Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte urges parents to practice family planning to make sure that their children will get proper support and education.
“We also urged parents to carefully plan their family to ensure they will be able to provide the needed support of their kids, especially in their studies,” the Office of the Vice President (OVP) said in a social media post.
The OVP issued the statement following Duterte’s visit to Siquijor Island where she distributed school kits under to the children pursuant to the OVP’s PagbaBAGo campaign.
Siquijor was the fifth province to receive such aid under the PagbaBAGo campaign, which has already reached out to over 2,400 young learners and distributed 5,000 food packs to parents.
Duterte also joined the people of Siquijor in the celebration of the province’s 50th founding anniversary on Sunday.
During her speech, the Vice President cited Siquijor’s huge economic potentials in through tourism.
“As the economy reopens, it is also high time to string together these potentials and bring them to the frontier of progress of the island that is pulsing with the dynamism of its people. Tourism remains one of your strengths. I hope tourism will create waves and waves of growth post-pandemic — benefiting everyone on the island,” she said.
She also en joined the local residents to trust their political and government leaders, and vice versa.
“Both the local government and the people should trust each other and together create a better life on the island… With this important task and the government’s continued initiatives, no Siquijornon will be left behind,” she added.
Duterte said she is confident the province will continue to grow economically and become a “premium investment destination” in the Visayas.