Three DepEd central office executives shared event during the third leg of the Regional Integrated Competitions (RIC).
Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Lorna Dig – Dino, Ph.D. kicked off the treat in front of the campus scribes, school paper advisers, athletes, coaches, and officiating officials during the Opening Program of the RIC at Megayon Hall, Dao, Pagadian City on December 10, 2017.
Usec Dino spoke to the throngs of participants to “live life that matters” and “promote quality education not only to the gifted ones.”
“The needs of the children are considered in crafting the curriculum,” Dino stressed out as she invited the teachers to uphold inclusive education. It is when all learners will experience the same learning and opportunities even in the school setting.
It can be recalled that Zamboanga Peninsula is one of the leading regions in Paralympics for special education.
Meanwhile, at around four in the afternoon, Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and School Sports, Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq. did not miss the convention as he dashed from airport to Megayon to cheer up the region’s important rally of students’ skills and talents.
“You [participants] must give focus on making the competition as source for nation – building,” Umali said. “Our future lies in our youth and the leadership they will have formed through this [RIC] opportunity,” he added.
Being the Secretary General of the Palarong Pambansa, Usec. Umali hoped to see more wins from Region 9 through the regional tilt, constant training, and support from stakeholders.
On the other hand, DepEd Text or Detxt Action Center Director, Dementria L. Manuel talked to the sports enthusiasts at the Oval Stage during the Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) Opening Program at 5p.m.
“Giving up is not an option. You need to fight. Stay in the balance. Fight for everything. Everything in life matters,” Dir. Manuel encouraged the athletes to keep on honing their strengths and stamina.
She pushed them to value teamwork, dedication, time management and practice. “You create hope of the next generation,” she firmly believed.
Now on its third year, RD Isabelita M. Borres is cognizant that the RIC shall become one of the best practices of the region in conducting competitions while ensuring more slots in the nationals.
“Let it be a good legacy to the region. We will produce more winners in NSPC, NFOT and Palaro. We will because we can,” RD Borres declared during the Opening.
RIC started at 1:00PM on December 10 and culminated on December 15, 2017 through the ZPRAA.