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…
In Sultan Kudarat, the town mayor, the police and some local govt agencies are bringing the military’s counter-insurgency operations to IP schools, forcingout of school over a thousand Dulangan Manobo students.
“We ask for the intervention of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on this matter as he has committed to work for the welfare of the lumads in their right to education and to just peace in their ancestral communities.” By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5, various groups called for…
“October 5 is supposed to be a celebration for teachers, but we are still overworked and underpaid that is why we are on the streets to remind our government of their obligation to provide a just and humane pay for us and our family.”
By GINO ESTELLA Bulatlat Teachers’ groups in the University of the Philippines (UP) warned students on the return of proposed reforms to the university’s general education (GE) program, an issue they faced earlier this year. In a press conference Oct. 4, teachers from progressive teacher union Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy…
“We only ask for what is just and humane for us.”
The glitches in accessing SAIS triggered the camp-out of protesting students who failed to register.
Because the program was rushed and most public schools are not prepared for its implementation, the aim of the added years to provide “better” learning becomes unfeasible.