San Jose, Antique– The Department of Education (DepEd) here welcomed the latest book forchildren written in local language – the Kinaray-a. It is a 12-pagebook that comes with colorful illustrations by Antiqueña visual artistMarienell Venegas. The book “AngDulse Nga Pula” (The Red Candy) was self-published by author Linda Arnaez-Lee,an Antiqueña based in Busan, South Korea. “The DepEd admitsthat we do not have enough materials for our mother-tongue-based learning andthis book of Arnaez-Lee is a big blessing and we fully support this,”Dalumpines added, saying he will help promote the book to other provinces inthe region. “I myselfstruggled to teach my kids the language of their roots when we are away inAntique then. But now, with this book, Antiqueño parents can easily teach theirkids to value Kinaray-a,” she added. Meanwhile,Celestino Dalumpines IV, regional coordinator of DepEd’s mother tongue-basedmultilingual education, said the book was not limited to themother-tongue-based-learning, it can also be used in other subjects like Healthand Values Education. The book has anEnglish translation because according to Arnaez-Lee, she also wanted to shareher story to other kids. During itslaunching on Oct. 19, DepEd-Antique Schools Division Superintendent Dr. FelisaBeriong said it was a big help not just for the mother-tongue-based-learning,but also for parents living outside the province who want to teach theirchildren how to appreciate their roots and speak the local language. “What inspired meto write are my readers who are my fellow Antiqueños. I want to share storieswhich could impart moral lessons at the same time entertain both children andadult readers,” she said. The author alsosaid that her book was the product of her own childhood experiences and herexperiences as a mother. The book wasprinted on October 2019 by Central Book Supply Inc. in Quezon City. The 12-page book “Ang Dulse Nga Pula” (The Red Candy) was published by Antiqueña author Linda Arnaez-Lee. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN The book wasArnaez-Lee’s third published book and her first book for children. It comes inhard-bound and paper-bound copies with the first 100 copies already sold. Withthe God’s help, she said, she will be writing more stories for the children inthe future./PN
Other “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo” are zumba, encoreperformance of capitol employees that joined the “Dance of the Decade” contestduring the capitol Christmas party, and sadsador street dancing at 7 p.m. This activity will take the place of the foodfestival held on the capitol grounds in past editions of the annual DinagyangFestival, said Atty. Suzette Mamon, provincial administrator. The “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo” at Casal Real de Iloilo(old provincial capitol) will be a fun filled festival of art, music, food, andculture, said Mamon. Iloilo Provincial Capitol. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo is open to everybody. There isno entrance fee,” said Mamon./PN Today, a trade exhibit of local products will beopened at the Casa Real de Iloilo lobby. ILOILO – Today starts the weeklong “Dagyang saKapitolyo” at the Iloilo provincial capitol. There will also be a tattoo booth. The Grand Ballroom of Casa Real de Iloilo, on theother hand, will host a painting exhibit of local artists. The provincial government has scrapped the foodfestival to protect the newly redeveloped capitol grounds. “Beginning Jan. 23 our coffee shop and barwill open at Casa Real. We’ll have a live band entertaining people,” saidMamon.
MANILA – A Quezon City court hasordered the arrest of former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 10 others chargedwith conspiracy to commit sedition over the release of a video linkingPresident Rodrigo Duterte and his family to the illegal drug trade. Aside from Trillanes, arrest warrantswere also issued against Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula, Fr. FlavianoVillanueva, Fr. Albert Alejo, Boom Enriquez, Yoly Ong-Villanueva, JonnellSanggalang, JM Saracho, Eduardo Acierto, Vicente Romano, and a certain“Monique.”But prosecutors said they will consider making Advincula a state witness.The case stemmed from allegations made by Advincula that members of theopposition plotted to discredit the Duterte administration by linking thePresident and his family to the illegal drug trade.In the video, Advincula tagged Duterte’s son Paolo, son-in-law Manases Carpio,and long-time aide and now senator Christopher Go in the drug trade but latertook back all his claims, saying the opposition had put him up to it./PN The controversial “Ang TotoongNarcolist” video was released during the 2019 midterm elections. Quezon City Metropolitan TrialCourt-Branch 138;s Judge Kristine Suarez released the arrest warrant yesterday.
