Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte praised personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) for their dedication.
Duterte, in the video posted on Sunday, also greeted DepEd personnel all over the country and wished them a prosperous New Year ahead.
She also emphasized DepEd’s role in nation-building and for forming and preparing the youth for their dreams, GMA News reported.
“Thank you very much for your dedication to your work and love of Filipino children. Despite the adversities we faced due to the pandemic and other disasters, you did not turn your back on the call of public service,” Duterte, quoted by GMA News, said. “You continued to guide and cultivate our young people’s minds so that they can reach their dreams in life.”
Earlier, Duterte extended her holiday greetings and expressed hope that Filipinos will have a
meaningful celebration of the yuletide season despite the difficulties in life.
“Magkakaiba man ang ating prinsipyo, paniniwala, at pamumuhay, pinagkakaisa naman tayo ng pananampalataya, mithiin, at pangarap, at pagmamahal sa isa’t isa. (Although our principles, beliefs, and lifestyles are different, we are united by faith, ideals, dreams, and love for one another),” The Vice President, quoted by the GMA News report, said.
“Hangad ko na maging makabaluhan ang ating selebrasyon ng Pasko sa kabila ng mga pagsubok na dumadating sa ating buhay. At sana ay magpatuloy tayo sa pagiging matatag para sa ating mga sarili, at sa ating mga pamilya, at para sa ating bansa (“I hope that our Christmas celebration will be meaningful despite the adversities in our lives. May we continue to be strong for ourselves, our families, and for our country,” she continued.