Hail to the Filipino Teacher
Saturday has got to be one of the most tiring days I’ve had in years! But seeing over ten thousand teachers converge at the Araneta Coliseum, the smiles on their faces and their words of gratitude were enough to compensate for a hard day’s work.
Diwa, the textbook publishing company that I work for, staged its biggest Tribute to Teachers ever last Saturday at the Big Dome. Every Diwa employee volunteered to help out in the event as ushers, stage hands, booth managers, and runners. We were there as early as 9 in the morning to prepare for the program which was scheduled at 1:30 in the afternoon. I was one of the people assigned as ushers. From where I was (literally and figuratively), the event was just overwhelming. I don’t know how else to describe it.