January 8, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd) is grateful to our Filipino people for giving high approval rating for the performance of the agency and Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, based on Pulse Asia’s Ulat ng Bayan Survey conducted last December 1-6, 2021.

In the said survey, DepEd received a 76% overall approval rating, a 7-point increase compared to the September 2021 survey. Likewise, Secretary Briones also enjoyed a 7-point increase in her approval rating on her performance as the Education Chief.

We would like to also thank our education stakeholders for expressing their satisfaction with our preparations for the implementation of limited face-to-face classes. In the same study, majority of Filipinos (70%) said they were satisfied with DepEd’s efforts to reintroduce face-to-face classes amidst the pandemic. For this achievement, UNICEF awarded DepEd a 5-star rating.

Last month, DepEd was also hailed as the most trusted national government agency after receiving a 91% trust rating in the 2021 Philippine Trust Index (PTI) survey conducted by the EON Group.

Her other awards include the Asia CEO Award for public sector. The Institute of Plant Breeding of the University of the Philippines Los Baños also named its latest gumamela hybrid “Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Leonor Magtolis Briones” in recognition of her service to the country.

These commendations from our fellow Filipinos reflects the commitment and determination of every DepEd teacher, non-teaching personnel, partner, and official who bravely accepted the challenge of delivering quality education amidst difficult times.

With the nation behind us, we shall continue to serve at our best so that our learners can ultimately reach their dreams.