VP Sara’s MATATAG program gains support

February 1, 2023 Jester P. Manalastas 1493 views

THE effort of Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte to address the challenges in the education system is getting support from a veteran lawmaker.

According to Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera, there is a need to focus on the challenges hounding the country’s basic education system.

“I personally laud and support the Vice President for her commitment to improve the quality of basic education in the country in her capacity as the Secretary of the Department of Education,” Herrera said.

“I have absolute confidence in her ability to institute much needed reforms to make the Philippine basic education system competitive and at par with other countries,” she added.

Earlier, Duterte launched the “MATATAG” agenda, which would serve as the DepEd’s roadmap in addressing the challenges in the basic education sector under her term as education chief.

MATATAG aims to focus on making curriculum relevant to produce competent and job-ready, active, and responsible citizens; taking steps to accelerate delivery of basic education facilities and services; taking good care of learners by promoting learner well-being, inclusive education, and a positive learning environment; and give support to teachers to teach better.

These key strategies, according to Herrera, would “surely help the basic education sector continue to recover from the pandemic and address the problems that have long existed in our education system.”

Herrera said she is ready to support whatever laws or policies that the Vice President wants Congress to prioritize for the basic education sector.