September 3, 1997 – DO 64, s. 1997 – Effecting Full Awareness on the Centennial Celebration of Philippine Independence

September 3, 1997
DO 64, s. 1997
Effecting Full Awareness on the Centennial Celebration of Philippine Independence

To: Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Private Elementary and Secondary School Principals

  1. On June 12, 1998, our country will be celebrating the Centennial of Philippine Independence. It is every Filipino’s celebration that will showcase our achievements for the past 100 years.
  2. To raise the level of public awareness and create an impact on national consciousness, the year 1997 is declared “Taon ng Diwang Pilipino,” pursuant to Proclamation No. 946, a preclude to the centennial celebration. As we approach this very significant event, every Filipino must become an active participant in this chance of a lifetime tribute to men and women who sacrificed their lives to attain sovereignty.
  3. To further instill a deep sense of pride and identity and motivate everyone to be active participants in the centennial celebration, the Department of Education, Culture and Sports enjoins all schools, both elementary and high school levels nationwide to integrate in the curriculum of the different learning areas the centennial core messages, historical events and Filipino values that inspired our forefathers to attain independence.
  4. Below are some of the activities that will enable every Filipino to participate in the centennial celebration between June 12, 1997 to June 12, 1998 in school, at home and in the community.
    In the Classroom/School

    • Invite a Resource Speaker to talk about the flag, centennial heroes and other matters pertaining to the Centennial Celebration
    • Sing the “Lupang Hinirang “ with pride
    • Salute the Philippine flag and handle it properly
    • Learn the song “Awit ng Diwang Pilipino” and the Centennial Movement
    • Study the meaning of the Philippine Centennial Slogan and Logo (Inclosure No. 1)
    • Encourage students and teachers to become members of the Centennial Movement
    • Read stories, anecdotes and biographies of heroes
    • Study the significance of events and historical places relative to the Philippine Centennial
    • Make clippings of significant events & stories relative to the Centennial
    • Write poems, stories and themes about the Centennial in Communication Arts (English & Filipino)
    • Project/emulate the outstanding qualities/traits of heroes
    • Content/focus of the lessons in the different learning areas must revolve around the Centennial
    • Visit museums, galleries, local and historical sites with one club and school
    • Join competitions on Centennial 1998, e.g/essay writing contests, art contests
    • Join/watch dramatic, presentations/movies/plays on the lives of heroes
    • Listen to radio programs/watch TV programs on the centennial celebration, e.g.
      1. Centennial Television – KNN:
      Kabataan ngayon Na!
      Fridays – 8:00-9:00 A.M. PTV 4Starting September, the schedule of tele-lessons are as follows:
      8:00-9:00 A.M PTV 4
      Monday-Tuesday – Elementary
      Wednesday-Thursday – High School
      Friday – EverybodyBayani
      ABS-CBN – Channel 2
      Thursday – Friday – 8:30 – 9:00 A. M.
      Saturday – 9:30 – 10:00 A.M.Hariraya Manawari
      Monday – Wednesday – 8:30- 9:00 A.M.
      Saturdays – 10:00 – 10:30 A.M.2. Radio Program:
      Kasaysayang Barangayan – 730-KHz
      Wednesdays- 9:00 – 10:00 A.M.
    • Read and compile issues of KALAYAAN which publishes the updated historical events indicated in the monthly themes of Isulong Diwang Pilipino (Supplement of Philippine Star every first Friday of the month)
    • Wear national costume during local and national celebrations
    • Familiarize teachers and school officials with the Handbook for Communicating the Philippine Centennial of 1998At Home
    • Display the Philippine ilag lrom June 12,1997 to June 12,1998
    • Listen to radio programs/broadcasts relative to the Philippine Centennial
    • Join/watch dramatic presentations/movies of the lives of heroes
    • Watch presentations, e.g. concerts that promote Philippine Culture
    • Encourage parents to help in the preservation of national historical shrines and landmaks
    • Watch cultural presentations/programs relative to the centennial celebration with parents
    • Discuss with parents the meaning of the Centennial Slogan and LogoIn the Community
    • Help in preserving the national historical shrines and landmarks by contributing towards their maintenance
    • Get involved in the commemoration of local and national historical events that led to Philippine Independence
    • Join centennial movements or activities
    • Join the tree planting campaigns to honor our heroes
    • Include in PTA meetings, barangay council meeting, community forum/fora; 15 minutes for the principal or teacher to discuss about centennial celebration
  5. Immediate dissemination of this Order is desired for the compliance and guidance of all concerned.

Incl.: As stated
Reference: DECS Memorandums: Nos. 45 and 47, s. 1996
Allotment: 1—(D.O. 50-97)

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