DepEd enjoins the nation in observance of Filipino Values Month

November 9, 2017

PASIG CITY, November 9, 2017 – The Department of Education (DepEd) reminds all schools to observe and celebrate the Filipino Values Month this November, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 479, s. 1994.
 
Through DepEd Memorandum No. 177, s. 2017 dated October 31, 2017, all public and private schools are enjoined to conduct simple yet meaningful activities promoting Filipino values through, but not limited to, creative arts exhibit, poster and slogan making, poem, song, jingle or story composition, symposia or seminars, and recognition of learners and/or school personnel for exemplary behavior.
 
This year’s theme, “Kahinahunan at Katatagan: Tugon sa Makabago at Mapanghamong Panahon,” came up during the National Consultative Workshop with Values Education / Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Supervisors and Coordinators to highlight the importance of composure and strength in spirit amidst these challenging times.
 
The Department emphasizes the role of this month-long celebration in strengthening the Filipino culture and ideals, especially the DepEd’s core values – Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan, and Makabansa.
 
The observance targets to mobilize all citizens – including the learners – to contribute to nation-building through upholding Filipino values, and to instill the power of these values and ideals in achieving individual success and national progress.
 
The Filipino Values Month is also anchored on the mandate of Republic Act 10533, otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, which aims to produce holistically developed and socially responsible citizens equipped not only with lifelong competencies, but also with essential values.
 
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