BONTOC, Mountain Province – In a simple, yet meaningful celebration, public and private school teachers in this municipality gathered at the Bontoc Central School last Sept. 29 in celebration of National Teachers’ Day.
Speaking before almost a hundred teachers, Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr., lauded and thanked the teachers for their hardship and the sacrifices in carrying out their responsibilities of molding the learners.
“Please know that we recognize your dedication. Most likely, whatever accomplishments your students have, you are part of it. And this should be a reminder to appreciate yourself even when no one else does. Pat yourself on the back, if no one else would. In the end, the greatest reward will be when your students succeed and come back to thank you for all you have done,” Tudlong said.
An educator himself who has been a part-time instructor at the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, education is part of Tudlong’s priorities under his administration’s roadmap. One of its pillars is empowered communities through strengthening the support to education and youth development.
He said in support of the education sector, the local government continues to allocate funds for financial assistance to all public schools and assistance in the Brigada Eskwela, Youth Leadership Summit, and the Municipal Student Financial Assistance Program.
The mayor also assured continuous assistance to the education sector.
Mountain Province Schools Division Superintendent Benilda Daytaca commended the teachers for their passion and commitment to delivering a quality education to learners of Bontoc.
Also in attendance during the event are Rep. Maximo Dalog, Jr., the Schools District supervisor of Bontoc, school heads and principals, and students from the public and private schools. To give more life to the occasion, students from the different schools entertained the teachers with songs and dances. – Alpine K. Malwagay