Unfair Honor Ranking System?!

The new grading system the Department of Education has caused a lot of controversies to honor students and their families who are patronizing Public Schools.  The grade computation of  7-3, seven for Academics and three for the co-curricular activities.

Before, the grade is computed just by getting the average of the exams, project and quizzes and the points of extra-curricular activities. Now, there is this "ranking" happening in two aspects namely: academic and extra-curricular.  DepEd says, as I read in the Circular, that there can also be a ranking per subject, but not required (DepEd Order No. 74 Enclosure No.1.) The most common practice is - teachers chose to award the best students in every subject by giving them "Best in Subject" ribbon aside from their over-all ranking medal. 

The academic grades average of the top 10 students (who do not have a grade of below 85) are ranked. Here is how the grades are computed in ranking (just a sample in Academics/names are just for example purposes):

Candidate for Honors
Average
Rank
x 7
Capisonda, Jewel May
89.750
8
56
Cruz, Zandra Angel
91.607
5
35
Espedillon, Sabdiel
92.568
2
14
Mauricio, Angel May
88.348
9
63
Macadangdang, Carlo
90.203
7
49
Sarne, Zyril Louise
91.610
6
42
Sotero, Carla
94.320
1
7
Tolentino, Charmee France
92.158
4
28
Vergara, Maymay
92.465
3
21
Zaide, Clyde
86.782
10
70

The ranks are multiplied to the fixed/invariable factor 7 = the weight given to academics out of 10 as total base.  As it is seen, the higher the equivalent, the lower its rank.  The lowest equivalent is ranked to be the 1st honor in academics.

Goodbye My Dearest Aunt Dalisay

My aunt Dalisay died last April 15. Tonight is the last of her wake in St. Peter Chapel Commonwealth, Quezon City.  




Above is the only picture I had with my dear aunt, I am maybe four years old on that picture, the whole family was in Manila Zoo as mama told me. Aunt Dalisay is wearing blue dress. That is, from left-to right :my grandmom and Uncle Cardo (who both died earlier when I was younger), Aunt Dalisay (Graduate of a Telephone Operator Course), Aunt Josie (DepEd Manila Employee as of today) and Aunt Celia (Naval Architect), modesty aside, just proud of them all :)


Farewell Tita Dalisay


Goodbye tita Dalisay,
I may not be there today or tomorrow on your interment
But my heart is with you
Your precious smile will remain in my heart
I will remember the days we were together as long as I live

You are very kind and loving
I admire your kindness to me and to all of us, your nieces and nephews
I am so lonely that I can not be there
This is the last night I can see you
I never had even a newer picture of you
But tita, I love you
I hope you will treasure me in your heart too

Tita Dalisay your name matches you
You are as PURE as your name implies
I never regret being a part of our wonderful family
You never stopped lving and caring for me
I want to say thank you for nurturing  my little brother;
For taking care of your brother, my father...
I am sad that I have shared nothing to you
How I wish I can take care of you too!

All I can say again is farewell
You have ran a good battle
You have imparted the thought of kindness and calmness to us

Too late I have never done anything to share my faith with you.
Tita Dalisay, you will never be forgotten...


Thanks to St. Peter's E-burol technology, because of it, I was able to see her for the last time. I am in Quezon Province, guilty that I was not able to come in person to view her remains.  But everything became better when I just clicked and see her:




Rest in Peace, Tita...

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