/ 27 May 2023

SENATOR Alan Peter Cayetano called on the government to tackle the lack of educational resources and inadequate school infrastructure as it reevaluates the K to 12 program.

“Ito po ang isa sa pinakamalalaking problema po natin ngayon: ‘yung kakulangan po ng oras [ng pag-aaral] sa K to 12 curriculum, ‘yung lack ng resources including classrooms and facilities. So hopefully po, mapag-usapan ‘to,” the senator said.

He commended the Second Congressional Commission on Education which was established last year to reassess the country’s education system, for trying to find solutions to the problems.

He lamented that the program failed to deliver on its promises.

Cayetano was one of two senators who opposed the K to 12 program in 2012.

“Ang ipinangako sa atin, ‘pag pumunta ka sa school at sports track ‘yan, may oval, gym, equipment, coaches, swimming pool. ‘Pag pumunta ka sa techvoc, may garahe, testing equipment, motor, at akmang professors,” he said.

Cayetano emphasized that quality and accessible education is key to a better life.

“We owe it to the future generations to give our children the best possible opportunities, and we can do that by giving them quality education accessible to all,” he said.