Event: DepEd Taguig and Pateros (TaPat) gears up K-12 with Action Research Festival

Adept with technology and the changing society at tuned with K-12 is DepEd Taguig and Pateros, armed with passion and compassion imbibing the nation with their Action Research Festival. Conducted to motivate teachers to uplift the standards of education and increase the ranks in the National Achievement Test and produce more prodigies for the region, DepEd Taguig-Pateros recently launched the acknowledgement of accepted 63 action research from among 400 papers submitted for the said festival. Dubbed as the First Action Research Festival of Deped with the theme: "Innovation in Teaching Strategies and Instructional Materials towards Quality Assurance: the K to 12 Experience" held at MGC New Christian Life Academy in Bonifacio Global City Taguig, supervisors, principals and recognized teacher-researchers were acknowledged at the event along with DepEd Taguig-Pateros Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Danilo Santos Gutierrez and officials of the Taguig local government. First for DepEd to recognize an action research festival and also my first to witness a melee of talented teachers with such compassionate research geared at addressing the needs of learners today. I was astounded at some researches dealing with bullying problems and those selected few using social media and the internet as significant tools for learning. Here are the list of approved researches acknowledged during the event:
1. RHODORA APANTO, MANSUETA B. BALISI, DORETA R. CARTONEROS AND LORENA C. MANOSCA
- Behavior Modification Technique on Solid Waste Management of Selected Grade V and VI Pupils of EM’s Signal Village Elementary School
- science
2. Celia Zuniga 
- The Use of Graphic Organizers to Improve the Least Mastered Reading Comprehension Skills in  Grade-III Section 1of EMS Signal Village Elementary School-filipino
3. Ma. Leny Manaoat
- The Use of Poetry to Improve Certain Reading  Comprehension Skills in Selected Grade V Sections 12&13 Pupils of EMS Signal Village Elementary School-english
4. Nimfa R. Balbuena
- Classroom Learning Resource Center: A Tool to Improve Analytical Thinking  Skills of Grade V Section-4 Pupils at EMS Signal Village Elementary School-english
5. Ma. Carlita P.Agcaoili
- The Use of Reader’s Theater in Improving the Oral Language Expression of selected Grade One Pupils of EM’s Signal Village Elementary School-english
6. Norma O. Yasay
- Using Venn Diagram to Compare and Contrast Different Elements of Stories Through Interactive Whiteboard Among selected Grade Six Pupils at EM’s Signal Village Elementary School-ENLISH
7. Virginia L. Ebona
- Scrabble Show Card: A Tool in Teaching Beginning Reading in Filipino to Selected Grade One Pupils at EM’s Signal Village Elementary School-FILIPINO
8. Edna L. Lozano 
- Use of Divergent Questions to Foster  Flexibility Among Selected  Grade Five Pupils of  EM’s Signal Village Elementary School–ENGLISH
9. RONALD A. APILLANES
- Employing Mnemonics Devices in Improving the Vocabulary Level of At- Risk EFL Learners at Western Bicutan National High School: A Successful Story-ENGLISH
10. MONALIZA T. MESA
- TEACHING EDITORIAL WRITING USING EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH TO SELECTED THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR LEVELS IN WBNHS-ENGLISH
11. JILIANNE R. ESTACIO
- USING JOHANI WINDOW IN TEACHING RESPECT ONESELF AND AMONG SIGNIFICANT OTHERS AMONG SELECTED GRADE 8 STUDENTS OF WBNHS
- VALUES
12. SHIRLEY A. ESPANILLO
