LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 5 (PNA) -- Educators in Albay celebrate the World Teachers Day Monday at the Provincial Sports Complex in Travesia in the town of Guinobatan.
Dr. Bibiano Sentillas, Department of Education Albay Division schools superintendent, said more than 7,000 public and private school teachers joined the occasion with the theme "Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies".
Aside from teachers, non-teaching personnel of the schools in the entire province also joined in the event which started with a Mass.
A parade, program, sports, contests and recognition of teachers completed the activities.
The occasion was attended by Dr. Helen Llenaresas who was guest of honor and speaker.
Albay Governor Joey Sarte Salceda, whose parents were both mentors, paid tribute to all teachers in the world, whom he called the real heroes for giving almost their whole life in the molding of not only the students but also the entire family, the community and the country.
Sentillas thanked Salceda for his full support to DepEd-Albay. He said the continuous support of the provincial government of Albay and other local government units in the province would be their inspiration to improve their tasks. (PNA) JMC/BNB/FGS/NIM/CBD