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DepEd project seek revival of ‘fading’ Filipino values

By: - Correspondent / @mbjaucianINQ
/ 07:14 PM September 24, 2018

Mascots Mayhana and Yhanokz will visit schools in Albay to teach children good values under a  program spearheaded by the Department of Education. PHOTO by Michael Jaucian/Inquirer Southern Luzon

LEGAZPI CITY — To revive “fading” Filipino values, particularly “paggalang at pagsunod” (being respectful and obedient) among students, the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Albay, in partnership with the provincial government, launched the K-PO project on Monday.

The K-PO (OK PO) project will be applied and incorporated in the K to 12 program of DepEd.

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Judith Restubog, Education program supervisor of Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao, said “the project will focus on strengthening the positive values among learners which are almost not being observed and practiced nowadays.”

“The K to 12 program not only aims to produce competitive graduates but (citizens who) also possess good values that can be applied in community and home,” DepEd Albay School Division Superintendent Bebiano Sentillas said.

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He added that learners today are very much influenced by social media and forget to focus on their studies.

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara stressed the importance of respecting elders and helping others.

Mascots Mayhana and Yhanokz were introduced during the kick off ceremony.

Froilan Tena, who conceptualized the mascots, said the two characters will visit schools and will serve as models of good behavior to students. Several posters on good values were also unveiled during the event. /ee

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