Friday, December 21, 2012

Nov & Dec 2012 ALS A&E Test Results



After the last day of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation & Equivalency (A&E) exams on 16 December 2012, this year's takers are now wondering whether they pass or not. However, the real agony is not the result per se but WHEN it will be released. Last year's ALS A&E result was released more than 5 months because of the delay in the bidding process. I do hope that the passers of the 2012 examinees be released before the normal high school or college registration.

Watch on this page the results of the 2012 ALS A&E Results.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALS 2012 TEST RESULTS/ PASSERS

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Schedule For ALS A&E Tests 2012

The Department of Education (DepEd) has just released the new schedule for the 2012 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) exams. The new schedules are:


Nov. 25, 2012- IV-A, IV-B & NCR
Dec. 2, 2012 - Regions I, II, III & CAR
Dec. 9, 2012- Regions V, VI,VII & VIII
Dec. 16, 2012- Regions IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA & ARMM

Click HERE for the official announcement of DepEd.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dahilan Sa Pagkakaantala ng 2012 ALS A&E Exams

Marami ng mag-aaral ng Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation & Equivalency Exams para sa taong ito ang naiinip na at dismayado sa kapalpakan ng BALS at DepEd  dahil sa pagkakaantala ng pagsusulit na dapat ay sa buwan ng October 2012 ginawa.

Ang dahilan ng pagkakantala o postponement ng ALS Oct 2012 test ay ang hindi pa pagbibigay ng kontrata para sa paglilimbag ng pagsusulit, pagtsi-check at resulta nito. Nitong October 29. 2012 ay ngalabas pa ang DepEd ng panibagong kailangan para sa bidding. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit hindi pa nasisimulan ang pagsusulit. Nangangahulugan lamang na napakakupad ng tanggapan ng BALS at DepEd para sa proyektong ito. Dapat ay hindi bigyan ng Bonus ang namamahala ng programang ito dahil sa kapabayaan nila sa tungkulin, maliban na lamang kung wala o naantala ang pondo ng kagawaran para rito.

Narito ang Rebid requirements para sa ALS A&E exams:

http://www.deped.gov.ph/cpanel/uploads/issuanceImg/BidBulletinNo.1.pdf

Friday, October 12, 2012

Postponement of the ALS Examinations in October 2012



Undersecretary for Programs and Projects, Yolanda S. Quijano, issued an advisory on September 27,2012, regarding the postponement of the October 2012 Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A$E) Test throughout the country. The test is supposed to take place on the four Sundays of October 2012. The postponement is due to administrative constraints. All registered test takers are advised to wait for the announcement of the new schedule. The new schedule shall be posted here once it is available/announced by DepEd or BALS.

ALS Amended Guidelines on Unified Contracting Scheme

The Department of Education issued  Department Order No. 77 series of 2012 the Amended Guidelines on Alternative Learning System Unified Contracting Scheme 0n September 28, 2012. The Order among others specified the contract amount of P110,000.00 for Service Providers and P125,000.00 for Balik Paaralan Para sa Out-of-School Adults (BP-OSA) for 10 months.

Click below the whole guidelines:

http://www.deped.gov.ph/cpanel/uploads/issuanceImg/DO%20No.%2077,%20s.%202012.pdf

Friday, September 7, 2012

ALS A & E Test in October 2012

Kulang-kulang sa isang buwan ay sisimulan na ang pagsusulit ng Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Examinations ng Department of Education. Ito ay gagawin sa Buwan ng October 2012.

Dahil dito, hataw na ang ginagawang review ng mga estudyanteng nagpatala sa pagsusulit sa tulong ng kanilang mga guro at coordinators.

Narito ang ilang tips o dapat gawin ng mga kukuha ng ALS exams:

1. Dalhin ang mga kailangang gamit na nakasulat sa inyong permit o sinabi ng inyong coordinators.
2. Kung lapis ang gagamitin, siguraduhing may reserba kayo o kaya ay may dalang pantasa at pambura.
3. Basahin mabuti kung paano sasagutin ang mga tanong. Sundin ang sinasabi ng proctor.
4. Umihi muna bago pumasok sa kuwarto kung saan gaganapin ang pagsusulit.
5. Huminga nang malalim at maging kalma bago simulan ang pagsagot sa mga tanong.
6. Kung hindi sigurado ang sagot sa isang tanong, sagutin pa rin ito subali't lagyan ng maliit na marka sa tabi ng numero nito upang balikan kung sakaling may oras pa.
7. Gawing mabilis ang pagsagot sa mga tanong nguni't huwag mataranta. Kung may oras pa, basahin muli ang mga tanong at ang inyong sagot.
8. Saguting mabuti ang essay portion o sanaysay ng pagsusulit. Sa aking palagay, kahit mataas ang nakuhang marka sa multiplee choice kung napakababa naman sa essay ay BAGSAK o FAIL pa rin ang kalalabasan.
9. Gawing malinaw sa pagsusulat ng sanaysay/essay. Dapat ay may iisang diwa lamang ang isang paragraph at magkakaugnay ang bawa't paragraph.
10. Huwag agad lalabas ng silid kung sakaling may oras pa. Rebesahin ang inyong mga sagot.

Friday, August 17, 2012

PEPT Results June 2012


Many out of school youths who took the Philippine Educational Placement Test or PEPT on June 12, 2012 are now eager to see the results of their examinations. As far as I know, the results have not been released by the Department of Education (DepEd). Like the ALS E & A Examinations taken last October 2012, it might take some time before you knew the results. However, rest assured that when the PEPT 2012 results were released by DepEd, you might see them in this blog.


English 101: Relative Pronouns: Who/Whom, Which and That

Relative Pronouns are pronouns that introduce a relative clause. They relate to the word that they modify.

Who refers to people and the direct or indirect object form of who is whom.

