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DEPED signs implementing rules and regulations for National Teachers’ Day (NTD) law

Department of Education (DepEd) secretary Br. Armin Luistro, FSC (seated, center) signs the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10743 or “An Act Declaring the Fifth Day of October of Every Year as the National Teachers’ Day” at the 14th Meeting of the National Teachers’ Month Coordinating Council (NTMCC) held at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, Department of Education, Pasig City.

RA 10743 formally institutionalizes the celebration of National Teachers’ Day on October 5 to be led by DepEd as well as encourages “all heads of government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and -controlled corporations, especially those that are dealing with teachers, including local government units, and employers in the private sector” to join in the culminating celebration of the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) ─ held from September 5 to October 5 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 242 (s. 2011).

Also in the photo are DepEd Undersecretary for Partnership and External Linkages Mario Deriquito (seated, center right); NTM Coordinating Council co-chairperson and Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto M. Sobrepeña (seated, center left); and members of the NTM Coordinating Council, a consortium of corporations, non-profit organizations, media, and academic institutions which conduct various initiatives and activities dedicated to teachers during the month-long celebration. The Philippines holds the recognition as the only country in the world that celebrates teachers for an entire month.

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