The Muntinlupa City government has designated Nov. 17 of every year as “Students’ Day” to recognize and honor the youth.  Mayor Ruffy Biazon signed Ordinance 2023-095, passed by the City Council, “declaring November 17 of every year as Students' Day in the City of Muntinlupa, and advocating for student participation in nation-building.”  ![StudentsDay1.jpg]( ![StudentsDay2.jpg]( ###### Mayor Ruffy Biazon at a year-end school ceremony in Muntinlupa (Photos from Muntinlupa PIO)

"Our students are the lifeblood of the city, and it is important that we provide all the means available to empower and enable them to build up Muntinlupa with their own contribution, young as they are," said Biazon.  The ordinance, called the "Students' Day Celebration Ordinance," noted that student leadership is part of Biazon’s "7K Agenda" under "Karunungan" (Knowledge) and "Katarungan" (Justice).  It suggests that the city government may conduct activities including an Education Summit; trainings, seminars and workshops; student leadership forum; recognition of student leaders; and student competitions.   “The National Students' day is included in the DepEd Annual Activities and shall be observed every November 17. The Education Sector, all public and private schools, all local and national government employees, and all Barangays within the jurisdiction of Muntinlupa shall participate in this event,” according to the ordinance.  The celebration of Students’ Day in Muntinlupa will be done in coordination with the National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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