India vows to back PH in pursuing tech innovations in education, VP Sara says

India has pledged its support to the Philippines in pursuing technological innovations in the field of education, Vice President Sara Duterte said.

Indian Ambassador Shambhu Kumaran meets with Vice President Sara Durterte on Sept. 21, 2022. (Photo from Inday Sara Duterte FB page)

India's commitment was made during the courtesy call of Indian Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran on Duterte on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

"Technological innovations sa larangan ng edukasyon ang napag-usapan namin ni Indian Ambassador His Excellency Shambhu Kumaran sa kanyang pagbisita sa akin sa Office of the Vice President ngayong hapon (Indian Ambassador His Excellency Shambhu Kumaran and I had discussed technological innovations in the field of education during his visit to my office this afternoon)," Duterte said.

The Vice President, who also leads the Department of Education in a concurrent capacity, disclosed that the Indian diplomat expressed his country's intention to help the Philippines after Duterte shared to him the direction of education under her leadership.

She also talked about how the country's educational system plans to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Duterte said the ambassador, on the other hand, shared that India lauds the country's medical education in Davao City, where many Indian nationals are studying.

"Masaya din nating marinig mula kay Ambassador Kumaran na maganda ang pagtugon ng India sa medical education ng Davao City— kung saan maraming estudyanteng Indian ang nandoon para mag-aral (We are also happy to hear from Ambassador Kumaran that India has a good feedback on the medical education in Davao City—where many Indians are studying)," Duterte said.

Aside from India, the Vice President met with several diplomats on Wednesday. They are envoys from Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, European Union, Egypt, Qatar, and the United States.