Cebuana Lhuillier Awards Outstanding Public School Teacher
PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER – Cebuana Lhuillier awarded a public school teacher as the Happiest Pinoy 2019.
People in the Philippines have been described as outgoing, friendly, easy to laugh, loving, and happy.
Despite the hardships in life, Filipinos stand tall against it. They always find a way and optimistic about any troubles.
The Cebuana Lhuillier founded a campaign titled “Search for the Happiest Pinoy” that aims to rekindle the Filipinos optimism, resilience, and hope.
Based on a report from Manila Standard, a teacher from Gumaca, Quezon named Zaldy Bueno was hailed as the 4th winner of the award.
The 37-year-old teacher bested nine other finalists. Bueno won one million cash and a trophy. He has a very inspiring life story and how he and his family overcome the challenges.
According to the report, the teacher has a very inspiring life story and how he overcomes the challenges with his family.
Bueno volunteered as an Alternative Learning System (ALS) teacher. He even had his mom as his student and help her finished secondary education.
He is among the founder of project “Pidal Apakan Dunong Yayaman, Asenso’y Kakamtan” or PADYAK in 2017. The project aims to give bicycle units for children who do not have enough money for travel fees to the school.
PADYAK project succeeded with the help of the people and Overseas Filipino Worker donating new and used bicycle units for the students.
Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier expressed that the teacher really deserves the award.
“I am very happy with the results of this year’s search — with over 800,000 entries received through our branches, online, SMS, and walk-in entries.”
“It’s been amazing to read the entries of the 10 finalists and Zaldy proves to be a worthy winner as his tale will definitely inspire countless people to push on despite life’s difficulties, Zaldy exemplifies the commendable Filipino spirit of rising up from your current predicament and using that as fuel to make a difference in the lives of others,” he said.
Based on the report, the teacher and his whole family was a victim of the strong typhoon Rosing (1995). The storm destroyed their house and was forced to stay at their barangay health center.
During his college days, he had to work two jobs and finish college after 6 years.
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