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ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

Iloilo City National High School Silak Cultural Dance Troupe represented the Division of Iloilo City and the Region VI in the National Festival of Talents 2021. This contest aims to showcase the talents of the Filipino youth from all over the country. The DepEd...

ICNHS student innovators win National silver

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Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

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School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

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The ideal teacher is the one we respect from our hearts. He or she serves as a guide to the learners without putting so much pressure on them on doing tasks. He or she motivates and boosts students' morale and refrain from criticizing them. Such a teacher shows...


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The Essence of Education

To say that Education is important is an understatement. Education is a weapon to improve one’s life. It is the most important instrument to change one’s future. Education for a child begins at home, and it is a life – long process. Education certainly determines the...

My Personal Thoughts on Technology in Education

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Education is the Key to Success

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Iloilo City ALS students as PLDT InfoTeach training finishers: programs’ first

Iloilo City ALS students as PLDT InfoTeach training finishers: programs’ first

(Iloilo City) –  Sixty students enrolled in Alternative Learning System (ALS) of DepEd Division of Iloilo City were awarded certificates of completion of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) Infoteach training program last April 8, 2016 at Monfort Hall, DepEd Division of Iloilo, Lapaz, Iloilo City.  

           PLDT Infoteach training program is a social corporate responsibility initiative of the company aimed on training both students and teachers in the field of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and had the tradition to teach students and teachers in regular schools and had partnered with Local Government Units (LGU’s) and University of the Philippines Open University (UPO), but now extended to ALS which is the first in their program as well as in the City of Iloilo.

Ms. Clarissa G. Zamora in her welcome speech
ALS completers receive their certificates

The training implementation started in the third quarter of 2015 and spearheaded by Mr.  Stephen Balmes and Mr. Rolly Ben Madera,  both Education Program Specialists II, with the support of  Mrs. Leila Valencia,  ALS Coordinator and Education Program Supervisor,  Learning Resource Management Development System under the Curriculum Implementation Division of DepEd Division of Iloilo City.

Mrs. Leila G. Valencia (2nd from left) together with Mr. Raymond Peter Tolentino, Mr. Stephen Balmes and Ms. Clarissa G. Zamora, CESO VI (partly hidden) receive their tokens from Mrs. Evelyn Mamauag del Rosarion (leftmost) of PLDT.
             Together with Iloilo City, local officials of recipient localities of Oton, Leon, and San Miguel in the Province of Iloilo thanked PLDT of the laudable program which the company has started for many years ago.  In her speech, the amiable and brilliant Officer In-Charge of the DepEd Division of Iloilo City, Ms. Clarissa G. Zamora, addressed the importance of ICT in leveling international boundaries and knowledge on 21st Century skills as responsive education of today’s learners.   

             Mr.  Dominador Co, one of the Executive Assistants to the Hon. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, expressed the Mayor’s message by commending the spirit of volunteerism possessed by ALS teachers in delivering alternative education and skills to the youth of Iloilo City.

Mr. Dominador Co, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, conveys the message of the City Mayor, Hon. Jed Patrick Mabilog
Mrs. Evelyn Mamauag del Rosario, the Guest Speaker, passionately delivers her message to the Infoteach Training completers

The Head of Community Relations Department and Public Affairs of PLDT, Mrs. Evelyn Mamauag del Rosario, served as the guest speaker.  She challenged the Training Course completers to share their learning to others.   “It is not just that your brains are full, but the heart who knows how to love. Share the modules to teachers and all learners”, she added.  She concluded that their training as what PLDT believes serves as a social equalizer to bridge the problem of poverty and suggested an innovative way of saying PLDT, that is – Pray to God, Listen carefully to your teachers, Determination to win, and Teamwork.


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Sa ALS, May Pag-asa

Sa ALS, May Pag-asa

Mam Leila

Ang Alternative Leaning System o ALS ay alternatibong pamamaraan ng Departamento ng Edukasyon upang matulungan na makapagtapos ng pag aaral ang mga kabataan at matatanda na hindi pa nakapagtapos ng Basic Education. Ito ay tugon din sa RA 9155 EFA Goal 2015 na dapat ang lahat ay nakapag-aral at marunong nang magbasa, umintindi ng binabasa, magsulat at magkompyut. Tinatanggap ang mag-aaral sa ALS sa elementarya kung ang edad niya ay labing-isa pataas at labinlimang taon pataas sa sekondarya ngunit, ikinukonsidera rin ang resulta ng kanilang Functional Literacy Test. FLT kung saan ginagamit ito sa assessment ng kanilang letiracy level. Ang level o kategorya ay Basic Literacy (BL), Lower Elementary, Advance Elementary at Secondary Level. Ang ibig sabihin, kung ang resulta ng FLT mo ay mababa o natuon sa lower elementary o basic literacy ilalagay ka sa isang grupo at bibigyan ka ng interbensyon na angkop sa inyong pangangailangan na mapag-aralan (learning needs).

