“Serving humanity is not just an obligation; it is a choice, a culture, a lifestyle”
Dr.Erwin C. Llavore
An open hand willing to serve others without expecting anything in return. A man full of positivism and enthusiasm in embracing the culture of service above self. A man who believes that he can make great difference through maximizing his leadership potentials and establishing collaboration with others. A man who believes that his success comes from making others successful. These statements best describe Dr.Erwin Carbonell Llavore, a Secondary School III in Science in President Elpidio Quirino National High School in Agoo, La Union.
Touching lives of the future by being a teacher is truly what he wants to be. He is aware of the sacrifices and challenges behind the noble calling. Nevertheless, he choose to embrace this lifelong commitment and continue the legacy for generations because he believes that the future depends on teaching.
He possesses the significant qualities of being an effective teacher in the school and a well rounded member of the society. With his full dedication and passion, he devotes himself to teaching. Together with the youth, he stands and takes an active part in building a progressive Philippines. He always believes in the capacity of the youth in building positivism and brighter future of our nation. This vision actually motivates him in accepting the responsibility of bringing a quality education.
As a person, he is religious and God-fearing. He is aware of his moral obligations to help his fellowmen in the way he can by spreading the good values of discipline, honesty, humility and integrity which are very important virtues that every Filipino should posses. He has sensitivities to the feelings of people but not to compromise telling what is righteous and truthful.
He is a cheerful and a collaborative teacher. He works best with a diverse group of people. He believes that conflicts and differences enable everyone to learn from. Moreover, he considers that every personality has a salient role to the success of every goal. He put differences to a common denominator and handle problems that are related to human relations. He makes good judgements in spite of work pressure. These manifest to his good relationships to his fellowmen who motivate him to work better.
Mr. Erwin C. Llavore is an asset and brings honour to his school-President Elpidio Quirino National High School. This year, his dedication to teaching and commitment to community service were recognized by the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation when they adjudged him as Top 3 Most Outstanding Teacher in his category to the Guro to Pangulo National Award in 2015. Last school year, he was awarded by the Provincial Government as well as the DepEd Division of La Union as one of the Top Ten Most Outstanding Teacher in the province. In 2016, the Municipality of Agoo honoured him as one of the Top 10 Most Outstanding Teacher of Agoo.
Moreover, he bagged an award as Champion and Top 5 in several Module Writing Contests within the Division in 2010 and 2011. He also conducted action researches which he shares to his fellow teachers to solve difficulties in learning.
He believes that he is responsible in keeping himself competent. With this, he innovates and upgrades himself by pursuing higher studies like Master of Arts in Educational Management and Doctor of Education which he already graduated. Aside from this, he still hoping to pursue related courses in the future
Erwin Llavore is also an Advocate of Youth Literacy for Environmental Protection and Peace. He spearheaded the program Elpidian SWAT: as an initiative towards better waste management in the school in 2011. The program garnered 2nd Place in terms of best school initiative towards excellence or Project S.I.T.E. initiated by the Division of La Union. Up to the present, the project ideas are still functional and sustainable. He still manages the MRF and decomposing facilities. In like manner, he initiates means to extend the program to many communities.
He developed student leaders through establishing student groups. The Elpidian S.W.A.T. (Environmental Science Club) , the Interact Club of President Elpidio Quirino National High School sponsored by RI 3790, Rotary Club of Agoo and the Young Researchers Club of President Elpidio Quirino National High School. All these clubs are recognized by the National Youth Commission as functional school-based organizations. This year, he extended networks of student groups even beyond our school like the Interact Club of Agoo Montessori Learning High School Inc, Interact Club of Saint Mary’s Academy-Agoo, Rotaract Club of Philippine College of Northwestern Philippines and the Rotaract Club of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University.
A positive pride to our country was brought by Mr. Erwin Llavore when he represented the Filipino Youth to Japan and ASEAN communities as one of the Youth Ambassadors of Goodwill in the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japan Youth Program in 2013. This was sponsored by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. This had made him a better influence and had opened opportunities for international collaboration, cross-cultural understanding and community outreach programs.
