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Hontiveros reacts on Sara Duterte as DepEd Secretary

Hontiveros reacts on Sara Duterte as DepEd Secretary

On the reports that presumptive vice president Sara Duterte-Carpio will lead DepEd, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said it would be better if an education expert will head the education department.

“I don’t know what’s the incoming, the presumptive vice president’s track record is in education. I would have guessed other education experts to helm that important department,” Hontiveros said on ANC’s “Rundown.”

She said the DepEd has the biggest share of the national budget yearly.

Hontiveros added that new DepEd chief needs to address educational problem brought by the pandemic.

“Napakahalaga sana… na ang hahawak ng education department—ang magpapatupad nung kaka-sponsor lang namin sa Senado na Education Commission II, ang tutugon sa iba’t ibang problemang sa ating namuong education crisis pre-pandemic up to during the pandemic until now—ay isang education expert,” she said.