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Senator Angara Appointed as DepEd Secretary by PBBM


Senator Angara Appointed as DepEd Secretary by PBBM
Senator Angara Appointed as DepEd Secretary by PBBM

In a strategic move aimed at bolstering the Philippine education system, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has appointed Senator Sonny Angara as the new Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd). This appointment, announced in a formal ceremony at Malacañang Palace, underscores the administration's commitment to enhancing the quality of education and addressing the numerous challenges faced by the sector.

Senator Sonny Angara, known for his steadfast dedication to education reform, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to his new role. During his tenure as a senator, Angara championed several key legislative measures aimed at improving the Philippine education system. Notably, he was a principal author of the Free College Education Law, which provides free tuition to students in state universities and colleges and Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act and the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (K to 12) significantly easing the financial burden on Filipino families and expanding access to higher education.

Angara's legislative accomplishments also include his advocacy for increased budget allocations for education, pushing for higher salaries for teachers, and supporting programs that enhance the quality of education in the country. His deep understanding of the issues plaguing the education sector and his proactive approach to finding solutions have earned him respect and recognition both within and outside the halls of Congress.

Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara on his appointment as Secretary of the DepEd Philippines

I am deeply honored and grateful to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. for the trust he has placed in me by appointing me as the Secretary of the Department of Education. This significant responsibility is one I accept with humility and a profound sense of duty.

I am committed to working with all sectors of society, including my predecessor, Vice President Sara Duterte, to ensure that every Filipino child has access to quality education. I look forward to building upon her accomplishments.

Education is the cornerstone of our nation's future, and it is through collective effort that we can address the challenges and seize the opportunities ahead. I am eager to collaborate with President Marcos and the entire administration in serving our students, supporting our teachers, and enhancing the overall quality of education in our country.

Thank you once again to President Marcos for this opportunity. Together, with the dedication of all stakeholders, we will strive to create a brighter future for our nation through education.


The appointment of Senator Sonny Angara as the Secretary of the Department of Education marks a significant step forward in the Marcos administration's efforts to improve the Philippine education system. With his extensive experience, proven dedication to education reform, and alignment with the administration's vision, Angara is poised to lead the DepEd toward a more inclusive, equitable, and high-quality education system for all Filipinos.

Educational Background and Career Highlights of Newly appointed DepEd Secretary

Photo Credits to: Presidential Communications Office (PCO)

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