July 29, 2022—Ensuing the launch of the Basic Education Development Plan 2030 last June 3, 2022, the Department of Education Region III takes the lead in launching its Regional Education Development Plan (REDP) for 2022-2028 and Learning Recovery and Continuity Plan (LRCP)  through the BRIDGES (Building Better Futures through Education, Reaching All Learners and Retaining Them to Future Learning Spaces, Innovating to Keep Happier Customers, Developing Globally Competent Human Resource in Transforming Education, Engaging Stakeholders for the Attainment of Education Goals) RO3 Flagship Programs on July 29.

“Clear on its strategic directions, DepEd Region III is on track to bring the quality education service and education to Region III for FY 2022-2028. The road to implementing the REDP is ready and aligned with the Department of Education’s KITE aggressive reforms, which include curriculum review and updating, improved learning environments, teacher upskilling and reskilling, and stakeholder engagement for support and collaboration for stronger partnerships. DepEd Region III is always proactive and thus, we are the first region to craft and launch our REDP and LRCP,” explained RD May Eclar.

Under the DepEd Region III REDP for FY 2022-2028, DepEd Region III ultimately seeks to achieve the target of having all learners in the region to be able to develop and improve their foundational skills for lifelong learning and full participation in society by the year 2028. To achieve this, the Department established the sector outcome which states that all learners have acquired the literacy, numeracy, and science skills necessary for success in higher education and employment.

DepEd Region III also aims to ensure recovery of the student learning loss as aggravated by the pandemic through mechanism governance, which is resilient, responsive, and efficient Governance, management, and systems.

In a statement, Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte lauded Region III for coming up with a REDP and LRCP as the agency prepares to reopen schools for in-person learning.

“This is a positive step and complements DepEd’s efforts to ensure that our learners will no longer suffer from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Duterte said.

 “We have seen how the pandemic has significantly impacted our learners. But as parents and teachers, we have the responsibility over our children- thus, we should not allow as we could no longer afford anything to come between our children and their future,” the Vice President stressed.

Duterte said DepEd Central Luzon’s initiative shows its commitment and dedication not only to the profession but also to the learners.

The 20 Schools Division Offices of the region represented by the Schools Division Superintendents also launched their respective Learning Recovery Plans during the said program.