Negros Occidental gets 500 Knowledge Channel PMLsThe provincial government of Negros Occidental, led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, turned over 500 Knowledge Channel Portable Media Libraries (PMLs) to 33 school districts under the Department of Education (DepEd)-Division of Negros Occidental at Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), Bacolod City on Feb. 18.
The initiative was a response to the needs of the education sector as it shifts to distance learning. Lacson said the provincial government has always encouraged initiatives that support DepEd and its learners.
“A year into the pandemic and months of alternative learning, the obligation to protect and promote the right of our learners to quality education at all levels, and to take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all, has become more imperative,” the governor said.
Present during the turnover of the PMLs were board member Agustin Ernesto Bascon, chairman of the SP committee on education; executive assistant to the governor Charina Magallanes-Tan, DepEd-Negros Occidental schools division superintendent Marsette Sabbaluca; school governance and operations division chief Romeo Sison; division PTA Federation president Udrick Magbanua Jr.; NOHS principal Mario Amaca; and public schools district supervisors and teachers. (Story/Photos by: F. Monato)