March birthdays

march birthdays

It’s raining birthdays this month of March! To all of the celebrants, enjoy your special day and stay healthy and happy. Here they are:

  • Malu Ortiz (March 1)
  • Evelyn Bongalon (March 5)
  • Zeny Cervantes (March 11)
  • Larry Ramos (March 20)
  • Mrs. Agapita Correa (March 16)
  • Mrs. Au Torrijos (March 24)

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Happy Teachers’ Day

teacherIt’s better late than never… Here’s wishing all the wonderful teachers who remain part of our lives because of a great deal of knowledge and wisdom they imparted to all of us when we were still under their tutelage. To them, our deepest respect.

Ma’am Lilia writes

Here’s the letter Ma’am Lilia Andres sent to us last February 13. As announced in an earlier post, we have finally managed to track her down via the Internet. We’ll try to have a phone interview with her as soon as we get the chance.

Please consider this post as a reminder to all of us that we’re still looking for our missing classmates and teachers.

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Wanted: male teachers


Written by Dr. Michael L. Tan
Philippine Daily Inquirer

My daughter was clearly excited when she came home from her first day at school last June. In between giggles, she blurted out, in Filipino, what seemed almost like a secret: “Our teacher is male.”

I thought it was a breakthrough that her school had hired a male to handle the main teaching tasks for a Grade 1 class. Before that, for all my kids in their preschools and kindergartens, I’d hear of male teachers only as “coaches” handling sports, but it’s different having a male teacher handling the three Rs and other academic subjects.

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Thanks ma’am, thanks sir

Written by Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

On Tuesday, how about saying thanks to a favorite teacher?

The Department of Education is calling on all Filipinos – whether student, policeman, office worker or government employee, etc. – to send a simple message of gratitude to at least one former teacher to commemorate World Teachers’ Day.

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