/ 1 July 2022

FOR the country to be truly progressive, the youth should be aware of factual lessons about the past, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro said on Thursday.

In this way, the youth’s critical thinking will be honed, the lawmaker said.

“We can do this by reviewing the K-12 program at the minimum or repealing it entirely,” Castro said.

“To attain this the incoming administration must listen to the demands of teachers and significantly increase their salaries,” she added.

She expressed hope that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will deliver on his promises in his inaugural speech.

“Nabudol na kasi tayo ng ilang beses na, mahirap na maulit pa,” she said.

“While it is good that we should be forward looking we should not forget the past so that the mistakes then will not be repeated and the atrocities done in yesteryears would be brought to justice,” Castro said.