The Eucharistic Celebration commenced the Conference, with Rev. Fr. Maximo P. Gatela, OP, CTGP Ecclesiastical Moderator, as presider and homilist.
Dr. Marishirl Tropicales, CTGP Auditor, led the Invocation. Prof. Dr. Belén L. Tangco, OP, CTGP National President, delivered the Welcome and Opening Remarks. Dr. Marielyn C. Quintana, CTGP National Secretary, gave a historical introduction of CTGP, and served as Program Host.
Prof. Loreta Sauz, CTGP Treasurer, introduced the Keynote Speaker.
Prof. Dr. Clarita DL Carillo, Assistant to the UST Rector for Planning and Quality Management, keynoted the theme,”Values Education “ with “ The Power of Language.” With her vibrant delivery of the Power of Language, she inspired the participants composed of a hundred teachers from private and public schools. She reaffirmed that language creates, that language enlightens, and that language saves. With proper use of language, order , beauty , and purpose could be created, with clarity that enlightens and edifies like a divine splendor. How powerful is language?
Verbal and non-verbal symbols and expression of ideas could draw confidence out of insecurities,
hope in lieu of despair, self-efficacy rather than sense of nothingness.
The Panel of Reactors shared more insights and expressed appreciation of the powerful keynote address. Panelists were: Dean Christie Que of UST College of Fine Arts & Design, Mr. Leo Ocampo, Faculty Member of the Institute of Religion, Education Supervisor of the Quezon City Schools Division, Ms.Marietta Caballero, and Dr. Julius Santiago, Chair of the Education Department, College of Education.
The Moderators for the Panel Discussion and the Open Forum were Ms. Petronila Garcia, retired School Supervisor, and Ms. Gloria V. Bien, Head Teacher VI, of Ramon Magsaysay
( Cubao ) High School.
The Certificates of Recognition and Appreciation were handed by Dr. Tangco and Fr. Gatela.
The Vice-President of CTGP, Dr. Evelyn Songco, delivered the Closing Remarks.