Office of the Vice President
8 July 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo urged parents and teachers to work together in order to create better studying conditions for Filipino students.
VP Leni underscored the importance of both parents and teachers – along with the rest of the community – in raising children, and noted how they are sometimes called upon to augment efforts of the schools and the government in public schools.
“Iyong pagpapalaki at edukasyon ng ating mga anak ay responsibilidad pa din, hindi lang ng mga magulang, hindi lang ng mga guro, kundi ng komunidad,” she said before the Antipolo City Federation of Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) on Saturday morning. “’Eto pong tatlong ito – iyong komunidad, iyong mga magulang, mga guro – kayo po iyong dapat nagtutulung-tulong para sa mga magulang.”
VP Leni, a mother of three and a former professor of economics, reiterated the need for both sectors to unite to give the children better studying conditions, even amid possible differences of opinion.
“Madalas mayroong kiskisan iyong mga magulang at mga guro. Hindi naman na siguro iyan matatanggal, pero isipin po natin na nakasalalay po sa ating lahat. Hindi puwedeng kapag hindi nagpe-perform iyong anak, parang sasabihin mahina iyong guro. Kapag mahina iyong anak, gustong sabihin, hindi masyadong natututukan, hindi lang ng guro, pero ng mga magulang,” she added.
VP Leni delivered her remarks at the PTA Day 2017 of Antipolo City on Saturday, held at Bagong Nayon IV Elementary School in Barangay San Isidro.
The day-long program was attended by officials of the local government; personnel of the Department of Education; heads of schools; officials of PTA Antipolo Federation and regional confederation presidents and officers; representatives from non-government organizations; and students.
With this, she noted the significance to PTAs, saying: “[I]to po iyong pagkakataon na nakakapag-usap tayo.”
The Office of the Vice President carries education among the key advocacies in its six-point centerpiece program, Angat Buhay, which links some of the poorest communities in the country with private partners.