Filipino students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are writing letters and sending them in the mail to celebrate and give thanks to their teachers.
The letter writing initiative is part of the campaign “Salamat Po! Nationwide Letter Writing Advocacy program” of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) launched on World Teacher’s Day on October 5.
The PHLPost advocacy encourages students to recognize their teachers and other role models through the art of letter-writing. The campaign awards the best letters sent through the post office.
Students aged 10-15 years old are eligible to join the campaign’s raffle contest
and on-the-spot letter-writing competitions for the right to represent the Philippines in an international letter writing tilt.
There are two (2) ways to win in the contest:
1. First, a student can write a letter by saying “Thank You” to their teacher’s through letter writing using the theme: “4A’s of Gratitude: Appreciation, Admiration, approval and attention”. The letters will be sent in a sealed envelope where the complete details of the sender and addressee are clearly written and visible. The thank you letters shall be mailed via the Post Office through Ordinary Mail Service.
The winners in the postal areas will qualify for the National on the Spot Universal Postal Union International Letter Writing Competition.
The winning entry will get PhP10,000 in cash and will represent the country in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Letter Writing Competition in Berne, Switzerland to compete among entries from the 192 countries who are members of the UPU.
2. Second, upon mailing and sending of letters at the post office, a student will be given a raffle stub to be filled up and dropped in designated boxes located at post offices and shopping malls (SM and Robinson’s Postal Counter). Raffle Prizes will be given to the winners.
Entries shall be accepted until March 2020. For further inquiries please go to the Salamat Po Letter Writing Facebook Page.
PHLPost also launched a special stamp, “Salamat Po Teacher Letter Writing” for World Teacher’s Day.
The stamps feature The special se-tenant pair (two different designs and face value join together) stamps depicts the logo of “My Teacher, My Hero”, “Excellent!”, and “Thank you, teacher” stamped on the outreached hand of a teacher.
The PHLPost Letter Writing Advocacy has been an annual program running on its 7th year.
The Department of Science and Technology has also recognized innovative science and math teachers through the Innobox Project.
Filipino teachers are also known worldwide for their excellence, nurturing, and sacrificing nature, among them, a 12-year-old volunteer teacher in the mountains of Sorsogon, a teacher with Down Syndrome, and a teacher who makes portraits of her students.
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