DepEd chief picks Bicol to host National Teachers’ Day 2017

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The Department of Education’s regional office in Bicol is now preparing to host this year’s edition of National Teachers’ Day.

Some 5,000 teachers are expected to attend the event on Oct. 5 at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation, the DepEd said.

Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said he is excited to host the event, and pledged full support for the event, whose theme is “Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso.”.

DepEd said Secretary Leonor Briones personally chose Region V to host the national event, which will be graced by DepEd officials, education stakeholders and artists and performers from Metro Manila.

DepEd External Partnership Director Margarita Ballesteros said this year’s celebration will highlight the greatness of the most inspiring teachers of the country.

Ballesteros said the event seeks to thank teachers for their sacrifices and to make them feel appreciated and happy.