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A Good Chance Of A Better Life: What President Bongbong Marcos Jr. Said About Our Kids’ Future
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  • Today, June 30, 2022, at 12:00 NN, Pres. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the Philippines’ seventeenth president outside the National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila. 

    By his side was his family, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, representative-elect Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, Simon Marcos, and Vincent Marcos.He delivered his first speech as president, a much-awaited event by supporters and critics alike.

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    What President Bongbong Marcos Jr. said about our children's future:

    Here are a few points from his speech that parents may want to know about:

    1. A good chance of a better life is within reach.

    “You and your children want a good chance of a better life, in a safer, more prosperous country. All that is within reach of a hard working, warm and giving race.

    He adds, “Your dreams are mine. Your hopes are my hopes. 

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    “How can we make them come true? How can we do it together? But I will take it as far as anyone with the same faith and commitment can as if it depended entirely on himself. 

    “In our hope to make our country peaceful, your hope is my hope. In your hope of making our country successful, your hope is my hope. And in our hope for our brighter future and the futures of our children, your hope is my hope.

    2. An emphasis on the sciences, theoretical aptitude, vocational skills, and national language.

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    “What we teach in our schools, the materials used, must be retaught. I am not talking about history, I am talking about the basics, the sciences, sharpening theoretical aptitude and imparting vocational skills such as in the German example.

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    “Alongside, the national language, with equal emphasis and facility in a global language, which we had and lost.

    3. Better fighting chance for OFWs.

    “Let us give OFWs all the advantages we can to survive and to thrive. 

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    “Our teachers, from elementary, are heroes fighting ignorance with poor paper weapons. We are condemning the future of our race to menial occupations abroad. Then, they are exploited by traffickers. 

    4. An education system that prepares the future generations for better jobs.

    “Once, we had an education system that prepared coming generations for more and better jobs. There is hope for a comeback. Vice President and soon Secretary of Education Sara Duterte-Carpio will fit that mission to a tee.

    Before his inauguration, there have been talks of revisiting the K-12 system. 

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    President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. made a call for moving and looking forward, in his words: “We will go further together than against each other, pushing forward not pulling each other back out of fear, out of a misplaced sense of weakness.

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