Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones supports the integration of “laga” into the K-12 curriculum of senior high school in the Cordillera Region.
“Laga”, or the traditional backstrap weaving, was instated as a specialization under Home Economics in the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood track of a senior high school in the Municipality of Lubuagan in Tabuk City on February 28.
“Through a memorandum of agreement among DepEd Kalinga, Kalinga State University, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Kalinga, a student is guaranteed an appropriate training certificate at the end of grade 12, and Work Immersion Program with the local government of Lubuagan which involves hands-on experience or work simulation by learners,” the statement from Briones read.
Experts from Kalinga State University will assist in the development of knowledge and skills essential in the development of backstrap weaving design, learning resource production, and training designs of the specialization.
News source: Philippine News Agency