A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MAYOR, HON. ALLAN L. RELLON, DPA, PhD, TO ENTER INTO AND SIGN FOR AND IN BEHALF OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF TAGUM A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH THE TAGUM CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORK IMMERSION PARTNERSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION”.

Republic of the Philippines
Province of Davao del Norte
CITY OF TAGUM

 

BEFORE THE 7th CITY COUNCIL

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 66th REGULAR SESSION OF THE 7th CITY COUNCIL OF TAGUM, PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL NORTE HELD ON OCTOBER 18, 2017 AT THE SP SESSION HALL.

 

PRESENT:

Hon. EVA LORRAINE E. ESTABILLO,                   Member
Hon. AGRIPINO G. COQUILLA, JR., CE,              Member           (Temporary Presiding Officer)
Hon. MACARIO A. BERMUDEZ, II,                        Member
Hon. RONALD S. ELIOT,                                          Member
Hon. REY CYRIL T. ALBA                                         Member
Hon. TRISTAN ROYCE R. AALA, MDMG,             Member
Hon. ESTER L. ANGOY,                                             Member
Hon. JOSE JOEDEL T. CAASI, MDMG,                 Member
Hon. PROSPERO E. ESTABILLO, JR.,                   Member                       (ABC Representative)
Hon. DAMIANO L. CIPRO,                                       Member                       (IP Representative)

ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS:

Hon. GETERITO T. GEMENTIZA, MDMG,             City Vice Mayor

ON VACATION LEAVE:

Hon. ROBERT L. SO,                                                  Member

ON SICK LEAVE:

Hon. JAN DMITRI S. SATOR,                                  Member

 

RESOLUTION NO. 748, s-2017

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MAYOR, HON. ALLAN L. RELLON, DPA, PhD, TO ENTER INTO AND SIGN FOR AND IN BEHALF OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF TAGUM A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) WITH THE TAGUM CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORK IMMERSION PARTNERSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION”.

 

WHEREAS, a letter dated August 16, 2017 addressed to the Honorable Members of  the Sanggunian, duly received by the Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian on August 17, 2017, with attached draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City Government of Tagum and Tagum City National High School for the Work Immersion Partnership, was forwarded by Hon. Geterito T. Gementiza, MDMG, Acting City Mayor, for urgent action and was referred to the Joint Committee on Education and Culture and  Committee on Laws, Rules and Privileges on August 22, 2017 on the 58th Regular Session of the 7th City Council;

WHEREAS, the Department of Education had issued Memorandum No. 04, series of 2014 that states the Guidelines on the preparation for the national implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) program on non-DepEd Schools, School year 2016 – 2017, onwards;

WHEREAS, pursuant to this memorandum, the Tagum City National High School is in compliance to this mandate in offering 2 year Senior High School Programs concentrating on the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Programs;

WHEREAS, the Tagum City National High School expresses its intention to open a partnership with the Local Government Unit of Tagum in the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) program through immersion of its students;

WHEREAS, the Local Government Unit ensures to uphold the established partnership by making available the offices to provide the students immersion during their practicum and research relative to the implementation of the Senior High School Program;

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tagum to authorize the City Mayor, Hon. Allan L. Rellon, DPA, PhD to enter into and sign for and in behalf of the City Government of Tagum a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Tagum City National High School for the implementation of the Work Immersion Partnership of the Department of Education.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the full text of the Memorandum of Agreement shall be as follows:

 

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
for Work Immersion Partnership

            This Memorandum of Agreement is entered into this __ of ____, 2017 in Tagum City, by and between:

The TAGUM CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, with School Identification Number 341580 a public high school, with principal address at Mangga, Barangay Visayan Village, Tagum City, represented in this Agreement by its Principal, JUDITH P. MAGSIPOC, Ed.D., Filipino of legal age, hereinafter referred to as the “SCHOOL”;

-and-

            The CITY GOVERNMENT OF TAGUM, of the Republic of the Philippines, with principal address at J.V. Ayala Avenue, Brgy. Apokon, Tagum City, represented in this Agreement by its City Mayor, ALLAN L. RELLON, DPA, PhD, Filipino, of legal age, hereinafter referred to as the “LGU”.

