Friday, February 26, 2010

News Release


DONSOL, SORSOGON (February 23) – Two of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s ten-point projects were highlighted during her visit here on Monday, as part of her super region tour with an inspection of projects that underscore her milestone achievements over the past nine years as president.

From Legazpi airport, the President travelled by land to inspect the road accessibility which is also a very vital component in attracting tourists.

The President’s first stop was in Villa Hermosa in Daraga, Albay where she had a dialogue with the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police on peace and order situation of the province as well as security and safety of domestic and foreign tourists going to Donsol.

She commended both the PNP and DOT of the presence and the assistance provided by the well-trained Tourist-Oriented Police, Community-Oriented Police (TOP COP) ensuring the safety and security of tourists

Report showed no record of untoward incident happened in the municipality of Donsol especially to tourists visiting the place.

The President proceeded to Vitton Beach Resort in Brgy. Dancalan, Donsol amidst the multitude of crowd awaiting her visit.

PGMA with her interaction with the members of the media community underscored the importance of Donsol in the development of the Tourism Central Philippines Super Region.

Donsol, now is tagged as the “Whale Shark Capital of the World”, and has elevated itself from a sixth-class municipality in 2006 to a first-class municipality last year.

PGMA extended her warm appreciation and personally thanked the members of the media community for helping the government popularize the Donsol Whaleshark Interaction making it one of the top three tourism destinations globally and ranks third in terms of tourism revenue collection in the Philippines.

The media interaction was followed immediately by the switch-on activity of the internet connection under the computerization and internet connectivity program implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) at the Donsol Comprehensive National High School (DCNHS).

During the switch on ceremony, the President was assisted by Press Secretary Crispulo Icban, Consultant to Department of Education Mona Valisno, Sorsogon Gov. Sally A. Lee,Jerome Alcantara and Schools Division Superintendent Marilyn Dimaano .and teachers of Donsol Comprehensive National High School..

Consultant to DepEd Mona Valisno presented to the President, to DCNHS teachers and to the local DepEd officials the diverse opportunities of the computerization program whereby teachers can integrate into the curriculum certain information accessed specifically from E-Learning sites and other sites that will provide both teachers and students access to educational global updates.

“It will also give them the accessibility to national government programs such as scholarship grants made possible by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), high school educational assistance (GASTPE), classroom construction, additional textbooks as well as English, Math and Science teacher’s training integrating ICT, among others,” Valisno said.

Schools Division Superintendent Marilyn Dimaano was grateful to the president saying that the computer units with internet connection installed in DCNHS will surely revitalize education and at the same time, equip students with skills that are marketable to the industry.

“Moreover, on the part of our teachers, the application of information technology in classroom instruction would increase efficiency in teaching and learning process and enhance competencies of students," she added.

The President after Sorsogon activities proceeded to the Misibis Bay Raintree Resort in Albay for a dinner and interaction with Albay media.

Following Sorsogon and Albay visit, the President will fly to Palawan and to Cebu and Bohol to complete her tourism tour. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

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President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Donsol Comprehensive National High School during her visit in connection with the Luzon Urban Beltway, of the five key growth areas targeted under the government super region development strategy, last Monday, Feb. 22, in Donsol, Sorsogon.

The President visits the internet-ready computers for students and teachers of DCNHS in Donsol, Sorsogon assisted by Sorsogon Governor Sally A. Lee,Donsol Mayor Jerome Alcantara & CHED Head Mona O. Valisno.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tagalog News Release


SORSOGON PROVINCE (February 23) – Dalawa sa kanyang mga programa ang tinutukan ni Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sa kanyang pagbisita sa bayan ng Donsol kahapon, bilang bahagi na rin ng kanyang super region tour sa pagtatapos ng kanyang termino bilang Pangulo ng Pilipinas at upang inspeksyunin na rin ang mga proyektong ipinatupad sa ilalim ng kanyang administrasyon.

