Tuba town conferred Seal of Good Education Governance

TUBA, Benguet, Dec.12 (PIA) -- This municipality received the Seal of Good Education Governance from Synergeia Foundation in recognition for its outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to its constituents.


Councilor Jerome Palaoag, Education Committee chair, announced this during a kapihan as part of the town’s 106th foundation anniversary celebration.

Tuba is one of the 24 cities and municipalities in the whole country that received the inaugural seal, which also comes with a technology incentive package from Smart Communication and PLDT.

The other recipients are Alimodan, Iloilo; Argao, Cebu; Bacnotan, La Union;, Balamban, Cebu; Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Cabatuan, Iloilo; Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental; Conception, Iloilo; Dalaguete, Cebu; Dao, Capiz; DatuPaglas, Maguindanao; Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya; Diffun, Quirino; Ivisan, Capiz; Lambunao, Iloilo;, Miago, Iloilo; Mina, Iloilo; North Upi, Maguindanao; Santol, La Union; Simunul, Tawi-Tawi; Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Valenzuela, Metro Manila; and Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya.

The Seal of Good Education Governance is awarded to outstanding LGUs which have measured up in terms of leadership in implementation and funding of education programs through their Local School Boards, Palaoag explained.

To qualify for the Seal, the average National Achievement Test score of elementary school children must be higher than the national average of 66 percent, or must have increased by at least two percentage points. Tuba got 94 percent.

Cohort survival rate (the percentage of first graders who go on to complete the six grade) must be higher than the national average of 70 percent, or must have increased by at least two percentage points, Tuba cohort survival is 92 percent, Palaoag added.

Another criteria is that the LGU must have recorded a decrease in non-readers and frustrated readers by at least 15 percentage points. Tuba was able to achieve 8 percentage.

Synergeia is a coalition of individuals, institutions, and organizations working to improve the quality of basic education. Maria Aprila Cruz (JDP/MAWC – PIA CAR)


Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

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Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

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Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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