“OK sa DepEd” in Baguio Launched

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Education of Baguio City Division has launched its “OK sa DepEd” program benefiting all the learners of Adiwang Elementary School, Santo Tomas Proper, Baguio City on July 30 to August 3, 2018.

The effective implementation of the program was stipulated in the DepEd order No.28 s. 2018 which is a tool needed in providing all the learners in the DepEd family with the basic health and dental services serving as an investment in reaching their dreams to reality. The OK sa DepEd week long launching program of the Division of Baguio is being chaired by Dr. Federico P. Martin, Schools Division Superintendent. The scope of services provided are:  Oplan sa Kalusugan sa DEPED, National Drug Education Program, deworming, school based feeding program, adolescent reproductive health education, Physical Fitness Assessment of pupils and their nutritional status, water sanitation and hygiene in schools and other services which involve medical and dental services.

OK sa DepEd highlight for a week activities at Adiwang Elem. School is from kinder to grade six has been fully extended with full support from the other members of the school stakeholders such as the PTA officials, Barangay officials, school personnel headed by Mr. Philip B. Sagalla, the School Head and the community.

The launching of the program has marked a momentous event for the children when right away after the opening program they had their physical health assessment being done by the whole force of DepEd Baguio’s Medical and Dental team.

Mrs. Susana C. Aliping, Public School’s District Supervisor of Baguio Central District graced the activity during the opening program with an inspiring and challenging messages among learners, narrating further the importance of planting vegetable and sharing, healthy learners and aspects of eating nutritious foods and avoiding junk foods as common foods.

Dr. Jocelyn M de Jesus, keynote Speaker of DepEd Baguio during the closing program of the week long activity spoke on how to cook meat and vegetables, importance of eating vegetables, habit of gardening, parents’ support for the program and importance of washing before cooking of food. She further said that the OK sa DepEd program is not yet over but just the beginning in reaching all the schools in Baguio City.

By Eugene B. Patinglag

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