Ilongga among 2018 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos

Driven by her passion and dedication to public service, another Ilongga made it as one of the ten Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos this year.

Dr. Alma S. Janagap, Master Teacher II of Pavia National High School, joined the ranks of 664 outstanding public servants recognized by the foundation since 1985.

She received her award during the 56th anniversary of Metrobank Foundation in Metrobank Plaza, Makati City last September 7.

A public teacher for almost three decades, Dr. Janagap was assigned in the Remedial Reading Program in 1997.

Since then, she has been holding reading sessions for Grade 7 and 8 who were struggling with their regular academic workload.

The program was recognized by the Department of Education as the Most Effective Remedial Reading in Iloilo and she earned the title “Most Outstanding Remedial Teacher” in 2013.

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She furthered her advocacy by fostering a culture of reading inside the school by developing a “reading clinic”, a one-room reading haven and the first of its kind in Western Visayas.

The clinic provides a conducive and reader-centric environment for academically struggling students that has contributed in maintaining the school’s zero dropout rate.

Her reading clinic eventually became a benchmarking model in the Division of Iloilo and has been replicated by 149 out of 179 public schools.

She was also the brain behind the “Project Mind, Body and Soul” (MBS) that benefited over 2,000 children in rural areas of Pavia.

MBS promotes improvement in reading and writing skills, hygiene and nutritional needs, and building of strong spiritual character among children.

Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. commends Dr. Janagap and he has requested the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to pass a resolution recognizing her notable works.

The governor is elated that another Ilongga is in the roster of winners of Metrobank Foundation and he hoped that her achievement will inspire more people to cultivate a culture of excellence in everything they do.

Dr. Janagap graduated Cum Laude at West Visayas State University with degree in secondary education.

She earned her master’s degree in education and doctor of education at the University of Visayas in Cebu.

She was also cited as Pambansang Ulirang Guro in 2016 and the Most Outstanding School Paper Adviser of the Philippines. (By Jezza A. Nepomoceno)

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