Celebrating Excellence, Recognizing Achievements: The 2023 Gawad Gintong LIYAB

In a remarkable celebration of dedication and achievement, the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) Secretariat held the 2023 Gawad Gintong LIYAB on November 22, 2023, at the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Region IV-A in Malvar, Batangas. The event aimed to recognize the exceptional performance of the LCC Secretariat’s personnel and the unwavering support of Council member representatives in the successful implementation of LCC programs, projects, and activities throughout the year 2023.

The Gawad Gintong Liyab served as a platform to acknowledge the tireless efforts and contributions of the individuals who played a significant role in advancing literacy initiatives and programs of the LCC. The event not only highlighted the accomplishments of the Secretariat but also showcased the collective commitment of the Council member representatives to the overarching goals of the Council.

The theme for this year’s recognition rites is “Pagkilala sa Pagiging MATATAG sa Kabila ng mga Hamon.” This theme underscores the importance of acknowledging individuals who exhibit strength and perseverance in overcoming challenges, emphasizing the value of resilience as a commendable quality that empowers them to navigate and triumph over difficulties.


One of the key highlights of the event was the recognition of outstanding personnel within the Secretariat for their exemplary dedication to performing their tasks in the face of challenges of the year 2023. Awards were presented to those who demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment in their respective roles. Moreover, the Gawad Gintong LIYAB also provided an opportunity to commend the Council member representatives for their invaluable support in facilitating the successful execution of LCC programs, projects, and activities for the current year. Their collaborative efforts played a crucial role in ensuring that the Council’s vision for literacy and education was effectively translated into impactful initiatives. The Certificates of Appreciation were signed by Dr. Gina O. Gonong, Department of Education’s Undersecretary for Curriculum and Teaching and Secretary’s Permanent Representative to the LCC.

The event concluded with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and commitment among the awardees, Council members, and Secretariat personnel. The Gawad Gintong LIYAB not only celebrated past achievements but also served as an inspiration for future endeavors, inspiring all involved to continue working towards a more literate and educated society.

Gawad Gintong LIYAB is an initiative of the LCC Secretariat that is aligned with the provisions of DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2002 titled “Establishing the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) in the Department of Education.” LIYAB stands for the 5 Program Pillars of the LCC namely, Likha, Ilaw, Yaman, Aruga, and Buklod

representing Policy Research and Development; Advocacy, Social Mobilization, and Partnerships; Knowledge Management; Learning and Organizational Development; and LCC Localization, respectively.

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