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Mark Go: Education must be rooted in culture

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Baguio City Representative Mark Go said the House of Representatives aims to build a foundation of competence and innovation through legislative measures.

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.

“More than simply providing a degree in one’s hand, it is our objective to strengthen our youths’ learning foundation that builds competence and innovation equipped for today’s globalized and 21st-century standards,” Go said.

But he also said he believes that education must be “rooted and tempered in culture.”

“That said, while we prize ingenuity and critical thinking, this education must be rooted and tempered in culture — which after all, is the system of beliefs and values that shapes our identity as people,” Go said.

“We take pride in our collective identity as Filipinos and as Southeast Asians, and it is through celebration of this heritage that allows our people to fully participate in all aspects of socio-economic development by ensuring that our values and beliefs, created by our shared experiences, are duly protected and recognized,” he added.

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