(by Dang Samson Garcia)

THE Second Congressional Commission on Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Agency for International Development on the delivery of quality education.

USAID Mission Director Washburn signed the MOU with EDCOM II Co-Chairpersons Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo.

“The Memorandum of Understanding underscores the mutual commitment of our two countries to work together to shape the future of Philippine education in order to make it a key driver of prosperity for all Filipinos,” USAID Philippines Mission Director Ryan Washburn said.

Gatchalian, meanwhile, said that reforming the Philippine education sector requires the inputs and expertise of advocates and partners.

“We are grateful to the USAID for steadfastly supporting education programs in the country, and we look forward to their contributions in reviewing and reforming the state of education in the country,” he said.

“This MOU demonstrates the depth of our countries’ friendship with one another. Access to quality education will unleash the full potential of Filipinos. Thank you to the USAID for its support to enhancing our Philippine education system,” Romulo said.

In the past decade, the US government, through USAID, has invested nearly $200 million to strengthen the capacity of Philippine education partners to drive inclusive and sustainable growth.