Hilario P. Davide III
Governor of the Province of Cebu
at the Turnover of Cebu Provincial Government Lot to DepEd,
Signing of the Deed of Donation
[Delivered at IPHO Building, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, on June 24, 2015]
Investing in education is recognized by economists, sociologists, the ordinary businessmen and us, politicians, as the one effective way of reducing poverty – whether of a family, of a community, or an entire nation.
Education gives people the minimum tools to help them better provide for themselves and their family.
Education creates opportunities for economic growth.
Education keeps people and communities healthy.
An educated community encourages good governance, demands transparency in government, and helps prevent graft and corruption.
I remember a politician who once said that he didn’t want to establish too many schools in the barangays, kay mumahal ang palit sa botos…
The impact of education is deep and wide.
The ideals of a democratic nation, freedom and justice, cannot be sustained without basic education.
DepEd is at the forefront of this mission. Dili lang sa pagtudlo ug basa sa Pepe and Pilar, ug sa Arithmetic, but in the psychological and sociological formation of children. The teachers, the school administrators, the PTAs, especially in the basic and elementary levels, lead the way. The community, kami, mura ra mi ug support staff.
We do as much as we can.
I hope that our very small part in this mission will help bear better citizens in the future, more able to help themselves and their fellow citizens, better equipped to deal with a more complicated environment.
I am honoured to have been involved in this endeavor
Thank you very much
Turnover of Cebu Provincial Government Lot to DepEd, Signing of the Deed of Donation ( June 24,2015),Cebu Provincial Governor – Hon. Hilario P. Davide III, Vice Governor of Cebu – Hon. Agnes A. Magpale,Cebu Provincial Board Member – Hon. Peter John D. Calderon, Office of the Regional Director DepEd RO 7 – Dr. Juliet A. Jeruta, School Division Superintendent Cebu Province – Dr. Arden D. Monisit and DepEd Secretary – Br. Armin A. Luistro.
Posted by Cebu Provincial Government on Wednesday, 24 June 2015