As an Ambassador of Goodwill, he took an active part in implementing the Project S.H.A.R.E.( SSEAYP Helps Assists Rehabilitates and Empowers) a rehabilitation program for communities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City and Municipality of Alang alang, Leyte in the year 2014. In the same year, he went offshores and attended as a Filipino volunteer to the “I Need Care Camp 10” sponsored by the Labor Rights Promotion Network and Thailand SSEAYP40 which intends to protect children and Myanmar illegal immigrants from human trafficking through awareness of the rights and education in Samutsakhon Province, Thailand. Therefore, he is not only concerned to Filipino youth but also concerned youth from the rest of the world. He is still connected to the program being an Alumnus to the Ship for Southeast Asian Japan Youth Program International Philippines ( SSEAYJP International Philippines) which aims to encourage and cultivate cooperation between and among members of the different youth in ASEAN and Japan towards the creation of a peaceful community.
Beyond teaching hours, he serves the community at his best. He is now a Director on Youth Service with Rotary Club of Agoo, and Scout Master of the Boy Scout of the Philippines. With these, he creates a bridge of collaboration with the different agencies, teachers and the student clubs to deliver and implement countless salient projects needed by the society. These projects are focused on areas such as Peace and Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Children Health, Literacy and Basic Education and Economic and Community Development. Specifically, he benchmarked a “PROJECT INTERACTIVE SHARE” that focuses on community development through sharing knowledge, sharing life and sharing a smile. Its main goal is to develop optimistic outlook to the community while bringing hope and inspiration to the society. With this project, he established a profound partnership with the Interact Club of Montclair High School that is based in United States. They are the Interact club sending support through mutual project agreements.
Due to collective community efforts, he was awarded a Vocational Awards and Certificate of Merit from Rotary Club of Agoo, as well as Paul Harris Fellow Recognition and Presidential Citations to clubs from Rotary International. In like manner, he achieved a National Bronze Award from Boy Scout of the Philippines.
He is always willing to share his expertise and significant learning experiences from trainings and journeys abroad. He served as a Guest of Honor and Speaker at his Alma Mater, Macalva Elementary School likewise during the 2014 Recognition Program for Outstanding Students of College of Education in Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, as well as Resource Speaker during Job Placement Seminar Workshop in the same year. He had been a demonstration teacher utilizing different teaching strategies for numerous times in the division and regional level. Lately, he shared to his fellow teachers about action research writing during Learning Action Cell sessions for teachers in his school and other high schools.
To communicate the good deeds, he established a self-supporting and functional newsletter “The Elpidian S.W.A.T, where he develops student writers from the Interact Club of PEQNHS. This will help spread their advocacies and create an avenue for teamwork. Moreover, the students learn to become responsible while exercising their freedom to express their opinions.
When it comes to personality, he is blessed with a balance of initiative, competence and respect. Apparently, he is a person with good attitude-a balance of humility and courage to speak for the things he believes. A contented person who is goal oriented and willing to share for others. For him opportunities, improvements, honour and greatness are merely products of discipline, wise decision and good choice in life. He has a quality of a good leader who helps individuals realize their goals by working together. He is envisioned to create more significant projects for the coming years ahead.
In 2016, he was blessed more than what he worked for when he reached the Holy Land of Jerussalem and extended his global integration by qualifying to an International Science Scholarship sponsored by MASHAV. This is Israel’s government agency for international development cooperation.Aside from the scientific knowledge, breakthroughs and modern approach to education, he was able to live and interact with academicians whom he considers as windows to the different continents of the world.
Erwin Llavore is proud as a teacher who believes that teaching is a gift. Inspiring the youth is a privilege. Touching one’s heart to make a difference is a blessing. For him, teaching profession is not just a mission, but a choice, a culture, a lifestyle….He stands for a continued working and committing to excellence!