Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio said her first 100 days in office “feels like 100 years.”
This was her Instagram caption as she entered her 100th day in office Friday.
DepEd spokesman Michael Poa said her milestone as Education chief was the safe and orderly resumption of face-to-face classes.
In a separate statement, the OVP also listed its accomplishments in the first 100 days of the Marcos administration, including the processing of P134.37 million in the medical and burial assistance program since July 1.
Of the said amount, a total of P124,579,964.95 and P9,796,800 have already been processed for medical aid and burial assistance, respectively.
At least 13,315 recipients were served in all seven OVP satellite offices and OVP main office as of October 5.
As for the OVP’s Libreng Sakay Program, the office said it has served a total of 98,293 people in 1,470 trips nationwide.
Legislators led by Speaker Martin Romualdez on Saturday congratulated Duterte-Carpio.
“As concurrent Secretary of the Department of Education, VP Sara led the DepEd in the historic resumption of face-to-face classes of students nationwide after over two years of lockdown and online schooling, a feat that is very difficult to accomplish,” Romualdez said.
Romualdez also cited the Vice President “her for the successful implementation of pro-poor programs, including the Libreng Sakay, extending medical, and burial assistance to the indigents, distribution of school supplies and hygiene kits to deserving students.”
“VP Sara’s strong leadership and firm political will made all these things possible, putting in place safety measures and health protocols for students, teachers, and school personnel,” he added.