Examples:

1. The woman who called her is her mother.
2. Juan is one of the students who went on strike.
3. To whom did you give my umbrella?
4. The professor with whom I studied Economics last month got married this morning.

Which refers to specific animals or things.

Examples:

1.The glass which you broke is mother's.
2. The car which you borrowed is not mine.

That refers to animals. things or persons as a class.

Examples:

1. This is the house that Jack built.
2. Is this the book that you wanted?

Practice Test

Supply the correct form of the relative pronoun in the following sentences.

1. Is this the doll ____ you made?
2. Mr. Cruz was the driver ______ drove the limousine.
3. To _____ did you give my pencil?
4. The boys _____ are in your class are intelligent students.
5. Was it Johnny _____ gave you these roses?
6. The movies _____ we watched this week were all good.
7. The boy with _____ you brought here last week was in hospital.
8. The dog ______ barked all night was Mrs. Castro's.
9. The lady with _____ you treated last nigh is my sister.
10. The candies _____ you sold us were all expired.

Answers:

Friday, August 10, 2012

English 101: Past Tense of Regular Verbs

Past tense of regular verbs is usually form by adding ed on their simple forms.

Examples:

cook ==> cooked
treat ==> treated
climb ==> climbed
work ==> worked

I worked yesterday.
You worked last Monday.
He worked last month.
She worked this morning.
They worked in the farm.
We worked hard.

Please note that regular verbs have the same form in all persons of the past tense.

Regular verbs ending in e have their past tense by adding d only.

Examples:

live ==> lived
advise ==> advised
love ==> loved

Regular verbs ending in y have their past tense by changing y to i and add ed.

Examples:

study ==> studied
carry ==> carried
pay ==> paid
fry ==> fried
try ==> tried

Practice Test:

Supply the past tense form of the verbs in parentheses:

1. Mario (listen) to the music of Madonna last night.
2. He (arrive) late for her Math class.
3. Nora (marry) her first love seven months ago.
4. John (study) his lessons seriously last semester.
5. We both (like) the movies last night.
6. They (paint) their house yellow.
7. The seminar (last) about three hours.
8. I (wait) almost four hours for Bernard.
9. Maria always (want) to learn Japanese.
10. Gertrude and I (watch) television until one in the morning.

Answers:

Sunday, July 29, 2012

English 101: Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives modify nouns

Examples:

1. a big house
2. an open window


3. delicious apple
4. a beautiful lady
5. an honest student

Adverbs modify verbs. They tell us how we do something.

Examples:

1. They speak softly.
2. Maria dances beautifully.


3. He runs fast.
4. John wishes to stay in the Philippines permanently.
5. Cross the street safely.

We can form many adverbs by adding ly to an adjective.

Examples:

1. soft = softly
2. rapid = rapidly
3. serious = seriously
4. bad = badly
5. cheerful = cheerfully

However, some words can be used as either adjectives or adverbs without any changes in form.

Examples:

1. Tom is a hard worker. (as adjective).  Tom works hard. (as adverb)
2. Jessica is a late comer. (as adjective).  She is always late. (as adverb)

Practice Test:

Supply the correct form of the adjective or adverb.

slow   1.  Carina is a very __________ student.
easy    2. My grandma can do ________ exercise.
fast     3.  Mario walks ________.
beautiful  4. He plays the piano ____________.
hard    5.  Aida works very _______ in her new project.
complete 6. The teacher agrees with her students ___________.
permanent 7. They are holders of ____________ visas.
late  8. Father seldom comes _________.
quick.  9. Come _________.
low 10. Fe often gets ______ grades in Science.

Answers:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

English 101: Good and Well

Good is an adjective. As such, it modifies a noun.

Examples:



1. Maria is a good dancer.
2. He is a good lawyer.
3. Mrs Cruz is a good teacher.

Well is usually used as an adverb.

Examples:

1. Thomas writes well.


2. Mr Santos teaches very well.
3. They dance well.

However, well is occasionally used as an adjective only when it means to be in good health.


Example:

1. Juan is sick but now he is well.
2. Don't come to school until you are well.
3. Don't worry. I am well.


Practice Test

Supply good or well in the following sentences.

1. Mrs Cruz is a ________ teacher. She teaches _________.
2. He speaks French _______.
3. They don't understand him _______ when  he speaks rapidly.
4. When you don't feel ________, take a nap.
5. These exercises are ________ for us.
6. Mrs Johnson was sick for a few days, but now she is _______again.
7. Her brother is also a ________ tennis player.
8. Today's weather is very _________.
9. This new pencil writes ________.
10. His parents congratulated him for his ________performance.

Answers:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ALS A & E Test Schedule in October 2012

As per Department of Education Memorandum 93 series of 2012 issued on May 24. 2012, the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) will be held on the following dates:



1. Region 9, 10, 11, 12, Caraga and ARMM = October 7, 2012
2. Region 5, 6 , 7 and 8 = October 14, 2012
3. Region 1, 2 and 3 = October 21, 2012
4. Region 4-A, 4-B and NCR = October 28, 2012

The registration period is from June 12 - July 31, 2012 at different Registration & Testing Center designated by DepEd Regional Offices. For more information, applicant should go to Division Office of DepEd of each city and municipality nationwide.







Thursday, July 12, 2012

English 101: Possessive Form of Nouns

When a noun does not end in s, form the singular and the plural possessive by adding an apostrophe s ('s)

Examples:
the girl hat = the girl's hat
the lady umbrella = the lady's umbrella
the children books = the children's books
John car = John's car

When a noun ends in s, form the singular possessive by adding an apostrophe s ('s):

Examples:
the boss desk = the boss's desk
Charles laptop = Charles's laptop

When a noun ends in s, form the plural possessive by adding only an apostrophe ('):

Examples:
the ladies handbags = the ladies' handbags
the girls umbrellas = the girls' umbrellas

Please note that the possessive is used even when the noun modified is not expressed:

Examples:

He went to Joey's. ( Joey's house)
Mr Cruz  has an appointment at the dentist's. (dentist's office).

