“The proposed reform will not raise the quality of UP education contrary to what the proponents say. UP has long suffered from dilapidated facilities, high tuition, and exorbitant fees due to lack of state support. What we need is a truly progressive, patriotic and mass-oriented UP education, not more colonial education.”
“Where did these funds go? Why are these funds unliquidated? Clearly, there is something fishy going on.”
BULATLAT SPECIAL REPORT:
“To generate profits, Apec and other similar chains, employ fewer and unqualified teachers and provide facilities which do not comply to standards. What’s quite regrettable in this regard, and almost scandalous, is that the government has waived regulations that exist in the provision of education, to satisfy the business interests of Pearson and Ayala.”
“We have already lost a teacher and many Lumad leaders; we will not wait until we lose another one.”
“They are here now because Luistro did nothing when their schools were being shut down by the state and paramilitary forces.”
The Save our Schools Network said Education Secretary Bro.Armin Luistro has become instrumental in the perpetration of attacks on schools all over Mindanao.
“Our protest today symbolizes our disgust for the current rotten system.”
“These beacons of hope for the indigenous communities are now being shadowed over by the continuing threat of militarization and development aggression.”
“Our fight for greater state subsidy for education continues.”
“The efforts of the school to help us improve our lives have long been vilified. The government said our teachers taught us how to handle guns and rifles. That is a lie.”
There have been 95 cases of attacks on schools by soldiers and paramilitary groups.