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DepEd NorMin Teachers passed the Sejong Korean Language Assessment of Batch 3 and Batch 4 Teachers of the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL)-Korean. DepEd NorMin Teachers passed the Sejong Korean Language Assessment of Batch 3 and Batch 4 Teachers of the Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL)-Korean. 

The Department of Education, through the Bureau of Curriculum Development-Special Curricular Programs Division, administered the language level test via an online platform on July 30 through the Korean Cultural Center (KCC). 

The eight teachers who passed the language level test were Dia Marmi P. Bazar and Miracent A. Tanbelda from Misamis Occidental National High School, Oroquieta City; Honey Mae D. Gipala and Hannah Lyn Jean L. Flores from Cagayan de Oro National High School-Junior High School, Cagayan de Oro City; Angelica Christine B. Cabus and Ralph Anthony M. Pagayon from Valencia City National High School, Valencia City; and Jigg RL Gonzales and Christine Marie C. Calotes from Bukidnon National High School, Bukidnon. 

The Language Course aims to develop the ability of the teachers to engage in meaningful interaction in a linguistically and culturally diverse global workplace. The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) puts high premium on the capacity building of teachers who will teach the Korean language (Hangul). │ PAU Fatima E. Villaremo

DepEd NorMin and stakeholders extended financial assistance to identified DepEd Region X teaching and nonteaching personnel that incurred damage brought about by Typhoon Odette.

Through the Regional Office’s (RO) partnership efforts, the 193 affected teachers and nonteaching personnel in Region X (Cagayan de Oro City (81), Camiguin (81), El Salvador City (1), Gingoog City (6), Misamis Oriental (12), and Oroquieta City (12)), received equal shares of P5,276.00 each from the total generated funds of P1,018,403,00 to support their full recovery and/or repairs of property damage.

Conducted at the Division of Camiguin, Mambajao Camiguin, on September 8, the initiative on the distribution of financial assistance was anchored on and facilitated through the DepEd Twinning System as per OUA Memorandum No. 00-0222-0102 or the “Implementation of the Twinning System for the Regions and Divisions affected by Typhoon Odette.”

Through the leadership of Regional Director Dr. Arturo B. Bayocot, CESO III, the RO wishes to convey the Region's assistance and gathered humanitarian support from partners for the affected personnel to education delivery despite the setback and disaster through a cluster distribution (Second Cluster: Division of Camiguin and Division of Gingoog City – September 8-9).

The financial assistance was also made possible through DepEd NorMin’s collaboration with DepEd Region IX, Division of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippine Association of Schools Division Superintendents (PASS), Association of DepEd Directors (ADD), and the National Printing Office (NPO).

Coordinating this event was the RO’s Education Support Services Division (ESSD) under Chief Myron Gil D. Talosig, CESE, with Regional Partnership Focal Person Dr. Ricardo G. Dragon, and Regional DRRM Coordinator Mr. Mell Heiston R. Genson.

Also supporting the event was the Division of Camiguin headed by Schools Division Superintendent Edgardo V. Abanil and Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Sunny Ray F. Amit, together with Schools Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) Chief Lailane E. Lopeña and Division Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM) Coordinator Ms. Analine B. Banaag.  │ ESSD Ricardo G. Dragon