THE Department of Education (DepEd) will distribute DVDs consisting of documentary films detailing the legacies of the outgoing Aquino administration to students.
These will be used as reference materials in history or economics subject.
“The motivation for this project is to put into story form the key programs of the Aquino administration,” DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said during the turnover ceremony in Pasay City on Tuesday.
The films were produced by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO), which admitted that it failed to inform the media about the many programs of Aquino.
Luistro said the documentary films can be used as materials to inform students about the achievements of the country’s 15th President.
“The Aquino administration has not been very good in communicating the change that we have created and the impact that it has made,” the Education chief said.
“But I’m very, very sure that when the political dust clears, history will look back in this past six years and say that the biggest changes and the most sustainable reforms had happened in this past six years. Without politics, from my objective point of view, figures don’t lie,” he added.
The officials said Aquino is the first Philippine President to have this kind of materials in schools. His legacy will also be included in books that may perhaps be distributed next school year.