For Legarda, education is no. 1

April 17, 2013

Believing that upgrading the quality of Philippine education is a good investment for the country, Senator Loren Legarda has allocated a large amount of her Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the construction and rehabilitation of classrooms and school buildings.

From 2010-2012, Legarda allocated a total of 146 million pesos for 291 classrooms and school buildings in various parts of the country.

“Placing high priority on education will be one of the best investments we can make. Aside from legislation, allocating a significant portion of my PDAF to building classrooms and schools is one way to help upgrade the country’s education system,” she stressed.

For the next six years of her term, Legarda will continue her one town, one classroom project.

“I am fully supportive of the highly motivated attitude with which the administration is addressing the backlog in classrooms. The government aims to achieve zero backlog in classrooms by 2013. This, along with the other reforms in our education system, will help us ensure a better-educated Filipino youth,” she said.

Ensuring good quality education that is accessible especially to indigent Filipino youth will remain a top priority for Legarda.