Former DepEd secretaries support Leni-Kiko tandem
Six former education secretaries backed Vice President Leni Robredo’s for president, saying that Robredo has “solid experience and a grounded understanding of the education sector.”
Among the signatories were former Education Secretaries Edilberto de Jesus, Fe Hidalgo, Mona Valisno, Jesli Lapus, Florencio Abad, and Bro. Armin Luistro.
The group also support Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan for vice president, saying that Pangilinan had showed concrete plans to address the needs of the teachers and bring “honest and effective governance” to the state’s largest bureaucracy
“A vote for them on May 9, 2022, goes beyond electing sincere, genuine, and competent leaders. A vote for them is a vote for quality education for all Filipino learners,” the former DepEd officials said.
“We need leaders who will advocate lifelong learning for all Filipinos [and] understand the value of education in every person’s life and as the foundation of our country’s development and growth,” they said.