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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Education underscored
on Intíl Youth Day
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

 

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson underscored the importance of education in accelerating the country’s progress during the International Youth Day celebration held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City yesterday.

Lacson was joined by Assistant Secretary Paul Anthony Pangilinan of the National Youth Commission , Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, and other officials.

In his speech, Lacson said the government has come a long way, “from being an equalizer to development multiplier. Education plays a key role in accelerating progress. There’s no denying the fact that the more educated youth become, the more secure the future will be,” he said.

“ Negros Occidental supports the vision of the NYC for the Filipino y outh which is a picture of enabled, involved and patriotic youth who are realizing their aspirations," the governor said.

He said the celebration, anchored on the theme “Transforming Education”, highlights good practices and lessons learned in the efforts undertaken to ensure that education is relevant, equitable and inclusive for all the Filipino youth.

Pangilinan said the Filipino youth has huge potential to make the country progressive.

“This is why the government, non-government organization, and youth-serving organizations work together to give the youth access to education so no one would be left behind,” he added.*

 

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