The office of Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio has opened satellite offices in six cities across the country to bring its services closer to more Filipinos.
Duterte-Carpio said OVP satellite offices were set up in Dagupan City in Pangasinan; Cebu City, Tacloban City, Zamboanga City, Davao City, and Tandag in Surigao del Sur.
“We opened satellite offices in different parts of the country to help our fellow citizens get easier and immediate access to the services of the Office of the Vice President,” she said in a Facebook post.
Duterte-Carpio, who is the concurrent Education secretary, earlier said she would continue to reside in Davao City even as she would spend her weekdays working in Metro Manila.
She earlier held transition talks with former Education Secretary Leonor Briones.
A joint farewell and welcome ceremony will be held for Briones and Duterte-Carpio today at the Education department.
The Vice President said she is looking at the possibility of a full resumption of face-to-face classes even as the country remains under a state of public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She also disclosed discussing with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. the possible review of the implementation of the K-to-12 program in schools.
“It is something that President Marcos and I have talked about. And he already gave instructions with regard to the review of the implementation of the K-to-12 program of the Department of Education,” Duterte-Carpio said in an earlier interview.
The K-to-12 curriculum, first introduced in 2011 and implemented during the administration of the late President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, has been under review for the past two years.