I usually do not agree with Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ opinions pertaining to issues on economics, politics, and peace and order.
However, I strongly support his call to cancel for now the K-to-12 education system.
Trillanes and millions of other parents feel that K-12 may just be a waste of money or additional expense for the family.
The former naval officer turned politician suggested that instead of spending hundreds of millions for the K-12 program, the Department of Education (DepEd) should focus on building more classrooms and purchase more books for students in public schools.
Sen. Trillanes’ bill on the review of the K-12 program is supported by millions of parents around the country.
After all, the extra two years in school is not really a guarantee that students will land a job after school.
What it guarantees is two more years of added educational expense for the parents.
This law was not reviewed properly.
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Bistek teaches drug dealer a lesson
Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista on Friday did what other city chief executives do not usually do: teach drug dealers an unforgettable lesson.
Zhen Xu, 30, of Hung Nam, China, learned the hard way to take seriously the country’s anti-illegal drug laws.
Zhen, who was arrested by the Quezon City Police with 10 kilos of shabu, was smiling and making faces when presented to Mayor Bautista by the police.
Bautista reportedly felt insulted and he slapped the suspect twice saying, “you have no respect for our laws and the authorities!”
Immediately after the incident, the suspect’s face turned serious.
Bautista went on to say, “even a dozen of slaps will not be enough to pay for the crimes that will be committed by people under the influence of drugs being sold by the likes of Xu in this country.”
Mayor “Bistek” still believes in the rule of law. Had Zhen been arrested in a city in southern Mindanao, he wouldn’t have seen daylight anymore.
He would have become another statistic of the vigilantes there.