THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation unveiled the 2018 National Teachers’ Month (NTM) special commemorative stamp and official logo design for this year’s teachers’ day celebration from Sept 5 – Oct 5, 2018.
PHLPost also launched 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. The stamps are now available at the Postshop, Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio.
PhlPost is inviting students 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) and Universal Postal Union. The letter writing mechanics will be forwarded to DepEd regional offices and can be seen in Facebook social media page: https://www.facebook.com/SalamatPoLetterWriting/.
Now on its 10th year, Republic Act 10743 and UNESCO have designated Oct 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.
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.