The 2nd ICT Technolympics 2014, Division Level held at the Dumaguete City last February 22, 2014 challenged young minds in PC Assembly with Configuration and Networking, Tarpaulin Designing and Webpage Designing.
GRACE O. GAGA-A - Champion in PC Assembly with Configuration and Networking
HECTOR PHILIPPE P. PLAME - 4th Runner Up in Tarpaulin Designing
DONITA KERREN HAPPUCH BENDIJO - Webpage Designing
On February 28- March 1, Grace O. Gaga-a represented Negros Oriental during the 2nd Regional Technolympics 2014 in AMA, Mabolo, Cebu, where she got 2nd Place in PC Assembly with Configuration and Networking in the whole Region of Central Visayas, Region VII.
Basay National High School is a rural pilot school for the testing of Fillipinas Library Heritage Online Edition. Participants are the Aral. Pan., Filipino and English teachers with Grade 7 to Third Year first section students.
WIKA NATIN ANG DAANG MATUWID
The whole month of August is always the “Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa” or “Month of the National Language” since 1997 when Pres. Fidel V. Ramos issued Proclamation No. 1041 last January 15, 1997, declaring the whole month of August as “National Language Month”. The celebration of the national language started in 1946, when Pres. Sergio C. Osmeña Sr. issued Proclamation No. 35, declaring March 27 to April 2 each year as “National Language Week.” On September 23, 1955, Pres. Ramon F. Magsaysay changed the date of the celebration to August 13-19 of every year in honor of the birth anniversary of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon. Pres. Corazon Aquino issued Proclamation No. 19 on August 12, 1988 proclaiming “National Language Week” on August 13-19 every year. But since 1997 up to now, we are celebrating the whole month of August as “Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa.”
Up to now, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) are always leading the celebration of Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa each year. This years theme was “WIKA NATIN ANG DAANG MATUWID”, with five sub-themes: “Wika Natin ay Wika ng Katarungan at Kapayapaan”, “Wika Natin ay Laban sa Katiwalian”, “Wika Natin ay Sandata Laban sa Kahirapan”, “Wika Natin ay Wika ng Mabilisan, Inklusibo, at Sustenidong Kaunlaran”, and “Wika Natin ay Wika sa Pangangalaga sa Kapaligiran.”
Students and teachers of Basay National High School, culminated this year’s Buwan ng Wika last August 27, 2013; headed by Ms. Teresita Bendijo (Basay NHS Filipino Coordinator and 3rd Year Teacher) and other Filipino teachers namely: Mrs. Ria Jane Arellano (Grade 7), Mrs. Jinky Alovera (Grade 8), Mrs. Alma Villanueva (4th Year). They came up with an idea “that each year level must have a designated Filipino Costume.” So, the Grade 7 students and teachers had wore the “Igorot Costume”, the students and teachers of Grade 8 had wore “Muslim Costume”, the 3rd Year students and teachers had wore the “Manileños Costume”, and students and teachers from the 4th Year had wore the “Balintawak Costume.”
On the day of the culmination, the weather was so friendly because it was a cloudy day. It was started with a parade about 8:00 in the morning at the park as the assembly area, went around Brgy. Poblacion and ended at Basay NHS Ground. Then, it was followed by a program. It was hosted by Hector Philippe Plame and Archie Mae Culagbang.The progam was divided into two, the first session was in the morning and the second was in the afternoon.
In the morning session, the program started after the parade. Ms. Teresita Bendijo, the Filipino Coordinator, Mr. Ricardo P. Raging, the school principal, and Hon. Beda L. Cañamaque, the municipal mayor gave a very inspiring and knowledgable messages for the celebration. Then after the messages, the contest started for the morning session which were Tula Competition which was represented by each year level, Balagtasan Competition which was exclusive for the four (4) sections of the 3rd Year and the Poster-Making Contest was represented by one (1) student in every year level. Tula and Balagtasan Competition was held on stage and the Poster-Making Contest was held on the Chemistry Laboratory.
In the afternoon session, it was started automatically by the Solo-OPM Competition which was represented by 2 participants in every year level, followed by the Duet-OPM Competition which was represented by 2 pairsin every year level. Then, the last was the Folk Dance which was exclusive for the four sections in the 4th Year.
Then, the competition was over and the tabulation for the winners followed. After the tabulation, the winners were declared. So, Archie Mae Culagbang, a 4th Year student, won the Tula Competition First Place. Second Place was awarded toa student from the Grade 7 and from the Grade 8 got the Third Place. The 3rd Year Section-Turquoise, composed of Baby Grace Emit, Justine Gumba, and and Delisa Lastimosa got the Balagtasan Competition First Place. III-Diamond got the Second Place, III-Feldspar and III-Tourmaline tied-up on the Third Place. Kent Lugatiman, a 3rd Year student was awarded as Poster-Making Contest First Place, a student from the 4th Year got the Second Place and from Grade 8 got the Third Place. Shiela Mae Millares, a Grade 7 student got the Solo-OPM Singing Contest First Place, a student from Grade 8 got the Second Place and from the 3rd Year got the Thhird Place.
Jessica Sabanal and Grace Joy Sabanal, a pair from the 4th year got the Duet-OPM Singing Contest First Place, a pair from the 3rd year got the 2nd place and from the Grade 7 got the 3rd place. The IV – Einstein, composed of Hector Plame, Mary Jean Maceda, Patrick Abenaza, Jessah Mae Masayon, Robert Bordaje, Jenny Ross Manuel, Teodorico Jamero III, Maeflor Abiero, Christian Benedick Quinones, Grace Gaga-a, Ryan Calunod and Kimberly Ann Tiongson got the Folk Dance Compitition First Place,IV – Thomson got the Second Place and IV – Meyer got the 3rd Place.
Then after the awarding, Mrs. Alma P. Villanueva ended nthe program by giving her closing remarks and she quoted “Tara, sama-sama nating tahakin ang daang matuwid nagn sa gayo’y ang bansang Pilipinas ay uunlad.”
To all Filipino teachers, headed by Mrs. Teresita Bendijo, to all faculty and staff of Basay N.H.S., to our principal, Mr. Ricardo P. Raging, to all of the students, thank you for your collective efforts and participation to promote the growth and flowering of “Filipino” as national language of our Republic of the Philippines and all our Filipino people.
Mabuhay ang Wikang Filipino! Mabuhay!