Sara Lakas-CMD vice presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte waves Philippine flags during the grand campaign rally Sunday night in Potrero, Malabon City. Photo by VER NOVENO

Sara wants ‘Ready-to work’ HS grads

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To push for ‘sales training’ for childen of poor families

SAN Miguel, Bulacan – LAKAS-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said Sunday she will push for ‘sales training’ to help aid families and senior high school graduates be ready for work even without a college degree.

“Isama na po natin ang sales training dahil hindi lahat ng kabataan natin ay gustong mag-college, at nasasayang po ang pera ng mga pamilya kung pinapaaral ang mga anak pero titigil lang din,” Duterte said during the meet and greet here at the School of Mt. Saint Mary, San Miguel, Bulacan.

“Dapat pagkatapos ng estudyante sa senior high school ay ‘sealed’ na sila — na ready to work na ang ating mga graduates ng basic education. ‘Yan po ang kailangan nating tutukan para po pagkatapos ng basic education ay pwede na makapagtrabaho kaagad,” she added.

Duterte shared her vision for the Philippines to be world class in terms of education, where students can compete with top global schools.

She, however, said some students don’t want pursue college hence, the family expenses for their children’s education come to naught.

“Kapagka second year or third year college na ang bata at sasabihin na titigil nalang dahil gusto nang magtrabaho, nasasayang lang yung gastos ng mga magulang,” she said.

She added: “Pagkatapos ng senior high school at kung gusto niyang dumeretso sa college ay pwede siyang tumuloy. Pwedeng two-year degree muna kasi ‘yun muna ang kaya, then after kung kaya niya na, ay tutuloy na siya. Diyan po hindi nasasayang ang pera ng mga pamilya na nagpapadala sa kanilang anak sa pagko-kolehiyo,” Duterte said.

Home of heroes

Meanwhile, Duterte also lauded the municipality of San Miguel as ‘home of the heroes’, referring to the “Ina ng Biak na Bato”, Trinidad Tecson.

Tecson, who hailed from San Miguel de Payumo in Mayumo, Bulacan, earned the name “Ina ng Biak-na-Bato” from General Emilio Aguinaldo whose revolution headquarters was in Biak-na-Bato.

Tescon was also referred to as “Mother of the Philippine Red Cross” for her nursing services to the Katipuneros.

“Eto po ang lugar ng mga bayani at marami po ang ipagpapasalamat ng Pilipinas sa Bulacan dahil sinabi ko nung March na makbuluhan po ang celebration ng Uniteam na doon po kami sa Guiguinto dahil isa sa mga bayani nating babae ay nanggaling po dito sa San Miguel, Bulacan,” she said.

She urged to continue drawing inspiration from the bravery of Tecson as the country celebrates International Women’s Month.

“Sana makuhaan natin ng inspirasyon ang katapangan ni Trinidad Tecosn, lalong-lalo na po sa mga kabataan natin na kababaihan na matuto sila na maging mainit sa pagmamahal nila sa Bulacan at sa buong Pilipinas,” she said.

A UniTeam grand rally was held late Sunday afternoon at the Panagtipunan Circle, Brgy. Potrero, Malabon on Sunday night.

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