PASIG CITY, February 11, 2019 – The Department of Education (DepEd) and Project Saysay, (PSaysay) Inc. entered into a partnership for the implementation of the “DepEd Series” through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the Office of the Secretary on February 7.
The “DepEd Series” aims to provide and distribute quality posters showcasing statements of notable Filipinos, including National Artists, National Scientists, noble statesmen, and outstanding educators.
“This is beautiful. We need more outputs, especially on areas where we have been debating on matters of Philippine history. We need more knowledge. Ang daming hindi pa natin alam, na bago lang lumalabas, so what you are doing is important,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones shared while browsing through some of the posters.
DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships, and School Sports Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq. also expressed his gratitude to the partners for this undertaking: “Partnership has always been an important paradigm for DepEd in delivering quality basic education, achieving our goals, and performing our services to our children.”
The MOA was signed by Briones and PSaysay Executive Director Ian Christopher Alfonso with Umali and Philippine Historical Association (PHA) officials, including President Ma. Luisa Camagay and Vice President Fernando Santiago Jr. as witnesses.
The project targets to distribute 21,000 posters, for free, to selected Philippine basic education schools, institutions, and offices by 2021.
In closing, Briones thanked PSaysay for going one step further in supporting the President and the Executive Secretaries’ advocacy, through Memorandum Circular No. 25 signed last September 15, 2017, to do away with photos of officials, and put up images of heroes instead.