The Department of Education Regional Office III officially welcomes its 2.7 million learners as it holds its Handa Kami sa DepEd Region III SY 2020-2021 Virtual Kick-Off Program and Media Conference on October 2 via Facebook and Youtube Livestreaming. 

The virtual program, which showcases the various stakeholders’ support and commitment, will be graced by DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones as its Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker.

“This School Year 2020-2021 Kick-off Program is a testament that the spirit of bayanihan is very alive especially now that we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have always said and believed, it takes a village to educate a child. This threat, which has continuously affected our lives and work, is still an invisible enemy that we have not yet defeated. Yet, this obstacle did not hamper us all in fulfilling our mission to provide quality education to all our learners in Central Luzon,” said OIC-Regional Director Nicolas Capulong.

The kick-off program will include messages of support from partner regional agencies such as the Department of Health, Department of Interior and Local Government, and Department of Information and Communications Technology. Likewise, it will also showcase education stakeholders from the local government units, the Central Luzon Association of Private School Administrators, the Central Luzon Association of Schools Division Superintendents, and Federated PTA Organizations.l