By jtabangcura - Posted on 08 August 2016

Prof. Dominga Tomas receiving the Ulirang Guro Award from KWF Chairman, Virgillio Almario and KWF Commissioner, Jimmy Fong.//Photo by Jullienne Carino

Dominga S. Tomas, a faculty of the Department of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences was awarded by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino or KWF as one of the Ulirang Guro 2015 awardees.

She received the award on August 3, 2016 at Teacher’s Camp Baguio City during the opening program of the “Pambansang Kongreso sa Intelektuwalisasyon ng Wikang Filipino. Prof. Tomas with the other 10 awardees were judged according to the following criteria: contribution to the region in the promotion of the Filipino language through research, publication, seminars and trainings and initiated activities in the valuing of the Filipino culture though the promotion of the Filipino language. Apart from these, the awardees were LET passers, full time faculty members and has gained wards and performed satisfactorily in their service.

“Para sa isang tagapagtaguyod ng wika na katulad ko, lalo na ng wikang Filipino, isang napakalaking karangalan ang makatanggap ng isang parangal katulad nito pero alam kung kaakibat din nito ang mas malaking responsibilidad. Hindi madali ang maging guro ng wika dahil naniniwala ako na ang pagtuturo at pagpapalaganap ng wika ay hinid nagtatapos sa apat na sulok ng klasrum”, expressed Prof. Tomas when asked on her thoughts on the award.

A plaque and certificate were given to the awardees.