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Province of Ilocos Sur

Sports, Education, and Employment

Perth Glory Wins Over AZKALS In A Match In Ilocos Sur

Quirino Stadium, Bantay, Ilocos Sur – With the score of 2-0, the football team Perth Glory of Australia won over the Philippine Azkals in their friendship game in Ilocos Sur on July 26, 2016. The match was hot as the humid atmosphere where the audience are agitated whose team can score a goal first. In the 2nd half of the game, Joe Knowles (Jersey 22) of Perth Glory managed to put the first score inside the opposing team’s goal. At around 10 minutes before the game ends, another goal was shot by Perth Glory Player, Richard Garcia (Jersey 11). “It’s a good game even if it’s a tough condition because the weather and temperature is very humid. We never play hard like this before but as we go on the flow, the game was very good,” Knowles said. The international game was hailed by the football fans for bringing a good fight for the first time in the province. Through the initiative of Governor Ryan Singson and Sports Coordinating Committee, the two football teams were invited to play in the just inaugurated state of the art football field. This is to showcase what the province have got in sports development and to create a genre where little football players will be honed. “We are very thankful for the success of this big event. The Philippine Sports Commission Chairman, Butch Ramirez saw the potential of our football field to be a training venue for sports development activities because of our hosting of this international game. We are looking forward for another match of international teams to be held in our province for the next months,” Gov. Ryan said. The two teams expressed their gratitude to the province for such an experience. They appreciated the atmosphere and the hospitality of Ilocanos. The members of the team Perth Glory even conducted a football clinic for the young players in Ilocos Sur before their friendly game. “We enjoyed our stay here. They (Azkals) did very well, they are competitive and they gave us a very good fight,” Kenneth Lowe, Coach of Perth Glory said. Meanwhile, this big event paves way to the creation of an inter-town football competition in the province of Ilocos Sur just like the Gov. Ryan Singson Basketball Cup as announced by Gov. Ryan after the game.

PGIS initiated province wide Job fair 2016

Vigan City- Ilocos Sur Provincial Capitol was filled with hundreds of jobseekers to grab the province wide Job fair initiated by the Provincial Government headed by Governor Ryan Luis Singson and Department of Labor and Employment to lessen the rising percentage of Unemployment rate in the country. According to the Department of Employment Region 1, there is an increase of percentage of unemployment in the region compared last year. “We have around 90 percent unemployment rate within our region. We need to lessen this into single digit”, Regional Dir. Grace Y. Ursua, DOLE-RO1 said. Both Provincial Government and DOLE believe that conducting this activity can help address the increasing number of unemployed Filipinos. Leading people to land a job can help them more productive as a citizen and to live a prosperous life and at the same time it lessens the poverty rate. “I was so blessed that in my birthday, hundreds of people could eventually land a job. I thank DOLE for giving assistance to our jobseekers and for giving reality to my wish, to help people by having a stable job for their living” Gov. Ryan expressed. Twenty-eight (28) local and twelve (12) overseas companies participated the activity. Both local and overseas companies are seeking for skilled and professional workers such as certified accountants, nurses, engineers and other man power jobs. 2,220 job vacancies for local and 500 job vacancies for abroad were offered to jobseekers. The activity provides an avenue both to the fresh graduates and to those who are willing to work abroad to immediately land a job without spending much time and effort because lots of companies came into one place offering different job vacancies. The activity is initiated by Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson in celebration of his birthday on June 1, 2016. He believes, a birthday makes an essence through helping others rather than receiving material gifts.

Ilocos Sur advances 3 notches in RIAA 2016

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.

Provincial Govt. Honours Ilocos Sur Teachers

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.

Rescuers Compete in 1st Provincial Rescuelympics

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.

PGIS Gives Out Salary for SPES

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.

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