Sunday, August 19, 2007

100% Connected!

As of June 30, 2007, here are the areas where all the public high schools are 100% connected! (unless more schools are added, hehe!)

We hope to add to this list in the coming months...

Friday, August 3, 2007

The GILAS Team

Here is our picture together with the GILAS Steercom Chair Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and the public officials who have supported the GILAS cause.

From L-R (first row): Cong. Jun Abaya (1D Cavite), former Congw. Dina Abad (LD Batanes), Gov. Sally Perez (Antique), Mayor Sonia Torres-Aquino (Tanauan City) and Gov. Oca Moreno (Misamis Oriental)

GILAS in La Union

My first visit to La Union was made possible through the GILAS training. And I'm very happy to say that I am well pleased with this visit. The people of DepEd La Union, especially those from Aringay National High School, the host school for the training, were very gracious to Jerome and me. :)

I enjoyed the whole 3-day training. We had students who sang, and there was also a student who performed his declamation piece. I also enjoyed the part where we traveled the world through Google Earth!

Here are some pictures from the training:


GILAS received a certificate from Rafael L. Lazatin Memorial High School in Angeles City.

GILAS in Bataan

Bayan ng Banal, Bayan ng mga Bayani.

GILAS arrived in Bataan, the "cradle of heroes". Bataan became popular during the second World War, where Filipino and American soldiers who lost their battle with the Japanese forces in Bataan, had to go through a Death March from the town of Mariveles in Bataan to the town of Capas in Tarlac. GILAS was made possible in Bataan through the support of Ayala Land, a premiere real estate developer in the Philippines.

The DepEd division of Bataan even created a website about the training that was conducted by GILAS. Check it out here.

GILAS in Dagupan City

GILAS arrived in the home of the tastiest "bangus" (milkfish) in the world: Dagupan City. The local government of Dagupan City pledged support for its public high schools so that they can get connected to the Internet. Private sector support came from Smart Communications through the Smart Schools program and from a Fil-Am donor, through the Ayala Foundation USA, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations to GILAS may be channeled through Ayala Foundation USA in order to avail of tax deductibility.