Pagkatapos ng sampung buwan na learning intervention ang mag-aaral ay maari ng mairekomenda ng kanyang instructional manager na makakuha ng Accreditation and Equivalency kung nagpapakita na siya ay talagang   handa   na sa pamamagitan ng portfolio assessment at panibagong FLT result at talagang marunong na siyang magpalabas at makapag-organisa ng kanyang ideya sa pamamagitan ng pagbuo ng iba’t ibang topiko ng komposisyon.

Ang nasabing eksaminasyon na ito ay taunang ibinibigay ng Bureau of the Alternative Learning System na kung maipasa nila ito, sila ay ikonsidera na nakapagtapos na ng kurikulum sa elementary o sekondarya man sa pamamagitan ng pagbigay sa kanilang ng diploma na nilagdaan mismo ng nakaupong kalihim ng Departamento ng Edukasyon. Maaari na nilang gamitin ito para makapag-enrol sa kolehiyo, maka-training sa TESDA o pagkuha ng mga bokasyunal na kurso. Pwede rin itong gamitin sa pag-apply ng trabaho na ang kwalipikasyon ay dapat nakapagtapos ng Basic Education. Dahil sa programang ito, marami ang nabigyan ng pag-asa at maraming buhay ang nagbago. Kung sila noon ay hikahos sa buhay o sadlak sa kahirapan, ngayon ay mas maganda at magaan na silang pananaw sa buhay dahil may ibinibigay sa espesyal na prebelihiyo ang gobyerno at iba pang pamantasan para sa mga nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral sa ALS.

            Maraming pamantasan ang tumatanggap sa mga ALS passer para maging iskolar o grantee at may ibinibigay din ang TESDA na mga kursong bokasyunal na bukas para sa lahat na gusting makapagtrabaho mapalokal man o internasyonal.

Ngayon taon, sa FSPNHS ay may apatnapu’t tatlong mag-aaral sa ALS na nakapagtapos ng sekondarya dahil sa kanilang pagsusumikap na matuto at maging handa sa pagkuha ng A and E Examination.

Sa kabila ng hirap at pagsubok na kanilang hinarap, hindi pa rin sila sumuko at buong tapang nilang iginapang ang sarili makamit lang ang minimithing tagumpay na makapagtapos at maipasa ang eksaminasyon.

Sa ngayon ang marami sa kanila ay nag-aaral na sa kolehiyo, ang iba ay nagtraining o kumuha ng vocational courses sa TESDA at TIIC at ang iba naman ay nagtrabaho bilang call center agent.

Ayon sa testimonya ng mga estudyante sa ALS sa ilang buwang pag-aaral nila ay marami na silang natutunan mula sa modyul at sa kanilang mga literacy facilitators at hindi lang basic skills, ngunit sa lahat ng aspeto na siyang sandata upang malampasan ang mga pagsubok sa buhay.

Marami rin ang kanilang natutunan tungkol sa Diyos at mas naging malalim ang kanilang pagkilala at relasyon sa ating Poong Maykapal dahil ipinapasok sa pagtuturo ang salita ng Diyos dahil naniniwala ang tagapagturo na ang talagang makapagbabago sa buhay ng tao ay salita ng Diyos.

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Learn the ALS Way

Learn the ALS Way


Mam Leila



As I was looking for a place where to conduct my Alternative Learning System Class popularly called Non-Formal Education. I found Barangay Ortiz as an ideal one because of its strategic location for a small business and with its site near the sea.

Most of the people living there are taking their source for a living from the nearby wharf where pumpboats via Guimaras-Iloilo City and vice-versa dock. The place is so ideal.

 I surveyed the area and conducted interviews with the residents. The result was that they do not have the capacity to put up a business even if they want to. They have no other choice but to wait for their husband to come home and give them budget for the whole day that includes three meals, children’s school allowances and projects and other basic needs at home excluding medicines. What with P150 – P200 average income a day for five to 10 mouths to feed.

 How sad, isn’t it? Indeed, because of their ignorance and lack of motivation, they live below the poverty line.

 But wish God-given talents and intellect, we have the potential to become wealth producers. Don’t you think we do not deserve this? God’s original plan for us is to enjoy life in abundance but we need to use heavenly wisdom. We must be wise and be a good steward to all these things He has given us. What we need is being creative, being industrious and being practical.

 Here’s good news for those who wish to learn and intend to engage in a small business.

The Bureau of Alternative Learning System and its staff will go to the grassroots to serve those who have the desire to acquire skills and institutions to be educated and have a productive life.

 Further, what it needs is an open mind, a teachable heart and a willing spirit.

 So what are you waiting for? If you are interested to be a part of this ALS program, just approach our ALS implementor  Mrs. Leila G. Valencia or visit our school. We are more than willing to serve you.

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