Practice Test

 Choose the correct possessive form of nouns in the following sentences:

1. I buy my clothes at (Santos's, Santos') Store.
2. Bring these flowers to (Charles's, Charles') mother.
3. They sell (ladies's, ladies') handbags.
4. John and (Mary's, Marys') father is in the Philippines.
5. The (Philippines's, Philippines') islands are about 7,100.
6. The librarian keeps all the (childrens', children's) books.
7. Joe cleans the (boss's, boss') chair.
8. The (mice's, mices') tails are cut by a curving knife.
9. Let's go to (Jess's, Jess').
10. I will go to the (doctor's, doctors') this afternoon.

Answers:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

English 101: Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives are words that modifies a noun by attributing possession or sense of belonging to someone or something. They are also called possessive determiners. Possessive adjectives should agree with the gender or number of the subject.

Examples:
his
my
her
their
your
our
its

1. Mario knows his lesson well.
2. I will meet my mother in the station.

3. The boys ride on their bikes.
4. We want our steaks well done.


5. Sheila takes care of her baby sister.

Practice Test:

Supply the following sentences with the correct possessive adjective which refers to the subject of the sentence.


1. Mary always enjoys ______ music.
2. I write a letter to ____ father.
3. The dogs wags ____ tails.
4. Johnny and I do ____ homework together.
5. We like ____ sports.
6. Mr. Santos rides on _____ new motorcycle.
7. You often get good grades on _____ tests.
8. You and I spend a lot of time on _____ school project.
9. The baby tries to get _____ bottle.
10. They meet _____ new teacher in the corridor.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

English 101: Simple Present Tense of the Verb

The simple present tense of the verb describes an action which happens every day or all the time.

Examples:

1. Juan works in the farm every day.
2. They always travel by train.
3. Mr. Santos eats lunch at the school canteen.
4. Her mother washes clothes daily.
5. I ride the bus to office.

For first person pronouns ( I, you, we) and plural subjects, just copy the form of the verb. The third person singular of most verbs is formed by adding s. However, add es instead of s in the following cases:


1. if the verb ends in o


    Examples:
     go = goes
     do = does
   
2. if the verb ends in s, sh, ch, x or z


    Examples:
    wash = washes
    catch = catches
    fix = fixes

3. if the verb ends in y, the y is changed first to i before es is added as long as y is preceded by a consonant


   Examples:
   study = studies
   carry = carries


Practice Test


Use the correct form of the simple present tense of the verb in the following sentences:

1. I (study) my lessons every night.
2. Gina always (try) to arrive early.
3. We (go) to church every Sunday.
4. Kenneth (do) his chores without being told.
5. She often (catch) cold.
6. Mrs. Samson (teach) Physics.
7. My brother (play) in the park.
8. Harry (kiss) her mother before going to school.
9. They (watch) the game on television.
10. You (like) doughnut and coffee.

Answers:
1. study
2. tries
3. go
4. does
5. catches
6. teaches
7. plays
8. kisses
9. watch
10. like






Tuesday, June 19, 2012

English 101: Have and Has

The present tense of the verb "to have".

Use "have" for plural nouns, including the pronoun I, You, They and We.


Examples:
1. You have a beautiful voice.

2. I have a headache.
3. Both girls have long hair.
4. We have an excursion on Monday.
5. The doctors have many patients.

Use "has" for singular noun and pronoun.

Examples:
1. He has a crush on her.
2. The office has four small windows.

3. The boy has green eyes.


4. The dog has a long tail.
5. Mary has a little lamb.

Practice Test:

Use the correct present tense of to have in the following sentences:

1. We ____ a high school reunion in July.
2. You and me ____ have common interest.
3. My mother ___ a toothache.
4. The secretaries ____ many typing jobs.
5. I ___ a test today.
6. They ____ brown eyes.
7. Both cousins ____ failing marks.
8. You ____ a new dress.
9. The lawyer ____ has many clients.
10. The sky ___ many stars.

Answers:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

English 101: The Article A and An

Use "a" before a word beginning with a consonant.

a baby
Examples:
a baby
a car
a duck
a watermelon
a fish

However, if the word is pronounced as a vowel sound, use "an".

Examples:
an hour late
an honest man
an honorable judge

Use "an" before a word beginning with a vowel.

an egg

Examples:
an apple
an egg
an iron
an orange
an umbrella
an American flag

However, if the word is pronounced as a consonant sound, use "a".

a U.S. flag

Examples:

a one-story building
a union
a united front
a unicorn
a U.S. flag

Please note that "a" or "an" is used only for singular noun.

Practice Test:
Use "a" or "an" in the following sentences.

1) It is a ____ library.
2) My mother is ___ wonder woman.
3) This is ___ unusual story.
4) There is ____ one-story building over there.
5) I want to buy ___ US made product.
6) Johnny is  ____ honorable man.
7) Give me ___ hammer.
8) My niece is ____ happy baby.
9) That is ___ empty bottle.
10) I never saw ___ unicorn.

Answers:


Sunday, June 3, 2012

English 101: Plural Nouns

Most nouns form their plurals by adding s.

umbrella

Examples:
car - cars
umbrella - umbrellas
window - windows
tree - trees

umbrellas

To form the plural forms of nouns ending in s, z, ch, sh and x, just add es.

Examples:
bus - buses
bench - benches

box
box - boxes
bush - bushes

boxes

Some nouns have irregular plurals. As such, they must be remembered.

mouse

Examples:
child - children
 man - men
foot - feet
mouse - mice
tooth - teeth

mice

Remember:
A. Use the plural form of the verb "to be" for plural nouns or subject. The subject and verb must agree.
Examples:
1) The mouse is small. The mice are small.
2) That child is my son. Those children are my sons.

