The National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) Philippine Cultural Education Program (PCEP) recognized exceptional lesson exemplars in various learning areas for the Kaguruang Makabayan (KAGUMA) Writeshop: National Trainings on Culture Based Basic Education Curriculum and Lesson Exemplar Competition held in the three island clusters in April.


National winners were culled from two categories: K to 6 and Junior and Senior high school, with one winner for each subject area identified. All winning lesson plans were tested in actual classes.

For the K to 6 category, the winners are Tirso P. Arcilla for 4th grade Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan; Imelda P. Dayag for 4th grade Filipino; Vilma A. Tulabing for 4th grade Araling Panlipunan, and Noruel M. Donato for Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao.

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For the Junior and Senior high school category, the winners are Grace C. Cadag for Grade 10 Mathematics; Melvin B. Tinio for Grade 9 Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao; Evelyn G. Tuazon for Grade 9 Science; Jeffrey C. Doguiles for Grade 8 MAPEH (PE); Jhames F. Labrado for Grade 7 MAPEH (Arts) and Rogeno Q. Valenzuela for Grade 7 English.  For Grade 10 TLE Team Planning are Merlina J. Placino (Author), Loida S. Narvaez (Co-Author) and Gerry Magpantay (Co-Author). Noruel Donato will receive a PEQ125 special award for her Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao lesson plan which tackles the significance of the life and works of President Elpidio Quirino.

NCCA PCEP’s Kaguruang Makabayan Program is directed to train teacher-participants, public school supervisors and principals in the production and dissemination of culture based lesson exemplars, readings and instructional materials necessary for the teaching of the K-12 curriculum and the integration of these into formal, alternative and informal educational programs. KAGUMA complements the Department of Education’s instructional and curriculum development efforts and answers to the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009’s (RA 10066) mandate to formulate cultural education programs together with the NCCA’s PCEP.

With an aim to preserve Philippine culture and arts through cultural education, PCEP is set to publish Learner’s Guide lesson exemplars, develop multimedia instructional materials for dissemination, and grant scholarships for Graduate Diploma in Cultural Education (GDCE), Graduate Diploma in Teaching the Arts (GDTA), and Masters of Arts in Education Major in Arts Management (MAAM).

For more information on the Philippine Cultural Education Program, you may call 527-2192 loc 309 and look for Ms. Jenn Bautista. You may also send your queries to