313 new teachers take oath
by: Jean C. Boado
…”Kasihan nawa ako ng Diyos.”
Thus concluded the oath of office of some 313 newly-appointed teachers of the 2nd district of La Union during the Mass Oath-taking and Orientation of Newly-appointed Teachers this calendar year 2013 held on August 21 at the Agoo Civic Center.
Agoo opens children’s art exhibit
by Joseph R. Sermonia
“Creative, amazing and wonderful!”
That’s how the art enthusiasts of Agoo, La Union describe the 38 creations/masterpieces of the young Agoeños during the opening of Children’s Art Painting Exhibit dubbed comprehensively as Ladawan Ti Kinasaririt last August 15, 2013, 1:30 PM at the ABC Hall, Municipal Building, Agoo, La Union.
The opening program was graced by La Union First Lady, Mrs. Geraldine R. Ortega and was participated by Mayor Sandra Y. Eriguel, M.D., municipal officials, Municipal Council for the Protection of Children, LGU department heads, barangay captains, school heads, educators, young artists and their parents and other stakeholders.
Agoo bags Literacy Excellence Award
by Joseph Sermonia
Agoo has proven its worth as a Confucius Prize Awardee in the 2009 UNESCO International Prize for Literacy and as a National and Regional Hall of Famer in literacy promotion for emerging as winner in the Special Award of Excellence of the National Literacy Coordinating Council (NLCC) for sustaining its Literacy Programs Projects and Activities (PPA's).
The prestigious award was received by Mayor SANDRA Y. ERIGUEL, M.D. accompanied by Vice Mayor Henry B. Balbin, Sangguniang Bayan Members, Department Heads, School Heads, members of the academe and other stakeholders last September 4, 2013 at Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City during the National Literacy Conference.
Agoo Team wins national invitational banca race
by Joseph R. Sermonia
The furious banca of Agoo Kay Ganda Team sped away along the shoreline of Manila Bay besting other “bancathon” fanatics in the country during the Manila Bay Seasports Festival Invitational Stock Race at Baywalk, Roxas Blvd., Manila held in March 16-17.
The swiftness of Agoo’s banca, MB “Shaine” has proven consistent for emerging as Champion for three consecutive years (2011-2013) in the said annual invitational race sponsored by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and the Manila Broadcasting Company.