President Benigno S. Aquino III strongly believes that the twelve years of formal education Filipinos have been used to are still not enough, considering the growing rate of both local unemployment and underemployment. A lot of Pinoys who are more dependable on physical labor would rather go to first-world countries and get paid higher as a blue-collar employee, unlike in their home country wherein white collar jobs make more money.
Education is highly crucial in making a student of any age and level more globally competitive, just like professional skills training to an employee of any rank and designation. Being well-educated and well-skilled at the same time is what the world demands for an ideal workforce, and for survival. The quality of education in the Philippines has deteriorated over time due to lack of resources vis a vis the continuously growing number of enrolled young individuals — an ongoing challenge to the nation despite its economic progress, the increase in foreign investments, and considering today’s business practices and lifestyles heavily influenced by modern technology.