LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – On Thursday, October 5, thousands of teachers were freed from their usual schedule of lectures and were treated to a day of celebration filled with music, performances, meaningful tributes, and inspiring stories.
Over 6,000 teachers from all over the Philippines trooped to the City of Fun and Adventure in Legazpi City, for the annual celebration of National Teachers’ Day. The Department of Education (DepEd) led the celebration to pay tribute to the country’s teachers. (READ: #ThankYouTeacher: Netizens praise second parents, mentors)
During the celebration, the DepEd recognized the important role teachers play in honing the potential of the next generation towards positive change and nationbuilding.
“I congratulate you all…for what you have produced – the greatest pride of a teacher. When you see a senator, a congressman, or a mayor, or a great man and you can claim you taught him or her, then the country owes you,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in mix of English and Filipino.
Under Republic Act Number 10743, October 5 is National Teachers’ Day, in line with with World Teachers’ Day observed on the same day. (READ: DepEd hosts National Teachers’ Day celebration in Legazpi City)
Here are photos from the daylong celebration:
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