July 25, 2024

The Philippine Post Office released new stamps to celebrate the National Teachers’ Month from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5.

Postmaster General Norman Fulgencio said the special teachers’ stamp depicts the slogan “iTeach for a better future: My teacher, my frontline hero,” illustrating two students using online classroom activities to ensure learning continues despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Since 2011, the National Teachers’ Month Movement has gained momentum beginning with Presidential Proclamation 242 which formally declared Sept. 5 to Oct. 5 of every year as National Teachers’ Month.

With the theme “Gurong Pilipino: Katuwang sa hamon, kasama sa pagbangon,” the teachers’ stamp recognizes the invaluable dedication of teachers to their profession and in making students safe during this health crisis.

In partnership with the Department of Education, Metrobank Foundation, Inc., and other organizations, the Postal Service upholds the initiative of giving back due recognition for teachers as humble heroes shaping the minds of the nation.

“Students are also encouraged to recognize their teachers and other role models by thanking them through the art of letter writing using the Teacher’s Month stamps,” Fulgencio said.

The campaign fosters a culture of appreciation on the country’s educational frontline heroes and heroines in the classrooms by engaging the public to recognize the Filipino teachers’ service and contribution to national development.

The stamps and official first day covers of the 2021 National Teachers’ Month are available at the Manila Central Post Office Stamp Shop in Liwasang Bonifacio.

The layout of the stamps was done by in-house graphic artist Eunice Beatrix Uy Dabu.

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