Presidential candidate Moreno pledges to invest in STEM and agriculture courses to make Filipino students competitive

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PAGADIAN CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Isko Moreno Domagoso, standard-bearer of Aksyon Demokratiko, promised on Wednesday April 6 that if elected president, he would invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and in agriculture to enable Filipino students in Zamboanga del Sur to become competitive with other countries and achieve food security.

Moreno argued that strengthening agricultural classes in Zamboanga del Sur is very important given that the province, like almost all rural provinces in the Philippines, depends primarily on agriculture for the bulk of its economy.

The 47-year-old presidential candidate stressed that investing in STEM courses and adding agriculture will ensure that students taking the course will be better equipped with the technical know-how so they can compete with their overseas counterparts.

Moreno said that with many Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) also returning home to the country, there was also a need to reintegrate them into the community.

After a four-day hiatus from campaign outings, Moreno is back on the road this time visiting Zamboanga del Sur for a series of motorcades and town hall meetings as part of Team Isko’s strategy to win over voters.

Joining Moreno in the province’s barn known for its heritage and interesting natural attractions are his running mate Dr. Willie Ong, senatorial candidates Aksyon Demokratiko Samira Gutoc, Carl Balita and Jopet Sison and guest candidate John Castriciones of PDP-Laban.

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