Saturday, October 19

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Consuelo Gotauco

Consuelo Gotauco

Faces of Dapitan
“Gaano katagal na po kayong nagtuturo?” “This is my 45th year [in teaching] and I’ll be retiring soon. This is my last school year [in UST].” “What makes you stay in the profession?” “Maraming advantages, marami akong nakikita [like] the transformation of the students from the first year [when] they were so naive, to the fourth year [na] parang they have learned so much in the four years of [studying] in UST. […] And ako, ang vocation ko talaga, teaching. When I was still in high school, I would tutor my nieces and nephews in their lessons and that makes me happy.” “How has teaching changed your life?” “It makes me ageless. I’m 64 and I’m turning 65 in four months. May mga tao, they’re always telling me, ‘Oh, you don’t look like one.’ If I ask them to guess my age, it’
Josephine Placido

Josephine Placido

Faces of Dapitan
“Kailan po kayo nag-umpisa magturo?” “I started teaching in the year 1981. My 35th year (in teaching) was last November so I am very happy to have shared my knowledge to my students.” “What is your teaching philosophy?” “Education is forever, so you don’t stop. You don’t stop learning and that is Sociology. In Sociology, occurrences in life are learning experiences. All experiences have its explanations to why these things happen. And, ito pa isa, this is learning the skill. Sociology taught me the skill to listen, to read, to do research, and to eradicate stress in life.” “Ano pa po ‘yung gusto niyo pong malaman ng mga estudyante tungkol po sa mga teachers?” “They should understand that teaching is a thankless job; they should learn how to nourish what has been taught i
Analiza Yanga

Analiza Yanga

Faces of Dapitan
“What makes you motivated to teach?” “[S]yempre, [ang] kaharap ko mga estudyante. So, ‘yung different people, iba’t ibang character, doon ako namo-motivate kasi sabi ko nga nakaka-challenge ang mga estudyante ng AB. […] Sa isang araw, ilang section, different individuals.”  “Do you have life-changing experiences throughout your teaching career?” “Too many to mention pero siguro ang masasabi ko na lang, sa teaching kasi, ito na talaga ‘yung naging buhay ko e. Kaya ‘pag tinatanong ako [kung] bakit hanggang ngayon ay single pa rin [ako], [it is] because I’m taking up Ph.D. Hindi nga lang Doctor of Philosophy, kung ‘di ‘PangHabang buhay na Dalaga.’ Kasi naging focus ko na talaga kayo.” “How do you want your students to remember you?” “Ang gusto ko lang naman talaga, ‘pag sin
Emmanuel Lopez

Emmanuel Lopez

Faces of Dapitan
“Gaano katagal na po kayo nagtuturo?” “Kailan lang, mga 26 years. Kailan lang, 1990 lang.” “What makes you stay in the profession?” “Well, I like it. You get to meet a lot of people tapos, syempre, every day hindi laging ‘yun ‘yung ginagawa mo. Paiba-iba kasi you talk to different kinds of people [from] all walks of life. […] Saka parang showbiz [ito] e—everything has to go on. Hindi pwedeng wala ka nang gana. Kailangan magturo ka.” “What realizations have you made?” "That there’s no better profession than teaching, because here, despite the fact na […] sabihin nilang ‘di ka yumaman sa pagtuturo, the mere fact that you have touched the lives of other people in your profession, siguro ‘yun ang pinakamagandang regalo na maibibigay mo sa sarili mo.” - Emmanuel Lopez, Ass
Ronald Castillo

Ronald Castillo

Faces of Dapitan
“Ilang years ka na po nagtuturo sa AB?” “Six years.” “Before ka po mag-decide na maging teacher, mayroon po bang profession na gusto mo po sana maging or kunin?” “Originally, the plan was to become a lawyer. Then, I realized I was too high blood noong college. I always quarrel with my classmates and even bully them with my expertise of the law. Then I realized [that] whenever I prepare my reviewers, my classmates pass, so I’m going to teach.” “Sa tingin mo po, tama naman po ‘yung naging desisyon mo na maging teacher?” “Yes, definitely! I know I made the right decision. [I] realized, I’m doing what I love; I’m happy with what I love. I’m also achieving what I am achieving right now, and I’m happy with the love of my students. You can’t exchange that with the practice of l
Faye Abugan

