Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jawili Integrated School Celebrates 14th National Dental Health Month

“Give your smile to everyone but give your heart to only one.” This saying is popular among the high school students so as part of Jawili Integrated School’s celebration of the 14th National Dental Health Month, JIS teachers, especially the Nutrition and Health Coordinators – Mrs. Jean T. Daroy, Teacher III (Elementary) and Mrs. Vemalyn T. Felisario, Teacher I (Secondary), and MAPEH teachers facilitated activities that will help the learners make their smiles worthy of sharing. These activities also help the learners understand why taking good care of their dental health is a great investment and how they will reap its fruits when they get older. This is to emphasize the theme of the celebration which is, “Ngiping Inaruga mula Pagkabata, Malusog na Ngiti baon sa Pagtanda”.

Dental Health Care was embedded in different lessons in MAPEH, specifically in Health, in English and Filipino subjects as topic in writing activities and presentations, and in TLE subjects through PowerPoint Presentation Making activities.

A Poster-Making Contest was also held on February 21, 2018 in two categories – one for elementary pupils and another for secondary students. The certificates of recognition for the winners were awarded right after the flag ceremony the next day.

Jawili Integrated School continues to integrate dental health care in different subjects to raise awareness and encourage the learners to practice it and share what they have learned in school to other stakeholders.

Awarding of Certificates of Recognition for the contest winners after the Flag Ceremony on February 22, 2018 with Ms. Lina D. Tumbagahan, OIC, and Nutrition and Health Coordinators – Mrs. Jean T. Daroy (Elementary), and Mrs. Vemalyn T. Felisario (Secondary)

Winning Posters

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Limitation of Human Brain by Aldea Rose B. Tunod

We live in a vibrant and complex world. Every time we gather information that catches our attention, we rely on our senses – sight, taste, smell, and touch that tell us what’s happening around us.

 What our senses are capable of is incredible because according to research, our eyes can receive 1MB of information every second that is equivalent to reading an entire encyclopaedia every minute. We can hear a person whispering from 10 meters. In less than a second, one whiff takes us back to a memory from childhood. Our skin contains four million receptors that give us vital information about temperature, pressure, texture, and pain.

Our senses give us so much information that our brain has developed ways to respond effectively. It particularly focuses on things that could harm us, information about things that are important to us, things that could give us pleasure and reward, or things that are interesting and new but sometimes, the information that our senses are gathering seem confusing or incomplete. That’s why our brain draws our memories, past experiences, and current feelings to guess and fill in the blanks. Most of the time, these guesses are helpful to us but sometimes mess them up. We do not just get some information wrong but the sheer amount of information we receive every second we can only do about 4 bits at one time because our brain is prone to information overload and misses some important pieces of data.

Everything has its limitation, even our brain so we must explore ourselves to know its capacity.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Vacuum dominates Dirt

With the busy schedule at work and a busy household with children roaming around like cockroaches, a mother of three toddler and pre-schoolers cleaning is one tough task to do. Having everything in your hands to do while cooking and taking care of them is a bit of a burden. Good thing there is a helper now that does it all. No need for sweeping. No need for dusting floors. No more scraping the carpets. A vacuum cleaner is the answer. Yes, it is a long time ago house helper but traditional vacuum cleaners are not the topic today.

Robotic vacuum cleaner seems to dominate the market in cleaning materials. There are a lot of different brands out there that promises every quality and reliability they can offer for a single vacuum cleaner.

What is important in choosing which robotic vacuum cleaner is the best should be based on its basic features, add-on features, price, storage, battery performance and also actual reviews online.

Features of a simple robotic vacuum cleaner
          It cleans well on edges and corners. A vacuum cleaner can go through under sofas and bed and able to go back out of the dark. A docking function is necessary so you and other members of your household won’t accidentally step on it. Having cliff sensors is a must if your house has stairs or a few steps because detecting hollow areas could save you from damaging itself. Purchasing a unit also depends on their ability to clean on the type of flooring your home has.

Add-on features
  • This may or may not be that necessary but simply makes you comfortable in some ways. Like the remote controlled vacuum cleaner, no need to lean down and push the buttons, just grab your remote and let your fingers do it sitting down.
  • Having to see obstacles is a great function too because what if there’s a particular area in your house that is elevated and should be cleaned like a small ramp or a high pile carpet? Still consider this before buying.
  • Does helping you clean the air important? A robotic vacuum cleaner of a famous brand has this feature, it just only say how environmental friendly they are.
  • Full bin indicator helps you maintain your robotic vacuum cleaner’s performance because if it just sucks up dirt continuously and there’s no function like this, what is the use of it roaming around sucking up nothing, and also the battery will be wasted.
  • Multi room navigation can be used in several rooms on the same floor, it can also function a memory eventually, remembering where it left off going back to the unclean area without human help.

Performance and Battery Duration

Most robotic vacuum cleaners work for approximately 90 minutes but there are brands that don’t get it full because of their cleaning path. Some brands cleaning path are back and forth which is better and some are just randomly picking up pieces which takes much time therefore time consuming.

