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Globe highlights importance of ‘parental engagement in school’ via Global Filipino Teachers series with DepEd

Posted on Nov. 22, 2:50 p.m.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This African proverb seems to be even more relevant in this period.  Parental engagement in school has become more vital for learners, especially with the shift in the educational landscape brought about by the global health crisis.

The topic was discussed in detail during the first session of the 4th Professional Development Series for Teachers on Parental Engagement presented by the Department of Education (DepEd) National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) in collaboration with Globe’s Global Filipino Teachers. The series seeks to define and differentiate parental involvement and engagement, share the benefits of engaging parents in their children’s learning, and identify the challenges that they face.

During the first session, it was suggested that when the school cultivates parental engagement, the students stand to benefit a great deal — leading to results such as increased academic achievement, better behavior in the classroom, and positive change in the child’s personality.

“Globe has always considered the provision of quality education a top priority.  This commitment propels us to continuously evolve our learning programs.  With the current circumstances, we are again helping our educators, students, and parents adjust to the demands of the times beyond connectivity,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

Teachers also learned the difference between parental engagement and parental involvement when it comes to learning. A quote from ASCD, a passionate community of life-changing educators, served as an example for the significant learning point during the session.

According to an article released by ASCD Educational Leadership, entitled “Involvement or Engagement?” said: “We need to understand the difference between family involvement and family engagement. One of the dictionary definitions of involve is ‘to enfold or envelope,’ whereas one of the meanings of engage is ‘to come together and interlock.’ Involvement implies doing to; in contrast, engagement implies doing with.”

Participants learned that when schools involve parents, they are leading with their institutional self-interest and desires.  On the other hand, engaging means leading with the parents’ self-interests to develop a genuine partnership.  This elicits ideas about what both parties could do to help their child and the community better.  Parents are also challenged to do something about what they feel is important to them.

Developing better parent engagement, though, is not without challenges. The session shared five reasons for the typical low parental engagement seen in schools across the nation. The top reason is time constraints, followed by language barriers, particularly among immigrants, lack of motivation, lack of knowledge, and inconvenience.

They also shared how better parental engagement can spark students’ interest in various activities. Teachers’ morale may get a boost, while parents can feel more confident asking questions and voicing out concerns.

The second part of the session involving “Parental Engagement: Exploring Parental Engagement Practice in the School” was also done last November 19, meanwhile the last two sessions on “Parental Engagement: Building a Strong Culture of Parent-School Partnership” are slated for November 24 and 26.

Catch the 4th series of the GFT at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm via Globe Bridgecom,  DepEd Philippines and DepEd NEAP.

The program is included in the supplementary professional training of teachers across the country in support of relevant topics not covered by the regular training conducted by the NEAP. It was recognized by NEAP as part of Learning Delivery Modalities Course 2 for Teachers. 

Globe is turning the DTP modules into easily accessible self-learning materials available online in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), Plan International Philippines, and UNICEF’s SaferKidsPH.

DTP eModules

Catch the DTP e-Modules also by visiting the Globe Bridgecom YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/GlobeCSR Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4, which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all, and UN SDG No. 17 on Partnerships for the Goals. Globe is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

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Atayde backs PH Olympic fencer, QC fencing development program

4:11 p.m. May 21, 2024

QUEZON City 1st District Rep. Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde last week pledged to back QCSEP, a Quezon City fencing program responsible for producing one of the Filipino athletes going to the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Atayde, a member of the Youth Sports Development Committee in the House of Representatives, said “fencing is one of the many sports that young Filipino athletes can excel in, and we are working with Councilor Joseph Juico so that we can help QCSEP better develop Filipino fencers who can compete not only in local tournaments, but also in international competitions.”

Atayde commended QCSEP for producing a Filipino fencer slated to represent the country in the 2024 Paris Olympics — 22-year-old Barangay Del Monte resident Samantha Kyle Catantan.  

Catantan qualified for the Paris Olympics after winning the gold in the women’s foil event at the Asia-Oceania Zonal Olympic Qualifier last July in the United Arab Emirates. She is the first Filipino fencer to qualify for the summer games since Walter Torres in 1988. 

“QCSEP deserves credit for developing world-class fencers like our very own Samantha Catantan,” said Atayde. “Her qualifying for the Olympics is proof that we should invest time and resources in fencing, which is why we plan to provide support for this sport in our district, and later on the entire Quezon City.”

Atayde stressed that support for sports programs is necessary “if we want to help Filipino athletes achieve their dreams of competing in the Olympics.”

