National Teachers' Month 2017 Theme & DepEd Memo

Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso, the theme of the National Teachers' Month which started on September 5 and will culminate in a grand celebration of the National Teacher's Day (NTD) and World Teachers' Day (WTD) on October 5. The Department of Education (DepEd) enjoined the general public in commemorating the celebration.

DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones conveyed her sincerest gratitude toward those in the teaching profession for bringing to the ground the various reforms of the Department, and ensuring the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education to all Filipino learners.

This Year's National Teacher's Month theme "Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso" aims to honor those who are in the teaching profession, and acknowledge give emphasis on their crucial role, loyal service, and dedicated commitment in developing global-minded citizens, nurturing families, strengthening communities, and building the nation.

According to DepEd the National Teachers' Month celebration also aim to revitalize the image of and respect for teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in the Philippine society; take the occasion as an opportunity in building the image of teaching as an attractive and fulfilling profession; generate widespread support and assistance for teachers; and express gratitude for the positive influences of teachers on Filipino learners.

All elementary and secondary schools—both public and private—district, schools division and regional offices are set to have synchronized programs, projects and activities (SPPAs) in line with the NTM.

For awareness campaign on the NTM, NTD, and WTD celebrations, all schools and DepEd offices are encouraged to post streamers with the required logo, the digital files of the streamer designs maybe downloaded at

To further campaign the NTM celebration, the Metrobank Foundation and Microsoft Philippines, in close collaboration with DepEd, launched the NTM Twibbon, which allows Facebook users to customize their profile photo with the NTM badge. This feature may be accessed at

All school heads, district supervisors, schools division superintendents (SDSs), and regional directors (RDs) are enjoined to actively lead all activities for the said celebrations.

These efforts are pursuant to the DepEd Memorandum No. 137, series of 2017, or the 2017 National Teachers’ Month and National Teachers’ Day/World Teachers’ Day Celebrations, which is available online at

Source: DepEd / PNA

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