MANILA – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday tweeted a special message of gratitude to teachers on World Teacher’s Day.
“Happy World Teacher’s Day sa lahat ng ating mga guro (to all our teachers),” he said in his official Twitter account.
He praised them for pursuing a profession that demands a lot of sacrifice and commitment.
“Ang inyong serbisyo at kontribusyon sa larangan ng edukasyon ay isang trabahong kailanman hindi ko mapapantayan. Saludo ako sa inyo (Your service and contribution in the field of education is a job I can never match. I salute you),” he added.
Roque served as an associate professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, teaching public international law and constitutional law for over 15 years.
World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5 to celebrate all teachers around the globe.
The event commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website.
This year’s celebration will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process under the theme “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”.
A five-day series of global and regional events will showcase the effect that the pandemic has had on the teaching profession, highlight effective and promising policy responses, and aim to establish the steps that need to be taken to ensure that teaching personnel develop their full potential.
Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposal of the Department of Education for limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in basic education.
F2F classes will be piloted in 100 public schools in areas with low Covid-19 risk and 20 private schools.
For the school year 2020-2021 that opened in October 2020, DepEd conducted classes through online learning, modular learning, television and radio-based instruction, and blended learning which is a combination of two or more methods of learning. (PNA)