This is the second time hosted here in Cebu City. The first time was five years ago, last September 10, 2005. This is a national gathering of teacher and about 5,000 educators and school administrators attended. A Tribute to Teachers is an annual event organized by the Bato Balani Foundation and DIWA learning System.
The event is a one-day affair paying tribute to teachers in general- with special tribute to selected exemplars in the teaching profession- the honorees for the many faces of the teacher.
Number of Attendees: 5, 000 educators and school administrators
- Efren Penaflorida
Founder, Dynamic Teen Campany
- Hon. Armin Luistro, FSC
- Dr. Cecilio Pedro
Chairman of the Board and OIC-Principal,
Hope Christian High School
The five heroes in our midst: The Many Faces of the Teacher
- Efren Bino of Mataas Elementary School, Bacaycay, Albay as the island's lone educator;
- Donald Dungog of Science and Technology Education Center, Cebu an award winning robot his students produced through his guidance;
- Ma. Cristina Medina of Laguna Resettlement School gives hope for the visually impaired;
- Zoilo Pinongcos of Leganes National High School, Iloilo helps fellow teachers become ICT-ready;
- Ambeth Ocampo of University of the Philippine-Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University as historian, columnist and educators.
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