The Schools Division Office (SDO) of Quezon province and  the  DCG Radio and Television Network sign a  Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) legally  binding the two parties in support to the implementation of the Basic Education—Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP), August 17. 

This partnership endeavor was held at the Division Training Center (DTC), Brgy. Talipan, Pagbilao, Quezon, in the presence of both parties and witnesses in accordance to Republic Act No. 8525, otherwise known as “An Act Establishing the Adopt-a-School Program (ASP) and Providing Incentives Therefore and for Other Purposes”. The DCG Radio and Television Network is a broadcasting corporation located at Brgy. Isabang, Tayabas City. It was represented by Administrative Officer Violeta Q. Cabral, while OIC-Schools Division Superintendent Elias A. Alicaya, Jr. represented SDO Quezon.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuity of delivering quality basic education, such a move is deemed primarily beneficial to the learners who can be reached by the signal stations of the said network across the following school districts: 1) Sariaya East; 2) Sariaya West; 3) Candelaria East; 4) Candelaria West; 5) Tiaong 1; 6) Tiaong 2; 7) Padre Burgos; and 8) Agdangan.

As agreed upon, the network vows to provide “free timeslot” in the Radio-Based Lessons (RBL) as an Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) in the basic education. Specifically, this MOA was executed to provide SDO Quezon a one-hour timeslot in the network’s regular daily programming, for ten months, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm whereby the donor is expected to broadcast the recorded modules with the supervision of the Division.

This free airtime in  97.5 MHz Radio City has been provided in relation to the implementation of SDO Quezon’s Project Dugtong-Tulong para sa Karunungan” which generally aims to form linkages with the private sectors and the local government units for the development of the public education system, particularly during this public health situation. This partnership has enabled the SDO Quezon to save up to Php 350,000.00 worth of airtime until August 30, 2021. (Oscar R. Duma, Jr., SEPS-M&E and DIAO, SGOD, Schools Division Office of Quezon Province)