Celso swears in 24 new LSB teachers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 July 2011 17:19

Mayor Celso Lobregat started his first day of his last two years in office by swearing in 24 new Local School Board (LSB) teachers in simple oath-taking rites yesterday morning at City Hall Conference room.

Of the total, 18 are assigned in the different public secondary schools and 6 in different elementary schools all over the city. This, after the Department of Education earlier absorbed 18 LSB teachers.
The teachers officially started their work yesterday after the oath-taking and orientation. They passed the rigorous interview in City Hall last June 29 from 5 p.m. until past 4 a.m. the following day. There were over 100 applicants for the 24 vacant positions.

Also present during the oath-taking rites were City Human Resource and Management Officer Erlina Sanchez and her staff.
In his message, Mayor Lobregat emphasized what he termed as the hallmark of his last two years in office—that is the 5Cs, which stands for Conscience, Commitment and Consistency, Competence and Courage.

Lobregat told the newly hired teachers to have conscience for them to know and discern what is right, commitment and consistency for them to do right all the time not just sometimes or some of the time, competence for them to know how to do right and courage so that they can distinguished what is right and popular and do what is always right.

“In the next two years (of my administration) I will really ask much more from you, but rest assured I will not ask anything from you that I myself will not be ready to do,” the chief executive told the teachers.

Lobregat echoed the same message before the teachers and more than 7,000 students of the Zamboanga National High School West as they celebrate their foundation anniversary yesterday.
“Be the examples for your students. That is leading and teaching by example. Don’t expect your students to do it for you. I ask all of you to practice the 5Cs,” he told the ZNHS West teachers headed by the principal, Dr. Henry Ongchua.

Lobregat unveiled the hallmark of his last two years in office during yesterday’s First Friday mass at City Hall which was also attended by 2nd District Rep. Erbie Fabian and the entire workforce of the city government. — Vic Larato