Tuesday, December 8, 2015

USeP studes notch 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 10th in LET 2015

Four University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) students were included in the Top 10 in Elementary Level of September 2015 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). One of the students is from Obrero, Davao City campus and three are from the Apokon,Tagum City Campus.

Ms. Loren Elcid Marzo Real of Obrero Campus got the third place with the rating of 86.20 while Mr. King ParcutiloTalimodao, Jr. of Tagum Campus got the sixth place with a rating of 85.60. Mr. Froilan Guttierrez Legaspino and Ms. Septemberly Gemida Superalesalso of Tagum, notched the ninth and tenth places with the ratings of 85 and 84.80, respectively.

Although the LET is not the sole indicator of success for students after they graduate, the four topnotchers clearly prove USeP’s dedication when it comes to providing quality education. The University regularly evaluates the need of the industry in order to make sure that the curriculum is updated.Relatively, the USeP Tagum-Mabini campus was also listed as one of the country’s top 10 teacher education institutions, based on licensure examination performance, per study conducted by the Philippine Business for Education or PBED from 2009-2014.

With the ASEAN Integration just around the corner, state universities have the responsibility to ensure that graduates won’t be left behind in the global competition of landing in their ideal jobs. The University is assuring the public that it will continue to find better ways of teaching, employ highly qualified faculty, and use state-of-the-art facilities in order to become a Premier University in the ASEAN Region. (USeP PIO)

SSS starts accepting online submission of sickness notifications by employers

DAVAO CITY- Employers can now submit online sickness notifications of their employees to the Social Security System through the SSS Website (www.sss.gov.ph).

This web-based facility aims to prevent late filing of notification which reduces the amount of sickness benefit reimbursement claimed from the SSS.

SSS Officer-in-Charge of Medical Services Division Dr. Brenda P. Viola said the online facility is expected to help reduce the number of cases of late filing by employers, who are required to notify the SSS of their workers’ illnesses within five days from receipt of their employees’ sickness notification form.

“Thousands of sickness notifications are belatedly being filed by employers every year. With the online submission of sickness notifications, we expect employers to be more prompt with notifying SSS of their employees’ illnesses, as the process now offers them more convenience and flexibility,” Viola said.

Sickness benefits are daily cash allowances given to qualified SSS members with a minimum of four straight days of illness under the regular Social Security (SS) program. For employed members, sickness benefits are granted as long as the member’s company sick leaves in a given year have been fully consumed.

Both employers and employees must comply with the 10-day notification period. Employees should notify their respective employers by submitting the prescribed CLD 9N form within five days from start of their home confinement, and employers should then notify the SSS manually or electronically within five days from receipt of the notification form.

“If the employee has informed the employer of the sickness on time, but the employer was late in filing the sickness notification with the SSS, the said worker would be entitled to the full amount of sickness benefit from the employer. However, the employer’s reimbursable amount from the SSS would be reduced as penalty for the late notification,” Viola said.

The employer must be a registered user of the SSS Website before it can access the online facility for the electronic submission of sickness notifications. Submission of sickness notifications are done through the E-Services Menu of the SSS Website.

In submitting the online notification, employers should provide the member's SS number, confinement start date, type of claim whether SS and EC, confinement location whether hospital or home, number of days of illness, and the physician's license number.

“The employer must submit within 30 days after online submission of sickness notifications, the system-generated transmittal list, hard copy of the Sickness Notification for each employee, and the supporting documents submitted by the employees,” Viola said.

Apart from sickness notifications, the SSS also observes prescriptive periods for filing of sickness benefit reimbursement claims. The prescriptive period is one year from date of discharge for illnesses with hospital confinement. (SSS)

Davao Light reduces brownouts to one hour

DAVAO CITY, Dec 8 (PIA) The Davao Light and Power Company mulls of imposing an hour-power interruption as the power supply in Mindanao remains to be tight.

Ross Luga, chief of the communications division of the DLPC said rotating brownout will continue to be imposed this time reducing it to one hour after one of its power sources, the coal-fired Therma-South resumed operations 12:11 am December 7.

He said the DLPC monitors the situation every hour.

“We see the continuous rotating power interruption for one hour during peak and off-peak periods,” Luga said.

He urged all consumers to cooperate in conserving electricity since the DLPC could hardly ascertain the time the power generation returns to normal.

The DLPC had been implementing rotating brownouts due to the reduced supply coming from the National Power Corporation following the toppling of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ power lines in the Lanao provinces and the structure No.  50 in Barangay Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte where a snake was electrocuted.

Last week, the emergency shutdown of the coal-fired power plant, Therma South Incorporated and the 80 megawatt deficiency in the Mindanao Grid since December 3, prompted the DLPC to impose two to three hours of power interruption in the cities of Davao, Panabo and the towns of Braulio Dujali and Sto. Tomas, in Davao del Norte.

Luga revealed that the DLPC has a peak requirement at 355MW on a daily.

He said the National Power Corporation (NPC) can only give 186 MW during peak hours and 108 MW during off-peak hours.  (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

DavSur’s day care kids show talents to express fight vs child abuse

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Dec. 08 (PIA) – The gathering of more than 400 day care children at the provincial capitol gym in the city conveyed a message to put an end against child abuse such as prostitution, child labor and crime commission.

The children accompanied by their parents and teachers from various day care centers throughout the province recently converged for the culmination of the 23rd Universal Children's Month.

With the theme"Komunidad at Pamahalaan Magkaisa, pang-aabuso sa Bata Wakasan Na," the celebration featured a fun-filled event showcasing competitions on Draw and Tell a Story, Song Solo, Modern Dance and Tula.

The showdown of talents was enthusiastically witnessed by proud parents, municipal and provincial social welfare development officers who showed all-out support to the children.

Vice-Governor Aileen Almendras shared her personal experience of how it is to be a mother that would start from birth and rearing onwards.

Almendras urged mothers to keep track on their children in school as education is the only gateway towards development.

Nobody went home empty handed since all non-winning local government units were given consolation prizes.

The three major winners of the four categories received handsome cash prizes and trophies from the provincial government of Davao del Sur.

PSWDO officer Esterlita Hermosisima is pinning hope that the next gathering would be more significant and wholesome.

The province of Davao del Sur has approximately 646 day care centers with 19,245 kids enrolled. (PLGU-Davao del Sur/Nilda S. AniƱon)