Sonny Angara Best Choice to be DepEd Secretary

Sonny Angara Best Choice to be DepEd Secretary: “Alam nya ang problema at alam nya ang solusyon”

Senator Sonny Angara has been highlighted as a strong candidate to lead the Department of Education (DepEd) following the resignation of Vice President Sara Duterte last week. Despite the buzz, Angara clarified that no official offer has been made to him yet.

In a recent interview with Abante, Angara responded to reports that he is one of the three University of the Philippines (UP) alumni considered by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for the DepEd Secretary role. The other candidates are Marikina Representative Stella Quimbo and Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual.

Angara’s Stance on DepEd Leadership

Angara admitted that it would be challenging to refuse if President Marcos personally offered him the position. “True,” he said when asked by Abante if it would be hard to turn down the offer. This statement has sparked discussions about Angara’s potential impact on the education sector.

Educational Background and Advocacy

Senator Angara’s second term in the Senate will end in 2025, and there is no confirmation yet if he will run for a local position in Aurora, his home province. Angara earned his law degree from UP, where his father, former Senate President Edgardo Angara, served as the 15th president from 1981 to 1987.

Support from Senator Gatchalian

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, endorsed Angara for the DepEd Secretary role. “He knows the problems and the solutions,” Gatchalian said. “Even before, his advocacy has been in education. That’s why when he was the chairman of the Finance Committee, he allocated a significant budget to education.”

Why Angara is the Best Choice

With his extensive background and dedication to education, many believe that Senator Sonny Angara is the best choice to lead DepEd. His understanding of the issues and his proactive solutions could significantly improve the Philippine education system.

Key Takeaways

  • Potential Leadership: Angara is seen as a top candidate for the DepEd Secretary role.
  • No Official Offer: Angara has not yet been formally approached for the position.
  • Strong Advocacy: His long-standing commitment to education makes him a preferred choice.
  • Support from Peers: Fellow senators, like Sherwin Gatchalian, believe in his capability to lead.

As discussions continue, the possibility of Senator Sonny Angara taking on the role of DepEd Secretary remains a topic of interest. His potential appointment could bring significant positive changes to the education system in the Philippines.