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PGMA underscores importance of education among youth

Manila (16 March) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underscored the importance of education among the youth, who, she said "serves as the bridge from our past to our future."

In a speech last March 15, 2010 before students, teachers, and officials of the Froilan D. Lopez Technical and Vocational High School in San Vicente, Camarines Sur, the President pointed out that education is the foundation of opportunities and the key to a better life.

"Kayong mga kabataan ang kumakatawan sa mga pangarap ng ating bansa. Sa inyo natin iniaalay ang lahat ng ginagawa ng ating pamahalaan upang maiangat ang Pilipinas. (The youth represents the country's future that is why we are investing in them to uplift the nation)," she said.

In this connection, the President spelled out her administration's three-pronged development objectives anchored on the following:

  • to spur regional development by enhancing empowerment in each region;

  • to continue and develop further the 3 Es of the administration's governance thrust: Education, Economy and the Environment to ensure sustainable and equitable development in the areas; and

  • to focus on the youth and assure their welfare and development through education into molding them as the next generation of leaders for the country's better and brighter future.

    The President said that while the country has accomplished much in the field of education and technology, a lot still needs to be done to achieve her goals.

    She noted that she created the Presidential Task Force on Education headed by Fr. Bienvenido Nebres primarily to review the country's educational system.

    In conclusion, the President expressed hope that the youth of today will come into their own, give priority to education and modernity and use it as a tool for the development of the country.

    The Chief Executive was welcomed by Camarines Norte Gov. Jesus Typoco. San Vicente Mayor Joseph Stanley Alegre and DepEd officials led by Regional Director Celedonio Layon Jr.

    Before delivering her speech, the President toured the school's training and demonstration classrooms, computer literacy laboratory, garments technology and dressmaking class, food trades technology, the school's ICT building for the PC Hardware servicing course, computer internet lab and the electricity training shop.

    According to Alegre, the President's visit to this fifth class town of 8,000 residents "is only the second by a Philippine President in almost 60 years since President Ramon Magsaysay.

    San Vicente is the smallest municipality with nine barangays in the Bicol Region's northernmost province of Camarines Norte. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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