PARTIDO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM: CONTINUOUSLY PROVIDING SAFE, SUSTAINABLE WATER
With the increasing number of connections, the Partido Water Supply System is planning and working towards the installation of additional transmission lines from the Tigaon Mahalnod Spring source to the Tigaon Water Treatment Palnt, with a capacity of 55 cubic meters per hour. These additional lines will significantly improve the water supply within the Tigaon and Sagnay areas.
The existing Tigaon-Sagnay water system currently serves 18 barangays in Tigaon, 8 barangays in Sagnay, and 1 barangay in San Jose or a total of 27 barangays. As of July 2017, a total of 4,678 from these municipalities are connected to the system. With the treatment capacity at 247 cu.m. per hour, some areas within the covered areas now experience low water pressure and supply. Thus, to ensure the sustained supply of water to the increasing number of new consumers, the management recognized the need for the new transmission lines to cater to the demand of its consumers.
The management is also working on the plan to establish a separate water system for Sagnay consumers. The feasibility study for the project will be prepared in partnership with the local government unit of Sagnay, including a workable counter-parting scheme for the project.
This three-year plan for the water expansion project in the municipalities of Tigaon and Sagnay is envisioned to improve the water supply for both municipalities, and to give way to accommodate new connections.
Expansion projects in other municipalities are also being undertaken to reach out to other Partido residents who need access to potable water. Along side these, information-education campaign efforts on water conservation and water sustainability are given to new and existing consumers.
To facilitate consumer payment within the covered areas, the management is also in the process of updating the water meter and billing system. Coordination with Partner Bayad Centers will also be undertaken to facilitate the payment process.
Survey of proposed transmission lines routes for the proposed additional transmission lines from Mahalnod Spring source to Tigaon Water Treatment Plant
Joint site inspection at Sibaguan Spring source with LGU-Sagnay Engineers
Installation of additional distribution lines in Salog, Goa
FISHERIES AND COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACTIONS IN PARTIDO STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
In partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Partido State University and the Local Government Units in Partido, the PDA conducted the Biophysical assessment of mangrove, sea grass, corals within the marine protected areas in Partido. Nine out of the ten municipalities were assessed by the monitoring team composed of representatives from the partner agencies.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed by the partners for the Establishment of Monitoring Structure for Fisheries and Coastal Resources of Partido District, with the following major components 1.) Organization of an Inter-Agency Local Monitoring Team 2.) Capacity and capability Development of the Local Monitoring Team, and 3.) Fishery and Coastal Habitat Assessment. As agreed by the partners, tthe data generated will be consolidatted and made available to the agencies and local governments concerned as inputs to planning and craftng policies to manage and protect the fisheries and coastatl resources in their respective areas.
The conduct of Communicate to Respond and Encourage Actions Towards Environmental (CREATE) Sustainability Seminar on Environmental Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem and Ecological Waste Management was also spearheaded by the PDA on August 30, 2017 at tthe Partido State University Gymnasium in Goa, Camarines Sur in partnership with the PSU, DENR and BFAR. At least 300 students and school faculty members participated in the activity that aims to raise the awareness of the participants on such environment matters.
MOBILE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CLASSROOM PROJECT CONTINUES IN PARTIDO
The Quality Education Program sa Partido continues with its banner project, the Mobile Information Technology Classroom Project.
The Memorandum of Agreement for the MITC was renewed in February 2017, with the Department of Education andPartido State University, the Partido Development Administration as partners. The MOA stipulates that the computer literacy training for public elementary school teachers and pupils in Partido will continue.
For this year, the MITC project covers elementary Schools in San Jose, Lagonoy and Presentacion. Based on the project design, the Information Technology (IT) instructors from PSU shall facilitate the training for the IT teachers in the participating schools. These trained school-based teachers shall then handle the lessons for their pupils. Pre-evaluation and post-evaluation are being conducted to assess the level of knowledge of the participants. A quarterly report for the project is being prepared by the PDA for this project.
MITC DEPLOYMENT SUMMARY
1st Semester - 2017
PDA SPEARHEADS CAREER AWARNESS CELEBRATION FOR PARTIDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Under the PDA Master Plan for Partido, the PDA shall pursue the enhancement of the quality of the education sector in the district. Towards this end and consistent with the vision of improving Partido through the improvement of tthe district's education sector, the PDA established the Quality Education (Q-Ed) Program in Partido.
The institutionalization of the Partido-wide career awareness for elementary is one of the components of the Quality Education program. It is also an identified project under the new Medium Term Development Plan of the PDA.
The Career Awareness Project aims to help young minds identify and recognize their predominant interests, inclinations and preferences to determine the aspirations as basis for providing the appropriate educational interventions. Series of consultative meetings have been conducted in early 2017 before the Memorandum of Agreement for the project was signed on August 14, 2017, by the PDA and its partners, the Department of Education and the Departmen of Science and Technology.
On August 18, the PDA sponsored the pre-mobilization meeting with the stakeholders and distributed the information education campaign (IEC) materials as committed under the Memorandum of Agreement for the project. The IEC materials included tarpaulin, DVDs containing educational videos and career options for the participating pupils. Thirteen elementary districts with approximately 28,000 Grade 5 and 6 pupils participants are expected to participate. Parents are also invited to raise their awareness on career options for their children. The DOST also provided IEC materials for the pupils - science and technogy videos and other career awareness videos.
Partido has 273 elementary schools, divided into thirteen (13) elementary school districts. All 13 districts signified their commitment to participate in the project.
The monitoring and evaluation of the actitvities at the elementary district level will be directly undertaken by the PDA Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring Division and the Department of Education.