schools to get 76,166 books
publishing firms have started the delivery of nearly 80,000 textbooks and
teacher's manuals to elementary schools and high schools scattered all
over the island province of Catanduanes.
the total 76,166 books allocated for the Division of Catanduanes by the
Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS), only 7,722 are
intended for the 31 secondary schools, with tbe bulk of 68,444 books
earmarked for the use of elementary pupils and teachers. The total number
is also broken down into 73,295 textbooks and 2,871 teacher's manuals.
list was furnished by Jay C. Fernandez, executive director of the
Instructional Materials Council Secretariat based in Pasig City, in a
letter to Virac Mayor Jose U. Alberto II after the latter requested
textbooks for the Catanduanes National High School through then Department
of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Manuel Roxas II.
said the DECS is currently implementing the nationwide delivery of about 8
million "new generation" textbooks procured under the CY 1999
budget. He added that, based on the schedule provided by suppliers,
schools in the Bicol region started receiving new textbooks beginning the
third week of November this year.
revealed that by the middle of 2001, another round of delivery of about 30
million textbooks will be implemented under the 2000 budget. The five
publishing firms who will be making deliveries to Catanduanes are FNB
Educational, Inc., J.C. Palabay, Rex Bookstore, SD Publications and Watana