By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
ILIGAN City — Lone District of Iligan Rep. Frederick Siao thanked Commissioner on Higher Education Dr. Patricia Licuanan for her services to the Filipino people who recently resigned from her post. However, Siao still wants the investigation on the delays of the releases of allowances of the teachers under the K+12 program.
In a statement released to the press, Siao said he offered Lincuanan the option for a graceful exit by citing health reasons but the latter still took “the hard-line stance.”
Lincuanan has recently resigned as Ched commissioner after she was called to Malacanang by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as mentioned in her resignation letter.
He mentioned that he had called for an investigation on the delays in the release of allowances to college faculty who are in the K to 12 Transition Program.
“Although Dr. Licuanan has left the Ched, the need for the investigation remains.The problem to the K to 12 Transition Program does not just involve the former Ched Chairman. In involves the Ched systems,” he said.
Siao added that as the Ched itself has admitted, the problems are structural and the key to solving those problems are legislative solutions.
He said the investigation should proceed because the K to 12 Transition Program has been the most significant education reform the country has ever seen.