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 DOST 2 trains secondary school teachers to become computer literates
By Vincent G. Dela Rosa

 DUPAX DEL NORTE, Nueva Vizcaya, April 8 (PNA) - In its desire to make teachers in Cagayan Valley region computer - literates, the information Technology (IT) section of the Department of Science and Technology's Technical Services division started to conduct computer literacy trainings. At the Lamo National High School which is a science -oriented school here, at least 34 teaching and non-teaching staff were trained on how to maintain and manipulate computers.
 The day-long training provided the participants lectures on windows 95 and Microsoft Words computer programs.
 Earlier, Salvador B. Romo, school principal, requested the DOST regional office led by Dr. Rustico Santos to conduct the training. The participants used 15 sets of brand new computers granted by the DOST regional office in the hands-on part of the training. The computers were granted under the Department's manpower development program for science teachers.
Meanwhile, Luzviminda Mallillin, science research specialist I and staff in-charge of the IT section, said the regional office will conduct series of computer literacy trainings in other secondary schools in the region to further improve science instruction in the countryside.
Nueva Vizcaya News from Various News Sources (Mostly PNA)

Subject: pn: Nueva Vizcaya to limit the number of children per classroom

     BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Sept.30(PNA) - The  Sangguniang Panlalawigan here led by Vice-Governor Luisa Cuaresma  has sought the assistance of the Department of Educaton, Culture  and Sports (DECS), in Region 2 to limit the number of children per  classroom.

     Board Member Santiago O. Dickson, chairman of  the committee on education at the provincial board, said limiting  the number of children to 40 per classroom is one way of  improving the quality of education.

     At present, classrooms in the province are filled with at  least 50 school children at a time especially in public schools he  said.

     Because of the big number of children per classroom,  teachers find difficulty in supervising all of them, Dickson.

     In the recent analysis of the student's educational  achievements in the recent years , it was found out that Nueva  Vizcaya fared poorly especially in the fields of Mathematics and  Science.

     Of the 40 students from Cagayan Valley who passed the  qualifying examination for the Philippine Science High School  scholarship program, only two from Nueva Vizcaya passed the  examination.

     The lowering of the number of children per classroom should be complemented with the provision of more classrooms to accomodate the growing  number of school children, he said.

     "Of course, the present number of teachers will have to be increased to cope with the increasing number of children," he said.

     The Sanggunian is also finding ways to source funds for the construction of additional  classrooms, Dickson said. (

Last Election----
* In N. Vizcaya

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya - The opposition Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino (LAMMP) headed by reelectionist Rep. Carlos M. Padilla romped away with a big win in Nueva Vizcaya.

Padilla got 98,874 votes against his Lakas-NUCD opponent Ernesto Salunat who polled 31,889 or a difference of 66,985 votes, the biggest in postwar Nueva Vizcaya politics.

Gov. Rodolfo Q. Agbayani and board members Santiago Dixon and Hipolito Mamuric of Solano and Bayombong, respectively, of the Lakas also won. But Agbayani was also a LAMMP candidate.

The three-cornered fight among Bambang Mayor Banti Lloren Cuaresma of LAMMP, Leonardo Perez Jr. of Lakas-NUCD, and independent Vice Gov. Natalia F. Dumlao ended with Cuaresma polling 64,444 votes against Perez who got 40,790 and Dumlao with 20,024 votes.

Nine winners including Cuaresma for North board members were Jose Gambito of Bayombong with 37,879, Rogelio Corpuz of Solano with 33,231, Merianthe Zuraek with 29,654; for South board members were Reonel Saddul of Bambang with 33,420, Edgardo Talingdan of Bambang with 32,421, Jose Tubayan of Bambang with 31,679, Pacial Egmin of Dupax with 20,453, and Aurelio Reyes of Bambang with 19,440.

(Carayo Caoile)

JDV traces roots in Nueva Vizcaya ----too bad that our homeboy lost to ERAP----
By Faye P. Velasco

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Mar. 4 (PNA) - - LAKAS-NUCD-KAMPI standard bearer, House Speaker Jose de Venecia, today traced his roots in this town.

The campaign trail of the ruling party today went to this northern province of Luzon and the Speaker was somewhat nostalgic because as he said, for 25 years his family lived here.

His father was a judge here and so the Speaker took his secondary education at the Bayombong National High School.

The Speaker had the chance to meet his former English and History teacher who said that the Speaker was a diligent student. "He practically read all the books in the library as seen at the borrower's card," they said.

"I am part of the culture here ... I learned my basics here... my ABCs...I remember the mountain views...I learned how to swim here," the speaker reminisced.

"Whatever I am now, I owe it to Nueva Vizcaya," he stressed.

He promised the Nuevo Vizcayanons that if he becomes President, "I will make Nueva Vizcaya a tourist destination, the gateway to the Cagayan Valley, the gateway to the Banaue Rice Terraces."

Nueva Vizcaya gov says they are united to support JDV

By Faye P. Velasco

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Mar. 4 (PNA) - - Nueva Vizcaya governor Rodolfo Agbayani today said that the May 11 national elections will be the first time the Nuevo Vizcayanons will be united in politics. In an interview, he said that the whole province will be in all out
support to the Speaker because "he is the son of the province for he grew up here."

Agbayani said except for 4 mayors, the rest of the province will be for LAKAS-KAMPI.
However, he said that 3 of the said 4 mayors are already suspended. Agbayani predicted a "sweeping victory' for the LAKAS slate. (PNA)