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Taguig City Builds Modern Lounge at Public School for Teachers to Hangout and Relax in Comfort

Acknowledging the importance of teachers, Taguig City builds a special lounge where they could hangout and relax in comfort.

The first-ever Teachers’ Lounge at the EM’s Signal Village Elementary School (EMSVES) in Central Signal, Taguig City was inaugurated by the Taguig City government last October 17. It features an entertainment area and lounge as well as a pantry. There’s also a conference room, if the teachers need to do discussions.


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Putting a premium on education and acknowledging that the teachers’ well-being is important to ensure they are more effective in their duties, the lounge is open for them to unwind and relax.

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We recognize that our self-sacrificing teachers need a reprieve from their immense workload,” explained Mayor Lino Cayetano.

The Teachers’ Lounge is a space where they can eat, unwind, bond with each other and conduct meetings. Above all else, it will raise their morale, help them destress, promote dialogue and build a sense of belonging.

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According to Cayetano, they thought of building the Teachers’ Lounge to focus on helping the teachers relax and enjoy themselves instead of just focusing on constructing school buildings.

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Our buildings have to be relevant, resilient and responsive, yes. But we often forget to include our teachers. They have to always be an integral part of our plans if we are to further improve education in Taguig,” the mayor explained.

The lounges are for the well-being and quality of life of our teachers. This is to better care for one of our most precious partners in developing the young minds of our children.

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Check out the impressive lounge here:

Inauguration of Teachers' Lounge

Taguig pinasinayaan ang Teacher's Lounge na bubuksan sa lahat ng pampublikong paaralan sa lungsodBibigyan ng Taguig ang mga guro sa pampublikong paaralan ng lounge na kung saan maari silang magpahinga, upang mas maisaayos ang edukasyon lalo na sa mga serbisyong nakatuon sa pag-unlad at paglinang ng kagalingan ng mga mag-aaral at guro. Binuksan sa EM’s Signal Village Elementary School (EMSVES) sa Central Signal ang kauna-unahang Teachers’ Lounge sa Taguig sa isang seremonya kahapon, Huwebes, ika-17 ng Oktubre 2019.Naglalaman ng entertainment area, lounge, pantry and conference room ang nasabing pasilidad.Kasunod nito ay bubuksan ang pangalawang Teacher's Lounge sa Dr. Artemio Natividad Elementary School (DANES) na matatagpuan sa Ususan. Binabalak rin patayuan ng City Hall ang mga natitirang pampublikong paaralan sa darating na Enero 2020. Magkakaroon ng kanya-kanyang Teacher's Lounge ang bawat 26 na paaralang elementarya at 10 high school na matatagpuan sa Taguig. Ang nasabing inisyatibo ay pakikinabangan ng 38 na principal at mahigit kumulang 4,156 na guro, o higit pa dahil sa tumataas na oportunidad para sa mga guro sa sistema ng pampublikong paaralan dito sa Taguig.#ilovetaguig

Posted by I Love Taguig on Thursday, 17 October 2019

Taguig also received praise for having its own education fund so that it wouldn’t rely on the budget of both the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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After the success of the first Teachers’ Lounge, the Taguig local government unit (LGU) plans to build the second one at Ususan’s Dr. Artemio Natividad Elementary School (DANES). It is the LGU’s goal that all of Taguig’s 26 elementary schools and 10 high schools will have a Teachers’ Lounge in 3 years. Construction of these buildings will commence in January 2020.

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