Mayor lauds educators during teachers' day awards program

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan paid tribute to the city's educators during the "Pammadayaw 2018" Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) of the City Schools Division held last Oct. 3 in line with the World Teachers' Day observance.

"I made it a point to attend this program which is an opportunity for non-teachers like us to express how grateful we are to you our schoolteachers for everything that you have done for the development of our children as their second parents," the mayor told the city's teaching force.

"The development of our country relies so much on your skills and talents in developing not only the minds and skills of our students but also in instilling in them proper values that will define their future," he added.

He reiterated that every parent prays for a better future for their children and will not mind if their offspring surpass their own achievements.

"Seeing their children succeed in life is no question the happiness of parents and teachers play a vital role in the achievement of this dream," the mayor said as he thanked the teachers for their sacrifices.

The awarding program in the region adopted for the first time the Ilocano term "pammadayaw" which means giving honor or recognition.

The annual activity which serves as the culmination activity for the World Teachers' Day observance aims to recognize employees for their "superior accomplishments, heroic deeds, exemplary behavior, extraordinary acts or services in the public interest and other personal efforts contributing to efficiency, economy and improvement in government operations which lead to organizational productivity."

During the program, awards in four categories were given to outstanding performers in both the private and public sectors.

In the private sector, named best performing teacher was high school mentor Hilaria Manuguid of the St. Louis Inc. Center; best performing school head in elementary division was School Administrator Annie Marie Caguioa also of the SLU Center.

SLU Laboratory Elementary School under School Administrator Melchor Pablico and SLU Center under School Administrator Lily Ferrer were adjudged as best performing schools in the elementary and secondary levels, respectively.

In the public sector, the following are the awardees:

Elementary: Best performing teachers -- Sheryline l. Bustarga, Baguio City Special Education Center, division winner; Lynette Clemente of Lindawan Elem. School (ES), Cherryl Madume of San Carlos Heights ES, Rommel Manzano of Dona Nicasia J. Puyat ES and Jessie Sinakay, Pinget ES, finalists;

Best performing school heads -- Marilyn Tami-ing of Kias ES, division winner; Helen Acop of Pinget ES and Danilo Gayao of M. Quezon ES, finalists;

Best performing school -- Baguio Central ES under Principal Ester Litilit, division winner; Gibraltar ES under officer-in-charge principal Lillie Polled and M. Quezon ES under School Head Danilo Gayao, finalists;

Best performing non-teaching –level 1 -- Rodolfo Razo of Elpidio Quirino ES, division winner; Villamor Tayaban of Fort Del Pilar ES, Jessie Quela of BCHS, and Ernesto Salibad Jr. of Dona Aurora ES, finalists.

Secondary: Best performing teachers -- Geraldine Sumipit of Pines City NHS, winner; Cecille Duran of Baguio City High School and Melanie Ligante of Happy Hallow NHS, finalists;

Best performing school heads -- Rosalia Ocyaden of San Vicente NHS, winner;

Best performing supervisors -- Brendalee Awingan , Public Schools District Supervisors (PSDS) winner; Jerry Ymson Education Program Supervisors, finalist;

Best performing schools -- Pines City NHS under OIC School Head Enriqueta Rabanal, division winner; Bakakeng NHS under Jesusa Yadao, finalist-district winner.

Best performing non-teaching- level II -- Jenny Orpiano of Pines NHS, division winner and Maria Balicag of BCHS, finalist. – Aileen P. Refuerzo

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