- THE USE OF SCINCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN THE TEACHING OF MATTER TO FOSTER CERTAIN PROCESS SKILLS IN SCIENCE AMONG SLECTED GRADE 8 STUDENTS AT WBNHS: A K TO 12 EXPERIENCE
- SCIENCE
13. NOLITO R. ESTILLES
- THE USE OF WEB PAGE DESIGN TO ENHANCE CREATIVITY OF SELECTED THIRD YEAR STUDENTD OF WBNHS: HANDS-ON APPROACH
- TLE/EPP
14. MARISOL BARBARA M. FERNANDEZ
- THE USE OF GRAPHIC CALCULATOR IN TEACHING QUADRATIC FRACTIONS TO SELECTED FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS OF WBNHS: A MODERN APPROACH-MATHEMATICS
15. MELONIE B. DELA CRUZ
- Simulation Games: Strategy to Foster Desirable Social Skills Among Selected Kinder Pupils at C.P. Sta. Teresa Elementary School
- KINDER
16. SHIELA S. ALONZO
- The Use of Creative Dance to Alleviate Bullying Among Grade Six Pupils at C.P. Sta. Teresa Elementary School-VALUES
17. JANET A. MACALOS & ELENA SANTOS
- Pandesal con Malunggay: A Means to Improve Academic Performance of Severely Wasted Grade I Section 5 Pupils of C.P. Sta. Teresa Elementary School-EPP/TLE

18. TeresitaDampog
- Action Songs to Foster Desirable Values Among Selected Pupils of Grade One Pupils at C.P. Sta. Teresa Elementary School - VALUES
19. ESTANISLAO CUDAL & DELIA D. CASASOLA
- The Use of Hand Signal Technique in Teaching Reading Asian Maps to Grade VIII Students of Pateros National High School – 
- ARALING PANLIPUNA
20. VISITACION C. CASTILLO & AGAPITO N. PEREZ
- The Use of Boggle To Increase the Level of Vocabulary of Selected Grade VII Students of Pateros National High School Towards Improved Reading Proficiency - ENGLISH
21. Maridel J. Rafael - PNHS
- The Wheel of Choice: An Alternative Way to Reduce Bullying among Grade VII Students- VALUES
22. LUZ RAYMUNDO
Focus Group Discussion: A Technique to Reduce Tardiness of Selected Fourth Year Students at Pateros National High School: Pateros NHS
23. RIZA P. GAMBA
- USING FRACTION BARS IN SOLVING TWO-STEP WORD PROBLEMS INVOLVING MULTIPLICATION OF FRACTIONS TO SELECTED GRADE V PUPILS OF R.P. CRUZ SR. ES - MATH
24. Donnabel F.Balantac
- Functional Language Activities to Enhance Fluency among Grade V Section-7 Pupils of R.P. Cruz Elementary School
- ENGLISH
25. Gina G.Dumalagan
- Directed Reading and Thinking Activity Key to Upgrading the Reading  Level of Grade VI Section 11 Pupils at R.P. Cruz Elementary  School: Phil-IRI Based Action Research - ENGLISH
26. Marife R. Castillo 
- Student Engagement in Science of Selected Grade VI Pupils of R.P. Cruz Elementary School: An Authentic Learning Experience
- SCIENCE
27. Quinn Norman O.Arreza
- The Use of Strategic Intervention Materials on Organelles to Foster Certain Process/Skills in Biology of Selected Grade VII Students of Bagumbayan National High School: An Authentic Exploratory Experience
- SCIENCE
28. Glenn R.Janairo
- The Use of Marungko Approach in Addressing Oral Reading Difficulties of Selected Grade VII Students of Bagumbayan National High School
- FILIPINO
29. EVANGELINE S. BUENAFE
- TEAM-BASED LEARNING STRATEGY: AN APPROACH IN TEACHING DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION IN CATERING SERVICES TO THE FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS AT Bagumbayan National High School
- EPP/TLE
30. Sheila C. Cruz 
- Reducing Students at Risk Using SQ 3R’s Technique at Bagumbayan National High School
- SCIENCE
31. SONNY J. ADRIANO
- IMPROVING THE COMPETENCY IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS OF SELECTED FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS OF BNHS VIA WHOLE BRAIN LITERACY.
