Malaybalay joins World Teachers Day celebration

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/ 05 October) — Schools in the city celebrated the World Teachers Day today with showcases of talents and students’ appreciation.

More than 7,000 students and 270 teachers from Bukidnon National High School (BNHS) held a two-part program with video presentations for teachers and intermission numbers from faculty members. There was also an awarding of loyalty certificates and trophies to educators who have taught at BNHS for 10 years and more. A pageant called “Mr. and Ms. Teacher of the Year,” showcasing the teachers’ talents as well as giving of tokens was also held in the afternoon.

Pariso L. Orong, BNHS principal, said “Not only today, love your teachers and respect them because without them who knows how things will be,” in his message to students during the program.

In Bukidnon State University (BSU), 9,500 students from all levels honored their 272 faculty members with separate programs. Pupil Government Office (PGO) and Student Council (SC) from elementary and high school each spearheaded a program graced by their teachers in the morning.

In the afternoon, the BSU Faculty Association headed by Dr. Magnolia Improgo facilitated a variety show at the University’s Covered Court. The show included three serenades by male faculty members and dance numbers from different colleges, graduate school, and BSU chorale.

Musical dance dramas “Epikong Bukidnon” and “Moulin Rouge” were also performed by students of Language and Letters Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at BSU Gymnasium, 4:30pm.

For Malaybalay City Central School (MCCS), their 4000 pupils headed by their Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) entertained their 80 teachers (including those who teach SPED and Arabic Languages and Values Education) with serenades and tokens. In the afternoon, MCCS Principal Ma. Antonietta S. Reburiano arranged a beauty make-over workshop for female faculty members with Sophie Paris Products as sponsor. The rest of the afternoon was set for Pista sa Nayon, karaoke singing contest, and bonding among teachers for every grade level, according to Principal Reburiano.

In San Isidro College, elementary and secondary students also held programs in the morning. The high school teachers were serenaded by students with Nikki Gil’s “Glowing Inside” while they received letters, flowers, and gifts, said Kendy Chloe Adajar, president of Student Body Organization (SBO). The SBO-facilitated program included parlor games participated by the faculty such as paint-me-a-picture, chess relay, and trip to Jerusalem. The afternoon was scheduled for sports particularly bowling.

“[I am so] thankful sa mga teachers and naa day na mapakita namo na important sila,” said Zonelyn P. Abad, senior and president of BNHS’s Supreme Student Government (SSG).

Days prior to this nationwide affair, “National Prayer for Teachers” leaflets were distributed to encourage the nation in saying the prayer at 10:05am of October 5, as endorsed by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III in Proclamation No. 242.

World Teachers Day is celebrated on 5th of October since 1994 according to 5Oct website ( The event is held annually to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization website ( This year’s theme is “Teachers for Gender Equality.” (Hazel A. Generalao)


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