Sara begins transition talks with OVP, DepEd

Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio has communicated with the Office of the Vice President and the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Education to prepare for the transition process.,Duterte-Carpio’s spokesperson Mayor Christina Frasco said the incoming vice president wanted to ensure a “smooth, orderly, and comprehensive” turnover of government business.,“As the transition process is still ongoing entailing detailed discussions on all aspects of the workings of the OVP and the DepEd, information on the completion of this process will be released once available,” Franco said in a statement Saturday.,Lawyer Barry Gutierrez, the spokesperson of outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, confirmed to the Daily Tribune that Duterte-Carpio sent a letter to the OVP “requesting for an initial meeting at the staff level.”,Robredo’s chief of staff Philip “Boyet” Dy has since coordinated with Duterte-Carpio’s team.,At press time, there were no details yet on a possible meeting between Robredo and her successor before the latter’s term of office starts on 30 June.,The Vice President, who lost her presidential bid to her archrival Bongbong Marcos Jr., is in the United States where she attended the college graduation of her daughter, Jillian, from the New York University. She is expected to return to Manila next week.,Outgoing Education Secretary Leonor Briones previously signified her commitment to ensuring a seamless transfer of power to Duterte-Carpio, who accepted the education portfolio offered to him by Marcos.,The Marcos-Duterte tandem won the top two government posts after getting over 31 million votes each, making them the first president and vice president of the Philippines elected by the majority since the 1986 snap elections.,