Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio
The vice president-elect is set to head the Department of Education as announced by president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr on May 11.
Here are some quick facts about the incoming DepED chief:
- BS Respiratory Therapy degree from San Pedro College (1999); Bachelor of Laws degree from San Sebastian College (2005)
- Passed the Philippine Bar Examination in 2005
- Mayor of Davao City from 2010 to 2013 and from 2016 to Present; Became the first female mayor of Davao in 2010
- Vice mayor of Davao City from 2007 to 2010
- Chairperson of the Regional Development Council by President Benigno Aquino III
- Chairman of the Board-Regional Development Committee-Mindanao Area Committee of the National Economic and Development Authority
- Court Attorney for the Office of the Associate Justice Romeo J. Carpio Sr (Supreme Court)
- Davao became the 8th richest city in the Philippines in 2020
- Davao was named the 4th most urbanized industry by the Department of Trade and Industry in 2021
- Byaheng Do30 in 2016, a 30-project agenda for 10 priority sectors, including education, health, poverty alleviation, infrastructure development, and solid waste management and environment.
- Davao Life is Here program, which seeks to portray the city as a desired market and destination for investment and tourism.
- Kean Gabriel Hotline for anonymous reporting of child abuse and neglect
- Passed the Davao City Women Development Code in 2019 and created the Integrated Gender and Development Division under the Office of the Mayor
Mandatory military service
- For Filipinos aged 18 years old.
- On May 16, she said her push for the revival of the Reserve Officers Training Corps or ROTC has nothing to do with her interest in being appointed to the DepEd.
- In 2011, she was caught on camera punching a court sheriff who refused her request to delay the demolition of shanties in a Davao City community. She later apologized to the official publicly.
- In March this year, she claimed that she was a part of the LGBT community, pointing to her preference for shorter hairstyles that make her “feel like a man.”
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