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, the Department of Education of the Philippines, hereinafter referred to as “DepEd” is the primary government instrumentality mandated to formulate, implement, and coordinate policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education, supervise all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning system, both public and private; and provide for the  establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development;

WHEREAS, the Department of Education has introduced the K to 12 basic education reform program that includes Senior High School, with the major objective of ensuring that graduates of basic education are ready for employment, entrepreneurship and higher learning;

WHEREAS, the Senior High School curriculum can be customized at the local level to take into consideration the needs of local industries and the labor market;

WHEREAS, Department of Education believes that for the effective delivery of SHS instruction, there is a need for school-industry partnership that will provide the school the necessary expertise and venue for practical, on-the-job, enterprise-based training for SHS learners;

WHEREAS, the Department of Education has started its full implementation of SHS in School Year 2016-2017;

WHEREAS, the school is among those that offer Senior High School to students in the community to carry out Department of Education’s objectives for Senior High School as spelled out above;

WHEREAS, to achieve this objective, the SCHOOL needs to enter into a Work Immersion partnership with the LGU;

WHEREAS, the LGU operates in the area where the School is located and has offices, facilities, project sites, and expertise that it can make available to the School for purposes of student work immersion;

WHEREAS, the LGU considers going into work immersion partnership with the School as part of its mission to create a positive impact on the community, especially the young people;

WHEREAS, the institutionalization and implementation of the K to 12 program is among the priority programs of the government for promoting inclusive growth;

WHEREAS, the LGU is encouraged to fully support the successful implementation of the K to 12 Program of the Department of Education as stated in Paragraph 4, Section 2 of the Republic Act 9155 or “Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001”;

WHEREAS, the LGU recognizes the need for a work immersion environment that is safe for the students and teachers, and conducive to learning, and has the capability to provide these;

WHEREAS, the SCHOOL and the LGU, hereinafter collectively referred to as “PARTIES”, undertake to collaborate towards the successful implementation of the Senior High School in the city cognizant of the need for special protection of the child and with the best interest of the SHS learner at heart;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises, the PARTIES hereby agree as follows:

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK IMMERSION PROGRAM

            With the passage of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 or Republic Act 10533, the DepEd was tasked to implement the K to 12 Program, essentially adding two (2) years of specialization within the Basic Educational System;

The DepEd designed the implementation of RA 10533 within the framework of increased community involvement in the learner’s experience;

With this premise, the DepEd, offers venues for various stakeholders to participate in the implementation of RA 10533 and, the same offer, accepted by the PARTIES herein;

The Work Immersion Program is one of the course requirements for graduation. A SHS student has to undergo work immersion in a business organization or establishment with work requirements related to the specialization. Through work immersion, the students are exposed to and are familiarized with the work-related environment related to their field of specialization. Specifically, the students are able to:

1.       Appreciate the importance and application of the principles and theories taught in the school;
2.       Enhance their technical knowledge and skills;
3.       Enrich their skills in communications and human relations; and
4.       Develop good work habits, attitudes, appreciation and respect for work.

I.    OBJECTIVES OF THE WORK IMMERSION PARTNERSHIP

The Work Immersion Partnership has the following objectives:

1.   To supplement the formal curriculum of the Senior High School program with special incoming inputs coming from the LGU experts and practitioner in order to make the Senior High School program aligned and consistent with work standards;
2.   To develop in the students of the SHS program the knowledge and skills that are relevant to the needs of the job market in the area;
3.   To provide SHS students relevant learning experiences by giving them exposure to the actual workplace setting;

