This year’s celebration centers on the theme “My Teacher, My Hero,” and every school in the Philippines were encouraged to recognize this occasion. Six Thousand (6,000) teachers from NCR have gathered for the culminating activity of the Teachers’ Month.
Teacher’s Day is one of the occasion on which teachers are praised. On this day, school students bring flowers, doodled inspirational pictures, serenaded and danced for their teachers. Apart from being the day when we give recognition to our teacher’s hard work, this day enables a healthy interaction between students and teachers. But what was even more surprising was the professionals, even parents, who were once students also made note-worthy remarks for them.
Fifteen divisions of the NCR teachers were represented with an approximately 6,000 teacher attendees from Caloocan down to Valenzuela which is now a city.
As what U-Sec Lino Rivera said, the purpose of the event is to have the teachers take some time off from work and enjoy their day with some raffle draws, games and fun time with co-teachers.
Here are more snippets from that day's program...
With these I seized an opportunity to interview him for a personal word for The World Teacher's
Day celebration. According to him, occasions like this is just right to be celebrated to encourage our teachers more. I even scored another question about who his favorite teacher is, or who comes to his mind when teachers and education matter. It was a hard question for him, I guess coming from reputable schools it would indeed be hard. But with a few thoughts built up in his mind and heart for that matter, he said it is Father Tito Caluag, who was their Head Teacher in Ateneo de Manila University High school department. A vocal supporter of the K to 12 Program, Fr. Tito Caluag thought him about pursuing one's own passion. That who he is now, is how he exerted passion in everything he did and does.
Kudos to you Fr. Tito for inspiring one promising nation-builder representing our nation's youth!