The researcher is immensely indebted to those who in one way or another contributed contrivances in making the current study possible with quality. Given such an opportunity to convey her sincerest gratitude and appreciation, a due respect and a salute is bestowed to them.
A most profound thanks is offered to our dear Redeemer, Who blessed her with graces, spiritual light and guidance when pursuing her research;
Dr. Avelina N. Bergado, Head of the Graduate School of Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology, chair of the examination panel, for the assistance, support, and challenges initiated to the writer to finish the study;
Dr. Socorro O. Bohol, President of Samar State College of Agriculture and Forestry, the writer’s mother and adviser who untiringly and painstakingly guided the researcher, for her immeasurable inspiration in formulating the research work, for her tireless efforts in offering suggestions on the statistical treatment and interpretation of data;
Dr. Remedios T. Tomnob, Head, Department of Teacher Education and Related Courses, Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology, one of the members of the panel of examiners, for her unselfish efforts and assistance in the completion of this research work and religiously edited the manuscript; Members of the examination panel, Dr. Aida L. Tobes, Dr. Fe C. Montecalvo, Dr.Bella B. delos Reyes, for their scholarly critique and evaluation of the manuscript which had greatly enriched the quality of this research; Dr. Rosalina M. Paragas, Education Supervisor 1 in Science and Health, Calbayog City Division, for sharing her precious time in the distribution and retrieval of the questionnaires, for her scholarly and constructive criticism, comments and suggestions for the improvement of the research; The respondents, the SSG officers, PTCA officers, faculty members, administrators of the twelve secondary schools and the out-of-school youth, barangay officials of the ten barangays in Calbayog City, for their cooperation in supplying the needed data, for without them this study would not be completed;
Mrs. Judith Olojan, Social Welfare Officer V, City Drug Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation Office (CDAPRO), Calbayg City, for her indispensable ideas and insights which were definitely relevant to the study; Mr. Ruben Abrito, for his countless assistance in the distribution and retrieval of the questionnaires and his untiring help extended to the researcher during the conduct of the study; To Angie B. Antonio, Zennia Velasco and Gilbert M. Ortiz, who extended their helping hand in typing the manuscript and editing the pictures and were always ready to assist everytime they were needed by the researcher; Mr. Yoyoy Genotiva, for his unselfish efforts in translating the questionnaire and focus group discussion interview guide from English to the vernacular; To my friends and colleagues at TTMIST, Calbayog City for their encouragement and moral support; To Enrico, her ever supportive and loving husband who greatly sacrificed during her crucial moments in preparing this book, and widely bid his helping hands for everything in all means. To all of them, a millionfold of THANKS!
Nancy Faye Bohol-Bernardo
D E D I C A T I O N
TO ALL MY SPARKLES AND INSPIRATION IN LIFE . . . .
For their unseen, but felt infinite love and care
Beloved Husband, RICKY;
Precious gems of my life,
DENISE PAULINE and DANIELLE PATRICE;
Daddy NANDING and Mommy SUSIE;
Brod CHOI and his wife, ORESS with their kids
GABRIEL OLIVER and JAIRUS ANDREW;
Sis SHIRLEY JOYCE ;
Sis TRIXY DONNA MARIE;
Brod CHICO, and above all to
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