City of San Fernando, La Union – Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, newly appointed Regional Director (RD) of the Department of Education Regional Office 1 (DepEd-RO1) received a warm welcome as she delivered her acceptance message in a turnover of responsibility held at the National Educational Academy of the Philippines Region 1 (NEAP R-1), San Vicente, San Fernando City, La Union on Oct. 2, 2015.
Director Torio succeeded RD Teresita M. Velasco who retired from the service on October 4. Velasco served as an educator for 38 years.
In her message, Director Torio expressed readiness in upholding the responsibility to serve the school children with utmost diligence and to take good care of the Elementary and Secondary Education in Region 1. She assured to continue the programs started by Director Velasco and the former directors. She is thankful to Atty. Alberto T. Muyot, Undersecretary (USEC) for Legal and Legislative Affairs, former RD’s, Schools Division Superintendents (SDS) and their Assistants, as well as the teaching and non-teaching staff of the DepEd-RO1 and Region II for their presence and for gracing the event which she considers the most significant part of her life.
Atty. Muyot on the other hand, appreciated Director Torio’s commitment and dedication in the delivery of high quality education. He said that her meritorious achievements and contributions in educating the school children when she was still the SDS of Pangasinan I and Dagupan City should be cherished and nurtured.
He expressed optimism that with the new RD’s impressive expertise, better learning opportunities will be provided to the students. As a manifestation of his support, USEC Muyot pledged willingness to help in times of confusion and difficulties.
USEC Muyot also congratulated Director Velasco for the job well done.