LEGAZPI CITY, September 3, 2017 – More than 5,000 teachers from all over the country are expected to flock to Legazpi City, Albay as it hosts this year’s National Teachers’ Day celebration on October 5 at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation.
The Department of Education recently made the announcement after Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones personally chose Region V to host the national event.
It was disclosed during the National Teachers’ Day Planning Conference held in Legazpi City last August 15 and 17 that key persons from the Department and other education stakeholders will grace the said event. Well-known artists and performers from Metro Manila are considered to be invited to delight the teachers.
DepEd External Partnership Director Margarita Ballesteros said in her message during the conference that the celebration will highlight the greatness of the most inspiring teachers of the country. She explained that aside from showing gratitude to all the teachers for the sacrifices and efforts that they have made to educate the youth, it is also important for the Department to make them feel appreciated and happy.
On the other hand, Mayor Noel Rosal of Legazpi expressed his excitement in hosting the national event and committed full support for the success of the activity.
The celebration for this year is anchored in theme “Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso.”