A BENGUET teacher is set to receive a prestigious international award for his dedication to the profession of education and his actions to benefit disadvantaged students.
Dangwa Agro-Industrial School Head Teacher V Marcelo Otinguey is set to receive the prestigious Thai Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA), the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Tuesday.
The PMCA, established in 2015, and named after Thai royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, is an award for Southeast Asian teachers who have been recognized for their positive impact on their students, especially for disadvantaged and indigent student populations.
Otinguey joined the roster of teachers chosen as 2021’s PMCA recipients for multiple projects that he has initiated for students in the province.
Among these projects is the “Book for the Barrios” program that provided learning materials and reading centers for primary and secondary-level students in rural areas.
He was also cited for the “Share-a-Joy/Share Your Extras” donation drive for indigent communities, as well as the “Wheels for Persons-With-Disabilities” initiative that provided wheelchairs and crutches to handicapped indigents.
Otinguey is set to receive the award on October 29.