Press Release
September 1, 2010


Following their awarding ceremony at Malacanang, Senator Edgardo J. Angara congratulated the ten Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines as they were being honored in the Senate yesterday.

"As hundreds of good students are being acknowledged for their virtues, it is only fitting that we pay homage to the teachers who devote their lives to the shaping of these young minds," said Angara, who heads the Senate Committee on Education, Culture and Arts.

The Metrobank announced the awardees for the ten Outstanding Teachers of 2010 in early August. The recipients of the award were presented at the Senate after they were shown to President Aquino yesterday.

"Most of the time, these teachers stay in the sidelines as the unsung heroes of our times because they play a huge, if neglected, role in the advancement of education in our country," said Angara, a known advocate for teacher's rights

Angara, who drafted the amendment of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers to provide them with further incentives such as scholarship grants for their dependents, free medical treatment and pension, vows to continue his efforts to promote the teacher's welfare.

"Teachers are considered to be the heart of our nation's educational system. We in the government must therefore prioritize their interests and welfare, as well as their continuous training," pressed Angara.

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