Dr. Ruben L. Abucayon

Dr. Abucayon

Character counts a lot in all human endeavors”, awardee is told.

Significant achievements and awards of the outstanding Science Club Adviser of Caraga Region came through perseverance, determination and competence.

Dr. Ruben L. Abucayon, of Alegria National high School was proclaimed as one of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines.

He is third winner from Surigao del Norte list of awardees. His optimism able him to pass this years final Board of Judges standards chaired by Senator Richard J. Gordon with Supreme Court Associate Justice Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez as Vice-Chair. Joining them in selecting the country’s best mentor’s of the year were Congressman Jose Carlos V. Lacson of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental; Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral, M.D, Department of Social Welfare and Development; Mayor Segfrido R. Tiñga of Taguig City; Br. Armin Luisto, President of De La Salle Philppines; Atty. Francis Ed. Lim, President of the Philippine Stock Exchange; and Ms. Lourdes “Deedee” Siytangco, Columnist, The Manila Bulletin and TV Host, RPN 9.

The awarding ceremonies held September 7, at the Metrobank Plaza Auditorium, which served as highlight of Metrobank’s 45th Anniversary Celebrations. The awardees were presented to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang, September 5, where the president conferred the gold medallion, trophy and cash prize of P250, 000.00.

The search is not only open to urban based teachers but also to far-flung areas. This year’s theme for the 23rd year of the Search for Outstanding Teachers is “honoring teacher as the foundation of the country’s future”.

The winners were chosen for their outstanding contributions to the teaching profession, personal integrity and character, instructional competence, professional and community involvement. More than these, however, the Awardees are ordinary people and teachers who choose to remain in the teaching profession despite extraordinary circumstances. They are achievers who measure success not necessarily by their professional achievements and financial rewards but by the triumphs of their students. (MEADOW Vol.11 No. 01 June-October 2007)










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