Sunday, August 12, 2018

Teachers to have less work at night, more productivity by day with improved LIS

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday reported substantial improvements in the performance of its Learner Information System (LIS), which helps teachers cut the time spent on the system and allows them to focus on teaching.

Following the migration of LIS to DepEd’s Cloud facilities and the provision of enough resources for more than 100,000 daily users, which is four to five times the usual capacity of LIS, more users are able to work with the system during the day than at night or wee hours of the morning.

“Complaints from parents and teachers have been passed on to us about the LIS, which keeps them sleepless; the continuous improvements in the Department all aim to help improve the welfare and efficiency of our teachers and personnel,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones noted during DepEd’s press conference on August 8.

Undersecretary for Administration Alain Pascua said that the LIS dashboard now registers an average of 130,000 teachers accessing the system from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. and only less than 1,000 users at night – opposite of the common traffic.

“This is only the beginning of a Department-wide effort to improve the efficiency of existing DepEd systems; it is long overdue and it will go a long way in helping our teachers have more time to teach than working on the LIS,” Pascua stated.

Since the improvement, system problems due to high volume of users were encountered for only three days between July 30 and August 1. The increase in capacity of key resources to accommodate more users resulted in minimal reports of slowdown.

Migration to the Cloud was a strategic decision which allows DepEd to easily increase or decrease the capacity of the LIS based on the current requirements without going through the long process of purchasing new equipment. It also ensures that LIS will continue operations even in cases of blackouts or other untoward events that might affect the DepEd Data Center.

DepEd has also established a project team whose sole purpose is to improve the LIS. Recent enhancements now allow schools to enroll eligible learners from schools that were not able to finalize enrollment in the previous school year, Balik Aral learners who have no record in the previous year, and transferees from public and private schools. Once all the planned interventions are completed, teachers will no longer need to spend long hours complying with the requirements of the LIS.

“We are working non-stop in our assessment of existing systems, apart from the LIS, to ensure that they fulfill their objective of simplifying work,” stated DepEd Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) Director Abram Abanil.

Barkong cargado nin copras, nasangrad sa Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY (BICOL STANDARD) Sarong barkong cargado nin copras an nakasangrad sa tungod kan Brgy. Arimbay, digdi kasubago, sabi kan Philippine Coast Guard.

An barko may pangaran na MV Jerly Lily may lunad nin 18ng tripolantes.

Nangyari an aksidente kasuodmang alas 12:00 nin odto nin huli ta hunas o ati na an dagat sa nasambit na lugar.

Dakulang parte kan Pasig reef, na namumugtak sa distanciang poco mas o menos 500 metros paghale sa guilid kan dagat sa Legazpi City an naraot nin huli kan aksidente.

DILG lauds BJMP for 307 drug-free jails in less than a year

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for 307 drug-free jails in less than a year of its intensified internal cleansing campaign.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that BJMP has made great leaps in ensuring that jails in the Philippines are free from illegal drugs in line with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's campaign to rid the country, including Filipinos behind bars, of the influence of illegal drugs.

"I commend BJMP for their admirable accomplishment. The proliferation of illegal drugs in hundreds of prisons in the country have been an endemic issue which entails a lot of work and political will and for BJMP to produce positive output in less than a year, in a matter of months, is truly worth praising," says Año.

"As one of the attached agencies of DILG, we are extremely satisfied with the progress BJMP was able to accomplish in the past months," he adds.

According to Año, through the efforts of BJMP, an increase of 74.51% of jails manned by BJMP are now drug-free, a far cry from 68 jail facilities certified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as "clean of illegal drugs" early this year.

"Numbers cannot lie. From 68 early this year, we now have 307 drug-free jails which can only be attributed to the relentless campaign of BJMP to keep up with the President's vision of a country free from illegal-drugs," he says.

The DILG Chief also lauds BJMP Chief Jail Director Deogracias C. Tapayan for his leadership and consistency in carrying out the various initiatives of the Jail Bureau and "for being a firm partner of the government in the fight against illegal drugs".

