/ 30 October 2020

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has received the General Carlos P. Romulo award from the United Nations Association of the Philippines on the celebration of its 73rd anniversary and the 75th founding anniversary of the UN.

The UNAP recognized DepEd for its outstanding service in educating young people about the United Nations and support to its various programs and projects.

“DepEd has been the most successful, actively participating in several youth day celebrations. We are very optimistic that with the presence of the UN, and at the same time, local representatives of the education and Congress, we can forge ahead and create new innovative ways that can bridge the gap. And we believe that through this way, the sustainable development of mothering the earth, mothering the church, mothering individuals can bring back a more cohesive integrated as well as collaborative efforts in bringing about this entire concern of world peace,” UNAP President Dr. Amelia Reyes said.

In her message, Education Secretary Leonor Briones thanked the group for the award and stressed the support of the United Nations to DepEd’s initiatives towards learning continuity.

“It is an honor to receive this award named in honor of perhaps one of the greatest Filipinos ever produced by our country,” Briones said.

She noted the support of United Nations organizations to education, some of which provided the country with global studies on the dangers and threats of stopping the process of education.

Briones also mentioned the active participation of DepEd in UN programs on population issues and trends, HIV/AIDS awareness, protection, and prevention, smoking and illegal drugs.

The CPR Award is given to organizations or individuals who have made Filipinos proud in their diverse achievements, personally and professionally, and have contributed to world peace and development.