World Teacher-s Day 2009

World Teacher’s Day: Pasasalamat sa mga Guro


The first Monday of October, which happens to be October 5 this year (2009), was declared by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as World Teacher’s Day.

World Teacher-s Day 2009

World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. It is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels.” (- UNESCO) This year’s celebration focuses on t”he global teacher shortage and the challenges of being a teacher today.”

Incidentally, the awardees in the Metrobank Foundation‘s Search for Outstanding Teachers for 2009 was announced last September. The awardees are:

Elementary level

  • Lourdes L. Matan, Mag-Ubay Elementary School (Calbayog City)
  • Gemma G. Cortez, Dasmariñas Elementary School (Dasmariñas, Cavite)
  • Benjamin M. Martinez, San Sebastian Elementary School (Tarlac City)
  • Eva B. Imingan, Nellie E. Brown Elementary School (Olongapo City)

Secondary level

  • Shena Faith M. Ganela, Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus (Iloilo City)
  • Rochelle D. Papasin, Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao Campus (Davao City)
  • Ma. Petra A. Romualdo, Minapan High School (Tulunan, Cotabato)
  • Zoilo J. Pinongcos, Jr., Leganes National High School (Leganes, Iloilo)

Higher education level

  • Dr. Dina Joana S. Ocampo, University of the Philippines-Diliman (Quezon City)
  • Dr. Ramon S. Del Fierro, University of San Carlos (Cebu City)

Sa lahat ng mga guro, isang taos-pusong pasasalamat sa inyong paggabay sa mga kinabukasan ng bayan. (To all of teachers, our heartfelt gratitude for guiding the future of our country). Mabuhay po kayong lahat!



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