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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Educational Cost Saving Strategies

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In tough economic times such as these, schools are squeezed by the rapidly rising costs of salaries, facilities modernization, technological innovation, energy consumption, and bureaucratic excess. The bigger the schools grow, the more propensity they have to lose control over costs.

It is not so difficult to achieve educational cost savings with proper participatory planning and unyielding stakeholder commitment. Some of the more promising cost saving strategies worth considering are as follows:

I. Capacity Maximization. This can be done by increasing section size, or increasing the number of sections that each instructor carries for the same workload credit. The implications of this strategy on different enrollment conditions are as follows:

1. Steady Enrollment

If course enrollment is steady, the number of people teaching the various courses must be reduced.

2. Increasing Enrollment

If course enrollment is increasing the number of people teaching the various courses can be maintained.

3. Decreasing Enrollment

If course enrollment is decreasing, the number of people teaching the various courses must be reduced proportionately more than the percentage decline in enrollment. Continue reading

K+12 POLICY FRAMEWORK: Pessimistic, Optimistic or Realistic?

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COCOPEA North Luzon Consultation
November 27, 2010  at the University of Baguio, Baguio City


The formulation of Policy for the K+12 Education System requires rigorous systems analysis. Many patchwork of issues, opinions and statistical analysis have already been presented by so many sectors in so many meetings and consultations.  But what is more important to see now is the entire picture, the whole tapestry of Cause-Effects and Costs-Benefits that the policy, if adopted, will create.

Actually we did this partially today. But it seems we also need the help of Education Economists to prepare a comprehensive policy impact analysis and simulate varying policy options under different policy assumptions and conditions.


Different conditions generate different assumptions, which in turn create different policies. The success of any policy depends on the correctness of its policy assumptions.

Taking this fact into consideration, should we make policy assumptions based on current realities? Or should policy be based on policy conditions we would want to happen, but which may not exist by the time we start implementing the policy? Continue reading

Yarcia: AC’s writer extraordinaire

Dr. Romeo J. Yarcia, “Romy” to his close friends and relatives, is known to many as an untiring, versatile and accomplished educator, having risen to rank from an elementary grade teacher in various DepEd schools in Nueva Vizcaya to District Supervisor in Dupax del Norte District and subsequently in Bayombong II District where he retired on July 1, 2006.  A holder of a doctorate degree in Education major in Educational Management from Saint Mary’s College, now a university, and Master of Arts in Education, major in School Administration and Supervision at Baguio Vacation Normal School, Baguio City, his devotion for teaching is very evident as even before he retired from the government service he was already teaching as a part-time professor in the Graduate School of Aldersgate College since 1995 and continues to be one to the present. Continue reading

Mercedes A. Leaño, a Nursing Alumna of Aldersgate College, chooses to remain with patients in Fukushima, Japan despite earthquakes, tsunami, and looming nuclear disaster

Napaiyak ang Bayan Patroller na si Mercedes A. Leaño,  sa awa sa kanyang mga pasyenteng Hapon.
May 2010 nang nagtrabaho bilang Caregiver ( under JPEPA) si Mercedes sa Special Elderly nursing home sa Shirakawa City sa Fukushima, Japan.
Pitumpu’t kilometro ang layo nito mula sa nuclear power plant, kung saan ilang pagsabog ang naganap.
Sabi ni Mercedes, hindi niya maatim  na iabandona ang mga matatanda na tanging sila na lang daw ang inaasahan.
“Down na down na nga po sila, iiwan pa po natin sila… Although may anak po ako, ayaw ko pong iabandona itong mga ito dahil commitment ko po ‘yan,” ani Mercedes.
Noong Miyerkules ng hapon, nagpa-rescue na sa ABS-CBN News ang ilang mga Pinay nars sa Fukushima, Japan.
Matindi na ang lamig dahil sa snow. Ang mga bahay sa lugar, inabandona na.
Sa mga oras na ito, naroroon pa rin ang kinatatakutang banta ng radiation.
Sa gitna ng panganib, ayaw talikuran nina Mercedes ang sinumpaang tungkulin. Jing Castañeda, Patrol ng Pilipino

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British Council Holds UK Partnership Forum

Education UK Exhibit 2011

With the aim of exploring potential partnerships and linkages with institutions in the United Kingdom (UK), the British Council brought together colleges and universities from the UK and local higher education institutions in a UK Partnership Forum last March 5, 2011 in Manila.

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations in the Philippines. It is responsible for building engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. (


How does one obtain overseas qualifications without going overseas?
The answer is transnational education. Continue reading

CyberCity Job Fair during the Northeast Philippines Annual Conference at The United Methodist Church of Bayombong

A long-time partner of Aldersgate College,  CyberCity Teleservices comes to The United Methodist Church of  Bayombong,  Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya on March 10-11, 2011 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to accept applications for those interested to become Call Center Agents.  Fresh graduates and interested parties are enjoined to submit their resumes on the scheduled days.

This Job Fair is  being conducted on the occasion of the  26th Session of the Northeast Philippines Annual Conference of  The United Methodist Church,  presided by Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan, Resident Bishop of the Baguio Episcopal Area.

The Aldersgate College – Global Outsourcing Center currently provides comprehensive, finishing and crash training programs for Call Center Agents.

Cyber City Teleservices, Ltd. provides customer relation management (CRM) solutions. The company offers a full suite of CRM solutions, including inbound call management, such as order entry, billing inquiries, product payments, IVR, and technical support. It provides data management services, such as manual data entry, voice transcription, optical scanning data conversion, and outbound telemarketing. The company serves electronics and appliances manufactures, health and nutrition, sports equipment and gear, mortgage banking and financial services, telecommunications service providers, cosmetics, music, apparel, and travel and leisure industries. It has an information technology park at Clarkfield in Pampanga, Philippines. Cyber City Teleservices was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey




SMS Nursing Lecturer wins 2011 Most Outstanding Health Nurse Award

Leticia B. Puguon, Ph.D.

Leticia B. Puguon, Ph.D.,  a  nursing lecturer of the School of Medical Sciences of Aldersgate College has once again added feather to her cap of achievements as she wins the 2011 Most Outstanding Community Health Nurse Award from the National League of Philippine Government Nurses, Inc.

A Public Health Nurse with 30 years experience working with  the Provincial Health Office of  Nueva Vizcaya, she is currently  Governor of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) – Cagayan Valley Chapter.

She was given the award for her outstanding dedication and commitment to public service in the practice of her nursing profession. According to her, her most important accomplishment as nurse comes from bringing services to upland areas where the poorest of the poor villagers need health services most.

After earning her Nursing license in 1977, Leticia B. Puguon served as a community nurse at  Barangay Imugan in the town of  Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya through the Kalahan Educational Foundation(KEF).  She also served at Barangay Ammueg in town of Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya as well as in numerous medical missions for  indigenous tribes within the territory of the Bugkalot Tribes  in New Gumiad, Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya.

Leticia B. Puguon, Ph.D is truly an inspiration to our Nursing students as she advocates passion for work and devotion to underserved peoples and communities.