have much greater mobility,” he noted.
Meanwhile, the theme of the country’s hosting of
APEC Summit this year is “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World.”
The APEC is composed of 21 member economies:
Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico;
New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines;
The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei;
Thailand; United States of America; and Viet Nam.
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VOLUME III • NO. 179 • MARCH 06-08, 2015 • FRIDAY - SUNDAY
Relief of important Philippine
historical figures and events.
The memorial cross hovering
over a Philippine flag.
T e x t & P hotos by D encio P acheco
The Dambana ng Kagitingan historical marker.
Tourists climbing the stairs to the altar of the colonnade.
Tourists enjoy a ride atop a WWII cannon.
The colonnade taken 74 meters up from the ground.