DepEd launches Catbalogan City schools division office, installs De Veyra as OIC
CATBALOGAN CITY-The Department of Education (DEpEd) Regional Director Luisa Bautista Yu with Catbalogan City Mayor Coefrdo Uy launched the Catbalogan City Deped Division and installed Dr. Editha De Veyra from Leyte as the officer- in- charge.
A motorcade around the city signalled the opening of the city DepEd division office located at San Bartolome Street.
As Catbalogan became a city, it is then automatic that the DepEd will function as another division apart from the Samar Division.
The new city division will cover both public and private schools located in Catbalogan with a total personnel of some 757 under De Veyra’s watch.
In the simple ceremonies that followed, De Veyra formally accepted the challenge as the division head. She asked the support of the personnel and teachers.
“Hindi man ako taga dito pero magiging maayos at madali ang lahat kung magtutulungan tayo,” she said.
De Veyra served as OIC- assistant superintendent in Samar for one and half year in 2010, and in Biliran.
De Veyra finished her doctoral degree (PH.D) Doctor of Philosophy major in Educational Programs Management in 2003 at the Eastern Visayas State University(EVSU).
She started as elementary grade teacher in 1974, and has served the department for 43 years.
The program that ushered the new city division ended with the message of Mayor Uy as he expressed his appreciation on the launch of the City Division, he also announced rice support for the city division teachers.
The Deped-8 had earlier opened its division in Catbalogan but was forced to collapse as its cityhood was not yet ascertain until the Supreme Court ruled its finality as a city. (PIA 8- Samar with A Ebalde)
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