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Bulacan supports DepEd's Gulayan sa Paaralan Program
By: PPAO
Thursday, 04 December 2014
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SCOUTING IS AN OATH. Boy Scouts of the Philippines-Bulacan Council Chairman Francisco Aniag, Jr. (second to the right) confers a plaque of recognition to Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for being a great example to the organization in the field of exemplary leadership in accordance to the ideals, principles and program of scouting during the opening ceremony of 16th Bulacan Council Scout Jamboree held at the Brgy. Bayabas, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan, this morning. Also in the photo are (L-R) Bulacan Council Scout Executive Michael Indoma, DRT Mayor Ronaldo Flores, Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando and Bulacan Schools Division Superintendent Romeo Alip. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS – About 40 public elementary and secondary schools from Bulacan each received a set of agricultural tools from the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) through the partnership of Provincial Agriculture Office and Department of Education (DepED) Bulacan during the awarding ceremony of the Outstanding Schools Implementers of Gulayan sa Paaralan 2014-2015 held at the Carlos F. Gonzales High School in Maginao, San Rafael, Bulacan last December 1, 2014.

According to DepEd-Bulacan Supersivor for Agriculture Carlito Dela Cruz, the awarding ceremony recognized the 40 top schools in the province that exerted exceptional efforts in Containerized Gardening, Solid Waste Management and Model School in Agriculture as part of the implementation of the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” under President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s hunger mitigation and poverty alleviation program.

“We recognized the efforts of different public elementary and secondary schools in participating to the Gulayan sa Paaralan program that aims to raise awareness on the health and nutritional benefits of planting vegetables crops in their schools’ community gardens,” said Dela Cruz.

The winners received a set of tools that includes rake, shovel, piko, handrake, bolo and trowel from the PGB that they can use in planting more crops and maintaining their school gardens. Winners also received cash incentives, trophies and certificates of recognition from DepEd-Bulacan.

Meanwhile, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado commends the efforts of the students and teachers in the construction of their schools' gardens that will serve as a channel for community participation and cost-effective food and nutrition interventions.

“School gardens offer a great opportunity for improving the quality of education and for learning basic life skills. Schools have the mandate to guide young people towards maturity and thus can play an important role in promoting and learning about food, agriculture and nutrition,” said Alvarado.

Moreover, DepEd-Bulacan together with the Agri-Pinoy Gulayan sa Paaralan technical working group will continue to conduct regular visit and monitor the status of the school gardens, and recommend strategies to further enhance project implementation.###

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