B. mouse - mice but not house - hice.
C. box - boxes but not ox - oxes.  It is ox - oxen.
D. ox - oxen but not fox - foxen. It is fox - foxes.


Practice Test
Give the plural forms of the following nouns:
1) buzz
2) dish
3) orange
4) salesman
5) tax
6) butterfly
7) horse
8) machine
9) book
10) goose

Answers

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

English Lesson 1 - The Verb 'To Be"

The present tense of the verb "to be" are:



1. am = is used for the first person pronoun - I.
    Example: a) I am a boy.
                   b) I am a student.

2. is = is used for singular noun such as boy, woman, school, Johnny and singular pronoun such as it,he, she.
    Examples: a) Maria is beautiful.
                    b) He is my classmate.
                    c) It is warm today.

3. are = is used when the subject is plural and for the pronouns - we, they and you.
    Examples: a) We are old classmates.
                    b)  The teachers are busy with their lessons.

Practice Tests:  Supply the correct form of the present tense of the verb "to be".

1. The weather today ____ bad.
2. You ___  a liar.
3. Henry and Johnny ___  cousins.
4. We ___ brothers.
5. I ___ a student.
6. She and Maria ___ both good singers.
7. It __ a mistake.
8. They ___ both teachers.
9. The sky ___  blue.
10. He ___ a smart boy.

Answers:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Philippine Educational Placement Test on June 12, 2012

For those who did not pass the Alternative Learning system (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) examinations given last October 2011, you still have the chance to get your elementary or high school certificate by taking the Philippine Placement Test (PEPT) to be given on June 12, 2012. You can register at  DepEd's division offices nationwide from March 5 to May 25, 2012.


For more information, please read the press release below from DepEd website:
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MARCH 15, 2012


PRESS RELEASE


DepEd opens registration for placement test




The Department of Education is opening the door for out of school children and youth to go back to formal school or land a job by offering the 2012 Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT).



“Our modest contribution to nation-building is to give our youth a fighting chance to succeed in life through the placement test,” said Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC.



The test result will determine the grade or year level appropriate for the test taker. PEPT covers all grade/year level from  Grade 1 to Fourth Year high school so that takers can have a chance to move to the next grade or year level  or even complete basic education in just one examination. “That is possible if they are doing home schooling or if they have acquired enough knowledge and life skills,” Luistro explained.



The exam covers the regular DepEd curriculum which are English, Math, Science and   HEKASI for elementary and Araling Panlipunan for high school. They could also be given a certificate of rating attesting that they are qualified to go to high school or college depending on the score they obtain.



Interested parties may register at DepEd’s division offices nationwide from March 5 to May 25, 2012. The documentary requirements are Form 137/138, birth certificate and two 1 x 1 pictures. The division testing coordinators are directed to submit the actual number of registrants to DepEd’s National Educational Testing and Research Center (NETRC).



“We want the test takers to upgrade their academic level so that when they pass, they can re-enter the formal school system, land a job or even get a job promotion,” added Luistro.



PEPT registrants are encouraged to avail of learning modules prepared by the Bureau of Alternative Learning Systems, the Bureau of Elementary Education and the Bureau of Secondary Education or any other learning resources available in DepEd’s regional or division offices. They can use these learning modules to review before the exam or even after as part of their continuing education. 



The exam will be administered for free on June 12, 2012, as part of DepEd‘s celebration of the country’s 114th Independence Day.



END

Friday, May 11, 2012

Comments After the Release of the Oct 2011 ALS A&E Exams



Here are some of the comments of the passers and non-passers of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A and E) Exams of the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines:
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i was surprised that many of us did't pass the exam, nakaka lungkot isipin pero sa totoo lang bakit ganon anong ng yari sainyo? parang pang grade 5 lang ito at karamihan sa tanong ay halos commonsense na lang ang dapat paganahin, nagulat ako ng binilang ko ang naka pasa sa district namin 300+ over ilang libo? i just wonder how did this happened? nag isip na lang ako na siguro marami ay nag habol sa oras na binigay sa kagustuhang umuwi at lumabas na sa room minadali na ang pag tetest, as i remembered ung english and tagalog ay iisa lang kung baga ung english tinagalog lang di po ako nag yayabang dito or what what im just saying is that you waste another year or chance na makapasa dito, the essay was kinda tricky ako tagalog sinulat ko pero sa nakita ko dapat lang ang sinagot natin lahat dun ay kung ano ung naiisip natin na tama kung ano ung mas mabuti at higit sa lahat dapat sinulat nyo mula sa kung ano ung nadadama nyo i know its kinda corny pero yun ang totoo, this was my first time to get the test i have a hearth problem i stoped about 2 years ago when i was on my fourth year in high school, i was happy when i knew that i did passed the test at the same time i felt sad for others, i hope next time others will get pass too. Shadapakap kuya salamat po sa inyong link na ibinigay :* mwah mwah chupchup hehe....
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slamat kai god nkpasa ako welcome college life ka tense hihi 
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tnx a lot kay god and sa ALS at DEPED. .enrolled na ko sa college . .so happy and excited. .godbless!!^_^ 
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Goodmorning Deped officials, what if we want to see the test papers? Would it be possible and How? We just want to justify and clear things up if my brother not really deserve to pass this exam. Thankyou so much for those who will spare time to reply in this message. Godbless. 
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Maaring makuha ang Certificate/Diploma sa pinakamalapit na Dep-Ed division sa inyong Lugar o di kaya kontakin mo yung ALS Coordinator nyo dyan sainyong Lugar.
Maari ring tumawag sa Bals Central Office ng Dep-ED. Tel # 6355193.
Usually mga 2 Weeks bago makadating ung Certificate sa mga Dep-Ed Divisions. ung Diploma maybe One Month.
Pero, kahit Certificate lang kaya mo na makapagenroll o di kaya makapag apply na ng Trabaho.

