Cebu Daily Newscast: 7 regions first to test revised K-10 program
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Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, September 12.
The Department of Education (DepEd) will conduct a pilot test of the revised K-10 curriculum, also known as the Matatag curriculum, in seven regions to identify the challenges and gaps before the scheduled implementation of the new program starting in the school year 2024-2025.
Education Undersecretary Gina Gonong said the pilot implementation would take place in the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Visayas, Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos), the Cordillera Administrative Region, Caraga (Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur), and the National Capital Region.
Fire officials suspect arson in the fire that broke out in Sitio Laurente in Barangay Tejero, Cebu City on Sunday evening, September 10, 2023.
Authorities have in custody Leonil Demecillo Rivera, 29, the suspect of the second fire that hit the village on Sunday. According to fire officials, Rivera will be facing charges of arson.
The fire in Sitio Laurente was the second in the village in a day. The first was also in a residential area in U. Alviola Street, Sitio Back Blessed.
For the 10th consecutive week, local oil companies are increasing their pump prices of petroleum products by up to 40 centavos per liter effective Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
In separate advisories, the oil firms said they would raise the price of diesel by 40 centavos per liter and gasoline by 20 centavos per liter. This marks the ninth straight week of price increases for gasoline.
The price of kerosene will likewise rise by 20 centavos per liter.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) is now preparing for the distribution of financial assistance to rice retailers in the region.
This was confirmed by Kerwin Macopia, information officer of DSWD-7.
Macopia of DSWD-7 said that the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) was tasked by the agency to conduct the payout, where each rice retailer would receive P15,000.
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