We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty (W.A.T.C.H.)

We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty (W.A.T.C.H.) is a joint Values advocacy movement of the JCI Senate Philippines, Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Office of the President for Education and Education Related Organizations of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), PRISAA which maintain objective to inculcate to the Filipino youth the value of Punctuality and Honesty in the development and productivity of our Nation.

The movement was officially launched last January 11, 2008 at the Ramon Magsaysay High School in Quezon City, which is also the Pilot school led by 2008 JCI Senate National President Carlos Co, PACU President Gonzalo Duque, DepEd Secretary Jesli Lapus and Mayor Sonny Belmonte and 2007-2008 HP – W.A.T.C.H. Chairman JCI Sen. Cesar Ochoa.

By mandate, JCI Senate Chapters Nationwide together with JCI Philippines conduct free half-day and one-day WORKSHOPS for students and teachers as part of their Memorandum of Agreement with the DepEd, CHED and TESDA.

2009 W.A.T.C.H. National Chairman JCI Sen. Maria Agnes ” Aggie” Angeles led the First WATCH Summit in Baguio from May 20-24, 2009. On May 21, 2009 on occassion of the First W.A.T.C.H. Summit at Teachers’ Camp Baguio City, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, signed Presidential Proclamation 1782 declaring every month of June as a W.A.T.C.H Month and that for all schools, universities, colleges and department of local government offices and municipalities to conduct activities related to W.A.T.C.H. among their students, teachers, civil servants and constituents.

For 2010 JCI Senate Philippines Administration is led by JCISP National President Bernard “Bunny” Ong (Zamboanga Senate), and WATCH Director In Charge, Natl Sec. Gen. Felipe Briones. 2010 W.A.T.C.H. National Chairman is JCI Leah Desamito Santiago who led the First Anniversary W.A.T.C.H School Awards last June 10, 2010 at the Bayview Hotel Roxas Blvd. Manila. Consequently, the Search for the 2010-2011 Search for W.A.T.C.H Schools was Announced.

For more details, please contact JCI Senate 2010 National W.A.T.C.H Chairman Leah Desamito Santiago, Secretariat Aaron A. Tolentino at 4668138, JCI Senate Office QC 4125662, telefax 3744390. Mailing Address: 2nd Floor, JCI Senate Philippines, # 14 Don Alejandro Roces Ave., 1103 Quezon City, NCR, Philippines.

Guidelines on the Establishment of a WATCH School

1. Rationale

Advocacy for time consciousness and honesty is a significant campaign for core development of individuals. If everyone is punctual and honest there will be a concomitant valuing for self respect anf for respecting others’ time. These values cannot be taught but they can be caught by simply modeling the practice and making it a habit. Awareness of the benefits we can derive from being a WATCH implementer is basically the end goal in establishing a WATCH School.

II. Objectives

  • To know and understand the value of punctuality in the context of the development of a better Filipino character;
  • To cherish and value punctuality as an integral part of a true Filipino; and
  • To identify concrete strategies that will assist an individual in the actualization of the value of punctuality and honesty in one’s life.
  1. a. The School

I.        Any type of elementary and secondary public and private school can establish. The school may either be:

  1. Urban
  2. Rural

II. Schools’ Readiness

  1. Principal
  2. Teachers: Teaching and non-teaching
  3. Resource materials
  4. Any religion/sect
  1. b. Curriculum Instruction

I.        The concept/programs particularly the goals and objectives are part of the subjects where there is point of entry, specifically in Values Education/GMRC and Technology and Home Economics.

II.        Updates, information compaign in School Bulletin Board found in distinct places of the campuses.

III.        School Paper with special column regularly featuring students, teachers, non-teaching personnel who are exemplifying Time Consciousness and Honesty.

  1. c. Training

I.        School administrators will include WATCH program in the INSET and regular monthly meeting;

II.        Continuous orientation involving the Parent-Teacher-Community Association (PTCA) and the Student Government Organization (SGO);

III.        Conduct seminar-workshop to annexes of the mother school for multiplier effect;

IV.        Attending regional and divisional forum on time consciousness and honesty; and

V.        Formation of core trainers.

  1. d. Campaign for Advocacy

I.        Coordinate with the government organizations (GO’s) and non-government organizations (NGO’s) resourcing participation to or in attending seminars and workshops on WATCH.

II.        Collaboration with the division offices and regional implementers;

III.        Attending community assemblies conducted by LGU’s in Baranggay’s where the school is located;

IV.        Organizing a core group of trainers ready to deliver the program in special groups in need of the program;

V.        Conduct of contest (oration, debate, essay, ect.); and

VI.        Organizing of WATCH Clubs under the auspices and advisory of the Values Education Head or Coordinator.

  1. e. Monitoring and Evaluation

I.        Monthly monitoring

II.        Quarterly reporting

III.        Awarding of outstanding individual every graduation and or recognition day.

Notes:

  1. An instrument guided by the guidelines shall be developd.
  2. Guidelines in the selection of the outstanding school implementer shall be bassed on the guidelines. Corresponding points shall be allocated.

 

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