Linggo, Nobyembre 25, 2012

15TH RCDG conducts DEARRT, 140 Officers and Enlisted Reservist participated

15TH Regional Community Defense Group (RCDG), Army Reserve Command in Bancasi, Butuan City conducted Disaster Emergency Assistance Relief and Rescue Training (DEARRT) last September 15 – October 14, 2012 with One Hundred Forty (140) Officers and Enlisted Reservist as participants.
The objectives of the said training are the following: a.) to organize, train and maintain Army Disaster Reaction Units in every province to render service during the occurrence of calamities and disaster; b.) to provide the members of Ready Reserve Companies with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to save lives, protect and minimize damage to properties; c.) to make reservists involved and operationally ready particularly during calamities and disaster; and d.) to account personnel assigned to reserve companies and determine vacancies for future fill-up.
The Program of Instruction of DEARRT composed of three phases which tackle the following subjects, namely: (Phase One) Disaster Management or Training; Organization of Rescue Team; Types and Uses of Rescue Equipments; (Phase Two) General First Aid; Dressing, Bandaging and Splinting; Emergency Rescue and Transfer; AR/CPR; Environmental Emergency; (Phase Three) Rescue from Burning Structure Smoke Diving; High Angle Rescue; Water Safety and Rescue; Small Boat Handling; Water Survival; and Practical Exercises.
    The occurrence of this natural disasters and calamities are inevitable. Thus, the ARESCOM, as a force of willful men, initiates to extend their hands in terms of preparing the reservists to become trained in saving lives, protect and minimize damages of properties. The said training does not just take into account the things that the participants should gain in terms of saving lives but this in a way help them become more aware citizens in terms of how to be responsive during the occurrence of the disasters and calamities. 

The training was conducted in coordination with government and non-government agencies such as Philippine Red Cross, Search and Rescue of Agusan del Sur (SARAS), Bureau of Fire Protection, Technical Rescue Specialist Unit (TRSU), and Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO). This training was spearheaded by COL CLARO C DE GUZMAN INF (GSC) PA the Group Commander.

Discussion on home-school relationship


Sending children to school at a very young age can be traumatizing and it deprives them from learning from their own family and community.

Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle in detail, including all four stages of life. All butterflies have "complete metamorphosis." To grow into an adult they go through 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. (http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml)
There is a right maturity time in each stage. We cannot let the egg hatch, we cannot let the larva and pupa fly, and we should wait until we get to see an adult butterfly emerge. If we could not wait and force it on our well, this may cause death instead of life. Like the butterfly, human beings also have stages to follow. In case of the child, the proper age for them to start schooling will allow them to adjust well to the situation. Sending them at a very young age can cause anxiety and trauma. According to Deena David (2009-08-13), some may think that there is nothing wrong in sending a child to school at a very early age, as they will learn more at a school. This is not exactly true because the child is given a burden he is not ready to bear. The responsibilities to stay in school and also to learn are great because till then the child might have stayed at home and relaxed with the parents. A sudden change can be traumatizing till the child gets accustomed. (Article source: http://www.saching.com)

To illustrate, my three (3) year old nephew is so active at home in recognizing letters, colors and numbers, thinking that he is prepared for school, like other proud mothers sent their child in school at this early age, we enrolled him in a nearby Day Care Center. First day of school starts and ends and the next morning we end up forcing him to get ready for school as he totally refuses not to attend, for this we end up deciding to stop him in school and let him enjoy our company at home. We realized that by forcing him to go to school considering his age will deprive him to enjoy his age. We also come into a realization that this may cause damage rather than benefits.
I would agree to the primary enculturation being cited by Bennagen (1985) upon studying the Kankanaey that it “involves children from birth to six years learning toilet practices, and other motor skills and how to speak their language from their parents and other family members largely by imitation” these would largely eliminate deprivation of children from learning from their own family and community.

Officers and Enlisted Reservist joins DRO Olympics 2012

A total of One Hundred Forty (140) Officers and Enlisted Reservist enjoined in the Disaster Response Operations (DRO) Olympics 2012 in 15TH Regional Community Defense Group (RCDG), Army Reserve Command in City Sports Complex and Masao Beach Resorts, Butuan City, October 13.
DRO Olympic 2012 was started with First Aid on vehicular accident rescue operation followed by Fire Drills, Rope Rescue and Water Search and Rescue (WASAR). Consequently, 14 October, the awarding of trophies to the winners of DRO Olympics 2012 was held at Kalayaan Hall, Bancsi, Butuan City with Hon. Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., City Mayor of Butuan City as Guest of Honor and Speaker. It jibed with the closing ceremony of Disaster Emergency Assistance Rescue and Relief Training (DEARRT). 1st Agusan del Sur (ADS) Ready Reserve Battalion bagged the Champion, while the First Runner-up was hail to 1st Surigao del Sur (SDS) RR Bn. On the other hand, 1st  Agusan del Norte (ADN) RR Bn and 1st Surigao del Norte (SDN) RR Bn got the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
           The said activity was also attended by COL RONALD N ALBANO (MNSA) PA Commander of 402nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, PCSUPT CARMELO E VALMORIA PNP, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 13 (Caraga), COL CLARO A LOZADA (RES) PA Commander, 2003rd Ready Reserve Brigade and Ms. ERMA R SUYO, PDRRMO, Agusan del Norte.
           
