SC upholds constitutionality of K-12 program

(Eagle News)–The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the K to 12 program, saying the petitions against it failed to prove it was in violation of the Constitution.

The SC also declared constitutional the related issuances from the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education, and lifted the temporary restraining order on the exclusion of Filipino, Panitikan as core college courses.

“For having failed to show any of the above in the passage of the assailed law and the department issuances, the petitioners’ remedy thus lies not with the Court, but with the executive and legislative branches of the government,” the SC said.

The 94-page decision was penned by Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.