FCU basic ed wins big at Tinimakasan ’23

Written by Kyle Laurence Ibañez (The Hillside Echo – Senior)

Filamer shines through you!

Cementing their quality standards as an institution along with their outstanding feats in the field of leadership and teaching, the Filamer Christian University (FCU) High School (HS) and Elementary Departments and teacher Jose Erwin Borbon were recognized during the Tinimikasan 2023 Awarding Ceremony by the Schools Division of Roxas City at the Capiz Gymnasium, October 3.

FCU’s Elementary Department prided itself as an Outstanding Private Elementary School (Small School Category) by producing excellent and competitive students in both curricular and co-curricular fields under the guidance of its head, Fatima Palmes.

“I owe this achievement to God that sustains the department, to the teachers and learners who inspire me to aim high and be creative in addressing various challenges for the betterment of the department,” Palmes expressed.

Borbon, a Senior High School teacher of FCU and an adviser of The Hillside Echo – Senior, won the Outstanding Private School Teacher in Key Stages 11 to 12 award.

“This is by far the highest reward I have received in my six years of service. A manifestation of hardwork, innovation, and commitment to quality education,”

Borbon mentioned in a Facebook Post. He had been nominated two times for the Tinimakasan Awards in previous years and finally nabbed the achievement after showcasing his abilities in providing quality education and raising a number of competent campus journalists throughout his time in FCU.

Moreover, the FCU HS Department was lauded as a Hall of Famer in the said awarding ceremony after dominating Tinimakasan by being consecutively hailed as an Outstanding Private High School (Big School Category) under the guidance of its principal, Urla Dela.

Thelma Balderama, FCU’s Kindergarten Department head, was hailed as a finalist for Tinimakasan, being recognized for her efforts in leading the department in producing academically excellent students.

Nominees were put through a series of intense background checks and on-site evaluations by the Roxas City Division to assess their excellence and achievements in the field of education. The Tinimakasan Awards is an annual ceremony conducted by the Division of Roxas City with the goal of recognizing outstanding private and public schools and teachers in shaping and priming students by giving their respective studentry quality education.