CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan - The Bulacan provincial government, together with the Department of Education (DepEd), on Tuesday recognized the outstanding teachers of the province during the 23rd Bulacan Outstanding Administrators, Teachers and Supervisors (BOATS) awarding ceremony held at the Hiyas Pavillon inside the Capitol compound here.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado hailed the teachers, congratulating them for "keeping the flames of freedom alive."
"Thank you very much for dedicating your lives to our children and to our future, and more importantly, the cause of freedom and enlightenment in our country," he said
The 2012 awardees were 10 elementary classroom teachers; one elementary school head teacher; three elementary school principal; one secondary school teacher; one secondary school head teacher and one secondary school principal award.
The special citation for education program supervisor award went to Cynthia Mercado Vendivil, Iluminada Valdivia Estinos and Zenaida Santiago Fernando,Ed.D., all of DepEd Bulacan Division Office.
The special citation for public schools district supervisor awardees were Juanita Mendoza Ignacio of Meycauayan district, Alberto Bernabe Bautista, Ph.D. of San Miguel South district, Matilde Fajardo Zamora, Ph.D. of Guiguinto district, Divina Joson Florews of Calumpit district, Amelia Antonio Santiago, Ph.D. of Bocaue district and Mario Daring Bareo of Norzagaray district.
Meanwhile, Senator Teofisto "TG" Guingona III, the guest of honor and speaker, also recognized the important role the country's educators play in nation-building and likewise lauded their efforts in inspiring millions of Filipino students to become better citizens.
Guingona acknowledged the hard work and dedication of public school teachers in uplifting the quality of education and by giving hope to poor students. The senator likewise echoed the efforts made by the Aquino administration in fighting poverty by investing in quality education.