12 teachers make it to Metrobank Foundation awards semi-finals

12 teachers make it to Metrobank Foundation awards semi-finals
PRESS RELEASE: The shortlist consists of 4 elementary, 4 secondary, and 4 higher education teachers who will advance to the next stage of the search

This is a press release from the Department of Education. 

MANILA, Philippines – Eight public school and 4 higher education teachers made it to the semi-finals of the 2018 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos-Award for Teachers.

The Metrobank Foundation, Incorporated (MBFI) recently made the announcement after the evaluation of the Board of Assessors. The shortlist consists of 4 elementary, 4  secondary, and 4 higher education teachers who will advance to the next stage of the search. 

The finalists for the elementary level (Kindergarten to Grade 6) are:

  • Carina de los Santos of Uyugan Elementary School (Uyugan, Batanes)
  • Dominic Ocampo of Benito R. Villar Memorial School (Baco, Oriental Mindoro)
  • Sharon Ballogan of Langayan Primary School (Mayoyao, Ifugao)
  • Mary Jane Ramo of Tonggo Elementary School (Tudela, Misamis Occidental)

For the secondary level (Grades 7 to 12), the finalists are:

  • Alma Janagap of Pavia National High School (Pavia, Iloilo)
  • Josseth Ante-Malida of Landan National High School (Polomolok, South Cotabato)
  • Aimee Marie Gragasin of Philippine Science High School-Cagayan Valley Campus (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya)
  • Dr Venus Alboruto of Surigao City National High School

The following made the cut for the higher education level

  • Dr Mercedes Rodrigo of Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City)
  • Dr Carla Dimalanta of University of the Philippines-Diliman (Quezon City)
  • Dr Mary Beth Maningas of the University of Santo Tomas (Manila)
  • Dr Erlinda Vasquez of Visayas State University (Baybay, Leyte)

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones lauded the teachers for their unwavering commitment and dedication to service, fueled by their genuine concern for the welfare of the Filipino learners.

“This early, we congratulate them for making it to the semi-finals through their milestone accomplishments in service and in the community,” Briones said.  

Each shortlisted teacher will undergo field validation process to assess the depth and magnitude of the impact of their accomplishments on target beneficiaries and the community. They will also be subjected to a thorough background investigation to ensure that they are not only models of excellence in their line of work, but also of morality in their respective hometowns. 

This year, 4 teachers from the basic and higher education categories will be hailed as Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos. Together with 3 soldiers and 3 police officers, awardees will each receive a P1-million cash prize, a trophy, and a gold medallion during Metrobank’s 56th anniversary celebration in September. 

The Award is held in partnership with the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, the Rotary Club of Makati Metro, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Rotary Club of New Manila East, Philippine Savings Bank, and the Philippine National Police. – Rappler.com


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