Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Monday called on parents and local government units (LGUs) to ensure that 100% of Filipino youth go to school.
“Dapat po meron tayong target na paniguraduhin na 100% sa ating mga kabataan ay nag-aaral,” Duterte said in her speech during the celebration of the 23rd Pagbana-ag Festival and 64th Hinoba-an Anniversary in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental.
(We should target that 100% of Filipino youth are in school, studying.)
She also said it is vital for children to be guided to the right path and to never let them succumb to illegal drugs and violent extremism.
Duterte also shared the DepEd’s PagbaBAGo campaign, which promotes education as a means to end poverty. The program was first implemented in Davao City during her stint as mayor.
“Dala namin sa PagbaBAGo campaign ang importance ng responsible parenthood o pagpaplano ng pamilya dahil karamihan sa mga naghihirap na pamilya maraming anak dahil wala silang access sa kaalaman sa tamang pagpaplano ng pamilya,” she said.
(Part of the PagbaBAGo campaign is responsible parenthood because most big families that are reeling in poverty did not have access to family planning.) -- BAP, GMA Integrated News