These are just tips on how would one choose a better robotic vacuum cleaner for their household.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Link Start – Advantages of Gadgets by Emmanuel A. Parajeto (as published in Busay)

“Tap, tap, click, click…” These are the usual sounds when we use our gadgets. Some devices even have voice recognition. Just tell your gadget to start and it will start. Gadgets nowadays play a big role in mankind, especially mobile phones. These gadgets are popular for most teens. Now, even the grandparents seem to be catching up on these as well as little kids as young as three.

Gadgets such as Android devices and iOS (iPhone Operating System/Apple) seem to make everything easier. However, myths started sprouting one after the other especially in the eyes of the older ones. Here are some of the facts about the most common myths about mobile devices.

Myth: Phones will ruin your focus and distract you from your studies.
Fact: Phones really help us in terms of education. It makes searching for information quick and easy unlike before when we need to go to the library, find the book that may contain the information that we need, and flip through the pages until we find that information. Then, you can either manually copy the information, or have specific pages photocopied. Now, we could just connect to the internet and use search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing and have multiple sources of our needed information. We just need to be wary and know which sources are reliable and which ones are not.

Myth: Gadgets are just for gaming.
Fact: Our parents say it a lot, right? But, when you go on an adventure, it’s time consuming and sometimes inaccurate to use a conventional map. You need to identify your location first, the route that you will take, and your destination. It might sound simple to others but for those who do not have much sense of direction, it’s a herculean task. On the other hand, with your phone, you can just use the GPS. It will automatically identify your location. It will show you different options on how to reach your destination from where you are. Pocket dictionary apps are also available should you decide to have your adventure in a foreign speaking place.

Myth: Gadgets do not serve many purposes and is just a total waste of time.
Fact: The term that should be used is “entertain”. Gadgets always keep us company as we listen to music, watch videos, play games, and more.

Myth: Gadgets create a wall between people and prevents social interaction.
Fact: This is the opposite of one of the major points of having gadgets (connected to the internet, of course). You can use your gadget to communicate with your friends and loved ones who live far from you through calls, instant messages, and even video chat. You wouldn’t need to go through the traditional means of long distance communication such as snail mail, telegram, and others. Snail mail may take days, weeks, months, depending on its destination. There are even times when the mail does not reach its destination at all. On the other hand, the telegram is quite expensive and you have to pay per character that you send. This is why most telegrams neglect the use of prepositions.

Just like any other products of technology, whether gadgets are helpful or destructive depends upon how people use them. Time management will always be a great key to break these myths and to break our parents’ daily routine of scolding. Talking about the future, it’s always best to be ready and knowledgeable enough to use higher level of technology. Who knows, maybe next year, Stark’s or Iron Man’s cool gadgets will be available for use in virtual games like SAO and Holographic projections – no more screens. Also, remember the most important thing – finish your studies or you will end up watching your friends using cool, new gadgets during the grand alumni homecoming while you sit in the corner playing “Space Impact” in your old console.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Spirit of Giving – Alive and Well with Develop Philippines

               I met Kuya Glen through online through my side job. It was from him that I learned about Develop Philippines. I was checking the website and decided to seek their help through book donations for the Jawili Integrated School Library – the school where I teach. I got a positive response in just a couple of days and I was really excited. I even thought for a moment that it was too good to be true.

              We are also very thankful for Lyndsey Rose from Union Catholic High School for all her help - from identifying needs to finding resources so these needs are fulfilled. May God bless you more as you continue to touch lives.

Getting a “yes” from Develop Philippines through Kuya Glen was virtually effortless. I know that out learners will love the new books. On top of it, Kuya Glen also asked if the teachers and the students in our school need anything. I said that we could use some supplies especially some of our students who came from families without a stable source of income. He also asked me if my family and I needed anything. Although I told him that we are actually quite lucky that we are able to provide our needs, he told me that he wants to do something for us.

On July 5, 2018, the Supreme Student Government was having our Fundraising Fair when I was called to the Principal’s Office. Turns out, the package has arrived. I called three of the Supreme Student Government Officers to help me open the package and sort its contents in three – books for the library, school supplies for the learners and for the teachers, and the bags for the learners. As we did, the officers who were helping me cannot help but flip the pages of the books and check the school supplies out. They were most amazed with the touchscreen calculators and the storybooks.

We divided the school supplies – which ones are to be given to learners and which ones to keep in the office, ready for use in case the teachers need them.  Then, we brought the books to the library where some of the other students went when they saw us carrying the books. The moment we put the books on the table, they started reading and I let them read for a few minutes. Then, I informed them that I have to record the information about the books first but the books will be available for them to borrow the next day.

During recess time, some students borrowed the Frisbees which are now officially the favorite activity of our learners on their break time. I also asked the class advisers about their suggestions about the learners who need and deserve the bags and the school supplies most. Before the last period, I already have the complete list so with a couple of our SSG officers, we sorted out the bags and school supplies so they are ready for the recipients.

During the last period, we asked the recipients to come to the library so they can get their bag and school supplies.

