Local News: DepEd-Army Conduct ALS
Sixteen out-of-school youths in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental are benefitting from the Basic Literacy Program (BLP) of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army linked with the Alternative Learning System (ALS) of the Department of Education (DepEd), under Mrs. Aida Bongcasan, ALS Supervisor.
Nine soldiers from the 11th and 79th Infantry Battalions are working closely with the mobile teachers of DepEd in Tanjay City.
Aged 14 to 56, the participants have to walk 10 kilometers from their houses in Sitio Oway-oway, to attend the BLP/ALS at the barangay proper in Brgy. Sta. Cruz Viejo, Tanjay City every Saturday and Sunday.
The students are being taught how to identify the Alpabetong Filipino, reading, writing and basic arithmetic like addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers.
According to Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commanding officer, 302nd Infantry Brigade, BLP/ALS is a continuing program of the Brigade and DepEd in the upland barangays where the residents who have not gone to school are able to attain free basic education with soldiers as their teachers.* (EBColmo)