            The whole day DRO Olympic 2012 was successfully done through the convergence efforts of LGU’s, LGA’s, AFP Units, Regional PNP of Caraga, Bureau of Fire Protection Butuan City, Philippine Coastguard, Tactical Operation Group 10, Philippine Air Force, Civil Military Operation Battalion, Philippine Red Cross and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices of the provinces and Cities including the regional Office of Civil Defence of Caraga Region.

My last FMA in UPOU

The proponent chose to assess the community resources available in the Provincial Capitol of Agusan del Sur in the teaching of History as one area of Social Studies. The researcher found out that there was only minimal resources available in the selected locations since the province understudy was founded 45 years ago on June 17, 1967 under Republic Act No. 4979 mandating the division of the Province of Agusan into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. In January 1970, the first set of provincial officials assumed office after the provincial election in November 1969. It is of this reason why the author travelled in its neighbor province, Agusan del Norte, for not less than an hour to look for more resources available. She visited the National Museum Regional Branch 13 located in Butuan City and was overwhelm with a rich collection of historical artifacts which are good materials in teaching History. Accordingly, museum was establish short after the accidental discovery of archaeological materials by the City Enginering Office of Butuan City in 1974 while draining the water confined inside a man-made river system. National Museum Regional Branch 13 is consists of two rooms: Ethnology Room featuring ethnographic materials from the Higaonon, Tiruray, Mamanua and Bukidnon ethno linguistic groups: musical instruments, agricultural tools, baskets, textiles, and personal adornments and Archaeology Room that features coffins that contain 14th -5th century materials of pottery shards and human skulls. Other excavated materials include whetstones, mortar, adze and tablet; wooden paddles; ceramic wares, body ornaments and implements made of gold, silver, lead, copper and bronze.

Furthermore, the researcher personally asked additional information to the guard on-duty about the historical places in Butuan and he told her about the prehistoric Balanghai or Butuan boats that dated around 4th to 13th centuries A.D., the most significant archaeological collection ever found just five kilometers from the city proper. On her way to the National Museum Balangay Shrine-Libertad, Butuan City to personally check the boats, she got fascinated by the Balanghai Hotel just in front the Regional Museum. When she dropped by in the Hotel, she came across more resources displayed on the box. There were plenty of books, maps, paintings, articles and even artifacts displayed that proved Masao, Butuan City as the recipient of the first mass in the Philippines.

Upon visiting the National Museum Balangay Shrine in Libetad, Butuan City, the researcher saw the small pond shaped like a boat, the actual site of the excavation of the balanghay boats. The museum also displayed one of the primitive boats and several old coffins and artifacts. The person in-charge said during the interview that the coffin burials were discovered lying 16 meters below east to the boat. Similar to the inhumation in Suatan, Butuan, the coffins contain 14th-15th century materials associated with remains having deformed skulls. Nine of these coffins were uncovered in a single trench but all the materials have been distributed by pothunters.

Moreover, she found out that the Provincial Capitol of Agusan del Sur adapted the Paperless Session of Legislative Body, an easy-to-do mechanism that addresses the long-term problem on laborious and expensive reproduction of documents used in every Sanggunian session. Provincial Capitol of Agusan del Sur was known as the first to adapt Paperless Session in the entire country.

Given the chance to teach Social Studies, the researcher would want students to see and rediscover the richness and beauty of Agusan’s history. Visiting Museums is a wonderful and exciting avenue to learn more about History. The researcher on her travel made her proud to be an Agusanon and say Agusan ato ini, Kadyawon ta! 

To conclude, the researcher believes that pupils should understand the relevance of Social Studies knowledge and concepts to their education and their life as citizens in a multi-dimensional world. This could be possible by stimulating methods like field trips in the Museums that would allow pupils to understand and experience didactics of space and environment.
           

Officers and Enlisted Reservist joins DRO Olympics 2012

  A total of One Hundred Forty (140) Officers and Enlisted Reservist enjoined in the Disaster Response Operations (DRO) Olympics 2012 in 15TH Regional Community Defense Group (RCDG), Army Reserve Command in City Sports Complex and Masao Beach Resorts, Butuan City, October 13.
  DRO Olympic 2012 was started with First Aid on vehicular accident rescue operation followed by Fire Drills, Rope Rescue and Water Search and Rescue (WASAR). Consequently, 14 October, the awarding of trophies to the winners of DRO Olympics 2012 was held at Kalayaan Hall, Bancsi, Butuan City with Hon. Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., City Mayor of Butuan City as Guest of Honor and Speaker. It jibed with the closing ceremony of Disaster Emergency Assistance Rescue and Relief Training (DEARRT). 1st Agusan del Sur (ADS) Ready Reserve Battalion bagged the Champion, while the First Runner-up was hail to 1st Surigao del Sur (SDS) RR Bn. On the other hand, 1st  Agusan del Norte (ADN) RR Bn and 1st Surigao del Norte (SDN) RR Bn got the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
          The said activity was also attended by COL RONALD N ALBANO (MNSA) PA Commander of 402nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, PCSUPT CARMELO E VALMORIA PNP, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 13 (Caraga), COL CLARO A LOZADA (RES) PA Commander, 2003rd Ready Reserve Brigade and Ms. ERMA R SUYO, PDRRMO, Agusan del Norte.
           
          The whole day DRO Olympic 2012 was successfully done through the convergence efforts of LGU’s, LGA’s, AFP Units, Regional PNP of Caraga, Bureau of Fire Protection Butuan City, Philippine Coastguard, Tactical Operation Group 10, Philippine Air Force, Civil Military Operation Battalion, Philippine Red Cross and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices of the provinces and Cities including the regional Office of Civil Defence of Caraga Region.