Senator seeks more modules for students affected by typhoon

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to produce more distance learning modules to help students who were affected by typhoon “Ulysses” cope with their studies despite the difficulty. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Though the situation maybe complicated for some students, Gatchalian said it is imperative for the government to strive to provide for the needs of these students who were forced to leave their homes abruptly as their homes were inundated during the typhoon. “’Yung mga pamilyang lumikas ay naiwan at hindi napo nadala ‘yung mga modules na ito. Malaking problema po para sa pamilya dahil itong modules na ito ay naka disenyo para makapag-aral po ng sarili ang mga bata (Many families who were forced to evacuate were unable to bring these modules. It’s going to be a big problem for the families since these modules are designed to enable these students to study by themselves),” said Gatchalian in a “Laging Handa” public briefing. “Kaya nakikita ko dito, una, magbigay ulit tayo ng mas maraming modules pa at mag imprinta at siguraduhin na tuloy-tuloy ang pagdi-distribute ng mga modules na ito sa mga estudyante (That’s why I believe, first, we should print and distribute more modules, and make sure that we will consistently be distributing these materials to the students),” said the senator who chairs the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts, and Culture. Gatchalian also reiterated the need for local government units (LGUs) to study the feasibility of allowing face-to-face learning in “purok” workshops especially in areas where there are no reports of COVID-19 transmission. He said allowing limited face-to-face learning while practicing social distancing may help students cope with their studies. “Eto, mga maliliit na workshops sa mga purok-purok at pupunta ang mga guro dun para magturo sa limitadong bilang ng mga estudyante (Teachers would be allowed to go in these small workshops in a certain locality to teach a limited number of students),” he said. “Napakahirap po sa isang bata na turuan kung walang modules at ‘yung ibang mga magulang natin, inaatupag din ‘yung kanilang kaligtasan (it’s difficult to teach a student without any modules, while some parents are concerned over their safety),” he said. “Kaya mas mahalaga po na magkaroon muna ng interaskyon sa pagitan n gating mga estudyante at sa ating mga guro (That’s why it’s more important for our students and teachers to have interaction),” the lawmaker said......»»

Category: newsSource: 12th, 2020

Senator seeks faster SAP distribution

Sen. Bong Go yesterday urged local government units to fast-track the distribution of aid under the social amelioration program to low-income families affected by the extended enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and nearby provinces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

Kuya Bong sends help to hundreds of typhoon victims in Northern Samar

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go continued to provide aid to communities affected by natural disasters to help them recover and build back better. In a two-part distribution activity which was held on Tuesday, Go’s team extended assistance to 948 beneficiaries recovering from Typhoon Quinta in Barangay Sabang, Allen in Northern Samar. They distributed meals, food packs, […] The post Kuya Bong sends help to hundreds of typhoon victims in Northern Samar appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

Kuya Bong provides aid to hundreds of families in Bagumbayan

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided assistance to the typhoon victims in Bagumbayan District, Quezon City on Tuesday, 19 January as part of the continuing efforts to support and help build back better communities affected by natural calamities, such as last year’s Typhoon Ulysses. A total of 720 families were given meals, food packs, vitamins, masks, […] The post Kuya Bong provides aid to hundreds of families in Bagumbayan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Go aid arrives for typhoon victims in Agusan Sur

As the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur prepares to welcome the new year, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go visited residents affected by Typhoon Vicky to extend assistance to help those recovering from the disaster, and give hope of a better year in 2021. On Tuesday, December 29, Go and his team initiated a distribution activity […] The post Go aid arrives for typhoon victims in Agusan Sur appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Gabay Guro ends year with star-studded benefit show

The destruction to life and property brought about by recent super typhoon Rolly and succeeding typhoon Ulysses in the last quarter of the year that ravaged the Bicol and Cagayan Valley regions and other places in the country prompted the big-hearted Gabay Guro prime movers of the PLDT-Smart Foundation to organize a fundraiser and extend help to affected teachers, students, and schools. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Environmental org seeks to raise funds for reusable diapers for typhoon-hit Bicol

