Lingayen – Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III led the induction ceremony for the new set of student leaders and Parents’ Teachers’ Association (PTA) officials of the Don Marcelo Jimenez Memorial Polytechnic Institute in Dasol town recently.
Governor Espino, despite his hectic schedule, took time to visit the school on September 23 to administer the oath-taking ceremony of student leaders representing the school’s supreme student government, interest clubs and homeroom associations.
The governor, who vowed support to the education sector, noted that the provincial government under his administration in partnership with the local government unit of Dasol led by Mayor Eric Verzosa will endeavor to further promote education in their locality.
“We shall work hand-in-hand and help prepare for your future, but we can’t do it alone. You must also do your part,” Governor Espino said.
Expressing concern for the sacrifices of the parents and guardians of the students for their education, the provincial chief executive likewise stressed the practical things in life that students must always consider.
“If you don’t think about yourself, think of those who always care for you. Panunuten yo dagiti nagannak kadakayo, dagiti sakripisyo da para kadakayo (Iisipin nyo ang mga magulang nyo at ang mga sakripisyo nila para sa inyo),” Governor Pogi said.
Meanwhile, Mayor Verzosa thanked Governor Espino for gracing the activity and for his reassuring declaration of support to the town’s agenda for education.
Towards the end of the program, DMJMPI President Ray Jimenez Benaza, along with Mayor Verzosa, Vice Mayor Rizalde Bernal and Councilor Nelson Espinosa presented a certificate of commendation to the governor in recognition of his support to the induction rites.
Inducted in top positions of the school were: Supreme Student Government President Krissel Joy Balazon and Federated Parents’ Teachers’ Association President Raquel Reyes. /Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca