Vice Governor Dennis Socrates’ office recently held seminar-workshops in Narra and Brooke’s Point towns to promote good citizenship values among students, parents, and teachers.

Over 600 individuals participated on December 3 and 4 in the initiative dubbed “Project Golden Encounter”.

The free seminar is part of the provincial government’s continuing efforts to promote good citizenship, especially among families and the youth.

The attendees were taught by Dr. Antonio Torralba, professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP).

Dr. Torralba graduated from San Beda University, magna cum laude, with the degree of AB Philosophy and English. He obtained his master’s degree in Economics Education at the UAP, a master’s degree in Education at the Ateneo de Manila University, and his doctor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Navarre, Spain.

He is the general manager and former president of the National Association of Secondary Schools (NASS) in the Philippines. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Asia & the Pacific, and Founding Dean of the School of Education in the UA&P.

“Ang purpose ng seminar na ito ay upang matulungan ang mga kabataan na gumawa ng magaling na desisyon sa kanilang pang araw-araw na mga hamon sa buhay at matulungan silang maging mas malakas at huhubugin ang kanilang sariling karakter,” said Torralba.

Vice governor Socrates said the event aims to enlighten parents and teachers about family life and students for personal excellence and leadership.

“Bahagi ng advocacy natin sa provincial government sa ilalim ng pamumuno si Governor Jose Alvarez na palakasin ‘yong paghubog sa ating kabataan at palakasin maging ‘yong kakayahan ng mga magulang bilang mga pangunahing tagahubog sa kanilang mga anak, and of course, palakasin ang pamilyang Pilipino,” Socrates said.

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