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Wild orchids from Mt. Malindang, Mt. Hamiguitan, Mt. Kalatungan and Kisaray were collected. These were propagated, identified, maintained and propagated at the nursery of the Tissue Culture Laboratory of the Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Maramag, bukidnon.
Sixty one wild species were collected: 3 came from two locations, 1 from three locations, and 57 from either one of the four locations. Based on growth habit, 93% were sympodials and 7% monopodials. With regards to habitat, 93% were epiphytes, 2% epiphyte/lithophytes and 5% terrestrials. Five of the 61 collected wild species were unidentified. Survival of the 138 plants representing the 61 species collected was 91%
Keywords: identification, reproduction, growth habit, habitat
The study examined the tax ordinances of the sixteen (16) municipalities and one (1) city of Bukidnon from 1992-2005. Minutes of the meeting on the formulation of these ordinances were studied so that the problems addressed by the legislation were determined. This paper also explored whether the ordinances contain implementing rules and whether there were sanctions imposed on violators. The study found that LGUs of Bukidnon had efforts to increase their locally generated revenues by passing tax ordinances. Most ordinances passed were on the imposition of fees and charges and not on real property tax and business tax. most of the ordinances did not have implementing rules and impose fines, surcharges and imprisonment for violators.
Keywords: revenue generation, implementing rules, 1992-2005, LGUs
The study focused on the generation of a profile of ordinances on child welfare and the elderly in the province of Bukidnon from 1992-2005. The researchers visited twenty municipalities and two cities in the province of Bukidnon. Ordinances on child welfare and the elderly were obtained from the Sangguniang Bayan Office. Content analysis of the ordinances was done. Results of the study revealed that only few ordinances of the local government addressed the problems of the child and the elderly. From these data, local government officials gave less priority to these groups of people and their problems. There is a need to look for other concerns of the child and senior citizens of their community so the local government officials can propose solutions of the problems of these groups. Furthermore, the need to stipulate Implementing Rules and Regulations is primordial in the ordinances so that there will a guide in the proper implementation.
Keywords: profile, ordinances, local government, Bukidnon
This study aimed to generate a profile of the ordinances on health and gender by the Local Government Units (LGUs) in Bukidnon from 1992-2005. Sixty-two (62) ordinances on health and gender were collected and analyzed. The most number of enacted ordinances (53 ordinances) were on health issues. The year 2002 had the highest enactment of health ordinances. Food and sanitation were given more attention followed by providing PhilHealth privilege. Only nine (9) ordinances on gender and reproductive health were enacted from 1992-2005 and the first enactment was in 1996. It showed further that local officials prioritized ordinances on health than on gender/reproductive health. Gender and reproductive health issues are relatively new to the legislators of the local government, thus, the need to strengthen enactment on these issues. Penalties and sanctions like fines, cancellation of the business permit and imprisonment were indicated in most ordinances. The implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) were not provided in most of the ordinances. In order to strengthen the strict implementation of local ordinances, Implementing Rules and Regulations must be included in the formulation of the ordinances.
Keywords: health ordinances, gender and reproductive health ordinances, local government unit
Students’ Perception on Teaching Strategies in General Education Courses
Authors: Anna Lyn M Batingal, Lucy B. Ledres, Pedro E. Taganahan, Eva N. Mendoza, Nemesio V. Betanio, Alisa M. Cabacungan, & Rudjia Faith T. Anino
This study was conducted to obtain a profile of the student’ perception on teaching strategies in general education courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. With the use of a researcher-made questionnaire, responses were gathered from the first and second year students who have either taken or currently taking general education courses in the second semester of the School Year 2006-2007. Focus Group Discussion was also conducted to some third and fourth year students from College of Arts and Sciences. Among the teaching strategies presented to the respondents, only lecture with visual aids and activity (LWVAA) was described as highly desired. All other strategies were described only as moderately desired. Findings also revealed that lecture with activity (LWA) were more preferred than lecture with visual aids (LWVA). It is implied that students preferred to learn more BY DOING (using LWVA) than BY SEEING (using LWVA). More importantly, lecture only (LO) was ranked last and was even ranked lower than individual reporting (IR). This is quite evident that lecture only as a strategy appeared unattractive to the group of the adolescent respondents. Students have individual learning styles or approaches to study that teachers should take into account. Data-driven inquiry and action research could be of great help to make classes in general education courses more beneficial for the learners.
Keywords: perception, teaching strategy, general education courses, effective, interactive
Investigation of gender differences on the teaching efficiency of Central Mindanao University faculty was conducted to determine the levels of teaching efficiency of the faculty based on gender differences, determine the influencing factors in their teaching efficiency based on their personal experience, point out gender-related issues and concerns affecting their teaching efficiency and to find out significant factors affecting their teaching efficiency based on gender differences. Purposive sampling techniques using a structured questionnaire with gender related factors affecting the teaching efficiency of CMU faculty was adopted. Means, ranks, t-test and step-wise regression were used in analyzing the data.
Results showed a “very high” level of teaching efficiency regardless of gender differences. Influencing factors on teaching efficiency based on their personal experience to the working environs were: updated learning materials (lecture notes, manuals), internet and computers or other ICTs and laboratory facilities as the first three items. Gender issues and concerns met by the faculty that affected their teaching efficiency were: conflict with spouse/lovers, household chores, workload preparation, family problems and child rearing as the top four items. However, highly significant differences (P<.01) were observed in “experience during undergraduate and postgraduate courses” and significant differences (P<.05) on ” family upbringing” in both gender on their teaching efficiency related to working environs whereas significant differences (P<.05) on; household management, spouse on study leave, unattended biological needs of spouse, battered spouse and no-offspring on gender concern affecting teaching efficiency whereby masculin is much affected than feminine. Factors significantly affecting the fender differences on the teaching efficiency of the faculty include age, household management and ethnic group for the masculine, while alcoholic spouse and civil status for the feminine.
Keywords: personal experiences, gender issues, working environs
The study was undertaken to determine the correlates of academic performance of the graduating agriculture students at Central Mindanao University. Specifically, it described the academic performance of graduating agriculture students, identified the personal, socioeconomic and educational factors that relate to academic performance.
Data were collected through a semi structured questionnaire fielded out to 309 respondents of the ten departments of the College of Agriculture during the summer of 2006 and school year 2006-2007.
Academic performance was determined from the computed average grade of students and found to be predominantly low academic performers. Correlation analysis showed eight variables related to academic performance. These were CMUCAT score, gender, ethnic background, attitude towards schooling, study habits, extra-curricular activities, instructional facilities and method of teaching. But regression analysis identified only five variables as predictors of academic performance. These were method of teaching (.316), instructional facilities (.314), CMUCAT score (.191), attitude toward schooling (.16) and gender (.119). About 39.3% of these variables can be accounted for in the variation of academic performance.
Keywords: correlates, academic performance, college students
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