Highlights of the 1st DPSA Awarding



SMART 1st Doon Po Sa Amin Learning Challenge
March 12-14, 2009
SM Megatrade Hall 2, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Official Entry – Bundas: Gateway to Squid Fishing Industry
Best in Technology & Livelihood Category


Winners of the SMART DPSA Learning Challenge


MATHEMATICS: PULOS: The Functions of Math in Oponganon’s Way of Life
                                    Science and Technology Education Center High School
                                     Lake Cebu National High School
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: The Untold Stories of the Ivatans
                                     Batanes National Science High School
ARTS AND CULTURE: Laji and Palo Palo
                                     Batanes National Science High School
HEALTH AND WELNESS : Amazing Nanay Ansing
                                    Camiguin National High School                                    
TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOOD: Bundas: Gateway to Squid Fishing
                                    Lupon Vocational High School
SOCIAL SCIENCE: Si Ina: Sarong Debosyon sa Halawig na Panahon
                                     Naga City Science School

GRAND CHAMPION: Si Ina: Sarong Debosyon sa Halawig na Panahon

Congratulations to All!

LVHS DPSA Learning Challenge Entry made it to the Finals

Out of the 130 entries submitted by 40 Smart Schools partner high schools, LVHS entry, Bundas: Gateway to Squid Fishing, made it to the final judging of the Doon Po Sa Amin Learning Challenge under the Technology and Livelihood Category.

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LVHS – Training Venue for SMAW NC 1

Lupon Vocational High School is one of the beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Livelihood Skills Development Program of the Hon. Congresswoman Thelma Z. Almario.

LVHS will serve as a training venue for the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC 1 – designed to provide skills to the youth, women and unemployed adults for income and employment.

The program will  be implemented in close coordination with the Dept. of Trade and Industry, TESA – Davao Oriental Provincial Office, and the Office of Congw. Thelma Z. Almario.

Excel Activity in the Classroom

Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. Among all the Office applications, most students find excel very boring. I tried to search for excel activities online so that students will realize that there is more to what excel can do other than formulas and manipulating data. I found this file, thanks2, wherein students use the photo bucket to fill in the cells with colors.


After that, I let the students draw a figure in a Excel worksheet using any clipart as their guide.  Here are some sample designs made by the fourth year students. This design can be used as a pattern for cross stich.

Noel Cañete, fourth year student

Noel Cañete


Eden Vitor

Eden Vitor

Bundas: Gateway to Squid Fishing Industry

This focus story entitled “Bundas: Gateway to Squid Fishing Industry” is an entry to the “Doon Po Sa Amin Learning Challenge” under the Technology and Livelihood Category. The story focused on the narration about the squid fishing technique of the residents of Sitio Bundas , Bagumbayan, Lupon and its impact to their livelihood.


The Team, which is compose of Adviser-Mrs. Fatimar R. Macarona, Coach – Mrs. Elfleda C. Dionio,
Researchers – Vengie  G. Ygonia, Federico V.FrancoKimberly F. Acasio, Aimee Marion A. Morales, Photographer – Christian C. Pasion, Picture Editor – Rodolf Neil C. Dionio, conducted an intensive research about the livelihood of the people living in Bundas. Their fishing styles particularly squid fishing was investigated. The group gathered information from existing publications and related articles about the fishing style and the use of the gadgets. Interview was the immediate tool used by the researchers to answer the queries posed by the researchers.



Documentation through pictorials was done to support the data collected. The students’ group found hard time in gathering data since some of the residents are reluctant to reveal their fishing styles especially on the use of electric flasher. They are afraid that they will be collected with another form of tax for a particular gadget.

The data collected was analyzed. The work was not easily since every move requires effort and equivalent money. The website was made possible through the support of the ICT Coordinator, the coach, our   school head and the support of SMART. 

Good luck!!!