ILOILO — Out of 467 teachers who participated in the nationwide 2015 Search for Outstanding Teachers of Metrobank Foundation, two Ilonggos made it to the top ten.
Joining the rank of 336 teachers the foundation honored since 1985 were Rejie F. Palmos of West Visayas State University-Integrated Laboratory School and Dr. Myrna Libutaque of Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus.
Acknowledging their accomplishments, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. extends his congratulations to the two modern day heroes who are instrumental in molding the future of this country.
The governor, whose parents were both teachers, also thanked the Metrobank Foundation for honoring the teachers who excelled in their performance and have made significant contributions to the improvement of society.
Metrobank Foundation will reward the winners with gold medallions and cash prize of half a million each during their 53rd anniversary on September 3, 2015. A trophy and plaque of appreciation will also be given to their schools.
Last year, the winners were Dr. Jesus C. Insilada of Alcarde-Gustilo Memorial National High School in Calinog and Dr. Resurreccion B. Sadaba of the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Miagao.
The Search for Outstanding Teachers honors the teaching profession, acknowledging those who exhibit competence, remarkable dedication to their work, and effective educational leadership, as well as, their community involvements.
It is implemented for the past 31 years in partnership with the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education.