MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Sara Duterte-Carpio, the leading vice presidential candidate, has accepted to serve as education secretary, according to her running mate and presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
In a press conference, Marcos said Duterte-Carpio’s appointment as head of the Department of Education (DepEd) would be his first “nomination” before the Commission on Appointments if he is elected as the country’s next chief executive.
“I think I am already authorized to announce the first nominee that we will be giving to the Commission on Appointments when the time comes, should I be proclaimed. That is that our incoming vice president has agreed to take the brief of the Department of Education,” Marcos Jr. said.
One of the reasons why Marcos chose Duterte as the new Education Secretary is her role as a mother who wants to “ensure that her children are well-trained and well-educated.”
“That’s the best motivation that we can hope for. So that is the first announcement that I can make that has come out of this process,” Marcos Jr. said.
The Duterte-Carpio team stated less than an hour before Marcos Jr.’s declaration that the vice-presidential candidate had not indicated a preference for any cabinet position.
Marcos Jr. previously said that if they will win the 2022 elections, Duterte-Carpio wants to lead the Department of National Defense (DND). Duterte-Carpio said that while she prefers a Cabinet position, the elected president has the final say.
Duterte-Carpio will be in charge of the organization that oversees the K-12 education of nearly 27 million students. This covers how it mentions the history of her running mate’s father as well as her own father’s administration.
Based on 98 percent of election returns received as of Wednesday night, Marcos Jr presently has over 31 million votes, more than double the 14.8 million votes received by second-placed Vice President Leni Robredo. – WhatALife!