A Call for Help for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda


Every time I see pictures and videos of Typhoon Yolanda victims and how the typhoon destroyed my province in Leyte, I can’t help myself but cry. Since Day 1 I haven’t heard the sweet voice of my mother or the laughter of my father, siblings, and nephews I used to hear every time I call them over the phone. The pain breaks my heart. Death toll is now 4,460 according to United Nations. The only hope that I cling on is the fact that God will save my family. My town, Tabontabon, is 37 kilometers away from Tacloban City which was severely hit by Typhoon Yolanda.  I’ve heard reports that there were 10 casualties in my town. When a friend of mine who is based in Cebu visited his family in our barangay, he informed me that my family is safe and all the people in our barangay are safe. That was a great relief! 

I cannot wait any longer. I want to see my family. I want to help my fellow Jabongnons. I cannot stay here in Manila and wait for the government to help them. People may have survived the storm but they will die in hunger. So I decided to go home by Thursday next week. I have asked my friends if they can help me assist my kababayans in Barangay Jabong. I thank the Lord that they have responded. My students have started collecting piso-piso (coins). They gave me P1, 230. Dr. Florita Miranda of Wesleyan College of Manila gave P1, 000 and Prof. Anita Catolico of The Fisher Valley College gave P500. My MBA classmates will be giving canned goods for the victims. Others will be giving their pledges next week. As of this writing, I am able to collect P2, 730. It is just a small amount but a big help for us.  Thank you so much! 
  
If you want to help, you may course through your donations to different non-government organizations which are helping the relief operations. Philippine National Red Cross led by Dick Gordon is doing a good job. 

If you want to help my barangay directly, you may send your cash donations through Western Union. My name is Marlon B. Raquel and my address is Taguig City. For canned goods, etc you may give them to NSTP Office, The Fisher Valley College, Taguig City. 

Our church in Jabong is made of nipa and bamboo and few bricks. I think it was destroyed as well.  I will take photos of the church when I get there. I hope Foursquare Philippines led by President Val Chavez will help all Foursquare churches in Eastern Visayas District. 

I am actually hesitant to ask for help in this way but I realized that the issue here is survival of my family, friends, and fellow Jabongnons.

The Filipino spirit of bayanihan is still alive. 

My fellow Jabongnons will survive.


Donations for Typhoon Yolanda


An Langit, An Mga Uwak, Ngan An Mga Bako

Inmiritom an langit,
Pagrayhak han mga uwak. 
Hapit na mabut-ukan
An mga bako pagtugakak.

Plaque of Appreciation from Iverson School of Pasig City, Inc.


Top 10 Poorest Provinces in the Philippines in 2012

The National Statistical Coordination Board has issued statistical report on the poorest provinces in the country. Here's the top ten poorest provinces in 2012.

1. Lanao del Sur - 68.9%
2. Apayao - 59.8%
3. Eastern Samar - 59.4%
4. Maguindanao - 57.8%
5. Zamboanga del Norte - 50.3%
6. Davao Oriental - 48.0%
7. Ifugao - 47.5%
8. :Sarangani - 46.5%
9. Negros Oriental - 45.3%
10. Masbate - 44.2%

To view the TOP TEN POOREST PROVINCES IN THE PHILIPPINE IN 2006, CLICK HERE.

To view the TOP TEN POOREST PROVINCES IN THE PHILIPPINES IN 2009, CLICK HERE.

Top 10 Poorest Provinces in the Philippines in 2009

This data comes from the 2012 First Semester Official Provincial Poverty Statistics published by the National Statistical Coordination Board.

1. Zamboanga del Norte - 63.6%
2. Lanao del Sur - 51.4%
3. Masbate - 49.8%
4. Davao Oriental - 47.6%
5. Eastern Samar - 46.7%
6. Sarangani - 45.4%
7. Sultan Kudarat - 44.2%
8. Apayao - 43.9%
9. Northern Samar - 43.6%
10. Negros Oriental - 41.9%

To view the TOP 10 POOREST PROVINCES IN THE PHILIPPINES IN 2006, please click here.

