Education equates to finding future in RP not abroad
Through an improved educational system, Filipinos will find future in the country and not in foreign shores stressed Independent Senator Richard J. Gordon today.
Gordon, author of Senate Bill 2402 or the Health and Education Acceleration Program (HEAP), said the country will produce better graduates through his bill and will attract more investors into the country.
"If our people are educated, hindi aalis ang bansa, pupuntahan tayo ng ibang bansa dito at dito sila maglalagay ng hanapbuhay," he said.
"We can all find our future in the Philippines. We would not have to find our future in foreign shores," he added.
Appalled by the sad plight of the country's educational and health care systems, the senator filed the HEAP bill, also known as the "text-for-change" bill, to address the pressing problems plaguing the country's educational system.
Under the SB 2402, a HEAP Corporation will be established to manage funds that would be remitted by giant telecommunication companies from a small portion of their net revenues from local text messages which reportedly reach two billion daily.
The funds would be used to fill the gap in the country's health care and educational requirements.
Gordon stressed that there would be no need for Filipinos to work abroad if they can find a brighter future in the country and separation of families and the problems that go with it, would be prevented.
"Naghihiwalay ang mga pamilya kapag nagtrabaho sa ibang bansa. Kumita nga ng pera pero kawawa naman ang mga magulang. Kawawa naman yung mga bata, hirap na hirap, kung minsan nagdo-droga, natotorotot pa," he said.