4.5.2014
goharibon:

Experience is the best teacher! Learn about marine conservation through hands-on activities. Register now because the slots are limited!DONATION: Php 3,500 (Member – Regular or Balisara),Php 3,900 (Member – Kibid),Php 4,100 (Member – Pipit), Php 4,500 (Non Member).

goharibon:

Experience is the best teacher! Learn about marine conservation through hands-on activities. Register now because the slots are limited!

DONATION: 
Php 3,500 (Member – Regular or Balisara),
Php 3,900 (Member – Kibid),
Php 4,100 (Member – Pipit), 
Php 4,500 (Non Member).

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9.30.2011
KalyeSpeak!
Good stuff. James Soriano - along with all the other privileged, colonized-tongue-owners in the country, may learn a thing or two, no? Brought to you by 5 Atenistas.

KalyeSpeak!

Good stuff. James Soriano - along with all the other privileged, colonized-tongue-owners in the country, may learn a thing or two, no? Brought to you by 5 Atenistas.

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9.27.2011
Love this site!

Love this site!

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9.10.2011
GovPH is on Tumblr! Follow and be an informed citizen.

GovPH is on Tumblr! Follow and be an informed citizen.

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9.8.2011
For all educators.

For all educators.

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9.7.2011
Click on the photo to go to the TOYM website.

Click on the photo to go to the TOYM website.

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9.3.2011
"UNESCO facilitates a collaborative access to existing free training courses and promotes open licensed resources to specialized groups and local communities for development."
A great free tool for learning. Click on the photo to go to the website.

"UNESCO facilitates a collaborative access to existing free training courses and promotes open licensed resources to specialized groups and local communities for development."

A great free tool for learning. Click on the photo to go to the website.

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9.1.2011
IN THE MOTHERLAND: Fighting to plant the Roots of Reproductive Health in Palawan

From The FilAm.

By Laurel Fantauzzo

Women here have ways of coping. They drink laundry detergent. They jump from trees, belly first. They impale themselves with probing metal rods. If they make it to a hospital, health workers may write one large word on their charts—ABORTION—and let them bleed into the mattress.

Some women try to stop the scenario sooner, before the shock and injury. They go to clinics to request the medicine that will protect them. But when health workers hear them shyly ask for birth control, they will demand to see the women’s marriage certificates.

The founders of Roots of Health do not believe that the dreadful reality for low-income women in the Philippines is an acceptable or inevitable one. Their nonprofit is a model of effective, non-judgmental nutritional and reproductive health intervention that should be repeated across the Philippines, and soon.

The women who live in the communities Roots of Health serves—Little Tondo, Pulang Lupa, and Unang Lahi—do not talk about the Philippines’ stymied Reproductive Health Bill. The passing of the RH Bill would mobilize the government to provide low-income women the education about their bodies, and birth control, that my moneyed classmates were able to get outside of the halls of my Catholic high school.  The reasons leaders useagainst the RH Bill are predictable and infuriating. Birth control and condoms are ineffective at best, they say; the same as abortion at worst.

Read the full post here.

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9.1.2011
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8.25.2011
checkmyschool.org: DepEd, Ateneo School of Government launch technology-based transparency initiative

An August 24, 2011 press release by the Department of Education

The Department of Education and the Ateneo School of Government launched the initial implementation ofcheckmyschool.org, a website and information program regarding the condition, services, and facilities of the country’s public schools.

By logging on to checkmyschool.org, the public can access information on a school’s budget, enrollment, teaching personnel, furniture, textbooks, classrooms, toilets, test performance, and proficiency ratings, among others. The site facilitates interaction and allows users to send comments, photos, videos, and additional information. The public may use the information like an independent third-party monitor of government performance in providing education services.

The pilot implementation of checkmyschool.org, which runs from August 22 to September 2, 2011, involves volunteer orientation, validation of information on available school services, reporting and closing. The pilot sites are National Capital Region, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Baguio, Benguet, Tacloban City, Leyte, Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, Cebu City, Iloilo, Davao City, and North Cotabato.

Checkmyschool.org is a joint undertaking of DepEd and the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific, where the Ateneo School of Government serves as secretariat.

“Through this information-sharing project, we hope to enjoin the public and the private sector to contribute in closing education resource gaps that continue to hound our public schools. At the same time, it will give us feedback on how we can give better service to our stakeholders,” Luistro explained.

Preliminary information in the website came from the different units of the DepEd, such as the Basic Education Information System, Physical Facilities and Schools Engineering Division, Instructional Materials Council Secretariat, Procurement Service, National Education Testing and Research Center, and the budget office.

Updates on school information will come from school administrators, volunteers, and organizations in each local school.

The public may give feedback in a number of ways: validate or invalidate the accuracy of reported services, express satisfaction or dissatisfaction, suggest ways to improve performance, or offer to assist a school.

“Direct feedback from citizens is always welcome because they reflect the immediate, on- the- ground needs of schools,” said Secretary Luistro.

To date, some 8,000 of more than 44,000 public elementary and high schools nationwide are included in the initial run ofcheckmyschool.org.

deped.gov.ph 

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8.19.2011
Photo Contest: Why I Continue to Trust the Filipino Soldier

Photography Enthusiast? Win a Free Aircraft Ride with our brave airmen and get a chance to experience the excitement of aerial photography! Submit your Photo Entries now! 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines invites you to join our Photo Contest anchored with the theme: “Why I Continue to Trust the Filipino Soldier” 

Mechanics:

  1. Excluding military personnel, all civilians are qualified to join the contest. Only one (1) photo entry per contestant.
  2. Photo Format: Full Colored or Black and White, Size: 8x10in (8R), Resolution: 300 Pixels Per Inch (PPI), File Type: JPEG 
  3. Concept should be wholesome and creative. 
  4. Featured objects/military personnel/place/figures/scenery positively representing the Armed Forces of the Philippines must be visible in the photo.
  5. Contestants are only allowed to alter their photos’ brightness and contrast. No other photo enhancement/alterations shall be done; doing so will lead to disqualification.
  6. No markings (intentional or otherwise) should be found on the photo.
  7. Entries should not have been previously submitted or used in other competition or subject to copyright issues.

