Financial Literacy Program for Schools Launching

Financial Literacy Program for Schools Launching

CEBU CITY, October 26, 2018BDO Foundation in partnership with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas turned over its official videos on Financial Literacy Program for Schools last October 11, 2018 at DepEd Ecotech Center. Dr. Juliet A. Jeruta (Regional Director, DepEd RO VII), Mr. Salustiano T. Jimenez (OIC- ARD, DepEd RO VII), Mr. Mario Deriquito (President, BDO Foundation), Atty. Leonides B. Sumbi (Director, BSP- Cebu), Ms. Rosemarie Espinosa (Program Director, BDO Foundation) graced the ceremonial turn-over of the said videos. The following videos depict the different values on financial saving: Bente Bente; Save by the Bells; Save to Have a Million – Teacher Edition; Save to Have a Million – Junior Edition; Walk Hard for the Money.

With the participation of DepEd officials from the regional and schools division offices, DepEd RO VII took the opportunity to officially receive and include University of the Visayas research studies among the Learning Resources of DepEd RO VII. This was turned over by Dr. Nerissa Lopez (Dean, COED).

As a conclusion for the gathering, DepEd ECOTECH Center Trainor’s Cottage was blessed and turned over on the same day.



An all-in-one deal: School in a bag

An all-in-one deal: School in a bag

The Turn-over of the two sets of School in a Bag packages to the Chairman of the Board of the Deped Ecotech Center from the Vice President of SMART Telecommunications as new technology-driven teaching and learning materials purchased for use of trainees in the study room and trainors cottage library. Photo by RD Juliet A. Jeruta

CEBU CITY, October 10, 2018 – An all-in-one deal on digital equipment and accessories were provided by Smart Communications’ School in a Bag to DepEd Ecotech Center’s Learning Resource Center and Study Room yesterday, containing digital equipment for both Off-Grid and On-Grid Learning Communities. The following are the equipment inside the School in a bag: one solar panel; one power station; one LED TV; one tablet PC for the teacher; one DVD player; one Smart LTE Pocket Wifi with starter load; one USB memory card; and five student tablets. Since its maiden operation on September 13, 2018, DepEd Ecotech Learning Resource Center and Study Room provides a conducive space for trainers, their participants and other clients to research and work on the literatures, references, and other information aids for their trainings, seminars and/or personal consumption. An extension room also exists if clients opt to do reflection or leisure reading. This center is equipped with StarBooks digital references on Science and Technology.

An all-in-one deal on digital equipment and accessories provided by Smart Communications. Photo by RD Juliet A. Jeruta

Further, in its aim to provide a mixture of state-of-the-art facilities and convenient spaces for trainers, DepEd Ecotech’s Trainor’s Cottage will also store the Smart School in a Bag in its Library for client consumption. Said cottage is set to launch on October 11, 2018.


RD’s Credo

My Credo


I, Juliet A. Jeruta, humbly recognizes that what I am now is a “GIFT” bestowed by the Lord Almighty as HIS PURPOSE in my life. Having ACCEPTED the “GIFT of being OIC-Regional Director in Region VII”, I see pathways of introducing and managing changes vastly different from what I had trodden before. So, this 2015 and beyond, as Carrier of the banner of Stewardship in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor categorized into 19 school divisions, I PROMISE to do my best to have these signpost effected;

Lead as an advocate of PEACE in the workplace and in the peripheral sphere of my leadership influence

PEACE will be the string that ties all diverse personal and career purposes of all members of DepEd Region VII family to move with SYNERGY in creating value laden filled services that will promote collegial relationships, nurturing peer mentoring and results-based driving force atmosphere in the workplace.



Enabling Mechanism for my People

All the learning, insights, reflections, wisdom I gained from the enhancement sessions I have participated will be optimally utilized to bring out the best in my people

That I will set myself as a model both in my behaviors, language, ideas and shall initiate conditions where my peers, family, subordinates will see its distinctions and espouse them because their lives have been touched, affected, directed or changed for the better

That I will leave leadership and personhood footprints indelible enough to be sustained by those who are left, will continue to do them and in the process leave also their marks so that the ripple of chain will not be broken despite the passage of time.

That I will be able to maintain, bringing my family with it, the good reputation I have established and shall continue to safeguard ourselves from all the negative influences ahead and around us whose consequences may shed doubts to what “I Talk and Walk”

That as we work together for the chosen strategies in achieving organizational goals, we will all be proud as co-owners of the achievements that we produced collaboratively.



Taking lessons from the past….

That everyone in their positions will always look back from what happened in the past, gain insights from its gains, will not repeat the mistakes, use them all to build the present and prepare the future anticipating the best fit

Shared Accountability

That through dynamic group work processes, consultations, counseling sessions, coaching and mentoring interventions, a synchronized decision of performance and accountability measures are established which everyone committed to observe, monitor, evaluate and will be communicated to all hierarchical levels

Responsive Service Provider

That all frontline service providers are aware of the kind and adequacy of their impact to the people/ communities they serve and the work they do shall not be considered burden but a manifestation of LOVE made visible.

Excellent Work Results or Approximating a Near Level

That the 19 schools divisions must all wave banner of excellent in their performance indicators of access, Quality and Relevance, Governance and Regulatory Services through smart investments in people, Structure, Mechanisms, Stakeholders and Observance of standard work ethics.


That in all these, the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY will always be with me, inspires me and pushes me towards that direction which this CREDO leads…..

These I offer to my CREATOR and the PEOPLE I serve.