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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, June 4, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button1.5 million students troop back to schools
ButtonSilliman adopts 4-day class schedule
2 military officials of Negros promoted
5.6 quake hits PHL

1.5 million students
troop back to schools

Some 1.5 million students trooped back to public elementary and high schools in Central Visayas yesterday, a government press release said.

The region’s student population was estimated to have increased between two and four percent from last year’s figures, Marcial Degamo, chief of the Department of Education 7 Quality Assurance and Accountability Division, said.

The DepEd 7 said the number of enrollees in the elementary level reached about 1,040,774 pupils. Last year, the agency recorded 1,030,357 pupils in Central Visayas from the first to sixth grades, the press release also said.

Silliman adopts
4-day class schedule

Silliman University in Dumaguete City is adopting a new schedule that makes more efficient the clustering of class hours and provides room for related learning activities, or an extended cost-saving weekend, this school year, its press release said.

The scheme covers four days for classes and one day for related learning activities, from the traditional five days, to maximize free hours between subjects to minimize unnecessary expenses on days when students travel to the campus only for a subject or two, the press release also said.

Scheduling is based on the requirement of the college, and is done without prejudice to the possibility of a subject requiring hours outside the allotted four days for classes.

2 military officials of
Negros promoted

Two senior military officials assigned in Negros island were among the 22 recently-promoted generals of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and are now holding key positions in the organization.

Promoted to the rank of brigadier general were Col. Oscar Lactao, chief of the AFP Command Center, and Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade in Negros Oriental.

Lactao, former commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in Negros Occidental, is a member of Philippine Military Academy Class 1984, while Patrimonio belongs to PMA Class 1982, military records show.

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