Criteria for Judging

Creativity (40%)

Relevance to the Theme (30%)

Photo Quality (20%)

Facebook Fans’ Choice (10%)

  • Send the JPEG file of your entries together with a short caption, your full name and address (in MS Word Format) to our email: afppaoresearch@gmail.com on or beforeSeptember 9, 2011.
  • Attach your photo entry together with your caption/name & address to your message with the subject: AFP Photo Contest Entry by: (Your Name)
  • By submitting, the contestants are allowing us, the AFP to publish their photos for promotional purposes; but with the proper acknowledgement of the photographer. The winning photo will be featured on our Facebook Fan Page and Official Website atwww.afp.mil.ph
  • The winner may bring three (3) of his/her choice to join him/her in the Free Aircraft Ride.

 Don’t miss the chance, submit your entries now! 

This Photo Contest is sponsored by The Philippine Fleet, Philippine Navy, AFP: “Kaakibat ng Sambayanang Pilipino sa Pagbabago at Marangal na Paglilingkod”

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8.19.2011
ARMM Screening Committee Call for Applications/Nominations

Link to application/nomination form.

ARMM SCREENING COMMITTEE

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Pursuant to Republic Act. No. 10153, s. 2011 and Executive Order No. 51, s. 2011, the ARMM Screening Committee is calling for applications/nominations for the following positions:

  1. One (1) position of Officer-in-Charge Regional Governor
  2. One (1) position of Officer-in-Charge Regional Vice Governor
  3. Twenty-four (24) positions of Officer-in-Charge Regional Legislative Assembly Members; three (3) for each legislative district of ARMM: Basilan, Maguindanao (1st and 2nd Districts), Lanao del Sur (1st and 2ndDistricts), Sulu (1st and 2nd Districts), and Tawi-Tawi.

Applicants/nominees must possess the following qualifications:

  1. Proven Competence, which means that the applicant/nominee is capable of leadership and has deep knowledge on, and keen understanding of, the development challenges confronting the ARMM;
  2. Integrity, or fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, and a high regard for the standards of one’s profession and position;
  3. Reliability, or consistency in the quality of performance; and
  4. Probity, or moral soundness and uprightness.

For OIC-Regional Governor and OIC-Regional Vice Governor

  1. A Natural Born Citizen of the Philippines
  2. A registered voter in the ARMM
  3. A bona fide resident of the ARMM for one (1) year
  4. Able to read, write, understand, and communicate
  5. At least thirty-five (35) years of age on the day of appointment

For OIC-Regional Legislative Assembly Members

  1. A Natural Born Citizen of the Philippines
  2. A registered voter of the district he/shall be applying/nominated to
  3. A bona fide resident for not less than five (5) years of the district where he/she is applying/nominated to
  4. Able to read, write, understand, and communicate
  5. At least twenty-one (21) years of age on the day of appointment

Further, the applicants/nominees must not have any of the following disqualifications:

  1. Those sentenced by final judgement for an offense involving moral turpitude, or for an offense punishable by one (1) or more year(s) of imprisonment, within two (2) years after serving sentence;
  2. Those removed from office as a result of an administrative case;
  3. Those convicted by final judgement for violating the oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines;
  4. Those with dual citizenship; and
  5. Fugitives from justice in criminal or non-political cases.

Documentary requirements as required are as follows:

  1. Duly accomplished application form
  2. Certification of residency duly signed by the Barangay Captain where the applicant/nominee is living – ONE [1] YEAR for applicants to OIC-Regional Governor positions and FIVE [5] YEARS for OIC-Regional Legislative Assembly Members
  3. Certification of voter’s registration by the Commission on Elections
  4. Clearances from the National Bureau of Investigation
  5. Sworn Statement Attesting that No Administrative, Criminal, or Civil Charge has been filed or if there are pending cases against the applicant/nominee, an executive summary of such charges or cases, together with supporting documents.

In order to engender a public ethic of non-partisanship among the appointed OICs, the screening committee shall give due preference to prospective applicants and nominees who will have no intention to run for any elective position in the next ARMM Election.

For nomination/endorsement of possible candidates to the said positions, please accomplish and submit the prescribed form with attached prescribed application form duly signed by the nominee and other documentary requirements.

Deadline for submission of applications/nominations is at the close of office hours of August 26, 2011.

Late and/or Incomplete submissions will not be processed/screened.

Previous applicants are instructed to resubmit their applications using the prescribed application forms together with the complete documentary requirements as stated.

Application and nomination forms are also available for download at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) website at HTTP://WWW.DILG.GOV.PH.

For further inquiries, please contact MS. NELIA MARIETA BAJORA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mindanao Affairs and Special Concern, this department at telephone no. (02) 925-03-33.

Submit all applications and nominations together with the complete documentary requirements to the Screening Committee for ARMM Officers in Charge Thru the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mindanao Affairs and Special Concerns at 9th floor, A. Francisco Gold Condominium II EDSA Cor. Mapagmahal St., Diliman, Quezon City. Applicants can also submit their applications at the following offices: 1) DILG-ARMM Office, ORG Compound, Cotabato City; 2) DILG-KIDAPAWAN Office, Capitol Compound Amaz, Kidapawan City; 3) DILG-Zamboanga Office, Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City.

All the submissions in the above-mentioned offices will be forwarded to the DILG Central Office.

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