Yes, the spirit of giving is alive and well and Jawili Integrated School is deeply touched by it. We will always be thankful for all these blessings. We are sure to include Kuya Glen and Develop Philippines in our prayers – that they may continue to be a blessing to others especially those who are in need. Again, thank you for your generosity and for having a big heart for the Philippines! God bless! <3 o:p="">

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Efficient Social Media Strategy Template

Nobody can deny the power of social media nowadays. Social media is everywhere. Business owners, whether they have a big or small business, are advised to establish a strong social media presence to assure that they are at par with their competitors. A lot of people are very active in different social networking site and it will be no wonder if it takes over television as the best advertising and marketing platform.

This is why it is important to know everything there is to know about social media – its features, it purpose, its statistics, and the demographics of each social media site. This will teach business owners how to use social media to its full potential and take advantage of each of its features for the business’s benefit.

Primary Information

A business owner needs to get to know his or her business deeper. What is the business all about? What is the current status of the business? Who will be assigned to handle the social media accounts to keep it updated, acknowledge and answer questions and comments? The business owner should also choose which social networking sites they will be creating an account with. They should also set their expectations as to how being active in social networking sites will help the business. It would also help a lot if the business owner already has an idea on what he or she will be placing as contents of the social media page.


Planning is very important. It is a major leap towards social media. The business owner should have a concrete plan on how to use the social media to help the business. They should know what content can illicit the response that they want from their social media readers. This is also the perfect time for business owners to get to know the different social networking sites. They should learn a lot aside from the basics that Facebook is the most used site and that Linkdin on the other hand, is mostly used b professionals. These bits of knowledge will help business owners identify and plan the most effective tone of voice to be used in the social media posts as well as the contents that they will post in their business page.


Business owners should have a SMART goal or objective. It should be specific. They should have a clear vision on what they want to happen in their social media page. It should be measurable or observable. There should be a definite point that will identify whether the goals were achieved or not. It should be achievable or realistic. It should be relevant or there should be focus on the goals. Lastly, it should be time-bound or a specific deadline should be set.


Business owners should know their products or services more than anybody else. This will ensure that they are capable of answering questions from customers. They should also know a lot about the product to plan some innovations to serve their customers better.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac

There are some parts of the house that cause home owners headaches when it is time for cleaning. These parts include patios, walkways, garages, and decks. Fortunately this task is made easier by Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac. Switching from a sweeper into a vacuum is effortless. It is perfect for cleaning different parts and corners of the house efficiently. It is a hard surface sweeper vacuum and it costs $149.00 if purchased through Amazon.

Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac: Features

  • It has a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery that allows users to maximize the use of the sweeper/vacuum as they can move from one part of the house to another without having to carry and extension just to make these spots reachable. Its rechargeable battery has power of 36V. It has an accurate speed control which has six settings that users can set depending upon what is needed in a particular spot in the house. Its speed may reach a maximum of 120 mph.
  •  It is very light that it may even qualify as a portable device. It has a built in scraper for easy cleaning. It only weighs 6.9 lbs.
  • In contrast to the conventional vacuum, the Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac is relatively quiet. It will not bother the whole neighborhood whenever the house owner uses it.
  • This device collects all the waste and places all of it in a half-bushel bag.
  •  The blow tube allows users to manually remove stuck debris and other materials. It may be used with the Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac’s built in scraper.
  • It is also comfortable to use with its soft grip handle. This handle also prevents the device from slipping from the user’s hand. Its black and orange color makes it look sleek, high-powered, and sophisticated.
Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac: Lithium Battery

One of the features that people consider to be an advantage of this device is that it uses lithium ion battery. Although Lithium Ion batteries are small, it contains as much power as conventional batteries, even more probably. It also has a long life cycle compared to other types of batteries. It takes about an hour to be fully-charged and is ready to use right after charging.

Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac: Total Package

It costs $150 which is reasonable considering the time and effort it saves the user plus the convenience of having a thoroughly clean house.
The Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac comes with a battery, a charger, a blow tube, a collection bag, a user’s manual, and a vacuum tube.

Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac: Amazon Customer Review

Customers rave about the battery life which lasts for half an hour despite the short time it takes to charge which is just one to two hours. These are the advantages of using a Lithium battery and a quick charger. Aside from the immediate effect of longer battery life, Lithium also lasts year after year. It is also easy to use and even first-time users are sure to be able to use it even without doing much reading on the user’s manual.

Rated 4.2 out of 5, the only complaint customer have about it is that it is a bit expensive. However, considering its efficiency and how it was rated by most users, it seems to be worth the price.
The Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac can clean any imaginable kind of debris. After using this device, the user will be amazed at his or her immaculately clean patio and walkway among many other parts and features of their house. However, it is not recommended for use in spots covered with grasses and flower beds.


The Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac is one of the best sellers in different online stores. Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper/Vac is lightweight yet power-packed. It is a quieter, more efficient innovation of the conventional sweeper or vacuum. Some recommended purchases with this device are protective glasses, extra lithium batteries for non-stop vacuuming and sweeping sessions, and a pruning saw. With all of these, the person will be read to take on backyard challenges so click HERE and get one now!