Partikular na tinutukan ng Pangulo ay ang kanyang mga naging programa sa edukasyon at turismo.

Sa larangan ng edukasyon, naging tampok sa kanyang pagbisita ang switch on activity ng internet connection sa Donsol Comprehensive National High School bilang bahagi ng ipinatutupad na computerization and internet connectivity program ng pamahalaan.

Ayon kay Department of Education Sorsogon Schools Division Superintendent Marilyn Dimaano, nasa labindalawang yunit ng mga computer with internet connection ang sa ngayon ay magagamit at mapapakinabangan na hindi lamang ng mga mag-aaral kundi maging ng mga guro sa kanilang paaralan.

Sa maikling programang isinagawa, iprinisinta naman ng Department of Education ang mga naging accomplishment ng national government sa mga programa nito sa edukasyon tulad ng scholarship programs na ipinatutupad ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) at Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), high school educational assistance o GASTPE, classroom construction, additional textbooks at english, math and science teacher’s training.

Sa larangan ng turismo, tinutukan naman ng Pangulo ang ipinatupad na programa ng Department of Tourism sa Donsol na kabahagi ng P600 Billion Tourism Central Philippines super region project.

Matatandaang kabilang ang rehiyon ng Bikol sa limang tourist corridors sa bansa na aydentipikado ng Pangulo sa ilalim ng kanyang five-growth region development strategy upang gawing world-class tourist destinations ang Bicol dahilan sa natural na angking kagandahan ng mga lugar dito.

“At bunga na rin nito, ang bayan ng Donsol dito sa Sorsogon ay tumaas sa first-class municipality noong nakaraang taon mula sa pagiging sixth-class municipality nito noong 2006 dahilan na rin sa pagiging “Whale Shark Capital of the World” nito,” ayon na rin sa naging pahayag ni Department of Tourism Regional Director Maria O. Ravanilla.

Ayon pa kay Ravanilla, ang Camarines Sur at Sorsogon ang mga pangunahing lalawigan sa Bicol na regular na nakapagtatala ng matatas na buwis at mataas na bilang ng mga turistang dumarayo dito.

Matapos ang pagbisita sa Sorsogon at Albay, tutuloy ang Pangulo sa Palawan, Cebu at Bohol na siyang kukumpleto sa tourism tour ng Pangulo. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)

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SORSOGON PROVINCE (February 22) – Nakatakdang dumating ngayong hapon si Pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo dito sa lalawigan ng Sorsogon.
Ang pagbisita ng Pangulo ay kaugnay ng gagawing switch-on ceremony ng internet connection sa Donsol Comprehensive National High School sa bayan ng Donsol.
Ang modernization at computerization program na ito sa mga paaralan sa buong Pilipinas ang nakikitang paraan ng DepEd upang upang gawing information technology o IT literate ang mga mag-aaral nang sa gayon ay makahabol ang mga ito sa global demand ng mga ITs partikular pagdating sa larangan ng trabaho.
Pagdating ng pangulo ay agad na didretso ito sa computer room ng Donsol Comprehensive High School kung saan magkakaroon siya ng interaction sa mga mag-aaral at guro ditto.
Susundan ito ng maikling programa na kinabibilangan ng welcome remarks ni Sorsogon Gov. Lee, message at overview ng pagbisita ng Pangulo na ibibigay ni Schools Division Superintendent Marilyn Dimaano, presentation of accomplishment report on internet connection in public high school at mensahe ng Pangulo.
Matapos ang aktibidad sa nasabing paaralan ay magkakaroon din ng inter-aksyon ang Pangulo sa mga taga-media upang mabigyang pagkakataon din ang mga ito na makasalamuha ang Pangulo at kung may pagkakataon ay makapagpaabot ng kanilang mga katanungan sa kanya.
Mahigit dalawampung media mula sa Sorsogon ang inaasahang dadalo sa gagawing media inter-action sa Donsol. (BARecebido, PIA Sorsogon)