Baguio City Representative Mark Go admitted that the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic has been a huge obstacle in building “an inclusive and globally competitive educational system.”
The Baguio politiko made the remark during the his parliamentary speech at the open forum of the “Parliamentary Partnership on Educational and Cultural Cooperation for Sustainable Development” Virtual Conference.
“With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, however, various sectors have been challenged, including education,” Go said.
“The effects of COVID-19 have undoubtedly created impediments in our legislative efforts towards building an inclusive and globally competitive educational system in line with our ASEAN goals and the SDGs,” he added.
But Go said he believes that the Filipino spirit will pull through.
“The Filipino spirit is nothing if not resilient and adaptive — and it is this same, shared spiritual foundation throughout the ASEAN that will help our nations rise above these challenges,” he said.