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    National Teachers’ Day in Phl sought

    A Philippine lawmaker on Monday said he wants the 5th day of October to be officially declared as National Teachers' Day in appreciation of the country's esteemed educators.
    Rep. Teodorico T. Haresco, Jr. of Aklan Province said he filed House Bill 3775 to give recognition to the hard work, dedication and sacrifices of Filipino teachers.
    In 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the 5th day of October as World Teachers' Day in remembrance of the numerous sacrifices of teachers all over the world.
    "Currently, the World Teachers' Day is celebrated every 5th day of October in the country, but not enough to repay our hard working educators," Haresco said.
    He said in order to display the government's appreciation to Filipino teachers, every 5th day of October shall be declared National Teachers' Day.
    "To ensure a meaningful observance of National Teachers' Day, all heads of government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations especially those that are directly dealing with the teachers, including local government units, and employers in the private sector, shall encourage and afford sufficient time and opportunities for their employees to engage and participate in any activity conducted within the premises of their offices or establishments in celebration," Haresco said.
    Under the measure, teachers shall also enjoy 20% discount on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of October from all hotels and similar lodging establishments, restaurants and recreation centers; on admission fees charged by theaters, cinema houses and concert halls, circuses, carnivals, amusement parks and other similar places of culture, leisure and amusement; in fare for domestic air and sea travel, in public railways, skyways and bus fare; and on rice and other goods purchased in any of the outlets or stores of the National Food Authority.

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