Sara Duterte on DepEd role: I am ready to rumble
SAN ISIDRO, Northern Samar — Presumptive vice president and outgoing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced that she is “ready to rumble” and “excited” about her impending position as education secretary.
Duterte-Carpio, who visited this town on Saturday, said she was happy that presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. entrusted to her the education department.
“I am just waiting for the proclamation of winners in Congress and the transition. By June 30, I am ready to rumble,” she said in an interview.
“We were actually both excited because educating our young people is very important for the progress and development of our nation,” she added.
Duterte-Carpio said education is one of the three primary priorities of the Marcos administration, which include livelihood and peaceful life among the Filipinos.
She earlier expressed her interest to lead the Department of National Defense but eventually gave it up to avoid any possible intrigue and keep the unity theme forged by the Uniteam between her and Marcos Jr.
Duterte-Carpio allayed some fears that under her watch, the DepEd will do some “historical revision,” saying they are not historians but will prioritize giving students quality education in the country and improving the living condition of the teachers in particular.
“I don’t know where those fears come from. It is not our priority to rewrite our country’s history,” she said.
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