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SDO San Juan conducted the Virtual Brigada Pagbasa Culminating Activity last September 10, 2021, 2:00 PM. The reading culminating activity was spearheaded by the CID Team headed by Ms. Marnelli B. Tolentino, EPS for English and Ms. Eulafel C. Pascual, EPS for Filipino/MTB.

Following the mandate of DepEd, “The Brigada Pagbasa serves as a platform to synergize efforts and resources to address education-related challenges especially on literacy and numeracy. It also creates opportunities for all stakeholders to contribute possible solutions to the current gaps in the country’s education system, especially in equipping the learners with 21st century skills.”

Further into the program, Dr. Helen G. Padilla, Chief Education Supervisor-CID, gave the Welcome Remarks. She challenged all the participants to do their part in the implementation of the Brigada Pagbasa so that all learners would become functionally literate which is the ultimate goal of the reading program.

To ensure the readiness of our schools in the forthcoming opening of classes for SY 2021-2022, Dr. Cecille G. Carandang, CESO IV, delivered the Inspirational Message.

The Introduction of the Guest Speaker was done by Ms. Eulafel C. Pascual. She proudly presented Ms. Imelda Caravaca-Ferrer, Public Schools Division Supervisor, SDO Makati. She’s an author, trainer, influencer and public servant. She finished her M.A. Reading at University of the Philippines.

Ms. Ferrer shared her expertise in reading when she discussed the topic, How to Develop Genuine Love for Reading from Infancy Onwards. She also tackled 10 Ways to Cultivate Love for Reading in Students where she elaborated on ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help.

After her talk, Ms. Marnelli B. Tolentino was called to facilitate the Open Forum.

The next part of the program was the Presentation of Brigada Eskwela Pagbasa which was facilitated by Ms. Magdalena S. Rosopa, MT II, PES. Their first activity was the Creative Storytelling with Teacher Chizel M. Asuncion and Ms. Lailanie T. Mariveles, Kindergarten Teachers of Pinaglabanan Elementary School.

It was followed by the following activities; Draw and Tell (featuring the story of Bingo)- Ms. Maria Liwayway R. Rosopa, Teacher, PCES, Paper Tearing/Paper Folding (featuring her story experiences of getting her favorite present) - Ms. Rhia S. Apurada, Teacher, KES, Read Aloud (Ang Batang Ayaw Maligo)- Ms. Maria Divina Delos Santos, Teacher, NIES. Story Telling (Si Pilong Patagu-tago)- Daniel Shajhan G. Casao, Grade 2 pupil, PES, Read Aloud (Anong Gupit Natin Ngayon?)- Jamela Rose E. Panganiban and Mommy Elsa Panganiban (Daughter and Parent Tandem), Grade 5 pupil, PES.

Everybody was surprised when our very own SDS, Dr. Cecille G. Carandang, showcased her narrating skills as one of the story tellers. She read one of the most loved short stories entitled, Papel de Liha.

After that, Ms. Amelita C. Panelo, EPS for EPP/TLE awarded the certificates to the participants who served as virtual story tellers during the Brigada Pagbasa Culminating Activity. Likewise, Ms. Marnelli B. Tolentino and Mr. Sammy Ursua were also awarded as video editors of the program, along with Ms. Eulafel C. Pascual who was recognized as one of the organizers of the activity.

For the Closing Program, Ms. Buenafe E. Sabado, OIC-ASDS, delivered the Closing Remarks. She emphasized this quote being a Reading Champion herself, “Readers today, Leaders tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Ms. Vilma T. Padilla, Division Librarian, led the Closing Prayer.

Mr. Erwin C. Dela Cruz, Education Program Supervisor for ALS II (EPSA II) served as the facilitator of the whole program.

The day ended with inspiration to carry on the efforts of promoting love for reading as a foundation and a lifelong skill.

Photo Documentation:

The following are the highlights during the culminating activity participated in by the SDO personnel, teachers, and learners of SDO San Juan City.

Article written by:

Dr. Emma A. Sendiong-Education Program Supervisor


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