Schools Division of Lucena City took the opportunity to recognize the outstanding support of the stakeholders from different schools in the division during the Education Summit 2019 held at Lucena City Teachers and Employees Conference Center (LCTECC), July 31.

“Gone are the days of individualism. It is time to maximize our effort to elevate the standards we set to the quality of basic education services that we deliver to our students. It is so that we can give more good news to our stakeholders,” Schools Division Superintendent Aniano M. Ogayon said.

With the height of competition among schools in generating more partners especially during Brigada Eskwela, the Education Summit created a feeling of oneness as teachers, school heads, administrators, and stakeholders coming from different schools met and thanked one another for the great contribution they brought to the entire Lucena City public schools.

“No donation can be big or small. For us, private institutions, government sectors, or even private individuals, we only have one goal—it is to help our community,” International School for Better Beginnings School Directress Elizabeth Enverga said in relation to their participation to various Adopt-A-School programs.

Before awarding the certificate of recognitions to the stakeholders, SDS Ogayon emphasized the need to report the schools division’s performance in the presence of the stakeholders and potential partners.

“I believe that it is important that you know the progress and even the flaws of our annual performances. We maintain honesty in sharing this with you, our dear partners, as we consider your contribution as a huge part of our success. And rest assured that we are doing our best to give impressive figures and developmental statistics as you continue your support to us,” he explained.

City Tourism Officer (CTO) Arween Flores delivered the message of City Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala who served as Division of Lucena City’s advocate in promoting better school infrastructure and learning facilities hence his “Libreng Gamit Pang-Eskwela Program”.

“The local government will do and remain to do its best to cater all the needs of the education sector as we strongly believe that investing in education of the youth better secures our future,” CTO Flores said.

Lucena City Public Schools Teachers and Employees Association President Wendell Perez headed the awarding ceremonies for the winning stakeholders and potential partners in the entire division as well as in each school district. Showing their support to the significant occasion was Assistant SDS Babylyn Pambid, who also expressed her sincerest gratitude to the awardees. CID Chief Josephine Natividad and SGOD Chief Epifania Carandang also thanked everyone, including the members of the technical working group.

The program, hosted by Education Program Supervisor in Science Roselyn Golfo, was also highlighted by the expression of gratitude of the division to its stakeholders where talented students of Lucena West I Elementary School performed “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” while handing out cut-out hearts with “Thank You” written on them to each donor.

Education Program Supervisors Belen Andal, Jane Baron, and Kristina Rogelio who served as overall chairpersons of the Education Summit were deeply impressed with the increasing number of stakeholders who provide sustainable programs for the different schools yearly.

Stationed at the rear end of the venue was a commitment wall where the guests and potential stakeholders wrote their promise to continue serving the learners particularly the Batang Lucenahin. (Jasmin Flores, SST I, Cotta National High School)