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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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is launching the Search for 2013 Outstanding Special Education (SPED) Teachers and Outstanding SPED Centers to recognize educators who provide the best educational services to children with special learning needs. 

Education Secretary Armin Luistro in a statement said the search is open to all SPED teachers of children with hearing and visual impairments, learning and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and children with giftedness and talents. It is also open to teachers handling regular classes, but at the same time rendered dedicated and excellent service in educating children with special needs. 

“Teaching while taking care of children with special needs is no easy task. That is why our SPED teachers deserve special recognition for their diligence and enthusiasm, to further boost their morale and motivate them more to perform their tasks as second parents to our special kids in the best way they can,” Luistro said. 

Screening for the division level starts this August, while regional screening will be on September, and the finals for the national level will be on October. The winners, who will receive plaques of appreciation and cash gifts, will be awarded during the National Conference on Special Education in November. 
Based on DepEd Memo No. 128 series of 2013, the criteria in selecting outstanding SPED teachers are instructional competence and teaching effectiveness, totaling to 90 points. Personal qualities and character carry 10 points. 

The criteria in selecting the best SPED center are “highly motivated learners who are high performers” (40%), linkages with other stakeholders (9%), accessible classrooms and functionality (9%), proactive management (12%) and competent, committed and dynamic staff (30%). The search is open to all recognized SPED Centers which have been in operation in the past five years.

For further information and inquiries, contact the Special Education Division at (02) 631-9993. (DepEd)

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