PHLPost releases Teachers’ Month stamps, urges students to write letters online

This is a press release from PHLPost.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched postage stamps for teachers, and invites students to join the “Dear Teacher” online letter-writing contest to express their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

In cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation Inc, the PHLPost’s "Salamat Po Letter Writing Advocacy Program" encourages students to recognize their teachers through the art of letter-writing and highlight their teachers’ incredible feats in celebration of National Teachers’ Month.

The “2020 National Teachers’ Month Stamp” features 4 different animated teacher-superheroes being thanked by their students. The statements “I am good,” “I am a star,” “I am brave,” and “I am bright” amplify our teachers’ excellent role in educating Filipino children, exploring their full potential.

SUPERHEROES. Postage stamps for teachers and students for the “Dear Teacher” online letter-writing contest. Photo from PHLPOST.

PHLPost said that aside from the technical aspects of learning, teachers also impress upon their students the important values that complete their holistic learning experience. 

According to PHLPost, the shift to online learning during this pandemic period has encouraged them to bring this annual letter-writing contest online to effectively promote the hard work and sacrifices of our teachers.

"The coronavirus pandemic has affected many of our face-to-face activities and brought us into difficult situations, but our teachers has [sic] always been at the frontlines ensuring that students can continue to learn in a safe environment,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said. 

Students must compose a short, one-page handwritten letter expressing their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

Participants must photograph their letters, post them on Facebook, and tag the Facebook page @salamatpoletterwriting or send an e-mail to salamatpo.phlpost@gmail.com.

Winners with the best handwritten letters will be selected and will receive a special prize from PHLPost. — Rappler.com