Quite simply it is a simple business case principle that Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro fails to address -- Return on Investment -- as Rom observes:
Note that [Luistro] doesn't explain why a twelve-year cycle is better; just that it's what everybody else is doing. Note that he doesn't explain what the two extra years will be for. About the only thing I know for that two-year extension is that they are planning to include vocational courses meant to provide high school students with "practical livelihood skills."
Even more bizarre, Luistro serves as Chief Executive Officer of the immensely profitable De La Salle Philippines Incorporated. I wonder what sort of investment decision making does the Chief of De La Salle Inc apply to ensure that his shareholders' wallets remain happy?
In short, Business Management 101 "Brother" Luistro:
Where is the value proposition associated with the incremental cost of introducing two more years of basic education?
Show us the money. What does the Average Pinoy Schmoe get for the additional two years?