Archive for March 1, 2010

200 water pumps given to affected farmers


LINGAYEN— Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. initially turned over 200 water pumps to the Irrigators Association of the province as a form of emergency assistance to El Nino affected farmers.

Gov. Espino said the initial delivery is part of the 500 water pumps purchased by the provincial government intended for use of the various Irrigators associations in Pangasinan to save the crops already planted.

The 200 water pumps will be distributed to farmers in Central and Eastern Pangasinan who were given priority to save their lands planted with corn.
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March 1, 2010 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Sta. Barbara schools use mobile phones for learning


According to Sinsayon Elementary School in Santiago, Isabela, “Text2Teach has a great impact on the learning of the pupils… We are expecting better performance of our pupils in the coming NAT due to the employment of t2t. The grade 5 & 6 teachers are now finding it easier to motivate, explain and enrich their English, Math and Science lessons”.

Last February 25, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan in turn experienced how Text2Teach brings the power of mobile technology, not just for calling and texting, but also for learning. The Text2Teach package was turned over to 11 schools in the municipality during a community launch held that day at the Orbos Gymnasium at the Sta. Barbara Public Plaza .

During the event, Mayor Reynaldo V. Velasco turned over to the Text2Teach Alliancce a check amounting to Three Hundred Thirty Thousand pesos, representing the local government’s counterpart funds to implement Text2Teach inSta. Barbara Mario Deriquito , Senior Director of Ayala Foundation , accepted the check on behalf of the Alliance , with DepEd-Region I Education Supervisor Dr. Leonardo Escaño and DepEd-Pangasinan I Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Sheila Marie Sison witnessing the turnover.

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March 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment


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