Deped Updates | DepEd thanks partners for a successful Teachers’ Day celebration
Submitted by admin on October 14, 2010 - 1:23pm
Education Secretary Armin Luistro thanks all those who expressed their gratitude to their teachers during the World Teachers’ Day celebration held in October 5. The event also marks the culmination of the Teachers’ Month Celebration that started in September 3. Various individuals, organizations, schools, business establishments, local governments, and private and government agencies have themselves organized activities for our teachers including freebies and discounts.
“In behalf of the department, I want to express my sincerest thanks to all individuals, organizations, institutions, and other stakeholders who made this event possible, successful, and special. I am happy to know that many are recognizing the important role teachers play in society,” said Luistro.
In the half-day activity, teachers from the National Capital Region, CaLaBaRZon, and Central Luzon enjoyed the performances of various artists and actively participated in the program.
“With various artists paying tribute to our dear teachers, I am sure that teachers felt that they are indeed valued and loved. We hope that in the coming years, more and more people, institutions, organizations, and stakeholders will join in the Teachers’ Month Campaign and World Teachers’ Day,” added Luistro.
His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III also graced the event whose Filipino message was very much felt by his audience. “Wala pong kapantay ang inyong sakripisyo at dedikasyon sa trabaho…Ito (World Teachers’ Day) po ay munting pagkilala sa mahalagang kontribusyon ng bawat guro sa kaunlaran ng lipunan. Kaisa po ako sa pagsaludo sa inyong propesyunalismo.”
Echoing the earlier message of Luistro that teachers have been the backbone in every society, Pres. Aquino said, “kayo po ang pundasyon ng pinapangarap nating magandang kinabukasan. Kayo po ang nagpapanday sa isip ng mga kabataang magmamana ng mahahalagang tungkulin sa lipunan.”
Inspired by the theme. “My Teacher, My Hero,” Luistro reiterated that teachers are indeed heroes, “teachers have the power to bring out the best in his forty or so individuals in class who can potentially make this world a better place to live in.”
Also present in the event were Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Management Staff Secretary Julia Abad, Commission on Higher Education Commissioner Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Joel Villanueva, Alliance of Concerned Teachers Party List
Representative Antonio Tinio, Teachers’ Dignity Coalition Chairman Benjo Basas, Action and Solidarity for the Empowerment of Teachers representatives, and Metrobank Foundation Aniceto Sobrepeña among others.