Cebuano News: 801 ka masupakon sa discipline zone nasikop sa mga otoridad

By Leandria Pagunsan

Mikabat sa 801 nga misupak sa gi implementar nga discipline zone sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete ang nasikop sa mga otoridad.

Sa 801 nga violators, 738 niini ang nasakpan nga illegal parking, 59 ang nadakpan sa pagpanigarilyo sa mga publikong lugar ug 4 ang nag jaywalking.

Si Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo namahayag nga aron mapadayon ang pag implementar sa discipline zone gi-aprubahan na niya ang dugang personahe ug ekipo nga magamit sa pagpalig-on sa maong programa.

Gipakatap sa city government ang mga ahensya sa kagamhanan sama sa Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine National Police (PNP), Provincial Highway Patrol Team, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Environment and Natural Resources Office, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Special Enforcement Unit, Tourist Police, Traffic Management Office ug Department of Public Works and Highways nga mu implementar sa walay pagpanuko base sa local ordinance ang four-kilometer long national highway nga discipline zone gikan sa adlaw nga Lunes hangtud Domingo.

Ang discipline zone maoy sumbanan aron makita sa katawhan sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete kung unsa ka hapsay, limpyo ug safety ang atong dakabayan kung motuman lang ang tanang katawhan sa maong ordinansa.

Mga ginadili sa gipahamtang nga discipline zone ang illegal parking, illegal vending, smoking, panhandling, littering, jaywalking ug mendicancy kon pagpalimos.

Sumala sa tigpamaba sa dakbayan adunay mga establishments nga wala mo sanong nga dili mahimong gamiton ang sidewalk isip extension sa ilang pag paninda ug human ma isyuhan sila sa citation ticket ipa imbestigar kini ug tanawon kung nakasupak ba gyud sila sa balaod base sa building code sa dakbayan.


Rag dolls help raise awareness on teenage pregnancy

By Leandria Pagunsan


Students of Foundation Preparatory Academy carrying their rag dolls. (PIA7-NegOr/Photo from Klein Emperado of Foundation University)


Foundation Preparatory Academy (FPA) has initiated an awareness campaign on teenage pregnancy and premarital sex among students from the high school department with the use of rag dolls to be carried by students for the whole month of February.

As part of the technology and livelihood education subject, students are made to create rag dolls out of a pattern and they are to use rice as fillers instead of foam or cotton with the purpose of adding the weight close to that of an infant.

Also, the said campaign will instill at an early stage, the value of responsibility among young people as they gear towards adulthood.

Students are to take care of the rag dolls and, if possible, carry it most of the time.

According to Felipe Sullera, Jr. Senior High School head teacher, FPA will continue to practice this initiative not only for the benefit of its students but for the community as well.

Sullera also added that in the past 10 years since it was implemented, the practice has reduced (if not eliminated) the incidence of teen pregnancies and premarital sex among high school students at FPA.

Dr. Mira D. Sinco, the current superintendent of FPA, began the awareness program during her term as university president.

Dumaguete City to host national writing tilt on ASEAN integration

By Jennifer C. Tilos

The Schools Division of Dumaguete City of the Department of Education (DepEd) will host this year’s National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) on February 19 to 23.

Dubbed as the Olympics of Campus Journalism, NSPC is set to gather the best student-journalists from the 17 regions all over the Philippines.

Close to 5,000 campus journalists from the public and private elementary and secondary schools from all over the country are expected to converge at this capital city of Negros Oriental.

The 2018 NSPC has acknowledged the “vital role of the campus journalist in promoting comprehensive education for all.”

This year’s official theme of the 2018 NSPC is “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus journalists’ role in advancing inclusive education.”

Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Integration aims to build a successful and more united ASEAN that has concrete effects on the lives of individuals.

The journalism contest starts with the Division Schools Press Conference (DSPC), where the top three to seven in each category depending on the size of the certain region qualifies to the Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC), and from which the top three will be chosen to represent their respective regions in the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC).

The Campus Journalists will be competing in three categories namely Individual Contests which include News Writing, Feature Writing, Editorial Writing, Science and Technology Writing, Photojournalism, and Editorial Cartooning.

School Paper Contests where the campus journalists battle in the different categories: News Section, Features Section, Editorial Section, Science and Technology Section, Sports Section, and Layout and Page Design, and Group Contests: Radio Script Writing and Broadcasting Contest, Collaborative Desktop Publishing (CDP) Contest, and TV Script Writing and Broadcasting Contests (for secondary level).

Two contests are for exhibition only, namely, Column Writing which belongs to individual contests, and online publishing contest for secondary under the Group Contests.

Expected to grace the annual national writing tilts are Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, Central Office officials, regional and division officials, and local government officials.