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Cebuano News: Gisaulog sa PAF-TOC ang ilang anibersaryo

Cebu City (25 Oktubre) -- Ang Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Command (PAF-TOC) base sa Mactan, Cebu misaulog sa ilang "9th foundation anniversary" niadtong Oktubre 15, 2007.

Ang tema sa ilang anibersaryo mao ang "TOC: Total outpouring commitment to an A.C.T.I.O.N. Air Force." Adunay gipahigayon nga mga aktibidades ang paf sa pagsaulog sa ilang anibersaryo.

Mihimo sila ug "operation-linis" didto sa Sangi Road, Brgy. Pajo sa siyudad sa Lapu-Lapu ug nipahigayon usab sila ug sportsfest sulod sa Mactan Airbase.

Mitambong usab si Ltgen Horacio S Tolentino AFP, commanding general, PAF, nga maoy halandong bisita sa ilang pagselebrar sa anibersaryo, adunay gipanghatag nga awards ngadto sa ubang mga opisyales sa PAF.

Si BGen Nicomedes B Corpuz Jr AFP, commanding officer PAF-TOC base dinhi sa Mactan mipahayag kung unsa ka importante ang commitment dinha sa pagserbisyo isip usa ka myembro sa PAF.

Malamposon kaayo ang ilang pagsaulog niini nga gitapos sa usa ka boodle fight. (PIA-7/HFG)

RP wins UNESCO board seat

Pasig City (25 October) -- Education Secretary Jesli A. Lapus was elected to the highest policy-making body, the Executive Board, of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the mid-point of the biennial 34th General Conference in Paris, France. The Philippines will serve a four-year term.

In the tightly fought campaign, Secretary Alberto G. Romulo of the Department of Foreign Affairs and head of mission, delivered a policy address at the plenary session before 193 member-states.

Secretary Lapus's candidacy was boosted by his strong audit and financial management background. The UN body recognized the need for his expertise in its current reform measures in financial controls.

"The board seat places the Philippines in the forefront of global cross-cutting policy formulation in education, science and culture with sustainable economic development as the end goal," said Secretary Lapus.

"We are now in the excellent position to advance the country's agenda to harness international support, close the wide gap between theory and reality and the need for the education system to take center stage," added Secretary Lapus.

UNESCO is finalizing its Medium-Term Strategy from 2008-2013 for countries to meet the Education for All (EFA) objectives to which the government is committed. The program is a pro-poor and pro-active stand on providing access to quality education for every Filipino.

With Ambassadors Jose Abeto Zaide and Preciosa S. Soliven, the Philippines made important interventions on increased multilateral cooperation to make assistance more effective. Also, innovative ideas on debt for education swap and emphasis on alternative learning systems were pushed by the delegation. The integration of technology to build knowledge societies was highlighted. (DepEd) [top]

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