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BSE Alumna: Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines 2016

Dr. Katherine Faith Adalem Maddela-Bustos, an alumna of Aldersgate College from pre-school to college, bagged the award for the Search for Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines 2016 by the Metrobank Foundation, Incorporated.

Dr. Bustos, a graduate of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education, the First Honors of the ACES, the AC High School Batch ’97 salutatorian, a part-time professor of Aldersgate College Graduate School and currently an English teacher (Master Teacher 1) at the Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, is named by MBFI as one of the 10 awardees of the Search for Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines after undergoing rigorous teaching demonstrations and panel interviews before the final board of judges, which was chaired by Senator Emmanuel Joel Villanueva and co-chaired by Rep. Romero Federico “Miro” S. Quimbo (2nd District, Marikina City) and members: Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. De La Peña; Court of Appeals presiding Justice Roman G. Del Rosario; Cebu Governor Hilario “Jun-jun” P. Davide III; the Ambassador of India to the Philippines, His Excellency Lalduhthlana Ralte, the New Era University President, Dr. Nilo L. Rosas; and, inquirer.net Editor-in-Chief and Philippine Daily Inquirer Opinion Editor and senior journalist John Nery.

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The 10 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awardees of 2016 are comprised of four elementary teachers, four high school teachers and two college teachers. They were presented together with the 2016 awardees of the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service and Soldiers collectively known as Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos in a formal awarding ceremony on September 5, 2016 as part of Metrobank’s 54th anniversary celebration. They received cash award amounting to Php 500,000.00, a medal and a trophy and were awarded plaque of recognition during the recognition rites led by President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the Malacañang Palace last September 12.

“The series of screenings were very rigid and tough but at long last with God’s help, I survived and prevailed,” said Kathy in her speech during the program in recognition of her achievements held at the AC grounds.

She is an advocate of combining vital teaching skills with technology to better engage the 21st century learners. In line with this, she pioneered the development of the NVGCHS English online Facebook page which promotes continued academic discussion online resulting in better performance of her students. DepEd has likewise tapped her as trainer for its Computerization Program.

For more than 30 years, Search for Outstanding Teachers has shown respect and esteem to the teaching profession, acknowledging those who exhibit competence, remarkable dedication to their work and effective educational leadership, as well as their various community involvements. It is implemented by MBFI in partnership with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.#cdp