“Our call is to stop militarization, not only in the UP Mindanao campus but also in all other campuses all over the country.”
“We showed it is possible for iskolars ng bayan to unite.”
“We call on iskolars ng bayan to not let up the pressure on the UP administration lest it retracts this decision to stop tuition collection.”
“She reiterated her insensitive statement that teachers are well compensated and shall not receive local allowances and additional chalk/teaching supplies allowances.”
UP has been allocated P376 million to cover the tuition of all students, yet fee collection continues.
Tanggol Wika demands that the agency issue another memo retaining Panitikan subjects.
“Free tuition should be enjoyed by all.”
“They executed an affidavit and yet they are in the custody of the military. So what was the motive behind that?”
The group Tanggol Wika is up in arms against the agency’s new memos.
“Education should be devoid of policies that are for business, commercialization and profit.”
Large amount of the increased education budget was allocated – not to address backlogs and shortages – but to fund privatized education through the voucher system.