Briones to youth: imitate Rizal’s love for the countryside
As the country celebrates Rizal Day today, December 30, Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminded young people to emulate the love of homeland of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal.
“For our part, we must develop in us the same fervor that Rizal had instilled in us. Love of the motherland [of Rizal] from an early age was an inspiration. We should instill its values of discipline, organization and common sense in the younger generations of Filipinos, ”Briones said in a press release from the Ministry of Education.
In his speech ahead of Virtual National Student Day 2021 on November 17, Briones highlighted the resilience of learners to meet challenges and embrace the new normal in education amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“School closures and movement restrictions disrupt student routines and support systems. It got them to navigate the new normal [in education] and young people have emerged to find hope and ways to become heroes of the pandemic in terms of educating people, tackling disinformation and stigma, and raising the morale of leaders and making their voices heard. voice, ”said Briones.
The event, led by the Office of Learner Support Services-Youth Training Division and the DepEd Bicol region, showcased the ‘stories of passion and advocacy’ of various youth leaders who have excelled in their fields. respective.
Youth advocate Emmanuel Mirus Ponon, Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2020 Patrixia Sherly Santos and Gawad Siklab 2021, SSG’s most outstanding teacher-advisor, Saturnino Macasinag Jr., shared their successes during the pandemic.
Under Secretary of Administration Alain Del Pascua said the Filipino youth are among the most diligent in the world.
“All of your efforts and hard work inspire us at the Department of Education to continue doing our best to provide you with the kind of education you need and deserve to be successful in life,” a- he declared.
“Kaya naman kami rito sa DepEd (So we in DepEd), through our various platforms, programs and initiatives, we will continue to advocate for student empowerment, instilling nation values and social responsibility to all learners in the country, “he added.
The program also officially introduced Filipino delegates from STEP Sunburst Youth Camp 2021, including John Edward Eugenio from Caloocan City, Kayla Vallester from Quezon Province, Llyrah Gwen Villones from Negros Oriental and Reighn Claire Ochosa from Muntinlupa City.