Butuan City – 9/29/2021
In a joint virtual turn-over ceremony held this morning, erstwhile DepEd Caraga Regional Director Dr. Evelyn R. Fetalvero bequeathed the key of responsibility and the Regional Basic Education Plan (RBEP) to Dr. Ma. Gemma M. Ledesma of Region VIII. Likewise, Ledesma also relinquished her responsibility and other pertinent documents to Fetalvero who assumed the top post in DepEd Eastern Visayas.
ARD Almendra, in his message, thanked RD Fetalvero for her contribution during her time as Regional Director of DepEd Caraga. He noted her guidance, patience and understanding towards her colleagues. To RD Ledesma, Almendra said, “Handa po kaming sumunod at sumuporta sa inyo para sa ikauunlad ng ating rehiyon…”
In her acceptance speech, RD Ledesma thanked her colleagues in Region VIII. “My stay as the Regional Director of Eastern Visayas, although for a short period of time, brought lasting memories that I will forever cherish in my heart. I will be bringing these memories with me as I start my journey as the Regional Director of Caraga,” she said. “As I assume my duties and responsibilities as the Regional Director of Caraga Region it is my hope that my family here in DepEd Region VIII will sustain all those processes that will truly contribute to true successes especially in achieving our goals for education,” she added.
Fetalvero, upon accepting the duties and responsibilities as the new Regional Director of DepEd Region VIII, exuded positivity and joy saying, “with a happy heart and a welcoming spirit, I accept the responsibility with high hopes and great joy. To my new colleagues in Region VIII, I am very excited to be with you and I believe we can make things work together for the good of everyone. I will be there as your fellow worker and as a leader who will be with you in every step of the way to achieve our common goals and objectives. I’m looking forward to a fruitful and God-filled moments with you.”
RD Fetalvero further said, “RD Gemma and I trust and believe in God’s purpose for our transfer, and because of that, God will accomplish great things in Region 8 and Region 13 through us.”
Finally, RD Fetalvero thanked her colleagues in DepEd Caraga saying, “You have always supported me in every way. I am leaving you physically but in my heart you will always stay. I know that RD Gemma will take care of you as a true leader and mother. That’s why I am confident that I will be leaving DepEd Caraga in the good hands of RD Gemma. “
The ceremony ended with a message from Region VIII Assistant Regional Director Bebiano I. Sentillas who refered to his colleagues in DepEd Caraga as his “brothers and sisters,” telling them to “take care of our dear Regional Director Gemma Mercado Ledesma as we your brothers and sisters here in Eastern Visayas Region will also take care of our dear Regional Director Evelyn Fetalvero.”
RDs Ledesma and Fetalvero will take full residence at their respective regions within the next few days.
The ceremony was hosted by Miss Junnah B. Tiu of Butuan City Division.