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Visayas Newsbits for Janauary 31, 2015.


Palo,Leyte -- Thanks to Super Typhoon Yolanda, the shortage of school buildings in Leyte, particularly in this municipality have been responded to by various international and local non-government organizations. Palo Mayor Remedios "Matin" L. Petilla said there is now enough school buildings constructed through donations by foreign donors as well as local donors who showed concern for the education of the children in Leyte where school buildings were toppled or devastated by the November 8,2013 super-typhoon. Recently, the Department of Education (DepEd) Leyte Division through Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ronelo Al K. Firmo thanked the various donors of school buildings in the entire province of Leyte as well as the local officials led by Governor Leopoldo L. Petilla and Vice Governor Carlo P. Loreto for their support in the school building reconstruction.(Nestor L.Abrematea)


Cebu City, Cebu - The growing interest among Filipinos to embrace the concept of a structured teaching method for children has pushed Japan-based Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd (Kumon) to expand its footprint in the country by opening its 34th company center in Cebu last Thursday. The new Kumon Center occupying a 100-square meter area located at the ground floor of 2Quad Building, Cebu Business Park, is the 13th center in the province and the first company-owned one in the Visayas. The opening ceremony was graced by Masanori Tsuji, Kumon Philippines, Inc. (KPI)President and Horishi Yamashita, Kumon Asia and Oceania general manager, as well as Kumon center franchisees and staff. "We have decided to open in a more accessible location because Kumon is becoming popular in Cebu, especially now that more parents are investing on the educational development of their children," said Harlan Busto, Kumon Philippines Inc. public relations manager in a press conference. Busto said the new center can accommodate 40 students per time slot. "We are eyeing to open four time slots a day," he added. (Malou M. Mozo)


Palo,Leyte- To make key officials of Eastern Visayas aware of what steps to take in the event of an impending disaster, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched "Operation Listo" and orientation on the Disaster Preparedness Manual, last January 28, 2015, at the Tierra de Milagrosa here. DILG-8 Regional Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. said that the launching aims to identify the key roles and responsibilities among the stakeholders and to conduct pre-planning for Provincial Convergence activities. The event, held last January 28 at the Tierra de Milagrosa, was attended by representatives of the provincial governors, heads of concerned national government agencies, representatives from the private sector and media. Noval said the manuals detail the following early preparedness actions, critical preparedness actions, and checklist for city and municipal DILG officers, chiefs of local police forces and fire marshalls. Among those present during the launching were Samar Police Provincial Director Sr.Supt. Nolasco K. Bathan, Tacloban City Police Director Sr.Supt. Domingo Cabillan, Tabontabon Councilor Nestor L.Abrematea, Leyte Fire Marshall Fire Chief Inspector Adel De Paz Bautista, Jaro Councilor Eduard Saniagan, Leyte DILG Provincial Director Artemio Caneja, Southern Leyte DILG Provincial Director Johnny Badocdoc and Samar DILG Provincial Director Judy Patulan.(Nestor L.Abrematea)

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Publication:Manila Bulletin
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Date:Jan 30, 2015
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