LEGAZPI CITY – Approval and support among the Bicolanos for the implementation of the K to 12 Program is continually gaining further strength in numbers with the increasing signatories to the manifesto of support generated during the recent information and services caravan conducted by the Regional Information and Advocacy Committee Technical Working Group (RIAC-TWG) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Presentacion, Camarines Sur.
Presentacion Mayor Jimmy Villete Deleña led his constituents in signing the K to 12 Manifesto of Support and the signature wall set up at the Department of Education (DepEd) booth located at the municipal covered court during the three-day activity.
“I am strongly pushing for the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) for this will bring progress and development,” Deleña said. He also cited local government’s involvement in the Municipal Education Summit conducted on May 29 in the same venue.
“The municipal education summit is an off-shoot of the recently conducted Provincial Education Summit held last May 11 at the Capitol Convention Center in Pili, Camarines Sur,” Parubcan Public Schools District Supervisor (PSDS) Dr. Jennylyn Cedron revealed.
More than 4,000 participants joined the said event composed of public and private school teachers, parents, students, government officials, government agencies and other stakeholders, Cedron said.
Meanwhile, the municipal education summit gathered close to 300 participants in Presentacion. “All teachers, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) members, barangay captains, municipal councilors, committee on education council members participated in the event,” Cedron explained.
Cedron confirmed that Presentacion is ready for the implementation of SHS with six high schools already certified to offer SHS tracks.
These schools are Bantugan National High School which will offer General Academic Strand (GAS), Bitaogan National High School to offer GAS, Buenavista National High School to offer Technical, Vocational, and Livelihood (TVL) track, Federico P. Condat National High School (formerly Maangas High School) to offer GAS and TVL, Lidong High School to offer GAS, and Presentacion National High School to offer GAS and TVL. (JJJPerez/DepEd-Bicol)