Navotas City held its 1st Parenting Seminar entitled, “Wanted: Mabubuting Magulang” on June 1, 2012, in the newly built youth center of the city government. The PMT invited all schools within the city to send parent-leaders who will in turn conduct parenting workshops in their communities.
Mr. Washington SyCip convened a group of business leaders to discuss how to provide quality education to children in ARMM. The group was highly enthused with the results of the education programs that were initiated with 11 Synergeia Mayors in ARMM. The programs increased completion rate from 30 percent to 40 percent, improved performance in the NAT achievement tests from 30 percent to 50 percent, and reduced the dropout rate from 23 percent to 18 percent. The business leaders expressed their willingness to “embrace” additional municipalities so that children can have better education.
The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) launched Project EQUIP in Cebu City on May 23, 2012. Local School Boards will be energized to lead the processes of improving learning performance in Carcar, Liloan, and Asturias.