Congratulations! to all !!
Good Luck sa Atin Lahat.
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 ask q0h lng p0h if naka pasa p0h b ung " Jezreel Alzona " and " Diana Rose Mariano " ?? . please reply asap ;S . 
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Correct me if I am wrong but I did not see both of your names in the list of passers in the Elementary and Secondary Level.... (Admin)
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GUYS PANU YAN MAY FIFTH GRADE NA. MAGFIFITH GRADE PABA TAYO O COLLEGE NA? ASK KO LANG I NEED A RESPONSE. NAG ASK KASI AKO SA (UMAK) MAY FITH GRADE SILA. PANU UN.? 

PACANUT CHRISTOPHER DESCALLAR IRENEO SANTIAGO NHS General Santos City Central Mindanao Region 100 3 PASS
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Kung tama po yan ang Buong Pangalan mo na nasa itaas. ikinatutuwa kong sabihin na Pasado ka. maari mong makuha ang iyong Certificate sa Nearest Dep-Ed division sa inyong Lugar o di kaya kontakin mo yung ALS Coordinator nyo dyan sainyong Lugar.
Maari ring tumawag sa Bals Central Office ng Dep-ED. Tel # 6355193.
Usually mga 2 Weeks bago makadating ung Certificate sa mga Dep-Ed Divisions. ung Diploma maybe One Month.
Pero, kahit Certificate lang kaya mo na makapagenroll o di kaya makapag apply na ng Trabaho.

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Finally i got the result... nakapasa ako congrats me......ang saya-saya ko...naiiiyak ako, hindi na naabutan ng asawa ko na nakapasa ako... ang ganda pa naman ng plano namin,anyway kahit wala na sya ipagpapatuloy ko pa rin pangarap ko para rin sa future naming mag-iina nya na iniwan nya...thanks kay sir Bernabe Briz...kung di sa inyo baka hindi na po talaga ako mag-aral pa... 
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ALS exams seems very subjective...why place the multiple choice part of the exmas if it will still be the essay part w/c will be the determining factor for examinees to pass? why not just place just all the essays then? at least there will be no hard feelings towards those who did not pass because they failed to pass the essay...

not all people are really fond or good with essay writing. why should this part of the exam will carry the most weight in determining whether or not should an examine pass the exam?

couldnt the deped make a better matrix for the exams? I really believe this is a really lame type of examinations. For those that are not blessed w/ academic intelligence but are blessed w/ either technical or artistic intelligence wouldnt have an iota chance of passing then... 




Thursday, May 10, 2012

Correct Usage of English Words - 2

Below are some English words that are often used incorrectly:

Beside Versus Besides

Beside means next to while besides means in addition to.

Practice Test:
1. Five boys (beside, besides) Johnny went to the gym.


2. Clarita sits (beside, besides) me in my physics class.
3. (Beside, Besides) physical injury, the suspect was also charged with trespassing.
4. Will you please stand (beside, besides) my son while he is singing?
5. Professor Dela Cruz teaches Philosophy (beside, besides) Anthropology.

Few Versus Less

Few is used only with countable nouns while less is used with noncountable nouns.


Practice Test:
1. Marge spends (few, less) time on her garden.
2. My mother bought (few, less) pencils.
3. (Few, Less) sugar is added to the rice cake.


4. Always put (few, less) salt to your cooking.
5. His wallet contains (few, less) dollars.

Answers:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oct 2011 ALS Passers Versus K-12 Program


It has been announced by the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) that beginning school year 2012-2013, the implementation of Kindergarten to Year 12 or K-12 Program. In this regards, many passers of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency Exams (A and E) exams given last October 2011 are wondering whether they have to take the additional 2 years (Year 11 and Year 12) of high school. As I understand it, those who passed the Secondary Level do not have to take the additional 2 years of high school. This is because those who graduated from the normal high school scheme this year can go straight to college. Since the ALS passers also got their diplomas this year, they have the same privilege as the normal high school graduates.

What I do not know right now is whether those who will take the ALS A and E exams this year shall have the same privilege as last year's passers. Is the diploma they will get next year correspond only to fourth year high school (junior high school)? If so, do they have to take another exam for the Year 11 and Year 12 (senior high school)? If not, what will be the coverage of the exams this year? These questions will be the dilemma the 2012 ALS takers will face. Does the Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) has been advised by DepEd with regard to the implementation of K-12 Program and its corresponding impact on the mechanics of this year ALS exams?

DepEd, particularly BALS should address the above concerns before the next ALS A and E tests to be given in October or November 2012.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Advice To Those Who Failed in the Oct 2011 ALS A&E Exams

For those who did not see their names on the list of passers of the ALS A and E Tests given last October 2011, be positive and don't lose hope. There are things that you should you do to make sure that you really did not pass the test.

1. Check your name thoroughly in the list. Check it both in the Elementary and Secondary Level.
2. Check your middle name. Maybe they posted your Middle Name instead of your Surname.
3. Verify with DepEd if you see your First and Surname correct but not your Middle Name.
4. If you feel that passed the test but your name was not on the list, you can inquire about your test results with the DepEd.
5. After all the above has been done, re-enroll in the program and pay attention to the subject matters of which you failed.     As I mentioned here, even though you got a perfect score in the multiple choice but your essay/sanaysay was full of errors, you will get a FAIL mark.
6. Visit this site for reviewers and sample tests.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

ALS A&E OCT 2011 Results/Passers Release by DepEd




The wait is over! The Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) has just released the results of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency Examinations taken in October 2011.

Congratulations to the passers!

