The Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division Office (SDO) Palawan launched Thursday the “Nagbabasang Palaweño” program for learners which aims to continually improve their reading skills.

Through Facebook live, SDO has formally started the implementation of one of ifs key programs entitled “Nagbabasang Palaweño”.

OIC assistant superintendent Felix Famaran said that for the first time in the history of SDO Palawan, they started a reading program dedicated to improving the quality of basic education services in the province, addressing the students’ reading problems identified during the previous school year.

“Reading skills are the fundamental which our learners need to acquire so that, they would learn other content areas. Therefore, the program aims that each of the learners will read within their grade level,” Famaran said.

Aurelia Marquez, chief education supervisor of the Curriculum Implimentation Division (CID), has shared the significant purposes of the “Nagbabasang Palaweno” program.

* To present the schools division reading program entitled “Nagbabasang Palaweno” to dear stakeholders, Local Government Units (LGU), as well as Department of Education (Deped) personnel, so we gain support in terms of program implementation.
* To allow this avenue to serve as an advocacy campaign for continuous reading activities for all Palaweno learners despite the pandemic situation.
* Recognized the reading programs being implemented in the districts. Though there are some difficult roads due to COVID-19, this will not prevent the schools division office of Palawan to pursue our reading programs to ensure that every learner reads all of our reading programs functional in this new normal situation.

The municipalities considering the program launched by the SDO are , Araceli, Cuyo, Dumaran, El Nido, Coron, Espanola, Brooke’s Point, Bataraza, Narra, Culion and Quezon Palawan.

Division Superintendent Natividad Bayubay encouraged the learners to read and share the benefits they get from reading.

“Ang pagbabasa ng mga aklat ay makakatulong upang tayo ay matuto, makaunawa at maging mas matalino; nalilinang din nito ang ating kaalaman, napapayaman ang ating talasalitaan at naoapaunlad ang ating kakayahang makapag-isip. Kaya’t mas mainam na mula ngayon, magbabasa tayo ng mga magagandang aklat,” she said.