Another factor could be the parents’ lack of interest in how theirchildren were faring in school, said Bermejo. Frustration reading level is a stage where “readers find readingmaterials so difficult that they cannot successfully respond to them.” According to Bermejo, majority of the frustration level readers inIloilo were between Grade 1 and Grade 6. In the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory Manual – a readingassessment tool of the Department of Education (DepEd) – there are threereading levels. These are the frustration level, instructional level andindependent level. How? The family’s socioeconomic status may also be a factor, saidBermejo. Learners from poor families were likely to miss classes more often tohelp their parents make a living. ILOILO – In this province which has almost half a millionlearners, an estimated 42,000 from kindergarten to high school are considered“frustration level” readers. “They can recognize some words but they lackcomprehension,” according to Dr. Roel Bermejo, superintendent of the IloiloSchools Division. “Posible indimatutokan sang teacher ang mga kabataanilabi pa kon madamo sila sa classroom,” said Defensor./PN Some of these learners may be special children with special needsbut enrolled in regular classes. Under the instructional reading level, readers profit the mostfrom teacher-directed instruction in reading while under the independentreading level, readers function on their own with almost perfect oral readingand excellent comprehension. DepEd’s goal is to improve the reading comprehension of these learners. There are 987 public elementary schools and 179 public secondaryschools in the province. READING BLUES. Majority of the frustration level readers in Iloilo are between Grade 1 and Grade 6. Some of these learners may be special children with special needs. The family’s socioeconomic status may also be a factor. Learners from poor families are likely to miss classes more often to help their parents make a living. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the provincial government is readyto help the Iloilo Schools Division improve the reading comprehension oflearners such as getting more remedial reading teachers. There were many factors why this was so, he stressed. He also did not discount the possibility that overcrowding inclassrooms may also be a factor in the poor reading comprehension of learners. The frustration level readers must become instructional levelreaders and eventually independent level readers. According to Bermejo, they are starting with the teachers both inelementary and high school – they are being trained how to conduct remedialreading classes.
Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Eric Go Yap “I’m discussing with my subordinates if a motu proprio investigation will be conducted on Senator Koko Pimentel’s supposed breach of COVID-19 protocols at the Makati Medical Center,” Ombudsman Samuel Martires said in a statement. The MMC denounced Pimentel’s breach of the infection and containment protocols. The senator was also spotted last week shopping at the S&R membership Shopping in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which the store later confirmed. “For whatever reason, he failed to disclose all needed information. PSG troopers on duty assessed him according to the answers on the said form he submitted, the basis of which he was allowed entry,” PSG commander Colonel Jesus Durante III said. Meanwhile, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) is considering filing charges against Yap for not disclosing necessary information when he entered the Palace for a meeting on March 21. “I am preparing a complaint based on provisions of the Revised Penal Code and special laws,” Quicho said. “I have told the Philippine Medical Association, doctors, nurses, and patients that they can file complaints of their own.” Department of Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete has earlier said that they are ready to probe Pimentel if someone will file a case against him, same goes with the Philippine National Police. “If really needed we could file a case against him for breach [of protocols],” he added. “This incident shall serve as a reference for PSG’s implementation of an enhanced screening measure for all those who enter Malacañang Complex.” Pimentel came under fire after he accompanied his wife to MMC on Tuesday evening, despite being under self-quarantine. He also received a COVID-19 test result that evening where he is positive for the virus. The Office of the Ombudsman is considering a probe on Pimentel for his action despite already subjected himself to COVID-19 test which eventually turned out positive last Tuesday night. MANILA – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and ACT-CIS party-list Representative Eric Go Yap were currently in hot water for breaching quarantine protocols against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Philippines is currently under a State of Public Health Emergency, a power under Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act. Under the law, “non-cooperation of the person or entities identified as having the notifiable disease, or affected by the health event of public concern.”/PN Yap earlier said evening that his COVID-19 testing, which was taken on March 15, has turned out to be positive. He added that he is ready to face any possible charges against him. Private lawyer Rico Quicho, meanwhile, is drafting criminal, civil, and administrative charges to be filed against Pimentel for “irresponsible and reckless” move when he accompanied his wife to the Makati Medical Center despite being on quarantine.
“Kon magsulod ang pasyente you cannot immediately tell kon COVID-19 patient or non-COVID patient that’s why ang aton protocol amo nga proper triaging and screening of patients,” she further explained. She urged healthcare workers to constantly revisit safety protocols. Early this week, DOH announced that eight doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo in this city tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and that three midwives, a medical technologist and a nurse working under the local government unit of Alimodian, Iloilo also contracted the virus while working at the town’s quarantine facility. Also, six non-medical frontliners got infect with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said Reyes. Determining if a case is a COVID patient or non-COVID patient is crucial, said Reyes for better medical response. She urged them not to discriminate healthcare workers, especially those who got infected with SARS-CoV-2, but instead show them compassion and extend support. Yesterday, DOH Region announced that a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo also tested positive for the virus. “Tungod sila ang gabulig sa pag-manage sang mga (COVID cases),” said Reyes. She also stressed the importance of triaging – assigning levels of priority to patients to determine the most effective order in which to deal with them. AHW said health workers should be looked after because without them, the country’s health system may collapse./PN These 23 healthcare workers were 7.5 percent of the 307 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region as of June 29 DOH data. The public should thus be appreciative of healthcare workers, said Reyes, because of their heroic work in this time of pandemic. They were a barangay councilman, two Barangay Health Workers, one Barangay Nutrition Scholar, one Barangay Service Point Officer, and one ambulance driver. ILOILO City – Twenty-three healthcare workers in Western Visayas got infected with the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed. These healthcare workers were composed of 12 doctors, six nurses, one radio technologist, three midwives, and one medical technician, according to Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH Region 6’s Public Health Program Development. The 12 doctors were based in Aklan (one), Iloilo province (one) and Iloilo City (10). Reyes described healthcare workers, especially those assigned as medical frontliners, as “high risk” for COVID-19 infection because they directly deal with patients. The hospital doctors and nurse are currently being quarantined at the hostel of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo. Nationwide as of June 22, 3,122 healthcare workers contracted the disease, 33 of which have died while 2,235 have recovered, according to the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW). “In writing maayo ang protocols but ang implementation amo na ang tan-awon,” said Reyes.