Please Click the link below if you want to view the list of passers:
http://www.deped.gov.ph/quicklinks/quicklinks2.asp?id=92

ELEMENTARY LEVEL Passers:


1.  AALA JETH MAY BULADO
2.  ABABA EMILY JURADO
3.  ABACAHIN GERALD PEREZ
4.  ABACAJAN CHARLENE WASQUIN
5.  ABACUOIO FREMOREO CATARMAN
6.  ABAD ADRIAN DE LEON
7.  ABAD BASELISSA MARIBOJOK
8.  ABAD TRICIA ESPINOLA
9.  ABADIANO IRENE CASALJAY
10. ABADIANO JOSE NORMAN
11. ABADIANO MARIEMAR CANANUA
12. ABADIANO REALINA CANANUA
13. ABADINO JESSABEL CASALJAY
14. ABAINZA JOHN PAULO ESTEBAL
15. ABAJO KISSY BANAAG
16. ABAJON ELLAINE EÑEZA
17. ABAJON JR ELIEZER RAMOS
18. ABALAYAN ROSEMARIE ALINSONORIN
19. ABALLA JACQUELYN GODLAY
20. ABALLA MELLODY GODLAY
21. ABALOS JIRAH ZEKIA SAUSING
22. ABALOS JOAN HONGOY IRENEO
23. ABALOS JOHN PATRICK SANCHES
24. ABALOS RANEL BABATIO
25. ABANDA MARGIE BAAY
26. ABANGGAN JOHN ARVEN
27. ABANILLA LIRIO MEDINA
28. ABAÑO ANGELO ALVAREZ
29. ABAÑO ARIEL DILAW
30. ABAO GENEVIEVE TUPAL
31. ABAO JHANELA ORCULLO
32. ABARABAR ABEGUIL BULAN
33. ABARDO JR JORITO MALTO
34. ABARRACOSO ELIAS
35. ABARRACOSO EMELYN BABON


Click HERE for the COMPLETE list of passers for the ELEMENTARY level.

SECONDARY LEVEL Passers:


1.   AALA VANESSA TOLENTINO
2.   ABA DICK CASTAÑARES
3.   ABA JACINTO PENASO
4.   ABA MICHELLE PALANAN
5.   ABAA ABRILLE NOGUERA
6.   ABAA ALDER SUMATRA
7.   ABAA JERMAR SUMATRA
8.   ABA-A GELLIE SUMATRA
9.   ABABA ALDY BOLOY
10. ABABA ALLANDER BALUTAN
11. ABABA ARES BOLOY
12. ABABA REYMAR QUIAPO
13. ABABA JR SERAPION VALENZUELA
14. ABABAN MELANAE CANTEVEROS
15. ABABAO PATRICK BERND ESPARAS
16. ABABAT ANNALYN GUIANG
17. ABABON GERLA LOU BUENAVISTA
18. ABABON MEDIS HABASA
19. ABAC MAC JOHN RAMIREZ
20. ABACA MENIA USOP
21. ABACAN MARC ANTHONY VILLAPANDO
22. ABACAN MARGARITA EVANGELISTA
23. ABACANO WEVERLY CATULONG
24. ABACIAL JOMAR ARAO
25. ABACO CATHERINE ANDRES
26. ABAD ANALYN FLORA
27. ABAD ARLY YEE
28. ABAD CLIFFORD GANO
29. ABAD CYED DEVIN LUZ
30. ABAD CZARINA JHAZZEL SAN ANTONIO
31. ABAD EUGEROC REMODO
32. ABAD IVY MALINAO
33. ABAD JANET BALAGOT
34. ABAD JAYRO CONDEZA
35. ABAD JAZZ MIGUEL IGAÑA
36. ABAD JESUSA LUFAMIA


Click HERE for the Complete  list of passers for the SECONDARY level. (Surname from A to K)

Click HERE for the Complete list of passers for the SECONDARY level (Surname from L to Z)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Correct Usage of English Words - 1

While waiting for the results of the ALS A&E tests held on October 2011, the following correct usage of English words will be beneficial for those who will be taking the examination this year:

A. ADVICE and ADVISE
    Advice is a noun (panggalan); advise is a verb (pandiwa).

Examples:
1. My teacher advised me to take an engineering course. I will follow her advice.
2. My advice to you is to follow your heart.


3. My boss advises me about my job from time to time.
4. In spite of her mother's advice, John enrolled in a military school.
5. My father had advised me to keep away from trouble.

B. AS FAR AS and UNTIL
    As far as refers to distance; until refers to time.

Examples:
1. Maria walked as far as the eyes can see.
2. Pedro will wait for you until ten o-clock.
3. My dog ran as far as two blocks from our house and then turned back.


4. She sat there alone until the sun set.
5. You cannot leave my class until you hear the bell.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Comments on the Late Release of ALS A&E Oct 2011 Test Results


The late release of the October 2011 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test by the Department of Education draws a lot of reactions from those who took the examinations. Here are some of these comments:


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Please be informed that the list of passers for the 2011 ALS A&E Test
will be released on the first week of May to be posted at the DepED
website.

In this connection, kindly refer to the following message from the
Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) regarding your concerns,
for your information and reference:

The reason why it was moved to May is due to the delay of the bidding
process. Bids & Awards Committee contracted to Service Providers to do
the checking of the multiple choice and essay.
But DepED BALS is working to fast track the checking. Perhaps, last week
of April will be the release of the results of A&E Exam.
BALS is working for the immediate release but you have to understand the
situation we are encountering at the moment.

Very truly yours,
BALS Mgnt. 


