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2016, September 5.  National Teachers' Month

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles,  Sheets of  40



12p  Teacher & Student - Singles  (101,000) 



First Day Cover:  Manila





2016 National Teachers' Month

The Department of Education will celebrate National Teachersí Month (NTM) from September 5, 2016 to October 5, 2015 which is also National Teachersí Day (NTD) and World Teachersí Day (WTD).  This is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 242 entitled Declaring the Period from September 5 to October 5 of Every Year as National Teachersí Month, as well as Republic Act 10743 entitled Declaring the 5th Day of October of Every Year as the National Teachersí Day, and to the designation of the World Teachersí Day every 5th of October by the United Nations Education and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO).

This yearís theme is Guro Kabalikat sa Pagbabago (Teachers, Partner in Progress).  The celebrations aims are:

  • To honor those who are in the teaching profession

  • To acknowledge and 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

  • To revitalize the image and respect for the teaching vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society

  • To take the occasion as an opportunity in building the image of teaching as an attractive and fulfilling profession

  • To generate widespread support and assistance for teachers

  • To express gratitude for the positive influences of teachers on Filipino learners.




  • Education

  • United Nations / UNESCO



Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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