Sustainable peace tackled in 2009 DepEd Congress in Camiguin

October 30, 2009 11:45 pm 

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Oct. 31 -– Sustainable Peace Through Education was among the highlights of the three-day 2009 Learning Congress held on Oct. 28-30 at the Mambajao Central School in Camiguin province.

Schools Division Superintendent Elena M. Borcillo of the Department of Education (DepEd) conceptualized the learning congress which underscored the importance of peace in attaining development and progress in southern Philippines.

“The Congress is in consonance with the peace advocates of Northern Mindanao DepEd Regional Director Estrella Abid Babano towards sustainable peace through education,” Borcillo said.

The different speakers of the DepEd innovative mid-year assessment and 2009 Learning Congress encouraged school officials to continue their vital role in educating their respective students to “love God and country.”

This year's first-ever congress in the island province carried the theme "Bringing Up Exciting Dimensions to Learning for Sustainable Peace."

In the three-day gathering, participants were challenged to strengthen their involvement and participation towards improved learning outcomes.

Camiguin top officials led by Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo, Gov. Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo and Mambajao Mayor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo also gave their respective messages during the affair.

In the same occasion, Governor Romualdo donated different musical and sports equipment to nine national high schools in the province to reduce student dropout rates.

“I know that you need these equipment. This project is a Joint Juvenile Rescue Unit (JJRU) program of the province," he said. (PNA) scs/MUC/jsd

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