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Two new mentors have decided to join the College of Education.

A teacher of high qualifications, Dr. Restituto B. Balabat, is a resident of Payao, Duero, Bohol. Born on May 29, 1979, Dr. Balabat is the eldest of the two sons of Mr. Julito Balabat and Mrs. Castora Balabat, nee Betonio.

Dr. Balabat was class valedictorian when he completed his grade school education at Payao Elementary School. He was fifth honorable mention when he graduated his secondary education at Immaculate Academy in his hometown. Aside from his academic distinctions, he was also awarded Model Student and Best in General information in high school.

An alumnus of HNU, Dr. Balabat completed his college education in October, 1999. He also earned his MA in Administration and Supervision and Doctorate in Philosophy major in Educational Management in this university, with academic honors as Magna Cum Laude and Benimeritus, respectively.

He has served as grade school teacher in Payao Elementary School from 2001–2005 and as principal of the same school in 2005–2008. Added to his sterling qualifications is the long list of seminars and trainings he attended where he acted as either participant or trainor.

Another new face in the COED is Mr. Ted Bryan Yap Ladaran who is from Ubujan District, Tagbilaran City. Mr. Ladaran completed his secondary education in the then Divine Word–High School Department.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at the Southwestern University in 2001. Although he does not have a diploma in computer education, his interest in computer technology developed in him the skills in trouble shooting, computer hardware installation and webpage design, which he learned through trainings and exposures.

Before joining the HNU, Mr. Ladaran had served as physical education teacher in the Systems Technology Institute (STI)–Tagbilaran City in 2001–2003 and as specialist in physical education at Cebu International Distance Education College (CIDEC) - Cebu City.

Mr. Ladaran’s exposure to trainings is highly extensive. He attended various seminars and trainings in Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia; Beijing, China; Suntec, Singapore, and Indonesia, not to mention a good number of trainings he attended in the country. He also took an on-line education via the School of Continuing Studies whose network is based in Indiana, USA in the Spring of 2007. Prior to this, he enrolled in the Graduate School of Holy Name University for his Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Schools.

Presently, Mr. Ladaran is pursuing his Master of Arts in Teaching Human Kinetics at the Southwestern University in Cebu City.

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