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Thursday, July 14, 2022

POPCOM lauds VP Duterte as DepEd exec

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte -- The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Caraga Region expresses full support to the thrusts and direction of Vice President Sara Duterte – Carpio, as the Secretary of Education starting July 1st. 

The Regional Director of POPCOM Caraga, Alexander A. Makinano hoped that VP Duterte can proactively address population growth and educational issues. RD Makinano explained that the higher the population, the more teachers, buildings, and facilities are required, fostering positive attitudes about education and learning can be hard to do if students are experiencing school overcrowding; issues on population growth in the educational system shall be corrected to prevent dropouts and encourage continued learning.    

In her inaugural address on June 19, VP Duterte said that a “strong, loving, happy family sets down all the basic foundation essential in the development and growth of a child.” 

VP Duterte also highlighted in her address, which states “we should never forget that it is the duty of each Filipino family to emphasize that education begins at home”. 

POPCOM will work for the establishment and efficient use of demographic data in development planning, policy and program formulations and resource allocation at all sectors and levels, including the education sector. (Dian Joy L. Martinez, POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)