October 5 as National Teachers Day

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
October 5 as National Teachers Day

Senator Pia S. Cayetano
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
June 4, 2014

Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,

I rise to sponsor a bill that recognizes teachers, who dedicate their lives to shaping the mind and honing the character of our youth. While it has been thirty years since the UNESCO declared October 5 as World Teachers’ Day back in 1984, the Philippines has yet to officially celebrate its own National Teachers Day.

As such, Committee Report No. 50 seeks to make an official declaration celebrating October 5 of each year as National Teachers Day. It celebrates the pivotal role of teachers in nation building, and honors their commitment to mold our youth into capable, upstanding, and conscientious individuals. It acknowledges their noble profession is a primary contributor to the well-being of our students and our nation.

Thus, I humbly ask for the swift passage of this bill. Thank you.

Related links: Committee Report No.50

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