August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

By Rey Anthony H. Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, June 11 (PIA) -- Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K to 12) starts this year. 

Bohol Department of Education (DepEd) officials assured concerned parents that the two more years in school, which begins this year, would make high school graduates earn the competency, better able to land jobs, and take a better standing among the country’s and international labor force. 

According to Dr. Wilfreda Bongalos, the old system allows students to graduate high school while they are yet too young to find work, and if they do, they could not demand for just wages as they are under-aged and are technically working illegally. 

This year, education officials implement the basic educational system reform agenda (BESRA), which will add more years in high school to keep graduates globally competitive. 

“They will be at the right working age (when they finish),” pointed out Dr. Bongalos, meaning after the additional two years of technical and vocational training in the senior high school. 

She also pointed out that the country should keep up with other countries in adopting an educational program that maximizes training for work competency. 
The reforms implemented in grade 1 digs into the pupil’s lingual resources- the mother tongue- to get pupils in a better position to grasp education concepts, she said. 

Dr. Bongalos, along with Education Supervisor Pablito Villalon explained the K to 12 at the Kapihan sa PIA recently. 

After taking kindergarten and 12 years, students would have learned skills to allow them to determine their future trade or profession when they graduate from senior high school, according to Dr. Bongalos. 

Mother tongue is the language the kids use at home. She explained that the mother tongue will be used in the kid’s first three years in the elementary. The teacher will slowly introduce Filipino towards the fourth year. 

Other than the use of the mother tongue, pupils also get introduced to four more subjects: Mathematics, Araling Panlipunan, Edukasyon at Pagpakatao, Music, Arts Physical Education at Health (MAPEH) 

With the BESRA, students will find two more years of school after their completing their first four years in high school. Now called the senior high school, this is where technical and vocational trainings are introduced. 

According to the Division Office, those who finish the junior high school need to proceed to senior high school before they are accepted in college. As they graduate from high school, they would have learned some skills that would enable them to be hired.(mbcn/rahc-PIA 7, Bohol)

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