21-22 May 2013 –The Department of Education IV-B conducted its first Regional Education Summit which entitled “Public-Private Partnership, a key towards the attainment of the Kto12 Basic Education Curriculum”. It is held at Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon City. The guest speakers were Gov. Josephine R. Sato of Occidental Mindoro, and Asec. Tonisito MC Umali of Legal and Legislative Affairs of Department of Education. In attendance were: members of the Regional Development Council (RDC) Mimaropa, respective district superintendents of schools in mimaropa, representatives from private schools, and elementary teachers.
The summit focused on the Updates on the Kto12 Basic Education Curriculum Implementation of DepED as the Republic Act 10533 or The Enhanced Basic Education Act, 2013 or better known as K to 12 law, was signed into law last 15th of May 2013. CHED, TESDA, Bureau of Elementary Education, and private schools also gave their updates in relation to the implementation of Kto12. ARD Cecilia R. Lopez of NEDA IV-B discussed the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) in relevance to the opportunity of partnership in construction of schools.
The summit was very informative and we should be updated on the status of Kto12 because quoting what RD Sinforosa A. Guiñarez of DepEd IV-B said: “Education is everybody’s business, not only by DepED”.