Baguio City Representative Mark Go said inclusivity “is key to escaping poverty.”
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.
“It is through culture that we not only preserve our heritage but promote inclusivity, improving our youths’ quality of life and preparing them for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Go said.
“As the UN has done so, we recognize that inclusivity, especially in education, is key to escaping poverty and helping equip our children with the tools to develop sustainable solutions to the world’s problems,” he added.
Go highlighted how the Philippines has already passed the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act which provides free tuition for public colleges and universities.
“This law ensures free tuition and other fees in local and state universities and colleges, and technical-vocational institutions in the Philippines, as we grant our less fortunate youths a chance to rise above poverty,” he said.