Division of Tayabas City lauds teachers
Teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Division of Tayabas City celebrated World Teachers’ Day last October 5 at St. Jude Multi-Purpose Hall in Brgy. Isabang
With the theme “Guro: Kabalikat sa Pagbabago”, the event created activities to show teachers how much they are appreciated. These were made possible by the joint efforts of all the people in the Division Office especially Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Catherine P. Talavera whose unwavering commitment to make a soaring division radiated throughout activities and Mr. Edwin Paul M. Navarro, ASDS who deserved a commendation for the success of the celebration.
The day started with the Eucharistic Celebration. The Mass presider Rev. Fr. Jude Moreno posed challenges to the teachers to use their hands in fulfilling their mission to help their students and pupils become better individuals. He explained that this could be achieved through teaching the children to be reflective, to live and make a living, and to gain and use God’s wisdom.
The mass was soon followed a by program hosted by EPS’s Richelle F. Quintero and Sancho Calatrava.
Speeches of appreciation
The program was graced by several important figures in the city and the division who further inspired the teachers.
SDS Talavera presented a lecture presentation titled Quality Teachers for Quality Education where she reiterated that everything she does are all towards the attainment of the Division mission of “soaring high”.
Acting Vice-Mayor and President of the Federation of Parent-Teachers’ Association in the Division Wenda Saberola-De Torres spoke matter-of-factly that teachers have the greatest role in shaping society. She also shared the three kinds of love teachers have: the love for learning, the love for learners, and the love that puts these two together.
Acting City Mayor Hon. Nick Abesamis also commended the effort of the Schools Division Superintendent to give the best for the benefit of all her teachers. He also assured the teachers that the Local Government Unit will always be supportive of the endeavors of the Division.
Vice-Governor Sam Nantes, delivered by his representative, Rio Palayan, also commended the teachers being the heroes and second parents of the youth, and the school being their second home.
Recognizing the efforts
The teachers weren’t just showered with inspirational talk. Saberola-Torres surprised the teachers by giving them roses as a symbol of their appreciation of the role they play in the lives of the children.
An awarding ceremony also recognized the achievements of the teachers. Awardees were presented with certificates and plaques of recognition and appreciation for their exemplary services and performances.
Songs of love
Furthermore, the teachers were also serenaded throughout the event with performers conveying their thanks to the teacher.
Selected students of Special Program for the Arts (Music), together with Mr. Jayson Labao rendered an original song composition entitled Salamat Sa Iyo Guro (SSIG). The City Division Personnel also showcased their talents through dancing and singing.
However, the highlight of the performances was when Claire Dela Fuente sang together with SDS Talavera.
After the sets of songs, the program ended with a final song, The Greatest Love of All that reminded the teachers not to falter in their commitment to teach well the children entrusted and would still be entrusted unto their hands so that they become the best they can be.
Everybody present in the hall, from the crew to the guard, from the singers to the dancers, from the students to the choir, from LGU to other stakeholders, from the teaching and the non-teaching personnel, from the chiefs to the ASDS and SDS and to the rest, each played his respective role of being a teacher in a day: a leader, a mentor, a guide, a coach, a therapist, a hero. Everybody was truly an agent of change.