BitayThe Vista Alegre Granada Relocation Site  Elementary School in Bacolod City was visited  yesterday by Education Undersecretary Mario Deriquito (5th from left),  Bacolod Rep. Bing Leonardia, Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya,  City Councilor Em Ang and  DepEd Superintendent Gemma Ledesma.*

DepEd denies Region 6
teaching is deteriorating

Officials of the Department of Education yesterday disputed claims that the quality of teaching is deteriorating, while DepEd Western Visayas regional director John Arnold Siena called the allegations “unverified”.

In fact, the biggest number of Metrobank Most Outstanding Teachers in the past several years came from Western Visayas, while some are Bato Balani Foundation awardees, Siena said.

“In general, our teachers are really working hard and doing their best, in order to provide children with quality education,” Siena said, referring to teachers in Western Visayas. However, he admitted that they still have some areas to work on. moremoremore

5.7 quake jolts WV

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Western Visayas and some parts of Central Visayas at 4:05 p.m. yesterday, and was felt at intensity three in Bacolod City, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said yesterday.

Its location was 11.44° north, 122.12°east - 005 km south 81° east of Culasi, Antique, and was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was felt at intensity six in Culasi, Antique; intensity five in Kalibo, Aklan, and Sebaste, Pandan, Lauan and Libertad, Antique; intensity four in San Jose, Sibalom, Dao, Anini-y, Hamtic and San Remigio, Antique, and Odiongan,Romblon; moremoremore

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The groundbreaking for the P150 million Negros Polymedic Hospital was led by Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District), Gov. Roel Degamo and Vice Gov. Mark Macias in Barangay Tubtubon, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, Thursday.

This is a project of a group of doctors in Negros Oriental, called the East Negros Health Alliance Inc., who want to establish a hospital for women and children, with the support of the business sector and private individuals.

At the groundbreaking were Sibulan Mayor Emmanuel Diputado, Tubtubon Barangay Captain Daisy Inoferio, former Rep. Herminio Teves, members of the business sector, private and public doctors, Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes, and parish priest Gamaliel Tulabing.. moremoremore