The Department of Education (DepEd) received the Gen. Carlos P. Romulo Award from the United Nations Association of the Philippines (UNAP) for its efforts in constatly educating the youth on the UN and its programs.
The award, according to UNAP, is given to organizations or individuals who made Filipinos proud in their diverse achievements. It also noted contributions to world development and peace.
The DepEd, according to UNAP president Dr. Amelia Reyes, has been the “most successful” under the leadership of Secretary Leonor Briones.
“We are very optimistic that with the presence of the UN, and at the same time, local representatives of the education and Congress, we can forge ahead and create new innovative ways that can bridge the gap,” Reyes said.
In a message, Briones thanked the UNAP for the award, and assured them of DepEd’s support towards educational initiatives.
“It is an honor to me now as Secretary of the Department of Education to receive this award named in honor of perhaps one of the greatest Filipinos ever produced by our country,” Briones said.
“Whether personally or institutionally, the United Nations has always been part of my life worth, my professional commitments, and as it is in the lives of many of our distinguished leaders and personalities in the country,” she added.
The Philippines, with the leadership of DepEd, shifted to distance learning this year as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the education system.
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