June 6, 2012
References: Mr. Benjie Valbuena,
Vice-Chairperson, Cellphone No. 09182399222; 09162294515
Ms. France Castro,
Secretary General, Cellphone No. 09178502124
Media Liaison – Zenie Lao, Cellphone No. 0919819890; 09174998608
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said it is normal for any plan of reform to be met with resistance. “However, we need to overcome this resistance in order to put our education system at par with international standards to ensure that our graduate will have the necessary skills and qualifications,” she said.
“How can our students gain skills when even the kindergarten program and the rest of our education system are already bursting with problems?” Ms. France Castro, Secretary-general of Alliance of Concerned Teachers said.
The photos and videos from all over the country highlighted the shortages in basic inputs in our educational system. School administrators and teachers were also disoriented on how to go about the K-12 because of half-baked trainings done last summer. (more…)