/ 25 July 2022

PRESIDENT Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. stressed the importance of internet and the use of other technology in education during his first State of the Nation Address.

The president said that children must have internet service to participate in online classes.

“Children now need connectivity to the internet; they need devices to use; they need computers and educational tools to participate fully in the digital community here and abroad,” he said.

“Once again, I am not talking about history, or what is being taught. I am talking about materials that are necessary for effective teaching in this day and age,” he added.

The president vowed that a budget for technology for education will be allocated.

“Ang edukasyon ay ang tangi nating pamana sa ating mga anak na hindi nawawaldas. Kaya anumang gastusin sa kanilang pag-aaral ay hindi tayo magtitipid. Hindi rin tayo magtatapon,” Marcos said.

He also wants to ensure the safety of the entire academic community during face-to-face classes.

The full implementation of in-person classes will begin on November 2.