Davao City mayor and vice president-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio shows her soft spot for children as she advised a bunch of kids in Pangasinan during a campaign sortie to study well. (Photo: Politiko)
MANILA — It has been the decision of president-elect Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. to appoint vice-president-elect ‘Inday’ Sara Duterte-Carpio as the next education secretary of his Cabinet and this has been welcomed by the various employees unions of the Department of Education (DepEd).
In a joint statement, the DepEd National Employees Union (NUE), DepEd Teachers Union-National Teachers Association (DTU-NTAI), Kaakbay ng Guro, Inc and National Parent-Teachers Association (NPTA) backed the former senator’s decision, saying that the presidential daughter and outgoing Davao City mayor will be able to continue the current programs of the current DepEd chief, secretary Leonor Briones.
“Kami ay naniniwala at umaasa sa itatalagang bagong kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon, na marapat ipagpatuloy ang mga nasimulang makabuluhang program at proyekto, partikular sa ika-walong adyendang pang-edukasyon sa panahon ng liderato ni Secretary Leonor ‘Liling’ Magtolis Briones,” the employees unions officially said.
Last Wednesday, May 13, Marcos Jr. announced the appointment of Duterte, adding that she has already accepted the DepEd position.
“Kami ay naniniwala kay Bise-Presidente Inday Sara Duterte na magiging epektibo at magaling na kalihim ng kagawaran, at isasaalang-alang ang batayang kapakanan ng non-teaching personnel ng kaguruan,” the employees unions collectively enthused.
DepEd sources disclosed that they issued an official manifesto to this effect that was signed by DTU-NTAI national president Cynthia Ibale-Villarin, NUE national president Atty. Domingo Alidon, national president, NPTA founding president Wilfredo Rodriguez and Kaakbay ng Guro representative Fernando Petite. (ai/mtvn)