“We call for the abrogation of neoliberal policies on education, which have turned even public schools into moneymaking ventures in collusion with the World Bank and other foreign entities.”
ACT asserts that CPD is a right and should given as free social service, instead of adding burden to already-cash-strapped professionals, particularly, public schools teachers. The group was apprehensive that the program will be privatized as it was not explicitly stated in the recently-issued IRR that CPD program could be given free.
“We’re just being retooled to become cheap labor.”
“As if to mock Kristel and all the victims of the rotten education system, Duterte’s cohorts in Congress and Senate are pushing for a ‘free tuition’ policy that will allow the nationwide implementation of UP’s STS – the very policy that killed Kristel.”
“If she is really thinking of improving the lives of teachers, she should have worked towards increasing the benefits of teachers.”
“This is a slap in our faces. We are asking for a salary increase and what we get is this.”
“At a more fundamental level, the passage of this bill will also result in the reversal of decades of attacks on the right of every Filipino to education.”
Will the increased education budget equate to free college for all? Youth groups vow to make it so.
Progressive youth and teachers groups welcomed the budgetary increase that will make tuition in state universities and colleges free, but criticized the expansion of the voucher system, which, they said, privatizes the public education system.
Labor Arbiter Julio Gayaman “found that the school failed to prove the validity of retrenchment, which employers should use upon imminent and substantial loss and only as the last resort.”
MANILA — Progressive youth group Anakbayan held a picket in front of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo today, Nov. 15. They are opposing the proposals to revive the mandatory Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Reviving the ROTC has been proposed again, this time under the administration of President…