The Province of Ilocos Sur bagged 20 gold medals which made the province the 7th place among the fourteen contenders in the Region One Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet held in San Carlos City last February 21-26, 2016. The Ilocos Sur team had marked up three-level higher than its rank last year being a 10th placer. The athletes who won the gold medals are player of athletics, badminton, boxing, chess and taekwondo. The team also bagged 25 silver medals and 22 bronze medals from the different sports categories. Students from 5 provincial division and 9 city division competed to defend their schools and to showcase their skills in various fields. As the week-long competition started, good sportsmanship was taught to the students to realize the true essence of being a winner. The Department of Education Ilocos Sur and the Provincial Government provided rigid training to prepare their athletes physically, mentally and emotionally fit in the battle field. They also hired national trainers to hone the ability of the students according to their forte. Gov. Ryan Singson congratulates the athletes for bringing honor to the province. “I am very proud of our young athletes. This honor you brought to our province is more important than those medals. Rest assure, the province will give more attention to our sports development program to develop more competitive athletes among our youth.” Gov. Ryan said. This year’s ranking of delegations composed of Pangasinan II being the overall champion, Dagupan City as the 2nd place, La Union as the 3rd place, Urdaneta City the 4th place, Ilocos Norte the 5th place, Pangasinan I 6th place, Ilocos Sur 7th place, Batac City 8th place, Laoag City 9th place, San Fernando 10th place, San Carlos City, 11th place, Alaminos City 12th place, Vigan City 13th place and Candon City 14th place.
September 30, 2015 – More than four thousand teachers from public and private elementary and secondary schools in Ilocos Sur gathered in the Quirino Stadium in Bantay Ilocos Sur to celebrate the World Teachers’ Day. During the activity, teachers who have been in the service for ten years and above were recognized and awarded for their dedication to the teaching profession. In his speech, Governor Ryan Singson acknowledged the teachers for their commitment and priceless service. He said that teachers are the partner of parents, active key players in the community and prime movers in nation building. “Teaching is the noblest profession. A teacher is a hero. A teacher molds not only the minds of the learners but also shapes their character”, Gov Ryan added. The celebration of World Teachers’ Month started last September 5 until October 5 which had been declared by the United Nations as World Teachers’ Day. This annual tradition was started in 2011 as mandated by President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 242. This year DepEd’s celebration is anchored with the theme “My teacher, my hero” which aims among others to honor those who are in the teaching profession; acknowledge and give emphasis on the crucial role, loyal service, and dedicated commitment of teachers in developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities, and building the nation. The purpose of celebration is also to express gratitude for the positive inﬂuences of teachers on Filipino learners.
Vigan City- Rescuers from the different Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMCs) and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMCs) competed in the first ever conducted Rescuelympics dubbed as 1st Governor Ryan Rescuelympics held at Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur. The PDRRMC headed by Governor Ryan Singson came up with this activity in consonance with the Metro Wide Earthquake Drill in Manila to create awareness among the residents of Ilocos Sur and prepare them for any untoward event. It also served to test the skills of the rescuers and to provide them additional training. “We initiated the activity to equip the province in times of disaster. We need to train more rescuers in different municipalities especially to those disaster prone areas”, Governor Singson said. The group of contenders totalling to 400 were composed not only of regular members of MDRRMs and CDRRMCs but also citizens from different barangays.
Vigan City- PGIS released around three hundred thousand pesos to eighty three students from different schools that rendered 30-day summer job under the Special Program for Emp loyment of Students. The SPES is an initiative of the Department of Labor and Employment help the tertiary, technical, vocational and out-of-school youth who are 15 to 25 years old can find work in their local city hall or in any of the participating private companies. Under the SPES, DOLE shoulders 40 percent of the salaries of beneficiaries, while their employers–government agencies, such as local government units, and private companies and other sponsor-institutions–pay the 60 percent. “The Provincial Government encourages more students to register under SPES during summer so that in a way, we can help them and assure them of money for their education”, Governor Ryan Singson said. Majority of the students rendered their 30-day service in the Provincial Capitol and in its different projects.
Suyo, Ilocos Sur-The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur distributes free school supplies to Bago Tribe Children at the onset of school year. A total of three hundred pupils from grades 1 to 6 received customized notebooks, pens and pencils. This aims to help the parents in sending their children to school. The Bago Tribe School of Living Tradition and Cultural Heritage is a special class that preserves the culture and traditions of the Bago Tribe in Urzadan, Suyo, Ilocos Sur. The elementary students are taught with indigenous knowledge system and practices of the Bago Tribe, dialect and their ways of living from before death to after death. It is under the curriculum of the Department of Education but the school incorporated one subject for forty minutes a day which is the cultural values. Gov Ryan Luis Singson sees the need to develop schools like in Urzadan. This has a vital role in the preservation and promotion of culture and traditions of the indigenous people.
The provincial government of Ilocos Sur headed by Governor Ryan Singson formally inaugurates the Quirino Stadium located in this town Saturday afternoon. Msngr. Garry Formoso solemnizes the blessing of the newly built infrastructure witnessed by the provincial government officials, Department of Education Regional Director Dr. Alma Ruby Torio and other officials, Tourism Council headed by Mr. Eddie Quirino and representatives of different sectors. The project is a product of a dream of the provincial government long before Gov. Ryan Singson assumed office in 2013. The planning has started by bringing the ideas into reality. The stadium which was used to be an idle and bare place has little by little renovated. Different sports facilities are installed such as basketball courts, lawn tennis court, the rubberized race track, the artificial turf in the football field which measures 50 by 100 meters and the bleachers.