A non-profit organization dedicated to understanding the world’s plastic addiction, promoting new material innovations, and acting against plastic waste recently launched a campaign that seeks to raise funds to provide reusable diaper kits to 300 affected families in Bicol region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Kuya Bong Go sends assistance to more typhoon victims in Bulacan

The office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided emergency assistance to the victims of typhoon Ulysses in Bocaue, Bulacan last 19 November. Early last week,  Go sent help in nearby towns of Calumpit and Marilao, which were also affected by flooding brought by the typhoon. Go’s outreach team led the distribution of much needed meals, […] The post Kuya Bong Go sends assistance to more typhoon victims in Bulacan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Palay prices dip to P11/kg in some areas

Palay prices continued to go down, even dipping to as low as P11 per kilogram (/kg) as farmers approach the tail-end of the harvest season with a series of strong typhoons. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the average farm-gate price of palay continued its downward movement, falling by 4.1 percent to P15.79/kg from the price level of P16.47/kg in the previous week. Year-on-year, the price increased by 0.2 percent from its average price of P15.76/kg in the same week of the previous year. Unfortunately, prices went down to as low as P11/kg in areas like Surigao del Sur and Cavite, which means some farmers were forced to sell their produce at a loss. In other areas like Agusan del Sur and Bulacan, farmers barely made money, with palay sold at exactly or just slightly above P12/kg. In the Philippines, the average production cost of rice farmers stood around P12.72/kg, which is higher or nearly double than what rice farmers in Vietnam and Thailand spend to produce the staple. This means that if prices fell below that amount, farmers would receive earnings that are lower than what they spent for. Some said that with the current production cost, the breakeven farmgate price of fresh harvest should be around P14.50/kg.  Meanwhile, highest palay prices were recorded in areas like Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Pampanga, Rizal, and Palawan wherein the commodity were sold at P18/kg to P21/kg, the same PSA data showed. Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) National Manager Raul Montemayor said that in the next few weeks, as farmers approach the tail-end of the harvest season, palay prices will definitely go down further. This, as palay, when damaged by storms, could yield to poor quality rice, which, among other reasons like the continuous entry of imported rice, could result in traders deciding not to buy at all.  “Rainy weather is also to blame since traders have to discount for grain deterioration due to lack of drying facilities,” he said. A data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed that as of October 29, Typhoon Quinta already destroyed 79,239 metric tons (MT) of palay worth P1.13 billion within 62,880 hectares of farms. Then there’s the threat of Typhoon Rolly, which is expected to make landfall in Quezon and Aurora provinces on Saturday (October 31) and become a super typhoon. Montemayor also thinks that the continuous decline in palay prices is already “not surprising” since government intervention is doing very little for farmers. According to him, the National Food Authority’s (NFA) palay procurement has had minimal impact despite pronouncements of DA, while the planned suspension of  sanitary and phytosanitary import clearances (SPS-ICs) on rice “came in too late, as in last year, to influence farmgate prices.” “Too little too late [actions] again by the DA,” Montemayor said. “At this time, [DA can do] very little. Damage was already done and most farmers have already harvested. Some typhoon-affected farmers (like those in Occidental Mindoro and Isabela) are asking NFA to buy storm-damaged palay but I doubt if they will do that since the agency itself doesn’t have dryers,” he added. Montemayor was particularly referring to Agriculture Secretary William Dar’s previous order for NFA to intensify its palay procurement in order to address decline in palay prices.  To recall, NFA, whose sole mandate now is to secure the government’s buffer stock, buys palay at P19/kg and is given P7 billion every year to do this. Also, more than a week ago, Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the senate agriculture committee, asked the DA to stop issuing SPS-ICs to rice importers during harvest time, which would probably take effect after the next planting season. Business Bulletin sought the reaction of DA Spokesperson Noel Reyes regarding the decline in palay prices, but he is yet to respond......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Save the Children launches fund-raising drive Sunday

