Saturday, 6 March 2010

PGMA receives boxer Gorres, awards Cebu teachers

CEBU CITY (PND) --- Filipino bantamweight boxer Z “The Dream” Gorres, his wife Dasch and three children called on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the Mactan InternationaL Airport here today shortly before she took off for Manila after a daylong visit to Cebu province.

The President was joined by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and Press Secretary Crispulo Icban Jr. in welcoming the Gorres family in one of the airport lounges. Gorres also received financial assistance from the President.

Gorres, one of the country’s top bantamweights, collapsed and was hospitalized last November after scoring a 10-round decision over Colombian Luis Melendez in Las Vegas.

The 27-year-old Gorres suffered a subdural hematoma and underwent emergency brain surgery. He is now undergoing rehabilitation at the Perpetual Succor Hospital here after a throat surgery last week.

Earlier today the President led the awarding of certificates of completion to 97 teachers from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Cebu in ceremonies who attended the Global Training Program at the Cebu International Convention Center.

They comprise the first batch of teacher-trainees under Globe Telecom, Inc.’s Global Filipino Teachers Program (GFT) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Coalition for Better Education (CBE), a Cebu-based non-profit organization composed of various education stakeholders from the academe, students, parents, non-government and business organizations.

The Global Training Program is a 54- hour, six- day training program that uses information and communication technology (ICT) tools to create ICT- enabled learning in school.

In Toledo City, the President vowed to continue her hands-on governance and promote the administration’s key initiatives until the end of her term.

Speaking in Cebuano, she told students of the Toledo National Vocational High School that her government will continue to focus on three initiatives, namely; give more power and growth in each region; continue to work on creating sustainable and equitable development on the economy, education and environment, and continue to focus on the youth.

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