CBE continues to broaden education initiatives at 18

By: PR August 10,2019 - 06:24 AM

(From left to right) Former Dr.  Juliet Jeruta, former Department of Education Central Visayas director; Paulette Liu, chief executive officer of Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc.; Dr. Caridad C. Labe, Coalition for Better Education (CBE) president; Jeffrey O. Tarayao, president of One Meralco Foundation; and Luchi C. Flores, CBE executive director. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Coalition for Better Education (CBE) recently celebrated its 18th Founding Anniversary and General Membership Meeting (GMM) on August 3, 2019 at the Mezzo Hotel, Mabolo, Cebu City.

In attendance were CBE members, project partners and special guests from the private, government, non-government and youth sectors. 

The GMM was anchored on the theme: “Coming of Age: Continuing to Broaden Education Initiatives.”

Dr. Caridad C. Labe, CBE president, in her report, presented CBE’s significant milestones in the past year and highlighted the organization’s commitment to sustain the vision of “creating empowered learning communities”

The report also honored individual members whose valuable contributions to the organization in the past year have been instrumental to its sustained growth.

Dr. Jestoni P. Babia, dean of the University of San Jose-Recoletos College of Education, received the Most Outstanding Member Award for his unfathomable passion and dedication to serve the organization.

The Presidential Award was accorded to Jeffrey O. Tarayao, president of One Meralco Foundation (OMF), for his steadfast commitment and partnership with CBE in the last decade.

A Posthumous Service Award was conferred to the late Bienvenido E. Encinares, Jr., who faithfully served CBE for over nine years.

A special tribute was also dedicated to Dr. Juliet Jeruta for her immense contribution not only to CBE but to the entire education sector in Central Visayas. 

This year’s Medal of Excellence awardees were also presented to the press and the rest of the CBE body during the event. 

CBE’s 18th Founding Anniversary was presented by Cebu Landmasters, Inc. and Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

The event was also supported by the Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (AFI), One Meralco Foundation (OMF), and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). It was also made possible by VICSAL Foundation, Juanito I. King Foundation, Inc., Vibal Group, and Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc. / celr 

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