C.   The LGU shall:

1.       Lend its expertise by making available its resident resource persons to provide training to the students;
2.       Allow the student to be deployed to the different sections/departments/project sites of the LGU based on the Work Immersion Daily Schedule of Activities;
3.       Agree to the required number of hours of the immersion program set under the DepEd SHS curriculum.
4.       Provide immersion opportunities for Ninety Seven (97) students for School Year 2017-2018.
5.       Provide students with an orientation about the LGU, the job as well as expose them to the various stakeholders of the community in which it operates for the students to get a holistic understanding of the LGU;
6.       Similarly, ensure that students undergo training related to their course, and provide the students with works or activities based on the activities listed of the Immersion Program.
7.       Make its workplace and facilities available to students, and shall similarly take all necessary action to ensure the safety of students within their areas of operation at all times, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, the provision for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s), if applicable. Ensure that the students will not be exposed to hazardous materials and working environment throughout the duration of the immersion;
8.       Evaluate students’ performance in the immersion venue by accomplishing provided evaluation tool;
9.       Issue a Certificate of Completion to the student trainees upon having satisfactorily complied  with all requirements of the program;

III.  EFFECTIVITY

This agreement shall hold for the duration of the 2017-2018 Academic School Year and is renewable every year. The LGU and SCHOOL shall submit their intention for renewal of this agreement through formal notice within thirty (30) days before the expiration of this Agreement.

The LGU and SCHOOL reserve their respective rights to terminate their participation in the agreement through formal written notice within thirty (30) days before the effectivity of the termination. Both parties shall turnover all deliverables agreed thereto in the Work Immersion Program. Termination shall be subject to mutual agreement between the parties.

IV. LIABILITY

The school, its administrator and teachers exercising authority and supervision over the Senior High School Student undergoing immersion in the premises of the partner may be held accountable for the student’s acts.

DepEd shall not be liable from opportunity losses of the LGU during the duration and after the termination of this agreement.

V.   OTHER PROVISIONS

It is expressly understood by the PARTIES that the LGU is not obliged to pay wage or salary since there is no employer-employee relationship that exists. However, the LGU is not precluded from providing the student with any monetary or financial assistance in the form of transportation fee, food allowance, etc.

 

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto set their hands _________ day of ________________ at Tagum City Davao del Norte, Philippines.

 

FOR THE SCHOOL:                                                            FOR THE LGU:

      JUDITH P. MAGSIPOC, Ed.D.                                   ALLAN L. RELLON, DPA, PhD.
School Principal IV                                                                   City Mayor

With conformity:

 

   NELSON C. LOPEZ, CESO VI
      Schools Division Superintendent
Department of Education
Tagum City Division

 Signed in the presence of:

      ROGENETH P. LLANOS, MPA                                   ATTY. EVA LORRAINE E. ESTABILLO
               PESO Manager                                                        Sangguniang Panlungsod Chairperson –
Committee on Education and Culture

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Republic of the Philippines                  )
Province of Davao del Norte                ) S.S
City of Tagum                                          )
X—————————————x

BEFORE ME, Notary Public for and in the Province of Davao del Norte, personally appeared:

Name CTC No./Passport No. Date and Place Issued
Allan L. Rellon, DPA, PhD 02592612 Jan. 3, 2017/Tagum City
Judith P. Magsipoc, Ed.D. 02590842 Jan. 6, 2017/Tagum City

Known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument, consisting of ___ page/s, including the page on which this acknowledgment is written, and they acknowledged to me that the same is their free act and deed.

IN WITNESS HEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this _____ day of _________, 2017 at Tagum City, Philippines.

Doc. No.  _______
Page No. _______
Book No. _______
Series of 2017

 

RESOLVED FURTHERMORE, that a copy of this resolution shall be furnished to Tagum City National High School and all offices concerned for their information and guidance.

CARRIED AND APPROVED.

I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing.
 

REY A. BUHION
Secretary to the Sanggunian

 

ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED
    TO BE DULY ADOPTED:

 

AGRIPINO G. COQUILLA, JR., CE
SP Member/Temporary Presiding Officer