ALS implementers recognised at ALS Summit in Caramoan
--by Simone Hockins
The 2016 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Caramoan District 2 Summit was held at Tabgon Elementary School in Caramoan on Tuesday September 27, 2016.
The summit awarded outstanding ALS implementers in the district and celebrated National Literacy Month.
The event was exciting for implementers and students alike, with various activities being part of the morning events, such as a lemon and spoon race and message relay.
Although the afternoon brought rain, it did not stop the festivities and was a chance to acknowledge the hard work of all the district’s implementers.
Lanilyn C. Plopenio, from the Tabgon barangay, took out first place for the most outstanding instructional manager (IM). Rizza P. Arante, from Sitio Guinahoan, Daranga was second, followed by Maricel T. Alvarez from Sitio Pawican, Gata.
In the most outstanding ALS Coordinator category, Lorena C. Rita from Mandiclom ES took top honors, followed by Grace B. Valle from Tabiguian ES. Teresita C. Metas from Maquedo ES was third.
Special guests at the event included the Municipal Vice Mayor, the Honorable Manalo A. Pineda, and the Municipal Counsellor in charge of education, the Honourable Elvis C. Alarkson, along with the youngest Public Schools District Supervisor (PSDS) in Camarines Sur, Sir Reynaldo N. Briguel.
Although Sir Alarkson only started in his position in July, he is very supportive of the ALS program.
“A lot of Filippinos are not given a chance to learn basic education,” he said.
“Without ALS, there is no opportunity to learn basic education.”
Sir Alarkson also attended the event to talk to implementers.
“I’m here to talk to teachers about how we can help this program and recommendations on what we should do,” he said.
He commended the hard work of the implementers in conducting the program.
“Their salaries are very small but they are still helping their community,” he said.
Sir Alarkson said positives movements were happening with the program in Caramoan, such an ordinance for the recruitment and training of Burangay Literacy Workers (BLWs).
“This will institutionalise ALS in Caramoan,” he said.
“It is the legal basis for funding and establishing of the BLWs.”
Sir Alarkson previously owned a business but turned to politics to help Filipinos.
“There are lots of opportunities but they must have good leadership,” he said.
Students participating in the lemon and spoon race