LETTER: Teachers’ Woes

October 31, 2012 at 8:06 am Leave a comment


(We received this article from a reader and we are accommodating it unedited. The reader requested that we do not publish her name- Editor)

Something funny, if it is not nauseating, is happening at the Department of Education’s Pangasinan Division I based in Lingayen.

When Supt. Domingo retired, her assistant, Shiela Sison Primicias was designated as officer in charge of the division. There are other education officials who are qualified to take over the post like Urdaneta City Supt. Joy Junio Fernandez, Dagupan City Supt Ruby Torio and San Carlos City Supt. Rowena Banson. So why Primicias should be the OIC really makes the teachers wonder. Her designation was allegedly signed by DepEd Undersecretary Rivera but how long she will be the OIC is not known to the teacher who gave this info to us.
Perhaps long enough for her to complete requirements to be superintendent? Kawawa naman ang mga qualified na kasi hindi sila malakas. Kanino kaya napakalakas ni Shiela?

And what was her first order of the day? To terminate the designation of the head of the Gender Awareness and Development, legal representative and the bids and awards committee. Then she appointed her favored ones, those who are at her beck and call probably?

She also called for election of officers and/or revival of sleeping organizations of teachers, master teachers, department heads, principals, parents teachers associations, supervisors and others. A teacher said siguro she is preparing a power base for her. Or for whom kaya?

The mass induction was set on October 24. But the teachers wondered why there was no written memorandum for the event. Instead, the “invitation” was through word of mouth. She informed the principals to inform the org’s officers to come for the mass induction. They were also told to bring white blouses or shirts.
Finally, the mass induction came. It was held at the Sison Auditorium last Wednesday. And guess who the guests were? None other than Governor Amado Espino Jr., and the congressmen of the districts covered by Pangasinan Division I – Jesus Celeste (first), Leopoldo Bataoil (second) and Rachel Arenas (third). Of course, Vice Governor Ferdinand Calimlim was also there.
What is this? A political rally? These questions were in the minds of the teachers, especially when the politicians started to talk about their accomplishments what they want to accomplish if they are elected back to office. Arenas has no problem as she is unopposed, but she sang to please the teachers. Ferdie sang also, the only thing he does well. He is always singing praises to Espino. Or haven’t you heard?
Then it was Shiela’s turn to sing. Surprise! After she sang, her husband came up the stage with a bouquet for her, then kissed her on the cheek. Not contented, the two kissed on the lips in front of the crowd!! What is this? A private party? Did I forget to say that she was wearing a cream gown that looked like a traje de boda?
You may be asking what the white blouses or shirts were for. Well, it was for picture taking for the citizens charter book that she will publish daw. The book is on how to be a good citizen daw.
And then Shiela has a “state of the division address.” All schools will have Internet connection daw, but bills will have to be paid through the schools’ MOOE.
Then she said all teachers will have laptop as she has a program with Smart Communications. Naku, beware teachers, baka you have to pay in the end.nc
Ang sarap daw ng food – snacks, lunch, merienda. Care of whom kaya? Will the good-hearted one raise his/her arm?a

Well, teachers, sometimes you irritate me. You have plenty of complaints against your superior but you don’t want to speak out. Ano na mangyayari?

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