June 21, 2022 – The whole Department of Education (DepEd) family congratulates outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones for her appointment as Centre Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH).

We greatly appreciate the leadership of Secretary Briones in the Department as we witnessed various accomplishments in attaining accessible and quality basic education during her full six-year term. We are confident that she will continue her plans and platforms in SEAMEO INNOTECH, given her vast experience in public service and international relations.

Before this appointment, she served as Vice President of the SEAMEO Council from 2021 to 2022.

SEAMEO INNOTECH is a regional center of SEAMEO based in the Philippines that identifies education problems and develops innovative and technology-based solutions for Southeast Asian countries.

We wish our beloved Secretary Briones, who is nominated by outgoing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and appointed by Singapore Education Minister and SEAMEO Council President Mr. Chan Chun Sing, well in her assumption as Centre Director on August 1, 2022.