November 01, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Teachers slam 2015 gov’t budget: ‘Not a centavo for salary hike’

MANILA – Public school teachers from the Manila Public School Teachers Association and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers held a protest action with a Halloween theme on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola Bridge). President Benigno S. Aquino III and Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad were portrayed as

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Teachers rage against low wage

MANILA – Teachers once again stormed Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace on Monday, Oct. 6 to show their rage over President Benigno S. Aquino III’s callousness on their demand for a salary increase. Despite repeated calls by...

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Commentary| Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, job orders!

Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, Job Orders! Our government has all the banners of acknowledgement for our teachers. But on important matters such as of rights, dignity, and improving quality of teachers’ lives, the government...

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

They simply could not let their students drop out due to poverty

“Most of our students are children of garbage collectors, pedicab drivers, magbobote or mangangalakal. Many of them go to school without eating.” -- Anne Besin, public school teacher

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

‘Free spa is good, but we need a salary hike’ – public school teachers

At a protest action commemorating Teachers’ Day, public educators bemoaned their low salary, heavy workload, and issues under K + 12. Sidebar stories: They simply could not let their students drop out due to...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Teachers press for proposed law for wage hike

“The administration of President Benigno S. Aquino is only allotting 2.2 percent of our GDP for education. It doesn’t even reach half of the UN recommendation.” -- ACT secretary-general France Castro.

Friday, September 5th, 2014

‘Teachers’ deaths add weight to call for salary increase’ – ACT

“This unfortunate incident will serve as an inspiration for us teachers to intensify our campaign for decent and living wages.” – France Castro, ACT secretary general

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

On National Heroes’ Day| Students make a stand against pork barrel

“It is important that we make a stand on issues in our society because in the future, we too, will be confronted with the same problems plaguing our society. If we take a stand now, we not...

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Indigenous peoples, rights advocates cry out ‘Save our Schools’

“Soldiers are attacking the alternative schools in the countryside simply because the government does not want the indigenous people to know their rights.” – Dulphing Ogan, a Blaan and secretary general of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

UP students open school year with protests vs commercialized education

“We spend money not only on tuition, but also on food, for paper work and projects, for our transportation, among others. That is why it would be a great help if the tuition, in a state university...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

No pay hike for government workers in 2015 proposed budget

“They need pay hikes now, not in 2016.” – ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. Antonio Tinio

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