Just hours after being charged on six counts of felony drug-related charges Wednesday, the Ripley County chief deputy sheriff bonded out of jail.David Pippin was charged with Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Deceit, after investigators say he filled prescriptions for Hydrocodone from five separate doctors in a two year period without disclosing that he was already prescribed.“He turned himself immediately into the Ripley County Jail after being notified there had been a warrant issued in this investigation today,” explained Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills. Pippin has been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an internal investigation.The charges came as a surprise to Sheriff Grills, who administered a 12-panel drug screen to his employees a few months ago.“I had drug tested every employee in my office on September 17,” said Grills. “And everybody passed, Dave Pippin passed.”Chief Deputy Pippin has been employed with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office since 1995 and has not received any disciplinary actions, the sheriff added.An investigation into Pippin’s alleged prescription drug use was launched after his former sister-in-law notified Indiana State Police. Court documents also revealed that doctor’s office and pharmacy records were used to verify it.According to Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel, doctors would not have prescribed Pippin had they known he was already receiving the hydrocodone prescriptions.“He did not disclose this information to doctor’s that were prescribing him,” Hertel said.Pippin filled prescriptions for 494 hydrocodone pills in a 55-day period in 2012, and 2,825 from August 2011 to July 2012, according to the court affidavit.An initial hearing has not been set. If the case goes to trial, Hertel stated that it could be relocated to a different county.
Batesville scored a big victory over South Dearborn last night 44-35.BMS was up 44-15 after 3 quarters and gained some valuable playing experience for a lot of guys and the entire team’s effort was outstanding!Cooper Williams led the team with 14 points. Luke Belter had 8, Trey Heidlage 6, Alex Westerfeld 4, Jordan Bradley 3, and Michael Ripperger 1.Williams led the team with 4 assists. Westerfeld led the team with 6 rebounds while Tyler Myers and Sam Haskamp both added 4. Myers also led the team with 2 deflections.BMS will be in action at home on Thursday night vs Milan.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.Batesville traveled to South Dearborn and came away with a hard fought win 34-30. The Bulldogs led the entire game.1Q. – 11-5 BMS; 2Q. – 20-19 BMS; 3Q. – 32-25 BMS.Isaac Barker had 18 points, Lane Westerfeld finished with 8 and Sam Wade had 4. Jayden Beal had a nice all-around game.BMS is now 4-6 on the season.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Giesting.
Community members participated in the 2013 Relay For Life at Batesville High School.Cancer is a disease that affects two in every five Americans according to the American Cancer Society. Whether it’s a grandparent, spouse, child, friend or coworker, chances are you’ve been touched by this horrible disease at some point in your life.But there is hope. Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of RIPLEY COUNTY) gets underway with teams of residents gathering at the Batesville High School Track on June 21 and June 22 from 8:00am to 8:00am.Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at a high school athletic track, park or other gathering area with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps.Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups – people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.By getting involved with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of RIPLEY COUNTY, you personally are making a difference in the fight against cancer. Through your donations you are helping:• Provide access to up-to-date cancer information, day-to-day help and emotional support 24 hours a day, 365 days a week through 1-800-227-2345 and cancer.org• Transport cancer patients to and from their treatments through Road to Recovery.• Fund nearly $475 million in American Cancer Society research grants.• Ensure cancer issues remain a focus for local, state and federal legislators.For more information about how you can create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, visit RelayForLife.org and click on “Find Events” or call Jeni Schnebelt at 812-571-0297 or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Dorothy Webb. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Services will begin at 11 a.m. and burial will follow in Orange North Cemetery in Fayette County. Dorothy H. Webb, of Connersville, was born on November 17, 1927 the daughter of Oscar and Ada Gibson Hensley. She married Marshall T. Webb in 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1983. Dorothy was a devoted wife, and mother. She loved the Lord and faithfully attended church as often as she could. On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 89, Dorothy passed away at her residence. Those surviving who will cherish Dorothy’s memory include her children, Carol (Gene) Byrd of Liberty, Becky (Charles) Holliday of Connersville, and Mark Thomas (Stacy) Webb of Eaton, OH; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Abernathy of Brookville, Edith Grant of Blooming Grove and Doris Jackson of Maryland. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Shirley Ann Richardson and Betty Jean Norman, and an infant son, David Michael Webb.