/ 26 April 2023

SENATOR Pia Cayetano on Tuesday urged education officials and other concerned agencies to consider the technical-vocational program of Don Bosco Technical College as one of the models in enhancing the competitiveness and employability of senior high school graduates under the K to 12 Program.

Cayetano, during the public hearing of the Committee on Basic Education on Senate Bill 2022 or the proposed Batang Magaling Act, said that checking the Don Bosco Model is important considering that it is the pioneer in Tech-Voc education and training in the country.

The senator expressed willingness to arrange a visit to Don Bosco for members of the Second Congressional Commission on Education or EDCOM 2.

Senate Committee on Basic Education Chairman Sherwin Gatchalian agreed with Cayetano’s proposal and promised to encourage members of the EDCOM 2 to check programs of Don Bosco and endorse it to other schools.

Meanwhile, in seeking to refine the bill, Gatchalian asked education and research agencies for studies and data on senior high school students and the challenges they face in the implementation of the K to 12 Program.

SBN 2022, authored by Gatchalian, proposes measures to improve the employability and competitiveness of K to 12 graduates.