- SCIENCE
32. ZOSIMO P. ESTIMA
- USING GEOMETER’s SKETCHPAD IN TEACHING QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS TO SELECTEDFOURTH YEAR STUDENTS OF BAGUMBAYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL: THE INTERACTIVE WAY
- MATH
33. CATHERIN C. GARCIA AND RISSA R. CONDEZ
- THE USE OF MULTIPLE DECODING APPROACHES IN SOLVING WORD PROBLEMS TO SELECTED GRADE 8 STUDENTS OF SRCCSMTHS
- MATH
34. MHAILYN L. LOTERIÑA
- THE USE OF GROUP DYNAMICS TO REDUCE TARDINES AMONG SELECTED FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS OF SRCCMSTHS: AN ENRICHING EXPERIENCE
- VALUES
35. MA. JULIE ANN D. MORANO
- USING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT OPTIONS TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH CLASS AMONG GRADE 8 STUDENTS AT SRCCMSTHS
- SCIENCE
36. Doris Vivian G.Casinao
- Video Narrative: A Tool in Collaborative Learning Strategies for Fourth Year Section 2 at Ma. Concepcion Cruz High School
- EPP/TLE
37. Mrs. Jeanette J. Coroza/Ms. Celia P.Gatpayat
- Use of Journal to Foster Honesty to Oneself and Significant Others Among Selected Grade Seven Students of Maria Concepcion Cruz High School
- VALUES
38. JOSEFINA T. OSMEÑA AND JOSE MARK P. BOLIVAR
- COMPUTER-AIDED INSTRUCTIONS IN SEWING TO DRESSMAKING CLASS OF SELECTED FOURTH YEAR STUDENTS AT MARIA CONCEPCION CRUZ HIGH SCHOOL
- EPP/TLE
39. Miriam C. Mabasa
- PaggamitngPahayagansaMapanuringPagbasang Mag-aaralsaIka- PitongBaitangng Ma. Concepcion Cruz High School
- FILIPINO
40. Maria Agnaya
- The Use of Comics Strips to Upgrade the Reading Level of Grade VII Section 9 Students at Risk at General Ricardo R. Papa Mem.Gigh School-  Main – ENGLISH
41. Imeldalyn P. Bueno
- Blended-Learning Approach to Enhance Mathematics Skills in Geometry of Selected Third Year Students of Gen. Ricardo Papa Sr. Memorial High School: A First Attempt
42. Maria Pilar M. Irupang,
- Iodine Rich Food: Key to Enhance Academic Performance of Severely Wasted Grade VI Pupils in English, Science and Mathematics at BagongTanyag Elementary School-Main
43. Hermelita Tanguilan
- Mastery Reform Ladder Using Strategic Intervention Materials to Address  Certain Learning Difficulties in Selected Grade Five Pupils  of BagongTanyag Elem. School (Main)
44. Gemma  Tataro
- Matching Teaching Style With Learning Styles to Ignite Better Performance in Science of Selected Grade Three Pupils of BagongTanyag Elementary School Annex B: An Exploratory Experience
- SCIENCE
45. Oliver A. Lahorra
- Fostering Innovativeness in Chemistry Using Simulation Approach  Among Third Year Students of Taguig Science High School
- SCIENCE
46. Rhonna J. Dela Cruz
- The Use of Scaffolding Learning Technique to Address Learning  Difficulties in Advanced Algebra of Third Year Students Of Taguig Science High School
- MATH
47. CARLO MAGNO L. DICHOSO, ROWENA DEL ROSARIO, VIRGINIA B. DOCTOR
- Using Graphic Organizers To Enhance Sequencing Events Skills of Selected Grade 6 Pupils of Tipas ES-Main: A Listening To Writing Approach
- ENGLISH
48. Anamarie N. Cabaccan
- The Block model Approach in Solving Word Problems Involving Multiplication  and Division of Decimals in Selected Grade Six Pupils of Tipas  Elem. School Annex:An Exploration Towads Excellence
- MATH
49. Ryan Gleserio P. Palamos
- Marimba Out of Recycled  Materials : A Tool to foster Sense of Harmony Among Selected Grade Five Pupils at Tenement Elementary School
- MAPEH
50. Dionicia D. Paguirigan/Julieta G. Buis/Teresita H. Nerona… 
- Overcoming Challenges in Solving Two-Step Word Problems in Mathematics of Selected Grade Six Pupils at Silangan Elementary School: A Collaborative Approach
- MATH
51. Wilmie Costiniano