Believing that education will empower children, especially those who are in need, to look forward to a better future, a child rights group will launch “eSave Natin ang Pasko,” an online fund-raising campaign to support their learning needs Sunday. “This online fundraising campaign encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit through a series of joyous and meaningful activities to provide joy and hope to children,” the group said. “Even if classes are conducted through distance learning or will resume via face-to-face, millions of children will still need our support as they continue to be deprived of their right to education since their families do not have the means to support their learning needs,” said SCP Chief Executive Officer Atty. Alberto Muyot. Muyot, a former Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary, said that education empowers children, especially those in dire situations. “Supporting their learning needs will save their lives and their future,” he added. When classes formally opened last Oct. 5 amid the COVID-19 situation in the country, SCP said that millions of students, especially in public schools, have been experiencing major challenges such as the lack of access to learning materials and Internet connection. To help the students who struggle to learn from home, SCP said that the proceeds of the Christmas fundraising campaign will support the learning needs of children in poor households in Metro Manila, typhoon-stricken places in Eastern Visayas, and the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. “It will also support children with disabilities, those from indigenous communities and from hard to reach areas,” SCP added. SCP said that e-Save Natin ang Pasko also promotes the importance of a nurturing home through the “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” advocacy where every member of the family, especially children, receives the support they need so they learn, survive, and are protected. The “Mapagkalingang Tahanan” emphasizes the critical role of parents, guardians, and caregivers in the continued learning of children and aims to provide them the knowledge and skills to facilitate their children’s learning......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Go donates bicycles, shoes, and computer tablets to Willie’s ‘Wowowin’

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go provided bicycles, shoes, and computer tablets to Wowowin participants, upon the request of TV host Willie Revillame. Go expressed that he continues to provide any assistance or support he can for Filipinos most affected by the pandemic. In a video clip from the television show, host Willie Revillame expressed gratitude to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

DepEd NCR partners with Solar Learning and Thames for TV-based instruction for pupils

The pandemic has forced schools to deploy various modalities to deliver education to students. As access to different technologies varies per area and per family, the paper-based modules have been implemented by DepEd as the standard of learning delivery during the past school year. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Modules and online classes

Students, on their part, have to be strongly motivated to study mainly on their own and to closely follow whatever online classes they have to attend. Obviously, they need to be closely supervised......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Iligan City fire victims get assistance

The office of Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go has recently extended assistance to 99 individuals affected by separate fire incidents in Barangay Ubaldo Laya and Barangay Tomas Cabili in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. The senator’s team held an activity at the Public Plaza, Poblacion where they provided each family with vitamins, masks and face […] The post Iligan City fire victims get assistance appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Solve your Online Learning Woes with the POCO M3 PRO 5G

With schools and universities still implementing blended modules and online classes, having access to the right tools has become essential to maximize learning from home. A powerful, affordable, and battery-efficient smartphone can make it the best study buddy for cash-strapped students. Enter the POCO M3 PRO 5G, the latest smartphone in the POCO series packed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Stranded seafarers, transport workers get aid from senator

Sen. Bong Go continues to provide additional support to economic frontliners whose lives and livelihoods were adversely affected by the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Mandaue provides financial assistance to 9 students affected by closure of MCC program

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A total of nine students who were affected by the closure of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program of the Mandaue City College received financial assistance from the city government on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The nine students received cash aid depending on their subject load, some received P20,000 […] The post Mandaue provides financial assistance to 9 students affected by closure of MCC program appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Robredo seeks junking of Bongbong motion

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal to dismiss the motion for reconsideration former senator Bongbong Marcos filed to reverse its previous dismissal ruling......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Are PH schools ready for blended, face-to-face classes this 2021?

As the country continues its fight against COVID-19, the education sector now seeks to allow face-to-face classes as part of its blended learning approach to ensure that students' learning remains unhampered this year.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Bong Go aids Surigao Norte typhoon victims

As he continues to assist residents affected by natural disasters, Sen. Bong Go sent aid to victims of Typhoon Auring in remote island communities in Tagana-an in Surigao del Norte on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Senator seeks full accounting of anti-communist task force s P19 billion funds

"These are not small funds. Magagamit sa pulitika iyan.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021