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eveRy body,, bE patiEnt,, sana maintindihan nyu ren,, na hindi ganung kadale mag check ng mga test paper at mag basa ng essay,, dahil sa dame ng mga nag take ng exam,,, and of course wag muna tayong mag expect na makakapasa tayo,, ang kailangan lang nting gawin mag antay kung kelan talaga marerelease ang exam,,, pero sana lahat makapasa, dahil alam kong isa rin to sa mga goal natin :)

We understand the situation with regards to the delay in the posting of the ALS October 2011 examination results, our heartfelt support to the individuals charged with this massive task, but, we are expecting more from our educators and the people charged with coming up with the examination results, we are supposed to be the next generation of leaders of this country, it is our responsibility to continually push the boundaries of what is possible, and i believe that we can come up with the results if only proper planning and management of the checking of examinations was laid and implemented.
Up to what level of sanity will we tolerate the inefficient conduct of this activity? 

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calling the attention of mr MANNY PACQUIOA... sir world champion pwede po ba na kayo ng humawak dito sa ALS PROGRAM na to at tumulong para sa ating bansa kasi po napakabagal gumalaw ang ating DEP ED..di po ba sabi ni Dr. JOSE RIZAL kabataan ang pag asa ng bayan..tama di ba pag basahin natin ang El Filibusterismo at Noli Me tangere ang gaganda ng mga ehemplo na aral g ating bayani..pero ang kupad gumalaw ng mga Dep ed masisira lalo ang future ng mga kabataan kasi umaasa sila ng kawalan...pag sa ibang bansa ang bilis at organisaado sila kaya tayo napag iiwanan kasi nababawela ang mga magagaling nating mga kabataan kaya..Mr Manny Pacquiao pls hawakan mo naman ang Als A &E at baguhin at i improve, tsaka disiplanihin tong mga Dep ed officers na nagpapabidding pa..

Maraming maraming salamat po...

umaasa,
mga kabataan kagaya ko...  


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Why is it that it's only in this date that the "bidder" chosen to correct the exams is selected? What are they doing with the papers since October? Didn't they know that academic years in the Philippines start on June and that there are lots of requirements,such as entrance exams,that are only held or available prior to April or May ? And didn't they know that what they are doing will only prejudice those who took the exam by not knowing what course of action they will take rather than help them finish their studies? With this I'm really at pity our country's system  

gud day to all !!!
quiz mqhintay na lnq po kau nq result !!
ok ??
wq nyu nman pu ipressure unq dep-ed
kaz mrami pu unq chinecheck na papers !!!
di lnq yta libo anq mqa naqtake nq exam 
milyon po yta ..
that's why you need to wait the results..
qanyan din pu kmi dati..
naqhntay din pu kmi nq mtaqal and wq po kau mwalan nq pq asa na bka di kau mkapasa mqtiwla lnq po kau ... 
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naqtake din po kaz kpatid ko nq exam 
yan po anq laqi konq cnasav sa knya na mqhntay nq resulta..
kaz nunq nlaman ko po dati na pasa acu ii
nunq march din po
cquro nman diz march nyu din po mlalaman unq result...
tnx quiz..
be patient and be positive..
qud day aqain 

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Tapos late nio pa pina alam na malalate nio ipopost.Its better to say the truth earlier, at least hindi kami umasa ng sobra sobra at di kayo nakakrecieve ng ganitong mga comments. Anyway wala na kaming choice kundi maghintay, anu pa bang magagawa namin. Sorry pero nakaka dissappoint talaga. 
Goodluck sa pag chechek. WE EXPECT THE RESULT ON EITHER LAST WEEK OF APRIL OR 1ST WEEK OF MAY!!
 

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sana naman ho kumuha na kayo ng ibang tao ..
kase ho gagraduate kame . kukuha kame ng kung ano anong certificate tpos un pala bagsak kame sa test nyo db po ? ..
kung maari lang ho kuha na kayo ng ibang tao para mapadali o mapabilis ang pagchecheck ng mga test . 

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oo nga nman!.. dapt sa mga oras na 'to nag-ma-march na kmi kung pa2sa! kung hndi nmn sana mpabilis na atleast alam nmin ung gagawin nmin this coming months.. umaasa kc kmi sa result at lahat ng opportuniy na mkapagtrabaho sana kmi, nawala na!..
patirnce, patience, patience for us..
 

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Last year the result had been published on February 23. At this year they say the result will be publish by the last week of February. But what is happening now?? We are on the mid of March.. There's a lot of examiners are waiting for them to enroll in college. And some to use the Diploma for applying a job like me. So to the head of the Department of Education please we are all loosing our patience.So please post the result as soon as possible. We all understand that its hard for you to rush the checking of our essays but we hope that you also understand our situation that we need the result/Diploma etc. So please we hope we can have any response from the Department of Education. Please tell us when we can really have the result. 

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nakaka offened nmn kulang bah kau sa tao pra mpkita agad yung result dmeng naghihinaty lalo na ko 3 months na wla pa rin yung results lpit na ng pasukan ehh hanggang ngayun di pa ko mattanggap dhil need yung result na yan...halos buong taon kme napsok pra paghandaan at pag aralan tapos wla pa ung result ng exam.....
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kelan po ba llbas yung result at sa tgal na yan pag lhat di pa nkapasa ay naku nmn.... 

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d naman kailangang mg mura dto db,,, sna mging civilized person nmn tyo... d b ntn pwedeng intindihin ang deped tao lng ang nag chcheck ng inyong mga essay kya sna hbaan ntn pasensha ntn ok... lht tyo nag iintay buong pilipinas ang nag exam sna alam nio un,,, 

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No GUYS! It's not because of the number of test taker but it's because of the sluggish processing of the bidding! (Nagbibid pa sila para sa magchecheck ng papers 'coz they're looking for the cheapest bidder.) 'Di nila iniisip na ang mga "out-of-school youth" na kumuha ng pagsusulit para sa sekondarya ay nagpaplano pang pumasok sa KOLEHIYO! To those who are planning to go to COLLEGE, APRIL is kinda late for taking the COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS or that month is the time for the INTERVIEWS! Like me, I'm going to have an interview in UP and FEU ('coz I was qualified for the scholarship, I'm not being boastful , just saying!) but because of the delayed results, what am I going to say to the panel of interviewers??? "Syempre, if the RESULTS are not yet there, I'm not QUALIFIED yet to enter college!I'm going to make a twitition on twitter so if you're an ALS LEARNER whose waiting for the results, BETTER sign this twitition! http://twitition.com/hjsoe/ 


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wag na tayong mainip sobrang dami lng cgoro natin na nagtake ng exam kaya natagalan cla ilabas yung rusult....pagdasal n lng natin na lahat tayo pumasa para sulit yung pag antay natin ng sobrang tagal.gudluck sating lahat! 

