Dr. Teresita Marrero-Velasco assumed post as the new Regional Director (RD) of the Department of Education Regional Office (RO) 1 effective April 1, 2012.
RD Velasco, Director III, OIC- Office of the Regional Director of RO1replaced Director Ligaya Soledad T. Miguel, Ed.D., CESO III who retired on March 31, 2012 after 46 years of serving the Department of Education.
In her response after retired RD Miguel turned over the key of responsibility during the Command and Responsibility Ceremony held at the Regional Educational Learning Center (RELC), San Fernando City, La Union last April 2, 2012, RD Velasco said, “ Indeed, it is a pleasure to be assigned to a performing Region. With all the things handed to me, with the support of all the offices and personnel, not because of the leader but because of the people who believe that we can achieve everything, I humbly accept Region I.”
Velasco underscored that even if an official is number 1 in terms of position, he cannot stand alone. “We in the department think of what’s best for our department. I don’t presume to know better than anyone but with a united working force, I believe we can all make a difference” she emphasized.
“In the course of working together for the incoming days, I can ask for information from you who knows better because you are from here. What you and I can do, I expect you to always support one another,’ she stressed.
RD Velasco further said that she will stand tall because we are all with her knowing that we all have one vision. She continued by saying that it is an opportunity to work with friends but a challenge at the same time.
She ended her speech with this, “ In the presence of everyone here today and in the next years to come, let us dream that if we all work together as one, we will work things out to make Region 1 still the no. 1.” #