Ikaw at ako Tungo sa pagbabago
Buhay sa mundo ay hindi madali
Puno ng pagsubok palagi
Minsan ay may saya, minsan may ngiti
Ngunit minsan eto lamang ay sandali
Tagumpay bay madali kung wala kang kakampi?
Hindi! tunay na hindi
Ikaw at ako ay kailangang may bahagi
Upang pagbabago ating maipamahagi
Maghawak kamay at sabay na mangarap
Pag-unlad at pagbabago ipamahagi sa lahat
Maging halimbawa na gagayahin ng iba
Upang sila’t maging matatag sa pagtupad ng pangarap nila
Katulad ng Eskwela sa ating bansa
Sa mga kabatan, nagiging sandigan nila
Muling nangangararap, muling nagsisikap
Patuloy na nagtitiyaga at nagsisikap sa lahat
Pagdating ng panahon sila’y tatayo
Magiging mga guro
At indi malayong isang mga pangulo
Ito ay dahil narito tayo
Na nagtutulungan upang maabot ito
Salamat sa Eskwela at sa lahat ng bumubuo dito
Magkaisa tayo tungo sa pagbabago!
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I would like to extend a happy greeting to everyone here present. It is a pleasure to talk here at the podium and share my views regarding the Alternative Learning System, how it kept saving lives of young and adults alike.
At this point, allow me to share with you that reasons and things that has brought me to this very hour. I am a present learner of ALS and a passer of the accreditation and equivalency exams but I have been through many difficult times which have thought me how strong I really am. I have been one desperate soul before I found my way here. For that moment, I thought my journey in chasing my dreams has come to an end. My frustration regarding my studies has brought me to depression. I thought I have been doomed. Little did I know that there was another way out of it. In June of 2010, I have been enrolled at an ALS center. I guess it was the most life changing phase I have been into. There, I have seen young people who went astray, but still found a way to change their lives forever. I have also seen adults who were deprived of their rights to education, but still got a chance to finish their studies. I have learned a lot more than the things my IM has thought me. I have learned so much more than the modules I have studied or from the essays I have written. I have learned worthwhile values such as respect, understanding, and faith that even through the hardest times, there will always be hope to a better day. Learning doesn’t just mean studying, it doesn’t stop after dismissal. It is everywhere. The moment I have entered this program, I know that it is my one good, second shot at chasing my dreams and I know better than taking t for granted. I owe a deep gratitude to the people behind this.
Today we are here to witness yet another improvement of the Alternative Learning System. Through the supportive efforts of the our local government headed by our beloved Mayor John Bongat, with the partnership of CICT, the Department of Education, Alternative Learning System now launches “e-skwela”. This is a technological advancement intended to help out of school youth and adults to learn in a more convenient way. This program proves to us how efficient our government programs are that somehow, even through all the crises we go through, we still find a way to cope with the demands of our society. In behalf of every leaner that will benefit from this program, I give you my heartfelt gratitude. My congratulations to everyone behind this program and pray that the learners make the most out of it.
Good morning thanks you very much.
Angelique Mae Cleofe
Naga City 2011 A&E Passer
from left: Mr. Huberto I. Ursua (Director, i-Governace office), Ms. Maria Melizza D. Tan (eSkwela Project Manager – CICT ), Mr. Diosdado M. San Antonio (Directo III,
OIC – Office of the Sch. Div. Superintendent DepEd Naga City), Dr. Emmanuel C. Lallana, Ph.D. (Chief Executive, IDEACORP), Hon. John G. Bongat (City Mayor), Hon. Gabriel H. Bordado Jr. (Vice Mayor), Hon. Nelson S. Legacion (Councilor, Comm. on Education)
at the back Mr. Ernani B. Suron (NCSB Administrator/ eSkwela Site Manager)
First class of out of school youth at the Naga City eSkwela, April 1, 2011
Ms. Angelique Mae Cleofe, ALS passer and 2011 A&E test topnacher