Tribute to Teachers


Diwa, the leading publisher of textbooks and academic supplementary magazines in the Philippines, will be staging the biggest Tribute to Teachers ever, its yearly homage to the hard-working and resilient Filipino teaching force. This year’s gathering of educators from all over the country will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on 09 September 2006 from1:30 to 5 in the afternoon. The event will be a convergence of the greatest and brightest in the Philippine education sector.

Sharing their time and providing inspiration are Dennis Waitley, founding director of US National Council on Self-Esteem; Sen. Mar Roxas; Sec. Jesli Lapuz of the Department of Education; Butch Jimenez, senior vice president of PLDT; Francis Kong, president of Business Matters Values Foundation; Sandy Prieto-Valdez, president of the Philippine Daily Inquirer; and Roselle Ambubuyog, the country’s first visually impaired summa cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University. There will also be performances by surprise guest stars.

It is not very often that teachers are given this kind of attention. With all their sacrifices, they deserve all the glory.

2 Comments so far

  1. ines m. basaen (unregistered) on September 4th, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

    We always say that teachers are the unsung heroes in developing the country’s human resource. Teachers are our second parents, taking on some of our parents’ roles, yet, they are the most “overused” in this country and of course, under compensated, especially teachers in the public schools. They are “used” during elections, putting their lives in the forefront to defend our ballots, yet, they are not given enough support and importance as indicated by the salary rates given by the government.

    The “Tribute to the Teachers” is one very important celebration, celebrating teachers’ contributions to nation building.

    I salute all teachers who continue to commit themselves to the development of the children, youth and adults…

  2. juOn (unregistered) on September 12th, 2006 @ 4:01 pm

    Hi Arthur,

    Thank you for your comment. You’d be surprised at how some square pegs, the exceptional and highly flexible ones, fit round holes. I am proud that the complexity of my personality hasn’t hindered my professional growth. I apologize if my rough edges cut your sensibilities. Take care.


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