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CTE, CAS Faculty Members Participate in Brigada Eskwela 2019

Through the initiative of the College President, Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusan, and the immediate response of the Dean of the College of Teacher Education, Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr., made an action on the call of support nationwide relative to “Brigada Eskwela” launched by the Department of Education.

Eighteen (18) faculty members from the College, particularly from the College of Teacher Education and College of Arts and Sciences volunteered to participate in the conduct of Brigada Eskwela and extended their helping hands through their time and effort to the following schools: Sagat Elementary School, Sta. Cruz; Sta. Lucia North Central School (SLNCS), Sta. Lucia; Candon South Central School (CSCS); Darapidap Elementary School (DES); Caterman Elementary School (ANNEX); and Candon National High School (CNHS), Candon City on May 22, 2019.  Along with the services rendered by the faculty members, various types of cleaning materials were also distributed on the aforesaid schools from the cash donations contributed by the personnel of the College.

Brigada Eskwela or the National Schools Maintenance Week is a nationwide initiative by the Department of Education (DepEd) that mobilizes thousands of parents, alumni, civic groups, local businesses, non-government organizations, teachers, students, and individuals who volunteer their time and skills to do repairs, maintenance work, and clean-up of public elementary and secondary schools.  This nationwide caravan is held simultaneously across the country's 16 regions. (by Imari G. Taloza)


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: NLPSC-CTE Faculty and other volunteers arrived at Sagat Elementary School,
Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.).

 


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: Caterman Elementary School (Annex). (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.)

 


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: Darapidap Elementary School. (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.)

 


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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2019: Candon National High School. (Photo credits to Dr. Andres T. Malinnag, Jr.)

2019 NSTP Graduation Ceremony

Six hundred and thirty-five students received their certificate of completion during the National Service Training Program (NSTP) Graduation Ceremony with the theme “NSTP: Transforming Millennials for Nation Building” on May 15, 2019 at the NLPSC Gymnasium.

The ceremony started with an invocation led by Mr. Ernesto Cabiladas followed by the singing of the national anthem conducted by Mr. Marinel Campilla, both are Faculty of the College of Business Education. Dr. Rico G. Gagto, the Director for NSTP gave his welcome remarks.
The graduates were presented by Dr. Estrella C. Gaerlan, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and was accepted and confirmed by Dr. Elizabeth M. Gacusana. After which, a congratulatory message was conveyed by Dr. Gacusana.

Due to an unanticipated event, Dr. Francisco D. Lopez, the SUC President III of the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC), the Guest of Honor and Speaker was unable to attend the said ceremony. However, he was represented by Dr. Francisco Divina, the Campus Director of the ISPSC-Sta. Maria Campus, who delivered his message. He highlighted the importance of NSTP in nation building. He encouraged the graduates to keep on serving their community and the nation.

The graduates received a certificate in finishing their NSTP course. The College offers three (3) sub-programs under the NSTP namely: CWTS, ROTC, and LTS.

The National Service Training Program is a training program for students enrolled in tertiary as well as vocational/technical educational institutions mandated by the state through R.A. 9163 or the “National Service Training Program Act of 2001”. The program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing their ethics of service and patriotism.