- The Use of Science Intervention Materials in Teaching Science Concept About Plants to Improve Process Skills Among Selected Grade-5 Pupils of DaangHari Elem. School
- SCIENCE
52. Doris C. Bardoquillo
- QRSC- ( Questions-Research-Study-Conclusion): An Approach to Improve the Skills in Drawing Conclusion of Selected Grade Vi Pupils at Daang Hari Elementary School 
53. Mrs. Irma E. San Pedro and Ms. Cristine A. Ilao
- My Classmate, My Responsibility:  A Strategy  to Address Grade VI Pupils at Risk of Dropping Out-Capt. H. Francisco ES-Annex
- VALUES
54. Mary Grace F.Bumanlag
Using Power Teaching to Enhance Certain Process Skills in Chemistry  Among Third Year Students of Pres. Diosdado Macapagal High School
- SCIENCE
55. GINA G. TIAMZON
- USING ROLE PLAYING SIMULATION “ TINGIANG TINDAHAN”. AN ENTREPRENEURING LEARNING ACTIVITY OF SELECTED GRADE IV PUPILS OF DANES
- EPP/TLE
56. NELDA ANDUYAN-Napindan ES
- IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION THRU ACTIVITING THE USE OF SCHEMA TO CONNECT NEW AND KNOWN INFORMATIONAMONG SELECTED GRADE 6 PUPILS OF NAPINDAN ES.
- ENGLISH
57. AHMAD S. JAMMA-Mobile Teacher
- Writing Self Made Compositions To Expand One’s World Vision of Selected ALS Learners at Taguig City Jail Through the Use of Daily Photo Journals: An Engaging Experience
- ALS
58. Ma. Theresa Tardecilla- C.P. Tiñga ES
- Bridging the Gap on Inferential Comprehension in Reading Through the Mighty Powers of Directed Reading and Thinking Activity (DRTA) Strategy
- ENGLISH
59. VIVIEN S. BATOBATO- Tipas ES-Main
- The Use of 3R’s (Reduce, Re-use and Recycle) in Solid Waste Management: An Eco-Savers Approach
- SCIENCE
60. LEILA A. HIPOLITO- Tipas ES-Annex
- The Use of Digitized Modules To Improve Learners Performance in Preparation for the A&E Test .
61. John Elmer D. Ordaniel-C.P. Tiñga ES
- The Cloze Procedure in Reading: A Boon or a Bane?
- ENGLISH
62. Elvira C. Lagmay- Kapt. Jose Cardones Memorial ES
- Behavior Modification Technique for Selected Children of Dysfunctional Family: An In Depth Study
- VALUES
63. Norberto O. Portales III/ Ma. Leonita O.Turado
- Using Creative Drama : A Vehicle  to Foster Love of Country Among Grade Eight Students of Mayor Simplicio Manalo National High School 
- AP

Although some of the researches may seem simply descriptive or case studies that may benefit few constituents of the district or the community only, the choices of topics for researches address the immediate needs of the learners these days. It was the first time I've heard of an action research festival since many Divisions just encourage the supervisors and the head teachers without a similar event. DepEd Taguig and Pateros is fast showing progress in test results and academic excellence indicators with such an attitude to keep up with the competition. They are just too fortunate to have a local government giving so much support at every endeavor. While the media feasts on the issue of territory of where Bonifacio Global City should be rightly governed either by Makati or Pateros or Taguig, the teachers continue to raise the bar in academic excellence with this First Action Research Festival. Significant to note on the said event is the ensured action on the social issues the learners of DepEd Taguig-Pateros face each day because of the conduct of these researches in different schools of the Division. May this action research festival be a springboard of all Division of City Schools all over the country to acknowledge teachers who walk the talk in addressing the needs and preferences of learners. How do these efforts translate to high ranks in the NAT and the competitions? Let's all find out in the coming of age from their defense this coming December. 

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