Returns of investments will have to be first-Bayocot

In his opening remarks, DepEd-X Regional Director Arturo B. Bayocot, CESO V, encourages the active involvement of all the participants and directs them to finish the entire session of the 4th Regional Management Committee (MANCOM) Meeting at the Division Training Center, Malaybalay City, on July 1. 2019.

MALAYBALAY CITY, July 1, 2019 “Everything we do in today’s MANCOM Meeting has returns when we go back to our working stations-these are investments, and returns of investments will have to be first,” Bayocot said.

This statement was part of the opening remarks of DepEd-X Regional Director Arturo B. Bayocot during the 4th Regional Management Committee (MANCOM) Meeting at the Division Training Center, Malaybalay City, on July 1. 2019.

In his message, he encouraged the active involvement of all the participants and directed them to finish the activity, including the Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustment (RMEA) session set on July 2.

Sponsored by the Division of Bukidnon under the headship of Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Cherry Mae L. Limbaco and the support of Assistant Schools Division Superintendents Dr. Edgardo V. Abanil and Dr. Shambaeh A. Usman, the MANCOM Meeting was participated in by the regional director, assistant regional director, schools division superintendents, assistant schools division superintendents, regional office functional division chiefs, and select personnel from the Regional Office (RO).

In her opening message, Limbaco presented a profile of her division and likewise encouraged the participants to celebrate their years of stay in DepEd as she also celebrates today her 32nd anniversary in the Department.

Included in the discussions were issues discussed by the regional office functional division chiefs on NEAP transformation, budget performance monitoring current and continuing appropriations, net take home pay, cash advances, provision and use of official phones, Fiscal Year 2019 funds, budget utilization and Sub-ARO monitoring, school-based feeding program, and Convergence Areas for Peace and Development (CAPDev).

Other topics included basic education facilities, last mile schools, Oplan Kalusugan sa Department of Education (OK sa DepEd), whole-of-nation approach, official local and foreign travels, permit processing, Open High School Program (OHSP) handbook, institutional performance profile, national literacy conference, 2019 midyear conference of the Division Field Technical Assistance Teams (DFTATs), School-Based Management (SBM) on-site assessment validation, and DepEd-X inventory report.

For the directors’ time, Assistant Regional Director Atty. Shirley O. Chatto discussed procurement and the guidelines on inspection, acceptance, and payment of school furniture and other similar items procured.

Meanwhile, Bayocot ended the day’s session with a discussion of the anticipated reassignment of the schools division superintendents, apart from his long list of other issues.

Also present were representatives from the regional office of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) and the Office of the President who oriented the participants with the Communist Terrorist Group (CGT) Problem for Government Executives. | Abrera Jr., R.G.