Friday, May 6, 2016

DEpEd Secretary Luistro: 'We need a Change in Attitude for the Welfare of the Learners.'

The following is the message of DepEd Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, issued on May 6, 2016 to those parents, teachers and colleagues in the Education Sector who are going to exercise their right to suffrage on May 9, the Elections Day.

Secretary Luistro
Secretary Luistro
Dear Parents, Teachers and Colleagues in the Education Sector,

Everyone wants change. Indeed, our nation needs change—just as the education system had warranted a major overhaul through the K to 12 program. After all, this need for change was the reason behind our resolve to implement the K to 12 reform amidst the many challenges before it. The kind of change that we need the most at this point is the one that shall build on the foundations of education reform that we have already painstakingly laid and not the kind that will seek to undo this. Most of all, it is a change in attitude that we need; particularly, in how we use our right to suffrage.

Our ability to choose is a gift that we received from democracy, and—without exaggeration—it is also the greatest power we possess. Come May 9, this power will be put to the test: whether you use it on a whim, or to ensure that your children will have a bright future ahead of them, the choice that you will make on that day will dictate the course of your lives and where this country will be in the next six years. And I emphasize, in the next six years. Thus, I urge you to make sure that your vote will not be one that will have you look back to the day you shaded those circles, and will have you keep telling yourself: I should’ve, I would’ve, I could’ve.

You may have already made your choice at this point, but let me bring you back to the crossroads and remind you that in making that choice, you should base your votes on the needs of your nation and not your own. It is your duty to “protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based and complete basic education” so that they “form values and competencies” that will “enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation”. Our 24 million learners are our future, but the foundations of their future will lie in the hands of the leaders that we will place in office. You all owe it to our 24 million learners to vote wisely.

I urge you all to choose someone who will promote an environment that is child-friendly, safe, nurturing and value-driven. Your candidate should exude the core values that we hold dear here at the Department of Education: maka-Diyos, maka-tao, makakalikasan, and makabansa. Choose someone who is God-fearing and who lives out a compassionate, honest, and moral life. Our nation needs someone who respects the rights and dignity of every human being, and promotes truth, justice, freedom, love, equality and peace. Choose someone who has a track record in building a just and humane society, and someone who values the conservation and development of the earth that our forefathers have bequeathed us.

Dear electorates, driven by these core values, let your conscience guide you in selecting our new leaders.  Discern your choice well and let not survey results, big promises, or mass popularity dictate your candidate preferences. At the end of the day, look at each candidate and assess who among them—beyond their proposed plans and platforms—possesses the values and characteristics that we want our students to model and emulate, and who has shown not only in words but also in deeds that he or she can bring this nation towards progress.

Be the change that you want for our country by making the well-informed vote that our nation deserves.  At the end of this electoral process, let us accept the outcome with graciousness in our hearts and a continued resolve to promote the welfare of our learners.

Sincerely yours,



  1. Change really starts within ourselves. Not through our parents, not through our leaders. If we want our country to prosper, then we should obey the law. It's simple yet hard to do.

  2. Change always starts from within. I hope people choose base on their belief and not just on bandwagon and due to excessive promises.

  3. If we want change in this country we should start in ourselves first. Don't just rely on our government but as much as possible let's contribute as individual in our country.

  4. I agree..we really need a change....our value system has to be revisited...sigh..

  5. Whoever wins in this Election I hope that they will do their best to deliver what they have promised.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Get the best test prep available today. If you are going to take the GED test soon. Take the GED Practice Test at and pass on your first take.
Then, think about your topic and your approach again and decide whether you still consider them worthwhile. Revise and edit your essay. When revising your essay, you should delete anything that does not relate to your basic argument. Essay Express Make sure that your essay is logical and clear and correct any grammatical errors. Keep in mind that during the editing process your main topic may evolve, and your arguments and supporting details may require reordering.
If you want to prepare for IELTS, you should visit this resource . It will help you secceed in IELTS.
garnering three prizes in different categories in rites held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City (Metro Manila) on Thursday night.
CT Airlink offers CT Limo Service to LaGuardia and CT Limo Service to Bradley Airport, JFK, LGA, Newark Liberty Airport (EWR), Manhattan, Boston Logan Airport and New York City. CT Airlink arrange Limousines for Limo Service in CT to JFK and CT Limo Service to and from Phelps Gate Yale University New Haven, Uconn, Storrs, Hartford, Greenwich, Danbury, Bethel, Southbury, Brookfield, New Milford, New Fairfield, Kent, Roxbury, Litchfield, Southbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Waterford.
satta matka
IMS memerikan pelayanan jasa sewa scaffolding yang berkualitas baik
online vendita di giocattoli in legno e tanti giochi creativi e didattici per i vostri bambini.
tanti nuovi prodotti per i vostri bambini giocattoli in legno piscinegonfiabili, bambole di stoffa e molto altro. Spedizione veloce
Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidhut Utapadan Nigam Limited UPRVUNL Are Recently Uploaded Answer Key for the Recruitment 2015 Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer Various Branch Those Candidates Are Enrolled with Recruitment Process and Appeared in the Writt sarkari results India Some Useful Important Links For Online Objection Click Here Download AE (T) Civil Answer Key Click Here Download JE (T) C & I Answer Key Click Here Download JE (T) Mechanical Click Here Download JE (T) (Electrical) Click Here Download JE (
Rhode Island Best Place to get your Drain Cleaning
It's quite fascinating to have Matryoshka Dolls (also called nesting dolls, stacking dolls, and babushka dolls) as part of your Folk Art collection. You can order a beautiful Matryoshka from our online store:
locksmith chesapeake va
Here You can Listen Radio Online Streaming Live
Read More About News, Trends and Ideas that matter most to Entrepreneurs Visit SnapMunk
Brazilian new start-up launches a new service to help students and schools to meet the Internet free of charge. Its founder believes it is possible to create an educational marketplace system with a Business freemium model . Veja aqui: escola educação infantil --The staging system is quite simple , the student fills out a short form , and starts receiving proposals from interested schools have him as a student . And for schools the process is the same , just fill out a registration.
satta matka tips
agen sbobet asia indonesia
agen Prediksi Bola online
For info on the best skin lightening cream on the market, visit
Multi Rip Saw Machine Wood Saw Machine Automatic Woodworking Machine
For yesil kahve çekirdegi check website to order best yesil kahve resmi satis sitesi.
PowerPoint presentations for K-12 Teachers and Students
Agen Sbobet Terpercaya