President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has vowed to provide Filipino teachers fair salaries, benefits and further training.
Marcos disclosed that he has asked Vice President-elect and incoming Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte to prioritize the welfare of the country’s educators.
“What I always remind her [about] are the teachers. We need to assist our teachers. We need to train them so they will improve their performance at work,” Marcos said in a press briefing Monday at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City.
Marcos said that while he is giving Duterte a free hand in running the education department, he advised her to give high priority to addressing the plight of teachers.
The incoming Chief Executive also wanted the DepEd to implement skills development training programs for teachers and to provide them with teaching supplies and equipment.
“Teachers are the easiest people to teach,” said Marcos as he asked Duterte to assess the current medium of instruction being used in schools.
Duterte earlier revealed that Marcos instructed her to review the implementation of DepEd’s K to 12 education system. Marcos aims to improve the literacy of Filipinos under his administration, she said.