In line with the celebration of Teacher’s month, Fortune Life Insurance Company’s (Fortune Life) held its 9th year Values Advocacy Program (VAP) recognizing the modern day heroes who continuously shape the hearts and minds of the young through their hard work and discipline – our dear teachers. In honor of its founder and chairman emeritus, Fortune Life in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and MaryLindbert International continued last October 3, 2019 its tradition of recognizing outstanding educators and DepEd leaders through its Ambassador Antonio Lim Cabangon Chua Gintong Parangal para sa Edukasyon awarding rites at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Central Office.

This year’s awarding ceremony of Gintong Parangal Para sa Guro, on its 8th year, highlighted the acknowledgement of teachers, division supervisors and principals who worked assiduously in promoting the program’s advocacies. This year’s awardees are Cecilia S. Custodio, Ph.D. of Bulacan; Ernesto P. Dizon, Ph.D. of Bulacan; Markson B. Mejia of Sorsogon City; Ronaldo C. Reyes of Tabaco City and Joenary D. Silao of South Cotabato. There are three Honorable Mention awardees for this category namely Guillermo J. Flores, Ph.D. of Bulacan; John Patrick G. Lazaro of Eastern Samar and Gabriel T. Vargas II of Malabon City.

Furthermore, the Gintong Parangal Para sa Pamumuno, on its 3rd year, was awarded to higher school officials from different schools division and district offices. The awardees for this category are Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz, Ph.D., CESO VI of Manila; Melody P. Cruz, Ph.D. of Pasay City; Bianito A. Dagatan, Ph.D., CESO V of Cebu City; Imelda Sabornido, Ph.D. of Bayugan City and Felix Romy A. Triambulo, Ph.D., CESO VI of Zamboanga City.

Winners received cash prizes, certificates and trophies and were awarded by DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Briones together with Fortune Life President and CEO D. Arnold A. Cabangon, Fortune Life EVP and General Manager Evelyn T. Carada and MaryLindbert International President and CEO Erlinda Legaspi.

DepEd Secretary Briones was the guest of honor and keynote speaker of the said event accompanied by some of the DepEd Undersecretaries and Directors. Officers and other special guests from DepEd, the ALC Group of Companies, MaryLindbert International also took part in the values advocacy program.

The winners of the 3rd year Amb. Antonio L. Cabangon Chua Gintong Parangal para sa Edukasyon – Pamumuno (from left, front row) are  Dr. Bianito A. Dagatan, CESO V; Dr. Felix Romy A. Triambulo, CESO VI; Dr. Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz, CESO VI; Dr. Imelda N. Sabornido; and Dr. Melody P. Cruz together with (from left, 2nd row) Cong. Roman Romulo; Fortune Life (FLIC) President & CEO D. Arnold A. Cabangon; DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Briones; Dir. Luz Almeda; ALC Group of Companies Chairman D. Edgard A. Cabangon; PRC Board Member Dir. Paraluman Giron; and FLIC EVP & General Manager Evelyn T. Carada. The winners of the 8th year Amb. Antonio L Cabangon Chua Gintong Parangal para sa Edukasyon – Guro (from left) are Ronaldo C. Reyes; Dr. Cecilia S. Custodio; Joenary D. Silao; Markson B. Mejia; and Dr. Ernesto P. Dizon. Parangal para sa Guro Honorable Mentions  awardees (from left) are  Dr. Guillermo J. Flores; John Patrick G. Lazaro; and Gabriel T. Vargas II.