The Ateneo de Davao University hosted the National Teacher’s Day (NTD) celebration last September 30.
Around 4,000 educators from Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (Caraga) gathered at the Martin Hall for the thanksgiving celebration.
With the theme, Guro: Kabalikat sa Pagbabago, the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted series of activities including Teachers Got Talent and the awarding of outstanding Mindanawon teachers.
Moreover, local and national artists entertained the crowd. The teachers were also provided with free medical and dental check-ups.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones said, “Teaching with unwavering commitment despite the odds is a true service to the country.”
On the other hand, DepEd Undersecretary Dina Ocampo said DepEd will continue to initiate reforms by enlarging the drug component in Science and Health, and strengthening the gender and equity component of the school curricula.
Ocampo said they will also give emphasis on the environment and climate change, disaster risk reduction and preparedness, and adaptation and mitigation.
The National Teacher’s Month (NTM) is being observed every Sept. 5 to Oct. 5 in accordance with Presidential Decree 242.
NTM is also mandated under Republic Act 10743 which declares Oct. 5 of every year as National Teacher’s Day and World Teacher’s Day.