BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 41
DECLARING THE FIRST FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER 5, 2010 AS NATIONAL TEACHERSâ MONTH
WHEREAS, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated October 05 as World Teachersâ Day, a day to celebrate teachers and the central role they play in guiding children, youth and adults although the life-long learning process;
WHEREAS, despite the issuance of Proclamation No. 479 declaring âSunday, October 5, 2010, as National Teachersâ Dayâ in the Philippines, there has been no widespread celebrations nationwide;
WHEREAS, there is a need to generate public awareness and support for World Teachersâ Day here in the Philippines;
WHEREAS, it is essential to revitalize the image of teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and for national development;
WHEREAS, the occasion can be used to celebrate the unique role and service that teachers play in guiding families, strengthening of communities, and building the nation;
WHEREAS, to contribute to the growth and development of the teaching profession in the country as well as to publicly express appreciation to mentors, both active and retired, Teachersâ Month Campaign (TMC) was conceived in July 2008 byÂ the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), Philippine Business for Education (PBED), and Campaigns Social Response (CSR), with the special participation of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the support of key business institutions;
WHEREAS, owing to its success, the Campaign has generated more support from government, private companies and major organizations in 2009 and 2010.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the first Friday of September to October 5, 2010 as NATIONAL TEACHERSâ MONTH with the theme, âMY TEACHERS MY HEROâ.
Accordingly, all concerned departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the national government, the various local government units, the private sector and the public at large are hereby enjoined to actively participate and support activities and programs for the celebration thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 1st day of October in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Ten.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.