THE City Government of Makati will suspend classes in all public elementary, secondary and tertiary schools in the city on Friday, October 4 in line with the celebration of World Teacher’s Day.
Mayor Abby Binay said in Executive Order No. 3, which she signed last September 26, that “it is essential to revitalize the image of teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and national development.”
The Makati City government will also hold a Lingkod Bayan Caravan for teachers on Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Makati Coliseum.
The caravan will serve as a one-stop-shop for teachers to apply for or renew their Yellow Card, Blu Card, White Card, Solo Parent Card, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG, and GSIS; and for late birth certificate authentication by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Other services will include free medicines and medical assistance (dental, ophthalmology, ECG and X-ray); scholarship assistance; OFW help desk; and free legal consultations.
Also available are free massage and haircut for teachers. They can likewise pay their bills and conduct cash transfers through Bayad Center, Meralco, and Manila Water booths.
There will also be a short program in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to honor the city’s educator.