August 11, 2018, Filed under Press Release

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – “Magkasama po nating tahakin ang magandang landas para po sa inyo at sa buong probinsya ng Pangasinan.”

This was said by Governor Amado I. Espino, III who commended and congratulated the 1,130 graduates of the Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E) Program of Alternative Learning System (ALS) of Schools Division Office of Pangasinan II during their Graduation and Moving-Up Exercises held at the Sison Auditorium on August 7.

In saying this, Governor Espino urged the graduates to work hand-in-hand with the provincial government for the realization of the ‘better future’ for Pangasinenses as he extolled the efficacious programs laid upon by the former governor and now fifth district representative, Congressman Amado T. Espino, Jr.

As such, the provincial chief executive urged the graduates to stay firm on their dreams and keep their mind focused despite the setbacks they have faced earlier in their life’s journey.

Harapin niyo ang inyong kinabukasan na punong-puno ng enthusiasm at pag-asa kasama ang inyong mga guro, city and municipal officials, at ang provincial officials,” he added stressing the invaluable contributions of the Department of Education (DepEd) in initiating education programs for the financially-challenged youth via the implementation of the ALS.

Meanwhile, Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. also assured the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for future endeavors that promotes the interest of the Pangasinan youth.

“Sa ngayon po, mayroon na rin tayong scholarship programs sa provincial government for both public and private universities and colleges,” the vice governor said as he underscored the institutionalization of the Provincial Scholarship Program.

Extolling the big contributions of parents in the success of their children, Ely S. Ubaldo, OIC Asst. Schools Division Superintendent said that this graduation ceremony is a reflection of each graduate’s victory after all the tough luck in the past.

It can be learned that the A&E is one of the component of ALS programs for dropouts of formal education aimed at providing an alternative pathway of learning for out-of-school children, youth and adults who are basically literate but who have not completed the 10 years of basic education mandated by the Philippine Constitution.

The ALS Graduation and Moving Up Exercises of the SDO Pangasinan II is centered on the theme: “Mag-aaral ng K to 12 Handa sa Hamon ng Buhay.”

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman


ALS GRADUATION AND MOVING-UP EXERCISES. Governor Amado I. Espino, III urges the graduates of the Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E) Program of Alternative Learning System (ALS) to focus on their dreams for the better future of Pangasinan in his speech during their Graduation and Moving Exercises held at the Sison Auditorium on August 7. A total of 1,130 completed the A & E program of the Schools Division Office of Pangasinan II. /SMDG (Photos by JZPerez)



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