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05 September 2020

National Teachers’ Month 2020 — My Teacher, My Hero

The Philippines: National Teachers’ Month 2020 – My Teacher, My Hero, 5 September 2020. Images from PHLPost.

Technical Specifications:

DATE OF ISSUE: 05 September 2020
KIND OF ISSUE: Special
DESIGN: Irma Jane C. Junio (PHLPost)
DENOMINATION: P12.00, P14.00, P15.00, P17.00
SIZE: 30 mm x 40 mm
SHEET COMPOSITION: Se-tenant block of 4, sheetlet of 8
PRINTING PROCESS: Offset Lithography
PRINTER: AMSTAR Company, Inc.
PERFORATION: 14
QUANTITY: 20,000 (5,000 per design; 4 designs); 400 Official First Day Covers

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) issues “My Teacher, My Hero – National Teachers’ Month 2020” stamps and official first day covers.

The se-tenant block of 4 features teachers as superheroes, being thanked by their students. The statements “I am good”, “I am a star”, “I am bright”, and “I am brave” signify the capabilities of students who have great teachers as role models. These statements amplify the importance of each of our country‘s educators. This theme presents teachers as superheroes who are capable of doing incredible feats. Similar to superheroes, teachers serve as excellent examples for younger generations. Teachers help us realize our full potential.

Aside from the technical aspects of learning, teachers also impress upon their students important values that complete their holistic learning experience. Through educators, children learn how to respect others. Teachers sharpen curious minds by encouraging exploration. Through their support and affirmation, the youth are able to express their thoughts and feelings and are assured of their self-worth. These values are what guide students toward well-rounded development.

PHLPost supports the work of the Department of Education (DepEd) and partners like the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. in the advocacy of recognizing educators and commemorating their efforts and achievements through the National Teachers’ Month celebration. Aside from presenting this stamp issuance, PHLPost enjoins in this advocacy through its “Salamat Po Letter Writing Advocacy Program”.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “My Teacher, My Hero – National Teachers’ Month 2020” will be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.


 

Release Campaign:

Greeting every teacher a happy, fulfilling National Teachers’ Month

!Today is the start of this month-long celebration where we express our gratitude to all teachers and educators everywhere. We’re excited to share a surprise with you, so stay tuned!

Teachers treat us with respect so we can follow their example. Thank you for teaching us to be good!

Teachers encourage us to express our ideas and emotions; they teach us that our voices are valuable and that each student is a star!
Teachers give us an environment where we can safely face our fears. Each challenge helps us grow confident, allowing us to be brave.
Teachers creatively find ways to jumpstart our curiosity; they make exploring interesting and they open up our imagination to exciting possibilities. Teachers make learning enjoyable, keeping our minds bright.
#NationalTeachersMonth

National Teachers’ Month

The country kicks off National Teachers' Month today! #ThankYouTeacher

Posted by Pilipinas Philately on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Announcing the National Teachers’ Month 2020 stamps you’ve all been waiting for, honoring our hardworking, phenomenal teachers who deserve recognition.

From SunStar Manila:

MANILA

PHLPost unveils ‘superheroes’ postage stamps to honor teachers

September 7, 2020
THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation Inc., released “My Teacher, My Hero National Teachers’ Month special stamps” to highlight the teachers’ incredible feats similar to a superhero.

The “2020 National Teachers’ Month Stamp” features the four different animated characters presenting as superheroes, being thanked by their students. The statements “i am good,” “i am the star,” “i am bright” and “i am brave” amplify our teachers’ excellent role in educating the Filipino children, exploring their full potentials for what they would become in the future.

PHLPost said that aside from the technical aspects of learning, teachers also impress upon their students important values that complete their holistic learning experience.

“The coronavirus pandemic has affected many of our face to face activities and brought us into difficult situations, but our teachers has always been at the frontlines ensuring that students can continue to learn in a safe environment,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

PHLPost has printed 20,000 pieces of the four different designs featured in the regular stamps to be sold at P12, P14, P15 and P17, respectively. The stamps were designed by in-house graphic artist Irma Jane C. Junio.

Aside from unveiling this year’s stamp, PHLPost launched its annual “Salamat Po Teacher, Letter Writing Advocacy Program,” whose purpose is to bring back the passion of letter writing among the youth, effectively promote Filipino values and develop young students’ skills in composition.

PHLPost has also prioritized the safety of stamp collectors and employees during this difficult time by accepting stamp orders from home and delivered door-to-door through its innovative “Stamp on Wheels.”

For inquiries, call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of “My Teacher, My Hero – National Teachers’ Month 2020” area now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro. (PR)


From Manila Times:

A graphic artist on Monday, September 7, 2020, presents the ‘superheroes’ stamps that feature teachers to commemorate National Teachers’ Month in October. This year’s celebration will have the theme, ‘Gurong Pilipino: Handa sa Makabagong Pagbabago.’ The collectible stamp can be sold at P12 to P17 each at the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) office in Lawton, Manila. DANNY PATA

Philpost graphic artist Irma Junio holds a sheetlet of “superheroes” stamp released on Monday to honor teachers as the country marks National Teachers’ Month. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN


Join Salamat Po’s “Dear Teacher” letter writing campaign and let your teachers feel the love this National Teachers’ Month!

From rappler.com:

PHLPost releases Teachers’ Month stamps, urges students to write letters online

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Interested participants must take a photo of their handwritten letters and submit them to the Facebook page @salamatpoletterwriting or via e-mail to salamatpo.phlpost@gmail.com

This is a press release from PHLPost.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has launched postage stamps for teachers, and invites students to join the “Dear Teacher” online letter-writing contest to express their gratitude to their beloved teachers.

In cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Metrobank Foundation Inc, the PHLPost’s “Salamat Po Letter Writing Advocacy Program” encourages students to recognize their teachers through the art of letter-writing and highlight their teachers’ incredible feats in celebration of National Teachers’ Month.

The “2020 National Teachers’ Month Stamp” features 4 different animated teacher-superheroes being thanked by their students. The statements “I am good,” “I am a star,” “I am brave,” and “I am bright” amplify our teachers’ excellent role in educating Filipino children, exploring their full potential.

PHLPost said that aside from the technical aspects of learning, teachers also impress upon their students the important values that complete their holistic learning experience.

According to PHLPost, the shift to online learning during this pandemic period has encouraged them to bring this annual letter-writing contest online to effectively promote the hard work and sacrifices of our teachers.

“The coronavirus pandemic has affected many of our face-to-face activities and brought us into difficult situations, but our teachers has [sic] always been at the frontlines ensuring that students can continue to learn in a safe environment,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.

Participants must photograph their letters, post them on Facebook, and tag the Facebook page @salamatpoletterwriting or send an e-mail to salamatpo.phlpost@gmail.com.

Winners with the best handwritten letters will be selected and will receive a special prize from PHLPost. — Rappler.com

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