PYC 2022 Through The Lens Of SNSHS SSG Leaders

      PYC 2022 through the lens of SNSHS SSG Leaders

By: Gems Andro S. Ravelo

     Three Supreme Student Government (SSG) leaders of Siargao National Science High School (SNSHS), namely: Micheal Collins G. Cervantes, president; Gems Andro S. Ravelo, vice president; and Ma. Erich E. Mingalana, secretary, bagged spots out of four as Siargao Division’s delegates in the first ever Philippine Youth Convergence (PYC) that happened last June 15–17, 2022 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

The PYC 2022 was developed in response to the Department of Education's (DepEd) push to review, restructure, and prioritize its youth-related projects in order to be more responsive to the needs of youth. The activity intends to provide participants from high school seniors with the necessary tools, skills, background, and perspective to assess the context and needs of learners in their respective school division offices (SDOs) or regions; identify appropriate solutions and relevant opportunities to address these needs; and create the Youth Education Agenda, which will reflect common sentiments and outlooks, constructive feedback, and policy recommendations.

In an interview conducted during the arrival of SNSHS SSG officers back in Siargao, Pres. Cervantes found the PYC a life-changing experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity because of the learning a student leader can get supplemented by different talks given by expert personalities in different fields of leadership and the potential of the event in molding youth leaders to success.

Meanwhile, VP Ravelo expressed that the event was indeed successfully conducted despite the post-normal situation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He added that the implementation of strict health protocols in the event was the key to success from delegates’ arrival, rested hotels, and the venue of the event, which is in the City Coliseum.

"I am just overwhelmed by how the government of Puerto Princesa City handled the event despite the health crisis." Everyone was safe from day 0 until day 4. It was the strict implementation of health protocols that made the event successful."

Furthermore, Sec. Minglana summarized her experience and called the event "Sulit," a Tagalog word for utmost content.

In the end, all of them shared that their expectations were met and that they are looking forward to more PYC in the upcoming years.

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Top Students Forum: Career Guidance and Opportunities Towards a Successful Professional Life


Gov. Matugas Ingenuity to a More Successful Life of Students takes into a Forum

As part of the initiative to mold students’ perception towards a bright future amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the provincial government of Surigao del Norte, in partnership with the Department of Education, have come to realize the conduct of guiding Grade 11 top performer students among tri-division; Surigao del Norte, Surigao City and Siargao Division, of choosing career path through a series of talks given by three prestigious universities namely; Caraga State University (CSU), University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) and Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) – Main Campus. The said event was entitled “Top Students Forum 2022” with the theme “Career Guidance and Opportunities Towards a Successful Professional life” and was held last March 23, 2022 at Philippine Gateway Hotel, Surigao City. 

Provincial Governor Atty. Francisco T. Matugas, in his message, said that the increasing demand and lack of professional workers in different fields in the province, especially in medicine, is a concern that must be given an attention and that by giving a forum like this to top performer students is a great act to produce professionals that will fill the gaps of services.

Furthermore, among the professionals who attended that made the event come to its essence was Dr. Gregorio Z. Gamboa, Jr. Ph. D., the president of SSCT, who made the first talk and was followed by the program head of the USeP, Dr. Virnalisi C. Mindana, Ph. D., and the third and last speaker of the forum, Dr. Merliza F. Libao Ph.D., director of the Office of Admission and Scholarship of CSU. The three speakers, in order to expand students’ perception about career choice and decision making, highlighted their program offerings of their respective schools and the scholarship offerings they have for students to apply. 

Moreover, after the series of talks given by the expertise, an open forum was conducted to assess students’ concerns and problems regarding with their education. 

The event ended successfully leaving students who attended, as well as the advisers, delighted and inspired of their journey to success through education.

Author: AG S. Ravelo 

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Mining Companies to Adopt a Municipality in Siargao

Mining companies to adopt a municipality in Siargao to provide construction materials, food and potable water for the period of 6 months

Sa panawagan ni Governor Lalo Matugas, tumugon ang mga mining companies na mag-ampon o sumuporta ng isang munisipyo sa loob ng anim (6) na buwan. Ang layunin nito ay para matugunan ang pangunahing pangangailangan ng mga tao sa bawat lungsod lalo na ang mga lubos na nawalan ng tirahan.  

Layon din ng adopt-a-municipality program na by April 30, 2022, bilang target date,  lahat ng totally damaged houses ay mabigyan ng maayos na tirahan. 

Maaring magpatuloy ang kasunduang ito matapos ang anim na buwan depende sa pangangailangan ng LGUs. 

Narito ang napagkasunduang Adopt-a-Municipality partnership: 

- Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) para sa Gen. Luna at Pilar LGUs

- THPAL para sa Sta. Monica, Burgos at Socorro LGUs

- HMC para sa San Benito at Dapa LGUs

- PGMC para sa Del Carmen at San Isidro LGUs

Muli, maraming salamat sa inyo! 

Source: Cong Bingo Matugas

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