November 24, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, November 21st, 2014

International Students’ Day | Students fight for right to education, democratic rights

“The youth of today should live up to this history of militancy, and continue fighting against anti-student policies such as the continued deregulation and commercialization of education.” – Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Public school teachers stage sit-down strike, warn of more protests

“Do not push us to the wall because we have no other option but to fight back.”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Teachers set sit-down strike for higher pay on Nov. 14

“This is a strike for justice to all teachers and employees. This is a strike against a deaf, blind and insensitive government.”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

‘Let children be’ | Manobo kids call to end militarization of tribal school

In Southern Mindanao region alone, the Children's Rehabilitation Center documented at least 41 instances of attacks on both DepEd schools and Lumad community learning centers since 2011.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Lumad students long for peace in their schools

“The soldiers came and burned our school. They said it was a school of the New People’s Army.” – Epoy, 19, a Manobo from Mindanao

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...

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.

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