MANILA, Philippines – About 5,000 teachers from all over the country will gather in Legazpi City in Albay to celebrate the National Teachers’ Day on Thursday, October 5.
Spearheading the event are Department of Education (DepEd) Sec. Leonor M. Briones and Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda. (READ: LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way)
Host DepEd Region V said several famous Metro Manila performers will also hold a concert/tribute dedicated to teachers.
Among the highlights of the event is a ‘Got Talent’ competition among teachers to be held morning of October 5.
Margarita Ballesteros, DepEd’s External Partnership Director, said the formal program in the afternoon will conclude the month-long celebration of National Teachers’ Month and will highlight the greatness of the most inspiring teachers of the country. (READ: To teachers)
She said aside from showing gratitude to all the teachers for the sacrifices and efforts that they have made to educate the youth, it was also important for DepEd to make them feel appreciated and happy. (READ: Lola Carmen: The teacher who time forgot)
The theme for this year’s Teachers’ Day – “Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso” – recognized the role of teachers in honing the full potential of student towards nation-building
Then President Benigno Aquino signed Republic Act 10743 declaring every 5th day of October as National Teachers’ Day in line with the celebration of International Teachers’ Day happening on the same day.(READ: Why not have a National Teachers’ Day? – senators)
MovePH, the civic engagement arm of Rappler, encouraged all Filipinos to post a picture of their most favorite teacher and write a simple message with the hashtag #ThankYouTeacher -.Rappler.com