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Education has become a privilege rather than a right. An annual poverty indicators survey dated in 2018 reveals nine percent of Filipinos aged six to 24 are not attending school.

One of the many reasons behind this is the high cost of education and other financial concerns that force them to eventually look for jobs instead. It’s a pretty sad story, but it’s more than that. From cultural to social to economical aspects of our country’s workings, education is vital. That’s why the lack of it can get more detrimental than we think.

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