Faye Abugan

Faces of Dapitan
“Why do you stay in the profession?” “[I]t gives me purpose. I teach kasi production, so TV [production], television siya. Matindi ‘yung [nararamdaman] ko na sense of purpose when I’m teaching kasi alam ko na the students that I’m teaching now, they will work sa field where I belong.” “What is the best part about teaching?” “‘Yung kahit presidente na sila ng Pilipinas, kung meron man akong estudyante na maging presidente ng Pilipinas, ma’am pa rin nila ko. ‘Yun’ yung best doon. Kahit anong mangyari, alam mo na you made an impact sa kanila. [The] best part is whenever […] you see them being successful, and sometimes they call you; they take you out for lunch, for dinner, tapos kahit ‘yung nasa abroad, ‘pag bumalik dito, hindi ka makakalimutang balikan.” “How would you want s
Nerisa del Carmen Guevara

Nerisa del Carmen Guevara

Faces of Dapitan
“Kailan po kayo nag-umpisa magturo?” “My God. I think it was 1996 so I’m doing 21 years of teaching already.” “Throughout many years of teaching, what has been the most memorable experience for you or an experience that you would treasure the most?” “I treasure, all the time, my students’ self-portraits. I treasure their creative works. I might forget their names but I’ll remember what they did in the classroom that moment when they shared themselves, [that moment] when they learned on their own what art form they wanted to do [and] who will influence their art.” “Kung made-describe niyo po ‘yung experience niyo sa pagtuturo in one word, ano po ‘yung gagamitin niyo at bakit po?” “Fabulous. I love teaching. I really love what I do.” - Nerisa del Carmen Guevara, Associa
Archie Resos

Archie Resos

Faces of Dapitan
“Ilang years na po kayong nagtuturo po dito sa AB?” “I have been teaching here in AB for approximately 20 years now.” “Bukod po sa natuturo niyo sa classroom, ano po ‘yung lesson na gusto niyo pong tumatak talaga sa students ninyo?” “[S]ana mag-push through lang sila sa pangarap nila. Huwag nilang hayaaan na ma-down sila, lalong-lalo na if they fail. Kasi with the coming of failures, it can also strengthen you. Pangit naman kung wala ding mga failures sa buhay. Ang maganda [ay] kung papaano mo hinaharap ‘yung mga kabiguan na ito at kung papaano mo naman din [ito] nalalampasan.” “May simple actions po ba from your students na, in a way, nagpapasaya po sa inyo bilang isang professor?” “[Kapag] nag-aaral ‘yung estudyante, sayang-saya talaga ako diyan. […] Nalulungkot lang a
Emer Gonzales

Emer Gonzales

Faces of Dapitan
“Gaano katagal na po kayong nagtuturo?” “I think [it has been] 26 years.” “What makes you stay in the profession?” “It’s human engineering, actually. Siguro, kung ang mga konsepto ay parang hollowblocks, you really are helping, especially nagla-layer ka ng foundations and I see it as crucial for nation building. Kasi kung kulang or hindi naman gaanong good quality ‘yung ituturo sa mga kabataan, what do you expect for the next generation? I believe my generation should not be better than yours. Your next generation must be better than us. That is why I stay.” “How do you measure your success as a teacher?” “In teaching, hindi mo siya masusukat sa kung gaano karami [ang] doctorate degree [mo]. It’s more on touching lives, making [a] positive impact. Na ‘yung pananaw mo sa
Chrisma Bangaoil

Chrisma Bangaoil

Faces of Dapitan
“[Since what year pa] po kayo nagtuturo?” “Since 1993.”  “Anong fulfillment po ‘yung narereceive mo [from teaching]?” “Fulfillment is when I see what we call in the corporate world the ‘aha moments.’ Aha moment is when you’re able to help them understand something. [I] see that I’m directly helping them shape their behavior, shape their mindset, shape a lot of things about them. [I]t’s challenging, but that’s the fulfillment. It’s when they look back or come back and say ‘Ay teacher ko yan.’” “Ano po yung pinaka-memorable moment sa pagtuturo mo po dito sa AB?” “Every day.” “If you will describe your experience in teaching using one word, anong word ‘yung gagamitin mo and why?” “Fulfilling. [D]espite the opportunities I have in the corporate word, I never gave up te