Educ Alumnus awarded as one of the HuwarangMag-aaral ng Gitnang Luzon
School of Education
October 14, 2022
Abelardo Cortez, Jr., a School of Education (SED) alumnus, was awarded as one of the Huwarang Mag-aaral ng Gitnang Luzon, an Awards and Formation Program initiated by The Outstanding Students of the Philippines – Region 3 Alumni Community of Heroes (TOSP - R3ACH) that seeks to galvanize the youth into nation-building through exemplary academic performance, change-making social movement, and inspiring leadership services to their school, local communities, and the country.
This year, TOSP-R3ACH searched for role models who, despite the demands and pressures of higher education, remote learning, and the COVID-19 pandemic, endeavor to serve their country and people; those whose service to the school, community, and nation spring from a genuine desire and passion to make a difference in the lives of many with every day great examples of heroism.
Cortez’s winning advocacies are the Effective Integration of Technology into Filipino Classrooms and the Upgrading of Teacher Quality, especially in Technology.
The awarding ceremony was held last October 08, 2022, at the Elida Hotel Auditorium, Dr. Yanga’s Colleges, Inc., in Bocaue, Bulacan. Joining Cortez during the event were Ms. Iris Ann Castro (Director for Student Affairs), Ms. Mary Jane Cortez (Mother of the awardee), and Ms. Maria Victoria Pineda (OSA Staff).
Cortez, an achiever, made a mark during his stay at the university. He graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also bagged the 14th Angelite of the Year, initiated and served as the Convenor of the first-ever Regional Convention of Teacher Education Students of Central Luzon, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Teacher Education Student, Intern, and Student Leader by SED.