Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 242 signed by His Excellency Pres. Benigno S. Aquino 3 on August 24, 2011 and to the designation of Oct 5 as World Teachers Day by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the DepEd will celebrate the National Teachers Month during the whole month of Sept starting Sept 5, 2013 and will culminate during the World Teacher's Day celebration on Oct 5, 2013 with the theme My Teacher, My Hero.
2. The Celebrations aim to:
a. highlights the unique role, service and commitment that teachers paly in guiding families, strengthening communities and building the nation.
b. revitalize the image of and respect for teaching as vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in the Philippines society and in national development.
c. Us the occasion to encourage everyone to contribute in making teaching an attractive profession nd ingiving teachers teh needed support and assistance.
d. Generate widespread support fo teachers in particular and for education in general and
3. Express sincere gratitude for the positive influences of teachers on Filipino leaners.
All public and priate elementary and secondary schools, including division and regional offices, are enjoince to follow the Synchronized Programs, Projects and Activities. Sicne Oct 5 falls on Saturaday, school based celebration, including the recitation of A Prayer for Teacher or Panalangin Para s mga GUrom may be anticipated and held on Oct 4. However, district, division and regional and national celerbations must be held on Oct. 5. All expenses relative to NTM and WTD shall be chardged to local funds, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
4. All school officials are required to post streamers to ensure that the public is aware of the NTM and WTD.
Reference: DepEd Memorandum No. 155 s.2013xxx