Senate commends Filipino teachers

By Filane Mikee Cervantes

October 1, 2019, 6:21 pm

MANILA -- The Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution honoring and commending the Filipino teachers for their hard work and commitment to shaping learners of all generations.

The approval of Senate Resolution No. 142 came in light of the celebration of the National Teachers' Month from September 5 to October 5.

Senator Bong Revilla, the author of the resolution, said Filipino teachers take on an "indispensable role" in molding the country's future.

Revilla called on all Filipinos to use the occasion to pay tribute to the "indelible" contribution of teachers in educating the youth to maximize their potentials and become productive and globally-competitive citizens.

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who co-sponsored the resolution, reaffirmed his commitment to the teachers and promised that the chamber will work hard to institutionalize the pay increase basic education teachers this 18th Congress.

"This National Teachers’ Month is a recognition of all that work, inside and outside the classroom. But a month is hardly enough recognition, given how the teaching profession demands full devotion. One does not just work as a teacher—one is a teacher, day in and day out," Zubiri said.

"In this way, even long after the National Teachers’ Month is over, we can continue to thank our teachers by giving them the compensation that they rightfully deserve," he added. (PNA)