Cebu News

Capitol to distribute GMRC, reading books

Le Phyllis F. Antojado - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government is preparing to purchase books for distribution to students in public schools in the province.

The Cebu Provincial School Board has formed a technical working group that will check the contents in line with the Department of Education curriculum and their quality, as well as ensure the reasonableness of their price.

The books that will be purchased include Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) and Social Studies for Grades 1 and 2 pupils and Grades 11 and 12 students.

The Capitol will also be procuring reading books for children in the kindergarten.

These books will be in English language as they are envisioned to hone the English writing and speaking skills of their users.

“Kita man maoy pirmi topnotcher pero bottom lang sa reading comprehension so we have to correct that. Unya kanang good manners and right conduct wa natay breeding, nawa na tanan (We are always the topnotcher, but topnotcher from the bottom in terms of reading comprehension, so we have to correct that. We should also improve our good manners and right conduct because we have become people with no breeding. We’ve lost everything),” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said in a report of Sugbo News, Capitol’s news arm.


Provincial Board member Christopher “Dong” Baricuatro, who chairs the Commission on Higher and Technical Education and also part of the TWG, said they will be the ones to recommend to the governor the books that will be bought.

The technical working group will be composed representatives of DepEd, two board members, representatives of League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Cebu Province Chapter, Cebu Parents and Teachers Association (CPTA) and business sector.

The plan to buy the books is in preparation for the upcoming face-to-face classes.

Earlier, the DepEd recommended 50 schools to pilot the limited face-to-face classes for school year 2021-2022. — JMD (FREEMAN)

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