National Teachers’ Month
Last September 05, 2015, the National Teachers’ Month-long celebration was officially launched at the Benavides Auditorium of the University Of Santo Tomas Junior High School. pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 242 signed by President Benigno Aquino III in 2011, the National Teachers’ Month is the longest celebration for teachers in the world, held from September 5 to October 5, World Teachers’ Day. This event was organized the Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Education, and the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators in coordination with the University of Santo Tomas Junior High School and College of Education. This year’s theme, “My Teacher, My Hero,” aimed to promote the silent heroism yet reverberating actions of the noble teachers around the nation and grant appreciation and recognition to their extensive efforts to serve and dedicate themselves for the future of the Filipino students. Besides this, the commemorative stamps by the Philippine Postal Corporation was also launched during the event, as well as the awarding of the newly-recognized members of the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators and the winners of the National Poster Making and Essay Writing Contests. Among the notable attendees of said event were Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Ms. Cory Quirino, Postmaster General Hon. Josephine Dela Cruz, and Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto Sobrepeña. Dr. Thomas Edison Dela Cruz of the Biology department of the University of Santo Tomas was awarded as one of this year’s Outstanding Teachers, while Rienna Yu Soliven of UST Junior High School was also awarded Second Place in the National Essay Writing Contest.
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