DepEd Secretary Briones Urges Marcos Admin To Continue Teaching History Lessons

DepEd Secretary Briones Speaks on Teaching of History Lessons in Schools

DEPED SECRETARY BRIONES – Th outgoing chief of the Department of Education urges the Marcos administration not to forget teaching history lessons.

The term of the current administration is about to end. The new president and vice president of the Philippines following the Elections 2022 have been proclaimed and are ready to start their term at the noontime of June 30.

Along with the new leadership is a new set of cabinet members. The joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives raised the hands of former Senator Bongbong Marcos as the elected president of the country. He will seat as the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines.

The candidacy of Marcos Jr. triggered the issues surrounding Martial Law, under the regime of his late father. Several petitions were filed against his candidacy but all were junked by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

DepEd Secretary Briones
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Marcos Jr. started naming his appointees in the different government departments. He appointed vice president-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio to head the Department of Education (DepEd) which she accepted with gratitude.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, during the Duterte Legacy Summit, outgoing DepEd Secretary Leones Briones reminded the Marcos administration to make sure that lessons from the history of the Philippines are taught to the Filipino students in schools. She stressed that it is important to plant in the minds of the Filipino students the struggles of the country and the deeds of the Filipino heroes.

According to the report, DepEd Secretary Briones expressed that it is important that the Philippines catches up with what is happening to the world and the exciting and new developments but the history must be taught. She stressed that it is what makes humans different from machines and robots.

Briones is one of the Martial Law victims. She also stressed her hope that the Constitution’s mandate for the right of every Filipino child to quality education continues.

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