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LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – On Thursday, October 5, the country’s education community honored the invaluable contribution of teachers in everybody’s life and to the nation in general.
With society divided by the current political situation, Filipino netizens came out united to convey a single message: Thank you, teacher.
On Facebook, several students posted pictures of their teachers with a message telling how the mentors touched their lives.
According to Facebook user Michelle Ulanday, the common thing between a soldier and a teacher is the willingness to sacrifice their lives for others, further noting that not every person can do that easily and they’re also a major part of our country. (READ: Teachers making a difference in a 21st century way)
John Paul Lozarito Hablado described teachers as educational brokers, capable communicators, motivators, loco parents, and servant leaders with outstretched arms to hone their students.
“Teachers are some of the most selfless, giving and caring creatures of this planet,” he said in a Facebook post (READ: LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way)
On Twitter, the hashtag #ThankYouTeacher trended around 10:00 am on Thursday.
Maria Exandra, on Twitter, thanked her teachers who stood as her second parents despite being a stubborn student then. (READ: To Teachers)
Sa lahat ng naging teachers ko, alam kong sobrang pasaway ako noon pero sobrang salamat dahil tumayo kayong magulang ko. #thankyouteacher— Maria Exandra (@mawiaexandwa) October 5, 2017
Another Twitter user attributed his success in life to all his teachers.
Thank you Ma'ams and Sirs for helping me in becoming the person I am today. I'll be forever grateful. Happy Teacher's Day! #ThankYouTeacher— Harold (@iam_hrldkm) October 5, 2017
Many netizens also brought to social media their message of thanks and grattude to their mentors. Here are some of the tweets collated by MovePH.
About 5,000 teachers from all over the country gathered in Legazpi City in Albay to celebrate the National Teachers’ Day today.
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: I am a Teacher) –Rappler.com