28 August 2014 – Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Chairperson Imelda Nicolas and Education Undersecretary for Partnership and External Linkages Mario Deriquito visited Kuala Lumpur on August 26-27 to lay the ground work for the implementation of the recently concluded Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in the Field of Education between the Philippines and Malaysia.
|OWWA Director Rosalia Susana B. Catapang, CFO Senior Consultant Jose Z. Molano, Jr., CFO Undersecretary Mary Grace A. Tirona, DFA Special Assistant Lorenzo Rhys G. Jungco IV, NRCO Director Violeta N. Muñoz, and DOLE Labor Attaché Nasser B. Munder (seated L-R at the center) with the participants of the 12th Conference of Philippine Schools Overseas|
To keep abreast on the current roll-out of the education reform initiative – the K-12 Basic Education Program, the Inter-Agency Committee on Philippine Schools Overseas conducted the 12th Conference of Philippine Schools Overseas at the Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on May 06-08, 2014. It was attended by sixty-one representatives from 27 Philippine schools in Bahrain, China, East-Timor, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
They practiced for months, under the watchful eye of their mentors and coaches, trying to perfect the Filipino recipes they hoped would be deemed winners by the judges.
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