Atayde met Juico, the young fencers of QCSEP, and their parents on May 17 at the legislator’s district office in West Avenue, Quezon City to discuss ways to help and to develop fencers not only from their district, but also cities from all over Metro Manila. 

“It’s great to know that there’s a grassroots sports program for fencing in Quezon City that develops and nurtures kids from all over Metro Manila. With enough helping hands, QCSEP can produce fencers who can excel in the sport and one day win a medal for our country in the Olympics,” said Atayde, who extended financial support for the team’s ongoing programs.

QCSEP Fencing is a program spearheaded by longtime QC 1st District Councilor Juico. It was established 18 years ago and is an active advocate of grassroots sports development.

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Activision brings Call of Duty Warzone Mobile to the court with unique basketball collaboration

5:09 p.m. May 19, 2024

Activision has made an exciting move with its latest Call of Duty Warzone Mobile campaign, seamlessly integrating the world of basketball to create real connections within the community. By combining the strategic elements of basketball with the intense gameplay of Warzone Mobile, Activision highlights how teamwork and quick thinking dominate in both arenas.

In a creative collaboration with Jappy Agoncillo, a renowned muralist, illustrator, and devoted COD fan, Activision has transformed a basketball court at SV Ball Park in New Manila, Quezon City into a vibrant, Warzone-themed masterpiece. This unique project not only showcases Agoncillo’s artistic talent but also underscores the synergy between the worlds of basketball and gaming.

For a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the CODWZM Basketball Court Takeover, check out this video.

Filipinos’ passion for basketball is well-known, with the sport deeply ingrained in the nation’s culture. This collaboration taps into that love, creating a space where fans of both basketball and Call of Duty can come together. Watch how PBA Moto Club, Eruption, Jappy Agoncillo, and Honeycomb Arts brought this project to life in this special feature

Visit the Court:

  • Location: SV Ball Park, New Manila, Quezon City
  • Visiting Hours: Fridays through Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Duration: May 16 to July 1, 2024

Basketball and Call of Duty Warzone enthusiasts are invited to experience this one-of-a-kind court, which will be open to the public during the above specified hours to ensure better accommodation and avoid overlapping with regular league games.

Visitors can enjoy the artwork, play basketball, and immerse themselves in the dynamic atmosphere that brings Warzone Mobile’s intensity to life.

Don’t miss out on this exciting blend of art, sports, and gaming. Swing by SV Ball Park and be part of

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“Priceless” Nino Muhlach FAMAS trophy sold to Boss Toyo 

12:59 p.m. May 15, 2024

Entrepreneur and child actor Nino Muhlach gave Boss Toyo one of his prized awards from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) in exchange for P500,000.

But Boss Toyo reiterated that Muhlach’s award is “priceless” and will become part of his future museum. 

In an episode of Pinoy Pawnstars last Monday, Boss Toyo haggled with Muhlach, who personally visited the content creator’s shop in Quezon City to personally give one of his five FAMAS awards and make it as part of his collection.

“Aalagaan mo ‘yan, irerestore mo yan [Take care of that, restore it],” Muhlach told Boss Toyo. 

Boss Toyo said that he wants to restore the award, one of Muhlach’s five FAMAS awards to its former glory and showcase it in his planned museum alongside the award that Jiro Manio sold to Boss Toyo a few months ago. 

Muhlach said that it was Toyo who personally inquired about the award and decided to sell to the content creator one of the five Best Child Performer awards that he received in his career. 

“I decided to give it to him, pero big deal, kailangan alagaan niya and irestore niya and ilagay niya sa museum niya, dahil hindi ko na naalagaan, ‘yun ang deal namin [I decided to give it to him, but big deal because he needs to take care of it seriously, restore it and put it in his museum because I never take care of it. That’s our deal],” Muhlach said.

Boss Toyo said that Nino Muhlach’s FAMAS award is one of his dream items as he wants to note how Muhlach changed Filipino entertainment through his movies with noted Filipino actors such as the King of Filipino movies and legends such as Fernando Poe Jr. and Dolphy. 

“Ikaw ang barometer, ‘pag sinabing ‘child actor’, tandaan natin, wala pa akong nakitang nakadaig sayo as a child actor [You are the barometer of a ‘child actor’ because we have to remember nobody does it better than you],” Toyo said. 

Apart from the award, Muhlach gave to Boss Toyo some of the theater lobby cards from the movies he starred in and produced. 

Aside from acting, Muhlach also dabbled in several businesses, including the El Nino Apartments and Muhlach Ensaymada, which was gifted to Boss Toyo.

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