Centers of Development (CODs) in the Philippines



Centers of Development (CODs)

FIELD
SCHOOL
DURATION
CHED MEMORANDUM
Accountancy
St. Louis University, Baguio City


University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City


University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City
2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 36, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 36, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 36, Series 2010
Entrepreneurship
St. Louis University, Baguio City


University of the Visayas, Cebu City
2010-2013


2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 36, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 36, Series 2010
Teacher Education
Pangasinan State University, Pangasinan


Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Camarines Sur

Colegio de Dagupan, Dagupan City


Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City

Catanduanes State University, Catanduanes City

University of San Agustin, Iloilo City


Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City
2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010
Environmental Science
University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna

Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

2010-2015


2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 29, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Electrical Engineering
Holy Angel University, Angeles City

University of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City

Central Philippine University, Iloilo City

University of San Carlos-Technological Center, Cebu City

Mindanao State University of Science and Technology, Cagayan de Oro City

Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City

Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City

Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila

University of Santo Tomas, Manila


2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, Series 2010
Industrial Engineering
Holy Angel University, Angeles City

University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City

Adamson University, Manila

Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila

De La Salle University, Manila

University of Santo Tomas, Manila
2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, Series 2010
Mechanical Engineering
Central Philippine University, Iloilo City

University of San Carlos-Technological Center, Cebu City

Saint Louis University, Baguio City

Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila

De La Salle University, Manila

University of Santo Tomas, Manila
2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 27, Series 2010
Biology
Mariano Marcos Memorial State University

Northern Mindanao State Institute of Technology

Central Luzon State University, Nueva Ecija

University of the Philippines-Visayas (Iloilo), Iloilo

Silliman University, Dumaguete City


Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon


Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City


University of San Carlos, Cebu City

2009-2014


2009-2014


2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 21, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 21, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Chemistry
Central Luzon State University, Nueva Ecija
2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Marine Science
University of the Philippines in the Visayas-Iloilo, Iloilo

Mindanao State University, Naawan
2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Mathematics
Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon


Mindanao University of Science and Technology, Cagayan de Oro City

University of the Philippines-Baguio, Baguio City
2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Physics
University of San Carlos, Cebu City


Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City
2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Statistics
University of the Philippines-Los Banos, Laguna
2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011


October 15, 2013 declared as a regular holiday

President Aquino has declared October 15, 2013 (TUESDAY) a regular holiday all throughout the Philippines. This is in connection with the celebration of Eidul Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice among our Muslim brothers. Eidul Adha is one of the two Muslim feasts that is a holiday in the Philippines.

Long weekend! 

Here's the full text of Proclamation No. 658.

MALACA√ĎAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 658

DECLARING TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2013, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, the date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 15 October 2013 and the Eidul Adha prayer be performed on the final declaration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, 15 October 2013, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 3rd day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary

Centers of Excellence in the Philippines



Centers of Excellence (COEs)
FIELD
SCHOOL
DURATION
CHED MEMORANDUM
Biology
University of Santo Tomas, Manila


Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City

University of the Philippines-Los Banos, Laguna

University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

De La Salle University-Manila, Manila


University of Santo Tomas, Manila


Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City
2010-2011


2009-2011


2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 29, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 21, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Molecular Biology
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City
2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Statistics
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City
2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Physics
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City


De La Salle University-Manila, Quezon City
2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Chemistry
University of the Philippines-Los Banos, Laguna

University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City


University of San Carlos, Cebu City


Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City


De La Salle University-Manila, Manila


Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City

University of Santo Tomas, Manila
2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended


2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Geology
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City
2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Marine Science
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City
2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011
Teacher Education
University of Luzon, Dagupan City


University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City


Universidad de Santa Isabel, Naga City


Father Saturnino Urios University


Saint Louis College,  La Union


Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-South Luzon Campus, La Union

Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City

Central Luzon State University, Nueva Ecija


De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, Dasmarinas City

University of Batangas, Batangas City

Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City

University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City



Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City

University of Mindanao, Davao City


University of the Immaculate Concepcion, Davao City

University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City
2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013


2010-2013
CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 33, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010

CHED Memorandum Order No. 24, Series 2010
Mathematics
Mindanao State University-Iligan State University, Iligan City

University of the Philippines-Los Banos, Laguna

Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City


De La Salle University-Manila, Manila


University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City
2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended

2006-2011; Extended
CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

CHED Memorandum Order No. 15, Series 2011

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