My Teacher, My Hero of Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:59

If you love your teachers, honor them and join the celebration of the Department of Education (DepEd)- Teachers' Month Campaign (TMC) this September with the theme “My Teacher, My Hero." It will culminate on October 5, 2012 with commemoration of World Teachers' Day (WTD).
This celebration highlights the unique role, service and commitment which teachers play in guiding the families, strengthening the communities, and building our nation. It will revitalize the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and in national development; and use the occasion to call on everyone to contribute in making teaching as an attractive profession and in giving teachers the needed support and assistance. It aims to generate widespread support for teachers in particular and education in general as well express gratitude sincerely for the positive influences teachers had on the Filipino learners.

The annual World Teachers’ Day (WTD) is an important date in the calendar of the entire educational community. Celebrated since 1994 across the globe, it is an opportunity to honor the teaching profession and support teachers in their efforts empowering people to build a better world.  2012 WTD theme is “Take A Stand For Teachers”.

Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro has issued DepEd Memorandum No. 126 s. 2012, ordering schools  to  observed and conduct activities to commemorate TMC and WTD in their respective areas in the most public, creative, festive and memorable ways possible.

Sec. Luistro encouraged all private and public elementary and secondary schools to give recognition to Filipino teachers because “teachers hold one of the biggest responsibilities in our society — that of molding the mind of future generations of Filipinos.”

Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Pete Natividad said Zamboanga DepEd Office will have memorable and significant activities like Teachers Got Talent, Search for Mr. & Ms. Educators (Elementary & Secondary), Search for Mr. & Ms. Administrators (Elementary & Secondary), Induction of PTA Federation; SSG Federation; Faculty Club Organization, Awarding to the Search of the Most Outstanding Elementary & Secondary Teacher 2012, turn-over of the ZC Division Teachers Training Center, a Fun Run, and a Health/ Government Services Fair (free medical and dental consultations, free x-ray and sputum examination, and free eye check-up as well as free eye glasses from Tzu Chi Foundation at the Zamboanga City Coliseum on September 22. Sec. Luistro will be the special guest of honor. This is the first time that such a grand teacher’s day celebration will be held in this city.

To all our teachers, thank you very much for making us into what we are today, and we like you to know that we appreciate all your efforts. Keep doing your best and we will be better Filipinos all the time!

By Dante Corteza