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RP Issues of 2014










2014, September 5.  National Teachers' Month

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of  40



10p  Teacher With Students - Singles   (300,000 first printing + 600,000 subsequent printings)



First Day Covers:  Manila






President Benigno S. Aquino III declared September 5 to October 5 of every year as "National Teachers' Month" as per Proclamation No. 242.  "The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated October 5 of every year as World Teachers’ Day, which is a day to celebrate the central role that teachers play in guiding the children, youth and adults through the life-long learning process," Aquino said in the proclamation.  Aquino also stressed the need to generate support in the Philippines for "World Teachers’ Day," celebrated October 5 worldwide.

The Department of Education is spearheading the preparations and activities for the month-long 2014 National Teachers’ Month (NTM) which officially kicks off September 5 and will culminate on October 4, a day before the World Teachers’ Day (WTD).

Education Secretary Armin Luistro has directed officials in both public and private elementary and secondary schools to come up with activities that would honor the teachers and their profession.  Luistro said that the NTM and WTD are being celebrated to acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in building the future.

The month-long celebration, he explained, aims to give emphasis on the crucial role, loyal service and dedicated commitment of teachers in developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities and building the nation.  Schools are urged to take part in the celebrations to revitalize the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in the Philippine society.

During the NTM and WTD celebrations, schools are also expected to, among others, come up with feature stories or write-ups about their teachers in their school publications and websites, sending letters and messages of thanks and gratitude and recitation of “A Prayer for Teacher”.  NTM is also an opportunity to enhance the image of the teaching profession and to likewise generate widespread support and assistance for teachers.  But, more than anything, Luistro stressed that the NTM and WTD is an expression of gratitude for the positive influences of teachers.




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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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