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I've been here for almost every 2 days.. I think the results will really come on 1st week of april or last week of march.. anyway, gudluck for everybody.. we couldn't do anything but to WAIT be PATIENT..
It's going to be just the right time.. Results this april.. opening of classes is june.. so no rush.. 

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sa mga taga deped paki bilis nyo lang labas nyo na ang result maraming naghihintay yung iba kukuha pa entrance exam pano sila kukuha kong hindi nila alam na pasado sila... wag kayong papatay patay jan... tnx 

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he long delayed posting of the results clearly shows how inept our agencies are in handling this. There's no sense of urgency even though quite a lot are waiting for the results because they want to continue their studies. It seems like waiting for an eternity and the people in the agencies concerned just DONT REALLY CARE!!!
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It has been 4 months now and you people in charge should all be ashamed for sleeping on your jobs. This is one of the reasons why we are not moving forward because we just dont care.

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I hope time will come that you people will get to experience how it is to wait for something very important to you and yet regardless how many times you check you'll just keep on waiting.

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SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THIS ALS RESULTS DELAY. 

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Grabe ang tagal :( nakakalungkot.. paalam nyo napo saamin.. habang tumatagal nasisira ang mga plano namin sa buhay.. hindi nyo lang alam.. Diyos ko po.. tulungan nyo kami. Salamat po.. 

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I just finished calling the BALS(Bureau of Alternative Learning System) and I asked about the A&E Exam results last October 2011 and they say that "kakatapos lang ng bidding and kakukuha lang ng nanalong bidder/checker sa mga test papers and binigyan sila ng 2 months kaya mga JUNE pa lalabas ang results"! How foolish!? They are not thinking that MOST OF the passers are going to enroll for college! We should make a petition! Who owns a twitter account? We should tweet the higher gov. officials! (BE ACTIVE SO WE CAN STAND FOR OUR RIGHTS TO STUDY!) 

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Sana naman sa DepEd, magawa nyo naman pabilisin lumabas ang resulta dahil maraming umaasa sa iyong mga kabataan o darating estudyante sa kolehiyo na gusto ng malaman nila ang kanilang mga resulta at para maisagawa nila ang magandang pagplaplano nila sa knilang kinabikasan ang makapasok sa Unibersidad. Sana naman sa DepEd wag kayong magbingi-bingihan at bulag-bulagan sa mga nababasa nyong mga komento dito. Bigyan nyo naman kaming halaga at konsiderasyon. Maraming ang umaasa sa inyong lahat. Maraming Salamat sa programang ito na ibibigay ng gobyerno sa amin pero mas malugos po namin kayong pasasalamatan kung maisasakatuparan nyo ang aming mga pangarap sa mas maagap na panahon. Salamat Po! 

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ayos nga yun ee kahit ' GUD LOCK' concern siya sa mga kumuha ng exam siguro kung may GOOD MANNERS AND RIGHT CONDUCT bagsak ka na masama yung mapanlait sa kapwa.. hindi pinagpapala tao lang yon may karapatan magkamali.. 

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TAG ULAN NUNG MAG EXAM KAMI,LUMIPAS NA YUNG TAG LAMIG,SUMMER NA TAYO NGAYON WALA PA AKONG NAKIKITANG PALATANDAAN KUNG KAILAN LALABAS YUNG RESULTA!!! ate pang'Z 


a laht po ng nagtake ng exam nung october 23 sa may dw po ang result.
 .bc dw ang deped.
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..chura cla kainz..panu nmn taung mga nag aantay pra sa college entrance exam eh requirements un... 


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Mga taga deped na may hawak ng resulta ng pagsusulit na ito sana po gawin nyo ng maayos ang trabaho nyo kasi po napakaraming naghihintay ng result siguro po di nyo naiintindihan ang nararamdaman namin nagtake ng exam kasi never na naging kayo sa part namin pero kung babaliktarin natin ang sitwasyon kayo ang nasa kalagayan namin at kami ang nasa kalagayan nyo, ano po kaya mararamdaman nyo? Sana po konting konsiderasyon po para sa mga taong nangangarap at patuloy na nangangarap para sa magandang kinabukasan namin at nasa inyong mga kamay ito... Sana ilabas na ninyo ang result para matapos na po ang aming paghihintay at makapagplano ng susunod naming hakbang para sa ikabubuti ng aming buhay at ng aming pamilya... sana po maunawaan nyo ang damdamin ng bawat isa sa amin na naghihintay sa paglabas nyo ng resulta.... masyado naman po yatang napakatagal ang paghihintay namin.. Kaya nga hindi umuusad ang gobyerno natin dahil sa inyong walang pakialam sa mga maliliit na taong tulad namin samantalang kung gagawin nyo lang ng tama ang trabaho nyo para makatulong pa ng mas maraming taong maliliit na tulad namin di sin sana mas maganda, mapayapa at maunlad ang ating pamahalaan... di bat napakagandang isipin kung nakatuon po tayo kung pano magkaroon ng pag asa na umangat ang mga tulad namin at hindi po namin ito magagawa kung wala ang tulong nyo... Kaya nga po pakinggan nyo naman ang aming hiling na ilabas na ang result huwag naman po sana nati balewalain ito.... 


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