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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Albay announces Gawad sa Edukasyon awardees

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec.8 (PIA) — The provincial government of Albay announced Wednesday the awardees for Ten Outstanding Teachers of Albay (TOTAL), Three Outstanding Principals (TROPICAL), Student Excellence in Academics and Leadership (SEAL), and Kadunong LGU with Best Practices in Education, all under the 2010 Gawad sa Edukasyon.

Albay Governor Joey Salceda said that the annual Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon is an awards system that recognizes and rewards the significant contributions of teachers, principals, students, and local government units to the cause of quality education in the province.

This rewards system was started in 2008 and is now organized by the Albay Education Department (PED).

Awardees for categories of TOTAL, SEAL and TROPICAL will receive a P100,000 cash reward, certificate, medal, and trophy each.

For Kadunong with best practices in education, the Most Outstanding LGU Best Practices in Education and Outstanding LGU with best Practices in Education will also receive P200,000 cash rewards and certificate.

TOTAL is for teachers who best exemplify the teaching profession and efficient inside the classroom and a source of inspiration to students as well as in the community.

The TROPICAL category is for principals whose leadership and vision have made their schools true bastions of learning and significant contribution to community progress and development.

SEAL is for students who even at the young age show significant and positive contribution to the school and the community, while the KADUNONG is for cities or municipalities whose education related projects, programs, and activities have made significant impacts on the lives of their constituents and have contributed to community development.

This year’s awardees for SEAL are: Rhod Jeram Sabater, John Eulo Bas, Jessa Marie Monson, Micah Madelejos, Andre Nico Belen, Kimberly Rapirap, Ronald Francis Dacillo, Antonette Reburiano, Shaira Orogo, and Aaron Castillo.

Awardees for TOTAL are Michelle Musne Daniel, Diana Lascota Desuyo, Sixto Osia Orzales, Leopoldo Castillo Brizuela Jr., Nora Laguda, Shirley Maravillas Rustria, Jazel Asejo, Ruben Cenita, Roger Banal, and Nancy Aguda.

The three outstanding principals in the countryside are Dr. Norma Orozco of Pagasa National High School, Rhodie Quirab of Ligao East Central elementary School, and Carmen Beldad of Albay Central School.

For this year’s Kadunong awardees are the municipality of Tiwi, Libon, and Tabaco City.

According to Salceda,the BAKAS will be launched during the awards night on December 17.

“Next year the Gawad Albay sa Edukasyon will expand to include Barangay Kasangga sa Edukasyon which will recognize barangay in the province with exemplary education related projects,” the governor said. (LGU Albay/PNA/PIA)

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