Fight against illiteracy gains ground in Pangasinan II

Years ago there was this uncomplimentary remark which we often heard about illiterate Filipino people. They were referred to as the “no read, no write” segment of our society. To realize that this offensive statement comes not from foreigners but from our fellow Filipinos, made it even more insulting. However, as a result of the combined efforts of our government and communities founded mainly on three (3) strong beliefs that education is for all, that education is indeed a great equalizer and only through quality education can we become truly competitive, the fight against illiteracy is being won. Today we seldom hear people being depicted as “no read, no write”. And it is safe to say that the unflattering remark of “no read, no write” will soon be no more.


The Schools Division of Pangasinan II is at the forefront of this continuous campaign. Led by the Schools Division Superintendent Atty. Donato D. Balderas Jr, the Curriculum Implementation Division is currently holding a 9-day training on Programs-Activities-Projects Monitoring and Evaluation. Participated by ALS implementers, District ALS Coordinators, and ALS Mobile Teachers. The training is being conducted from August 7 to 16, 2017 at the Cozy Place Resort in the Municipality of Rosales. A total of 90 ALS practitioners participating in the training which aims to greatly enhance their competency in the delivery of alternative learning to the communities.

The 9-day capability enhancement activity which covers topics on individual performance commitment, benchmarking of best practices, development of instructional materials, test items evaluation, among others. The activity is likewise being graced by ASDS Vivian Luz Pagatpatan who is expected to share valuable skills and competency inputs along the area of Informal education teaching strategies.


The DepEd Pangasinan II ALS team of trainors includes Dr. Cornelio R. Aquino, Chief Education Supervisor; the Education Program Specialists – Mrs. Rosie Javier, Ms Darlene Mange; Ms. Mirasol Ledesma; Ms. Jovita Padua and Mr. Federico Antonio, Jr.