CERTIFIED DEPED PARTNER – Mayor Belen T. Fernandez receives an award of recognition from Department of Education (DepEd) – Schools Division Office (SDO) Dagupan for being a “Certified DepEd Partner” during the Division Stakeholders’ Convergence 2018 at Pangasinan Regency Hotel in Calasiao, Pangasinan on November 6. The city government and other city officials were also recognized during the ceremonies that aimed to recognize various education stakeholders for their contributions and support of DepEd SDO Dagupan. Also in photo (from left to right) Chief Education Supervisor Dr. Venus Estonillo of the Curriculum Implementation Division, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Lorna Bugayong, Assistant SDS Lourdes Servito and Education Program Supervisor Dr. Marissa O. Perez of the School Governance and Operations Division. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Belen T. Fernandez led five other city officials awarded plaques of recognition by the Department of Education (DepEd) – Schools Division Office (SDO) Dagupan for having been chosen as “Certified DepEd Partners” during the Division Stakeholders’ Convergence 2018 held at the Pangasinan Regency Hotel in Calasiao, Pangasinan on November 6.

The awards were conferred to various education stakeholders in recognition of their support for DepEd SDO Dagupan through the years.

The other awardees included outstanding individuals, government agencies, non-government organizations, institutions from the academe, business and media sectors as well as accredited contractors and suppliers.

Other city officials recognized under the individual category included Liga ng Mga Barangay President Dean Bryan Kua, Councilor Maybelyn DC. Fernandez, Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo, Councilor Redford Christian Erfe-Mejia and Punong Barangay Helen Fermill of Tebeng.

The city government and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) were also awarded under the national and local government agencies categories.

Agencies such as the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Dagupan and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Dagupan were also awarded.

In her message during the occasion, Mayor Fernandez, underscored the important roles of synergy and friendship in achieving a common goal.

“The path we are on is the fabric of our shared imagination. For all these years, as your humble friend, our imagination made all of our dreams come true. And as friends, we all have the power to make little and big choices that can change the course of our young students and our public schools in Dagupan,” she added.

Fernandez received three awards, one as individual top awardee, one on behalf of LGU Dagupan and another on behalf of her family-owned CSI Stadia under the business sector category. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)