I think k12 is okay "IF" Philippines is as stable as other countries. Those DepED heads/officers who approve and push this program perhaps forgot to look at those schools in the mountains, far towns and barangays. That a student even hardly can afford a single piece of uniform, pencil, paper etc. A Filipino student who cant even afford to bring a (ba-on) snack for himself. A student who will have to walk by kilometers or number of rivers to cross at just to reach the school. A student that even a a new slipper the parents cant afford to buy one. These things I mentioned are very visible to our neighboring towns and mountains not only in the island of Negros but the whole archipelago. They even bring themselves a ("buwad" dried fish or "ginamos" salted fish or a salt for lunch). Perhaps, this city based DepEd dont feel what far towns student experience every school year. I pity those students that needs additional 2 years to sacrifice just to get a high school diplomas. Maybe were lucky here in the city we haven't experienced this things but pls...DEPED be considerate to majority of the Filipino students who cant afford to spent additional 2yrs at school and fopr sure there will be more drop out this time. Let them graduate asap, let them find work. To DepEd please dont dream that this additional 2 more years can make a better quality Filipino education. Just accept the fact that no matter what we do, we cant beat HARVARD, STANDFORD, TOKYO universities etc...we cant even beat ASEAN schools. Lets be satisfy what we can do as for the moment and pity those poor students.