‘Bringing quality education to learners is my lifelong mission’ – Dangal ng Bayan Windel Alvarez

“The Alternative Learning System (ALS) is an educational arena for the youth and adults where their dreams of becoming knowledgeable individuals is never impossible.” This is what Windel Alvarez believes in as he fulfills his sworn duty as an ALS mobile teacher and Master Teacher I in Caramoan, Camarines Sur. Teacher Windel shared that he continue reading : ‘Bringing quality education to learners is my lifelong mission’ – Dangal ng Bayan Windel Alvarez

Dangal ng Bayan Annie Lee Masongsong: A teacher’s boundless love for the Mangyans

A few years back, teacher Annie Lee Masongsong received news from the Department of Education (DepEd): she has been promoted and she may already transfer to a school in the lowlands – nearer to her home and better equipped with facilities. To a comfortable person, traversing mountains, ravines, and rivers every week for several years continue reading : Dangal ng Bayan Annie Lee Masongsong: A teacher’s boundless love for the Mangyans

CSC Pagasa Awardee Annabelle Alipo-on: The epitome of passion and excellence

Annabelle Alipo-on, Principal II of Payao Elementary School, District of Binalbagan II in Negros Occidental, embarked on her noble profession as a public school teacher in 1992 – a journey which provided her unlimited opportunities to unleash her full potential toward achieving excellence and triumph. Her entire life as a teacher was dedicated to providing continue reading : CSC Pagasa Awardee Annabelle Alipo-on: The epitome of passion and excellence

Dangal ng Bayan Roderick Labay: Compassion in teaching, commitment to serve the Mangyans

“Kahit walang nananalaytay na dugong Mangyan sa aking mga ugat, may pusong Mangyan ako na tapat, handang magmahal at dumamay sa mga taong nangangailangan,” Roderick Labay, Head Teacher I of Apnagan Elementary School, declared. The choice to start his teaching career at the Dyangdang Primary School in an isolated indigenous peoples’ (IP) community in Bansud, continue reading : Dangal ng Bayan Roderick Labay: Compassion in teaching, commitment to serve the Mangyans

Teacher Jonathan’s story: Above and beyond the call of duty

By: Vanessa Vicente, ALS Mobile Teacher of Mahinog District, and Bazil Sabacajan, Education Program Supervisor for ALS (Camiguin Division, Region X) Jonathan V. Bacong, the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Coordinator of Guinsiliban District, Division of Camiguin, personifies the spirit of volunteerism. Prior to gaining regular employment as a public school teacher in 2007, he served continue reading : Teacher Jonathan’s story: Above and beyond the call of duty

Teacher Mina: Isang kwento ng pagbangon

Panulat ni: Marie Paz Diomino Delfin, Teacher II/District ALS Coordinator (Division of Zambales) “Sakaling madapa, huwag bumangon kung saan nadapa; bagkus, gumapang patungo sa lugar kung saan maaaring bumangon nang hindi na muling madapa.” Ito ang prinsipyong pinanghahawakan ng isang dalagang minsang nadapa ngunit gumapang, bumangon, muling nagsimula, at napagtagumpayan ang mga hamon sa kanyang continue reading : Teacher Mina: Isang kwento ng pagbangon

Former gasoline boy now fuels hopes, dreams of out-of-school youth, adults

By: Ednalyn E. Fajardo, Master Teacher II/District ALS Coordinator (Pulungmasle Elementary School, Guagua, Pampanga) Allan M. Delos Reyes, a District Alternative Learning System (ALS) Coordinator in Minalin, Pampanga, has lots of stories to tell. Years before he reaped his roster of accolades – Most Outstanding District ALS Coordinator of Pampanga 2010; Most Outstanding Informal Education continue reading : Former gasoline boy now fuels hopes, dreams of out-of-school youth, adults