VP Sara elated as DepEd tops most trusted govt agencies survey

MANILA – Vice President and Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Sara Duterte expressed elation Monday as the agency emerged most trusted in the recent Octa Research’s Tugon ng Masa survey.

“Masaya ako as secretary ng Department of Education na mayroong ang appreciation ang mga kababayan natin sa ginagawang trabaho ng ating mga frontliners (As DepEd Secretary, I’m happy that our fellow Filipinos appreciate the work of our frontliners),” Duterte said in a radio interview.

She attributed the agency’s performance to the “hardworking teachers inspiring learners” on the ground.

Duterte also cited the impact of reforms being pushed under the Marcos administration amid learning gap challenges.

“Masaya rin ako dahil mayroong epekto po yung kampanya ng ating gobyerno para sa isang Bagong Pilipinas na iyong ating mga kabataan ay educated (I’m also happy because the government’s campaign for the New Philippines is taking effect, for our youth to be educated),” she added.

Based on the survey for the fourth quarter of 2023 released Feb. 22, DepEd earned the highest trust rating among government agencies at 84 percent, closely followed by the Commission on Higher Education at 83 percent.