PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost to release teachers special stamp, conducts Salamat Po letter writing

Date Posted: September 4, 2018
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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation will officially unveil the 2018 National Teachers’ Month (NTM) special commemorative stamp on October 30 in Tacloban City, Leyte province.

PHLPost will also launch the “Salamat Po Teacher” letter writing for young people to effectively promote the value of gratitude to teachers and the important role they play in the lives of the students and society.

Despite the existence of modern means of communications like mobile phones and the social network, PHLPost hopes to bring back the passion of letter writing in today’s generation through a nationwide campaign involving students, teachers and educators who shaped the country’s future.

“Through letters and stamps, we pay tribute to our beloved and hardworking teachers who play an important role in shaping the future of the students under their guidance and care”, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

The cartoon-style colored postage stamps were designed by PHLPost graphic artist Rodine Teodoro illustrating a teacher “patiently guiding and teaching her student for a better future”. PHLPost has printed 50,000 copies of the stamp to be sold at P12 each.

PhlPost is inviting the public to join the nationwide “Salamat Po Teacher” letter writing raffle promo and competition both local and international in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd).

Now on its 10th year, Republic Act 10743 and UNESCO have designated October 5 of every year as National Teachers Day (NTD) and World Teachers’ Day (WTD) to honor teachers and the central role they play in guiding children, youth and adults through the life-long learning process.

In the country, a month-long celebration which starts on September 5 and ends on October 5 shall be held with participation of government, private groups and individuals honoring teachers through various ways, which revolves around the theme: “Gurong Pilipino: Turo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko.”

PHLPost target is to reach wider cluster of public and private schools in order to effectively promote and develop young student’s skills in composition. Schools are also encouraged to include letter writing activities in their events and programs.