Last week, we visited schools all over the country to hand out our Teachers’ Day gifts.
We went to Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan, Isabela, Batangas, Bicol, Samar, Leyte, Roxas, Iloilo, Negros, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga, General Santos, Davao, and Cebu.
And what we saw overwhelmed us: our dear teachers smiling, their eyes glinting.
Of course, what we gave out was just a small gesture of thanks. It was insignificant compared to the immeasurable value that our teachers have given us years ago — and even now, amidst the pandemic.
So, we wish to say again to all teachers — and we will not tire from repeating it — “Maraming, MARAMING salamat po, sir at ma’am! Kayo ay tunay na mga Manok ng Bayan na may puso para sa Pilipinas!”