Outstanding Mayor Town executive receives citation CNCHSians reap ha~iurs Mayor Ramon C. Yee (center) is flanked by two other recipients of the prestigious national award. The three honorees pose together before receiving the award. Aside from Mayor Yee, the other recipients of the Gawad Parangal Award v., e r e Florencio C. Garay, Mayor of Bislig City in Surigao del Sur, and Washington Taguinod, Municipal Mayor of Penablanca in Cagayan. The Municipality of Cabatuan, under the health services more focused on preventive aspect, the implementation of Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal (TA10.1AS) Project for children and youth with disabilities, and sponsorship of Municipal Scholarship Program. For a detailed list of different, programs and services im0ei7lentec.' c-v theMunicipal Services, please turn to page 8. The Gawad Parangal Award is given annually by the Association of +Ll-.e Provincial, City and Municipal Social Welfare and Development officers of the Philippines, Inc. (APCMSWDOPI) The 8111 General Alumni Homecoming of the school will be definitely held on April 11. This was disclosed by Mr. Victor S. Maroma, the president of the CNCHS Alumni Association and concurrently Officer-in-Charge of the school. As planned by the officers of the Association and the class coordinators, the activities of Mayor Ramon C. Yee of Cabatuan, Iloilo became a recipient of the Gawad Parangal award as the Most Outstanding Municipal Mayor of the Philippines for the support in the delivery of social services and development programs. The award, a Plaque of Recognition, was given on October 8 during the 7Ln National Social Welfare and Development Forum at the Grand Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The Forum was sponsored by the Association of the Provincial, City and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. (APCMSW DOPI). The Plaque of Recognition for Mayor Yee was presented by Corazon Juliano-Soliman. Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare ?nil rl Development; Iliel-ma Lee- Mendoza, Chairperson of PRC Board of Examiners for Social Work, and Rufino M. Gamad, Natiot~a[-P`resiclent of APCMSW DOPL Mayor Yee was cited "for his full support and various activities for the development of the Social Welfare and Development Sec c1" Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School is one of the four secondary schools in Iloilo, placed by the Department of Education under the supervision of the Schools Division Superintendent. The new status of the school is in compliance with the memorandum of the Department of Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus to all Regional Directors. The memorandum kvas issued on September 2, 2003. In his memorandum, Secretary de Jesus stated that Republic Act 9155 "vests supervisory powers over public and private elementary and secondary schools on Schools Division Superintendent." I Acting on the directive of Secretary de Jesus, Atty. Victoriano B. Tirol Jr., Region VI Director of the Department of Education, formally announced the turning over of secondary schools in the e a dnUsnir) Mayor ice' h~,,s made e outstanding accomplishments as regards social welfare and development. Some of the major highlights of services and activities undertaken by the Municipality include the following: institutionalization of People's Day held every October 10, sustained and improved region, which were then under the supervision of the Regional Office of the Department of Education, to the Iloilo Schools Division Office. The announcement was made during the Regional Management Committee Meeting held in Punta Villa, Iloilo City, on September 10, 2003. For more than 20 years, Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School has been under the direct supervision of the Regional Office of the Department of Education. Aside from CNCHS, the three other high schools which are now under the supervision of the Division Office of the Department of Education are Sta. Barbara National Comprehensive High School, Alimodian National Comprehensive High School, and San Joaquin School of Fisheries. The incumbent Schools Division Superintendent is Dr. Raymundo A. Lapating, Ph.D. A number of students of the school won honors in various contests of different levels held in separate venues. Francisco Lo II, a sophomore student of the school, became a silver medalist during an onthe-spot poster contest held in UP-Visayas in Miag-ao, Iloilo on August 16. The contest, sponsored by the Chemistry Society of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas, focused on the theme "Chemistry in Aesthetics". More than 20 secondary schools in Region VI participated in the contest. Meanwhile, during the provincial level of the skills contests sponsored by the Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP), several students of the school brought home the bacon. Ben Howard lover bested all other contestants in making flower pot stand. Menchie Decretales emerged second placer in pattern drafting, and A new building with five classrooms will be constructed in school by the Department of Education. This information was relayed officially by Engr. Jinny Paglinauan of Task Force Engineering, Assessment and Monitoring, the implementing arm of the Department of Education as regards its school building program. The 5-classroom building has an ca,ppropret;Oin of P347,400.00 of-,: J. a LO',:: cl: P1,737,000.00 Construction work on the new building is scheduled to start in November Acc, 'rung to a reliable source, Two of the five oassrooms were made possible through the representation of Sen. Franklin Drilon while the the homecoming will include a Thanksgiving Mass, an opening parade, a socialization by class, an election of the new Set officers of the Association, a homecoming ball, and the coronation of Alumni Muse 2003. The hosts of the 8"' General Alumni Homecoming will be Class '79 who are the Silver so with Sylvester Vayormente in tray dish gardening. Three contestants of the school placed third. They are Rodelyn Planco in buko-pie making, Sonny Cordero in bangus deboning, and Sheena Marie Brey in power point presentation. Five school contestants came out fourth in their respective contest areas. They are Jemil Ignacio Azin in web page presentation, Mary Joy Racion in debut cake decoration, Gwyn Genovesa in presentation of worksheet and financial statement, and Sheena Marie Brey in Techno Quiz. Jan Vincent Morales ranked fifth in bar tending. The STEP skills contests were held in Iloilo National High School, La Paz, Iloilo City on October 24-25. The school chapter of STEP three advisers: Mrs. Mary Pa-nergo, Mr. Martin Sonido, and Mr. Manuel Lapastol a. three others were facilitated by Sen. Manuel Villar. The construction of a new school building in CNCHS is a part of the School Building Program of the Department of Education for calendar year 2002. The Program is implemented by the Department of Education through the Social Expenditure Management Program, Loan No. 4535 from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ORD). I ltd new school faciftles viii be constructed in front of the two-room Science laboratories constructed by the Department of Science and Technology -Science Education Institute. When completed. the new building of the school will house rvio computer rooms. I Jubilarians and Class '54, the Golden Jubilarians of the school. The whole-day activity will be opened by a Thanksgiving Mass at the covered gym in the town plaza. The Mass will be officiated by alumni-priests of CNCHS. This will be followed by a parade from the town plaza co page 5 ~P.;, 0% Den. 7d orQur places CIS 1111 under Division Office rule Ne ~) building to rise Sown Alumni set A Prid A Change of Leadership Maroma designated 01C; Venaa%r d( aile L.- At Regic - ~ Office. The Regional Office of the Department of Education effected a temporary change in the leadership of Cabatuan National Comprehensive High School. Atty, Victoriano B. Tirol, Jr , Ph.D., Ecl.D., Ithe Delpartment of Education regional director, designated Mr:,' Victor 'S. M arci a Master Teacher leacher 11 of the school, as the Officer-jri-- Cha~'ge ol"Cabatuan Natlona GamptWenSlVe they aumi a, . I Regional Director take charge of the special projects of the Office." The change in the school leadership took effect oil July 1, 2003 and will continue until the designation for Mr maroma and the detail order deal for Mr. Veneer shall have been revoked. According to Regional Director Tirol, the Ch anqeJKOe with the retirement from government service of Miss Lilia G. Fancubella, the former school aIT]njstrator~,~'He assumed . I t, 1 .1 REY B. VENCER VICTOR S. MAROMA