News Release

PBBM pushes for quality education, accessible health system in Caraga

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed on Thursday to push for quality education and accessible healthcare service in the Caraga region.

The President said the government is determined to boost education and health service in the region.

“Maaasahan din ninyo ang patuloy na pagsulong namin ng edukasyon at kalusugan dito sa Caraga,” President Marcos said in his speech during the distribution of aid to farmers and fisherfolk in Surigao del Sur.

President Marcos said the government has disbursed PhP1.7 billion for the construction of new classrooms and around PhP453 million for the repair of old classrooms.

The Marcos administration aims to construct 544 new classrooms in Caraga and repair around 704 old classrooms across the region.

President Marcos added the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has disbursed around PhP1.6 billion for various programs of the commission with a total of 176,634 scholar beneficiaries of the region.

There are around 284 beneficiaries enrolled under the CHED Scholarship Program for Coconut farmers and their families (CoScho), extending educational opportunities to qualified and deserving coconut farmers and their families registered under the National Coconut Farmers Registry System (NCFRS).

On the other hand, the Marcos administration has disbursed a total of PhP846.70 million for the Health Facilities Enhancement Program, which covers 104 health facilities through the procurement of medical equipment, strengthen primary care, and reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in the region. PND