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Level up Lyceum:Laurel scion is Duterte’s Secretary of Education

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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is going back to his college roots to find his Education Secretary.

In a press conference in Davao City on 16 May 2016, Duterte announced that Lyceum of the Philippines University of the Philippines president Dr. Peter Laurel would his Secretary of Education.

Duterte took college at LPU in the 1960 where he met Communist Party of the Philippines founder Joma Sison as a professor.

Peter is the fourth son of former Sen. Sotero Laurel. Peter is the head of LPU’s Batangas and Laguna campuses while his brother, Roberto, runs LPU’s campuses in Manila, Makati and Cavite.

Duterte said he would consult with Peter at the end of this month on his take on the K to 12 education program which would debut this school year. Duterte admitted he was not sold on the concept of adding two more years of schooling but he would listen to what his Education Secretary would have to say.

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