FORMER Special Assistant to the President and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go presented his proposals on how to provide the youth with quality education and keep them away from illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.
“Priority talaga namin ni Pangulong Duterte ang mga kabataan. Ilayo natin ang mga kabataan sa droga at iba pang masamang bisyo. Higit sa lahat, bigyan po natin sila ng quality education para sa mas magandang kinabukasan,” Go said.
Go stressed the importance of education in the formation of children as responsible citizens and to draw them away from the negative influence of drugs, crime, and other illegal activities.
Go made the statement in his visit to Tiaong, Quezon, where he was invited as the guest of honor at the alumni homecoming of the Recto Memorial National High School.
The former SAP was welcomed byTiaong Mayor Ramon Preza, Quezon Gov. David Suarez, alumni of Recto Memorial National High School; and the townspeople of Tiaong.
Go also called for re-assessment of the K-12 program and its impact to poor families. He said he has been receiving feedback on the K-12 program and its implementation in the past years, particularly on the extended duration of a student’s high school education.
“Pinag-aaralan po namin ito nang maigi. Bukod sa makapasok sa school ang kabataan, hangad natin na makatapos sila, makapagtrabaho at makatulong sa pamilya,” he said.
He assured the alumni of Recto Memorial National High School that he would coordinate with appropriate agencies of the government on their request for additional buildings, renovation of the existing ones, as well as scholarships for indigent yet deserving students.
As part of his legislative agenda, Go seeks to provide free school supplies and uniforms by increasing the budget of the Department of Education and amending the Local Government Code to allow local government units to use their Special Education Fund and to increase the salaries of public school teachers.