FORTUNE Life Insurance Company pays tribute to teachers today by conferring the Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua Award named in honor of its founder to recognize the outstanding performance of eight teachers, including three honorable mentions and five school officials at the launch of the ninth year of its Values Advocacy Program.
The program, held by Fortune Life Insurance in partnership with the Education department and advocacy organization MaryLindbert International, promotes the teaching of the values of hard work and discipline to public school pupils. Lessons are based on the life story of Ambassador Cabangon Chua who overcame poverty by embracing these values.
The Values Advocacy awarding program is also held by Fortune Life and its partner agencies to celebrate National Teachers’ Month which started on September 5 and culminates on October 5 with National Teachers’ Day and World Teachers’ Day.
The awarding ceremony of “Gintong Parangal Para sa Guro,” now on its eighth year, highlights the acknowledgement of teachers, division supervisors and principals who worked assiduously in promoting the program’s advocacies. This year’s awardees are Cecilia S. Custodio, PhD, Ernesto P. Dizon, PhD, both of Bulacan; Markson B. Mejia of Sorsogon City; Ronaldo C. Reyes of Tabaco City and Joenary D. Silao of South Cotabato. Honorable mention awardees for this category are Guillermo J. Flores, PhD, of Bulacan; John Patrick G. Lazaro of Eastern Samar and Gabriel T. Vargas II of Malabon City.
Gintong Parangal Para sa Pamumuno, now on its third year, is awarded to higher school officials from different schools division and district offices. The awardees for this category are Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz, PhD, CESO VI of Manila; Melody P. Cruz, PhD, of Pasay City; Bianito A. Dagatan, PhD, CESO V of Cebu City; Imelda Sabornido, PhD, of Bayugan City and Felix Romy A. Triambulo, PhD, CESO VI of Zamboanga City.
Winners will be receiving cash prizes, certificates and trophies to be awarded by Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones together with Fortune Life President and CEO D. Arnold A. Cabangon, Fortune Life EVP and General Manager Evelyn T. Carada and MaryLindbert International President and CEO Erlinda Legaspi.
Briones, the guest of honor and keynote speaker of the event, will be accompanied by some DepEd undersecretaries and directors. Officers and other special guests from DepEd, the ALC Group of Companies, and MaryLindbert International are expected to take part in this year’s VAP Celebration.