DepEd CALABARZON salutes teachers of teachers
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
This inspiring quote is a perfect conjecture to highlight World Teachers Day celebration last October 5, 2012 at asfafsDepEd CALABARZON. In consonance with DepEd Memorandum No. 147, s. 2012 entitled National Teachers’ Month and World Teachers’ Day Nationwide Celebration, DepEd Region 4A CALABARZON, with its initiative to give honor and recognition to teachers of teachers, celebrated the said event with a simple program. A thanksgiving mass commenced the day’s activity which was officiated by Bishop Efraim Perez-FCS, the Secretary of Interfaith at Malacanang Palace. During her welcome remarks, Regional Director, Lorna Dig Dino stressed that the international day is an opportunity to emphasize the challenges facing the teaching profession. It is essential to give this day much visibility and impact as much as possible. The celebration became extra meaningful because of the presence of special guests from DepEd Central office headed by Dr. Elena R. Ruiz, Assistant Secretary for Programs and Projects, Dr. Socorro Pilor, Director of IMCS and Dr. Beatriz Torno, Teacher Education Council Director.“There can be no quality education without competent and motivated teachers. Teachers are among the many factors that keep children in school and influence learning. They help students think critically, process information from several sources, work cooperatively, tackle problems and make informed choices” Asec. Ruiz said in her inspirational message which received a resounding applause from the audience.
Highlight of the program was the giving of recognition to teachers of teachers who provided impeccable leadership, defined direction and inspiration to others in their immediate sphere of influence. Awarded during the ceremony were the different Schools Division Superintendents, Assistant Schools Division Superintendents, Education Program Supervisors in the 15 divisions of DepEd Region 4A CALABARZON including those from the regional office.