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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 22, 2022 – DepEd Region X grabbed top awards in the DepEd TV broadcasters in the Science, Health, and Technical categories; and EdTech Innovations during the DepEd EdTech Awards 2022 at Teachers Camp, Baguio City, on June 22.

Regional Director Arturo B. Bayocot, CESO III, commended the awardees for exemplifying an outstanding performance in developing television-learning resources and education technology.

Grace B. Galon of Libertad Elementary School, Division of Lanao del Norte, was hailed as Most Outstanding Teacher-Broadcaster in Health and Best in Costume Design; Earl M. Tolero of Kapatagan National High School, Division of Lanao del Norte, bested others in Best Visual Effects; and Paul Patrick L. Guanzon of Dalipuga National High School, Division of Iligan City, was awarded as Most Outstanding Teacher-Broadcaster in Science.

Other DepEd TV team members from LaNorte who came out as finalists were Keziah Anne L. Procianos of Lala National High School as Broadcaster in Science and Cliff I. Suaring of Samburon Integrated School, Best in Animation. Paul Patrick L. Guanzon of Iligan City was also a finalist in MakaDiyos Episode of the Year; Grace B. Galon, in Gender Sensitive Lesson.

The awardees of the EdTech Innovations were from the Division of Gingoog City, Project TechEd BAL-ASON (Techno-Educational Based Approached for Learners Acquisition of Self-Learning modules through Offline Network) by Cesar L. Macasarte, School Head; Chester L. Cabana, School ICT designate; Johnny C. Llagas, Teacher II; Mayiet C. Colegado, Teacher I; and Renel Jay Quirit, Division ICT officer.

Another awardee was BUGKOS (Building Unity and Great outcomes in Keeping Outstanding Diamonds Secured amid the pandemic) Online System. This initiative was chaired by Clariza M. Catedral, school head of Labinay National High School, Division of Ozamiz City, along with Sydnie Rose A. Tamsi, Teacher III; Abigail L. Lagus, Teacher III; Bart P. Francisco, Teacher III; and Shaira Faye T. Bohol, Teacher I.

Project TANGKUB from the Division of Tangub City completed the three awardees from Region X. This project was conceptualized by Leigh S. Enayo, Education Program Specialist II of the Human Resource Training and Development (HRTD), together with German C. Suminguit, Principal I; Mahalia T. Sultan, Master Teacher I; Elvie Nueva, Teacher I; Jade Mark Abapo, Teacher I; James Mark P. Saporno, Teacher I; Luijie L. Teleron, Teacher I; Ralph Rey Sultan, Teacher I; Gretchen Lyn Shien C. Ramas, Teacher I; Jesimerl Apilan, Teacher II; and Merry Cris H. Malalis, Teacher I.

Region X has consistently performed in the DepEd TV Awards with last year’s performance as Most Outstanding Regional Office (RO), Most Outstanding Division Office of Lanao del Norte, and Most Outstanding Remote Team of DepEd TV LaNorte, and Student’s Choice Award for Grace B. Galon of SDO Lanao del Norte. │ Angelina B. Buaron, education program supervisor, Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD)


Affected residents in Surigao (1st wave) and Kapalayan, Surigao City (2nd wave) receive cash and goods from the Division of Bukidnon, Region X, during a rehabilitation and recovery operation.

After the Tropical Storm Odette in Northern Mindanao in December 2021, the Department of Education (DepEd) Region X rose above the ravages of the natural calamity.

Some learners, teachers, staff, schools, and communities experienced damage and losses, particularly in Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Camiguin, El Salvador City, Gingoog City, Iligan City, Misamis Oriental, and Oroquieta City.

Before the onset of TS Odette, DepEd X, spearheaded by Regional Director Dr. Arturo B. Bayocot, CESO III, and Assistant Regional Director Dr. Victor G. De Gracia Jr., CESO V, prepared its personnel and selected schools as evacuation centers for immediate response and continued monitoring of the typhoon. 

There were about 325 schools used as evacuation centers, which were decamped two or three days after the typhoon. 

The 14 Schools Division Offices (SDOs), through their Rapid Assessment of Damage Report (RADaR), declared 77 damaged schools, particularly in their classrooms and facilities, including furniture and instructional materials like books, self-learning modules, LCD projectors, computers, and printers.

Hence, the affected schools initiated immediate reconstruction and repairs charged to the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE); some schools tapped the support of their Local Government Units (LGUs) and other stakeholders like parents, private partners, and volunteers. 

Likewise, the affected schools reinforced their clean-up and repair initiatives through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) funds to assist those with fallen trees and hazardous and risky-damaged structures like roofing and almost collapsed perimeter fences and gates. 

Moreover, DepEd Region X extended assistance to some affected areas in CARAGA.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Division of Misamis Occidental, through The 7th Chord, composed of teachers, principals, and school heads, initiated a digital benefit concert to help DepEd-Siargao in its relief operations.

The humanitarian initiative generated a total of P148,466.90, which was handed to DepEd-Siargao on January 13 during a ceremonial turn-over.

The Division of Misamis Oriental, through its Random Act of Kindness (RAK) initiative, distributed goods at Kibanban Integrated School (KIS), Balingasag Misamis Oriental.

The Misamis Oriental National High School (MONHS) also gave school supplies and snacks to the KIS learners. There were three totally damaged classroom buildings in KIS, with heavily flooded classrooms and mud puddles. Some communities experienced electric and water supply disruption with their houses washed out.

The Dampil National High School (DNHS) also gave some health kits to the KIS learners. 

The Alternative Learning System (ALS) – Balingasag North also donated three boxes of bond paper to KIS. 

Meanwhile, the Division of Bukidnon also donated cash and goods in Surigao (1st wave) and Kapalayan, Surigao City (2nd wave) with goods such as rice, water, vegetables, fruits, and Jollibee packs. The Division also donated P66,720.00 and sacks of clothing. │ Ricardo G. Dragon