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Monday, 10 October 2011 06:47

Philippines celebrates World Teachers’ Day

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The Department of Education (DepEd) will lead this year’s World Teachers’ Day (WTD) celebration on October 5 with theme, “My Teacher, My Hero.”

The venue of the celebration is at the Philippine Sports Arena (Ultra) in Pasig City where hundreds of Filipino teachers are expected to attend to show their participation in the worldwide celebration.

The WTD has been celebrated every October 5 as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994. The celebration focuses on the nobility of the profession itself and promotes international standards for the teaching profession.

This year’s theme is “Teachers for Gender Equality.”

Education Secretary Armin Luistro shared his deep respect and appreciation to all teachers, as they continue to strive for excellence in helping shape their students’ lives.

Luistro added that the Teachers Month Celebration (TMC) from September 5 that culminates on the exact date of WTD is celebrated to highlight the unique role, service, and commitment which teachers’ play in guiding the families, strengthening the communities, and building the nation.

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