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Veep pursues Ibanag culture education
By Benjie S. De Yro
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug 2 (PIA) -- The Ibanag language will be retaught to pupils of Ibanag towns in this province and some parts of Isabela.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, founding chairman of the Ibanag Heritage Foundation, Inc. (IHFI), said the Ibanag mother-tongue based-multi-lingual education (MTB-MLE) program is set to be implemented next month in 15 municipalities and two cities in Cagayan and Isabela.
Binay said the program will be rolled out in San Pablo, Cabagan, Tumauini, Santo Tomas, Santa Maria, Gamu, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes and the City of Ilagan in Isabela; Pamplona, Abulug, Aparri, Camalaniugan, Lal-lo, Iguig, Solana, and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan.
“We are targeting a total of 34 pilot schools for the implementation, one central and one barangay school in each of the selected nine localities in Isabela and eight in Cagayan,” Binay, in a press statement, said.
The pilot implementation of the MTB-MLE program is in line with the Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro’s approval of the request to have the Ibanag language involved in the native tongue to be used in DepEd’s program this year.
In March, Binay wrote Luistro and recommended the inclusion of Ibanag, considered the lingua franca of Cagayan Valley, in the MTB-MLE program.
Part of the program is a dialect survey and a workshop for Cagayan and Isabela teachers.
“We are focusing on the development a robust set of indigenized instructional materials that would be easy for the teachers to teach and the pupils to learn,” Binay said.
Binay said the official inclusion of the Ibanag language in the MTB-MLE program of DepEd is a big step in the IHFI’s efforts to increase the number of native speakers and preserve the language.
Earlier, the foundation identified 10 program areas to ensure the preservation of the Ibanag culture: the language, history, folklore and literature, cuisine, historical and religious landmarks, tourist spots, festivals and traditions, indigenous industries, endemic flora and fauna, and people-to-people partnership with local and foreign cultural organization.
In time for the city fiesta of Tuguegarao, Binay said the soft launch for the Ibanag Museum and Library will be at the 4th floor of Tuguegarao city hall on August 16.
Binay’s mother, Lourdez Gatan Cabauatan, is from Cabagan, Isabela. (BSY-PIA 2, Cagayan)
375-M MT of mineral deposits lie in Cagayan River
By Benjie S. De Yro
Thursday 2nd of August 2012
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug 2 (PIA) -- Almost half of Cagayan’s municipalities have sand and gravel as mineral resources that can be used for economic purposes, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
In a report provided to the media during the dredging open forum held in this city, the agency identified at least seven minerals found in Lower Cagayan River, including sand and gravel, magnetite sad, titanium, gold, copper, silver and pyrite.
“Sands dominated the sediment deposit at the Cagayan River,” director Benjamin Tumaliuan said.
Based on sampling and laboratory test conducted over the area, showed there is iron mineral in the river sand ranging from 10 to 15 percent by volume. The iron mineral is in the form of magnetite, hematite, and native iron.
Three years ago, magnetite sands became controversial in Cagayan when some local government units allowed foreign and local miners to mine in the river and coastal areas in Northeastern Cagayan.
Reports at the provincial information office say the controversy reached its height when the provincial government of Cagayan decided to finally dredge the lower Cagayan River of sediments to temporarily contain annual flooding that has caused millions of damages to agriculture.
Governor Alvaro Antonio said the provincial government commissioned a noted geologist to assist Cagayan in the dredging plan.
An estimated 374,400,000 metric tons of materials is expected to be dredged along the 68-km stretch of the project area particularly the downstream municipalities of Alcala, Gattaran, Lal-lo, Camalaniugan, and Aparri.
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