A dedicated teacher from the province of Abra drives home in powerful style with a brand-new Toyota Innova after winning the grand prize from the Department of Education (DepEd) and CBS China Bank during the celebration of the National and World Teachers' Day 2022 in Bangued, Abra.
Simona Parañal, 45, a first-grade teacher at the Supo Elementary School in Tubo, Abra for 13 years was the lucky winner of the brand new Toyota Innova which was given as a token of appreciation for her dedicated service as a teacher. The car is estimated to be worth 1.3 million pesos.
The celebration of World Teachers' Day 2022 was hosted by DepEd-Cordillera at the Abra Sports Complex in Bangued.
Thousand of teachers gathered during the occasion to have a chance to win a brand new car, motorcycles, laptops, cash, gift checks, mobile phones, tablets, and other freebies.
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte led this year's celebration of National and World Teachers.
First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos was also in the scene as Guest of Honor. She gave a motivational and inspirational speech to all dedicated Filipino teachers nationwide.
"You have remained steadfast in mentoring the learners, you have built their foundation, and honed their skills. We are all grateful to you," Araneta-Marcos said.
"To all the teachers out there, please know that we all recognize your hard work and all the sacrifices that you have made to make the art of learning possible," she added.