26th National Coconut Week celebration on Aug. 30 to 31
Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Euclides Forbes bared the holding of the 26th National Coconut Week with the theme “Masaganang Kinabukasan Mula Sa Niyugang Inalagaan.” Forbes said given the vast geographical base of the industry, spanning Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and in consideration of the growing domestic market, the holding of the celebration will be in three focal coconut hubs. Tacloban has been chosen as host for the Visayas Region while Zamboanga City for Mindanao. The highlight of the celebration will be at the PCA Central Office on Aug. 30 to 31 where traders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will display and sell coco-based products. This annual event underscores the role of the industry as a vital economic portal of the country, with annual export earnings reaching almost $2 billion and providing livelihood activities to at least a third of the country’s population. Its excellent performance through the years has earned for the country the pride of being globally recognized as the coconut leader. Forbes said featured events will revolve around this year’s theme. Food Safety which has become a trading imperative and food security will be elaborated in lecture-seminars which will be complemented with actual demonstrations on processing technologies. This year’s celebration also will provide industry updates on research and coconut development. The Administrator added that the PCA will spearhead the celebration which pays tribute to the coconut as the Tree of Life as mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 142 signed by the late President Corazon Aquino in 1987.
UMak pilots K to 12 senior high school
Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay (seated, 2nd from left) is in high spirits at the launching of the Senior High School Program under the K to 12 Basic Education Program of the Department of Education last Aug. 15 at the city-run University of Makati. Binay signed a memorandum of agreement with Education Secretary Armin Luistro (seated, right) and Director General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva (seated, left) of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority on the establishment of the “Higher School ng UMak”(HSU) offering Grades 11 to 12, which will be the model that will help DepEd evaluate the program and make needed refinements prior to its nationwide implementation starting schoolyear 2016-2017. Key Makati officials and university and school officials were also present to witness the historic event, including (standing from left) Councilor Ma. Concepcion Yabut, Rep. Abby Binay-Campos (2nd District), Acting City Administrator Marjorie de Veyra, Rep. Monique Lagdameo (1st District) and Councilor Marie Alethea Casal-Uy. Also beside Mayor Binay is his second child, Maria Isabel Binay. According to UMak president Tomas Lopez Jr. who also signed the MoA, the HSU has a total of 4,973 Grade 11 enrolees comprising 90 sections in all. The K to 12 program aims to enable students to have a mastery of basic competencies, be mature, socially aware and proactive participants in nation-building, globally competitive and highly employable.
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