He says that in less than a year of assuming as the BJMP Chief, Tapayan remained a steadfast leader steering the bureau to its best performance yet while gearing to better improve jail facilities as a place of new beginnings for detainees rather than a dead-end.

"What BJMP Chief Tapayan did is truly remarkable. Umaasa akong magpapatuloy ang kanyang pagpupursige na lalo pang mapabuti ang BJMP at ang kalagayan ng ating mga kababayan sa likod ng rehas," says the DILG Chief.

Efforts for drug-free BJMP

Año explains that for a jail facility to be marked as drug-free, it has to comply with the standards and requirements set by agencies such as PDEA and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

"Eight regions have been declared as drug-free using the standard set by PDEA and PNP. All these regions are 100% compliant meaning they were able to meet the very strenuous requisites identified," he says.

According to BJMP, the conduct of random-drug tests among inmates and jail personnel, jail-based intervention program on anti-illegal drugs, and absence of any illegal drugs paraphernalia in the facility are some of the parameters used to declare a jail facility drug-free.

BJMP Chief Tapayan also spearheads the BJMP project PRRD or Personal Progressive Cleansing and Build-up, Recruitment and Revamped Training and Reorientation, Rehabilitation of Facilities, Safekeeping and Development of Persons Deprived of Liberty, and Decongested De-radicalized drug facilities.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) between PDEA and BJMP was also inked last November for the conduct of regular drug-clearing operations in all city and municipal jails in the country.


Concepcion Criminal Gang, nakasagupa kan pulis sa CSur

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NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Nagka sagupa guiraray kasubagong aga (alas 6:30) an mga pulis asin an mga miembros kan notorious na Concepcion Criminal Group sa banwaan kan Bato, Camarines Sur.

An Concepcion Criminal Group (CCG) bisto sa Bicol na an mga miembros "gun for hire", sabi sa report kan pulis.

Susug sa despacho na pinadara ni Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, an spokesperson kan PNP Bicol, an mga miembros kan police mobile forces kan Camarines Sur an nagpapatrolya sa lugar kan masabatan ninda an 10ng mga miembros kan criminal group sa Brgy. Del Rosario, kasubagong aga.
Naglawig nin 20 minutos si ribayan nin putok.

Idinagdag sa report na may mga miembros kan CCG an nalugadan sa baradilan.

an mga pulis naka recover sa pinangyarihan kan encounter nin M4 Colt rifle, tulong handguns, mga bala kan M16 rifle, 9mm asin .45 caliber pistols asin cellphones.

Sinabi pa sa report, an 10ng mga armadong lalaki iyo si parehong grupo na nakalaban kan mga pulis kan Viernes sa Brgy. Along-ong, Libon, Albay. Pakalihis nin pirang minutos na baradilan, nagdulag sinda pasiring sa banwaan kan Bato, Camarines Sur.

Mientrastanto, an mga pulis sa kataid na banwaan kan Libon, Albay digdi sa Camarines Sur nag bugtak nin mga checkpoints tangani na mahipaan si mga nagdudurolag na mga miembros kan Concepcion Criminal Group.

Afuera kan mga check points, linibot man kan mga awtoridad an mga hospitals na harane sa lugar para isihon kun igwang dinara saindang paciente, na may tama nin bala, nin huli kan baradilan kan Viernes.

Akusado sa mga casong Rape, dakop sa barko sa Tabaco City

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) - An pig sasabing number 3 na most wanted na persona sa Bicol, na nabisto sa pangaran na Domingo Pena y Frias, an nahulog na sa kamot kan mga awtoridad kasuodma.

Si Pena, tinuklo kan pulis mantang nakalunad sa Calixta 6, Regina Shippine Line sa Tabaco Port, Tabaco City nin huli kan inaatubang na mga caso.

Nag aatubang siya 6 na counts nin casong Rape, na anas mayo nin rekomendadong fianza.

An arrest warrant firmado ni Branch 43 RTC Judge Lelu Contreras, duman sa Virac, Catanduanes, asin mga caso sa sa sala ni Judge Ruben B. Carretas RTC Branch 9 kan RTC, sa Legazpi City.

An mga akusasyon contra ki Pena anas sa casong Rape, na mayo nin rekomendadong fianza

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