Teachers from Butuan City, Baguio City, and Alaminos, Laguna emerged as the National Winners of the 2014 GURO NG PAG-ASA (Gantimpala para sa Ulirang PagtutuRO ng PAG-iimpok at Araling PanSAlapi) in awarding ceremonies held today at the BSP. The 2014 GURO ng PAG-ASA National Winners are:
- For Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP)
Ms. Angelie C. Alvizo, Butuan City Special Education (SPED) Center, Butuan
- For Araling Panlipunan (AP)
Ms. Juana Nimfa P. Abrigo, Alaminos Elementary School, Laguna
- For Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP)
Mr. Danilo B. Bambico, Baguio City Special Education (SPED) Center, Baguio
A new award, the Bida sa Pag-iimpok at Pangkabuhayan Award (BSP Award), was also given this year to honor the best sustained savings and entrepreneurship program implemented by a teacher/student/class or school. The BSP Award was given to Rexza Mae C. Panaligan, a grade 5 student of Santa Barbara Central Elementary School, Iloilo for her peer tutoring program where she demonstrated resourcefulness in managing her own finances and strong commitment to promoting financial skills to her peers.
On its third year, GURO ng PAG-ASA is an annual rewards program of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for the best teachers who teach and integrate lessons in saving, money management, and entrepreneurship in the elementary curriculum through three entry subjects: Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao, Araling Panlipunan, and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan.
The most nominations were received this year which include entries from twelve (12) regions out of seventeen (17) in the country. The nominees were narrowed down by the screening committee composed of representatives from DepEd and the academe.
This year’s winners were chosen not only for their exemplary performance in teaching financial lessons to their pupils but also for their exceptional dedication to extend financial education to their respective communities. Area Finalists include Mr. Jose Michael C. Gaje of Santa Barbara Central Elementary School, Iloilo, and Ms. Maria Lucille V. Gabriel of San Ildefonso Elementary School, Bulacan for EsP, Ms. Jeanette Z. Bagtas of Caba Elementary School, La Union and Ms. Brigida P. Borra of Passi I Central Elementary School, Iloilo for AP, and Mr. Darwin T. Tadifa of Tubungan Central Elementary School, Iloilo for EPP.
The Board of Judges, chaired by former DepEd OIC Dr. Fe A. Hidalgo, also include Dr. Wilma S. Reyes, Philippine Normal University Vice President for Research, Planning and Quality Assurance, and Dr. Marilette R. Almayda, Director III of the Bureau of Elementary Education-DepEd as members.