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DepEd Dumaguete vying
for CSC service awards

BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Superintendent’s Accomplishment and Success-story-Telling Report on Education, or SASTRE, of the Dumaguete City Department of Education Division has been nominated for the 2012-2013 Gawad Career Executive Service Awards for its innovations that brought about significant changes in quality of education in the division.

SASTRE is City DepEd Division superintendent Ramir Uytico’s way of accounting for what he has done for the division in the last two years.

Under SASTRE is Maximizing Totality of Skills, or Project MTS, that focuses on academics, culture and arts. As a result, the first film festival was held showcasing the talents and skills of teachers and students.

The Project Agakay, that is a homestay program, also caught the attention of CESO evaluators. It now has a 100 percent accomplishment for saving 70 students at risk of dropping out, as well as OPLAN RBU, or Reading for Better Understanding.

Uytico said the project aims to instill in the minds of the students that there is fun in reading, with the use of reading materials from the division library with all the teachers as facilitators.

Another banner project is the Human Resource Information and Development System that takes care of the teaching and non-teaching personnel of the division.Under the system, data are easily gathered, so giving of benefits is on time because employees no longer have to submit their papers to them, as well as loyalty pay, and step increment, among others.

Uytico said the CES Board has already validated the nomination and he is hopeful about being part of the magic five, from a long list that was trimmed to 14.

He added that he considers the nomination a chance of a lifetime, because in the history of the Gawad Career Executive Service awards, only one from DepEd had won it so far.

The awarding will be held in Malacañang and the winner will receive P100,000 as cash prize.*JG

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