August 01, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Muntinlupa teachers prevail in fight for rights to tenure

Locally-paid teachers of Muntinlupa were rehired three weeks after they were terminated. It was because they relentlessly asserted their rights, and proved that there is victory in collective struggle.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ched has yet to decide on calls to retain Filipino as college subject

MANILA – “The fight continues!” Dr. David Michael San Juan, Filipino professor of De La Salle University made the call in Filipino as he came out of the dialogue between the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) Technical...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Schools under siege

Non-formal schools in far-flung villages are still under attack by military operations.

Friday, July 4th, 2014

PUP students score one against tuition hike

“We gained initial victory in our struggle against the impending tuition hike because of our collective action. But let us also bear in mind, that the struggle is not yet over as the proposal has not yet...

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Two schools in Patungan, Cavite set to be demolished to give way to resorts

“We are aghast with the planned demolition of two schools in Cavite. We are in dire need of more classrooms in the country and such plan to demolish schools to give way to the construction of commercial...

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Removing Filipino as a subject in college: A betrayal in the name of business?

“Removing Filipino as a subject in the new GEC is not just a local issue; it is a moral issue that goes against the integrity of our race.” – Prof. Patrocinio Villafuerte

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Educators, students form alliance to defend Filipino language, subject

“Ang wikang Filipino ay di lamang isang simbulo ng ating pagiging bansa. Ang wikang Filipino sa unibersidad ay kumakatawan sa ating pagpapahalaga na ang buhay natin bilang isang bansa ay nakasandig sa pagkakaroon ng isang wikang gagamitin...

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Teachers’ group protests lay-off of contractual teachers amid shortage

"Teachers are being given extra teaching loads to absorb the load of the locally-paid teachers who were laid -off. Administrative tasks of teachers such as class advisory, property custodianship, sports coaching and guidance counseling were no longer...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Youth groups tag Aquino as ‘tuition hike king’

“Aquino gave the go signal for schools to hike fees; he is the enabler of the deregulated status of education.”

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Students in public school unsatisfied with state of schools

According to the survey, students complain about uncomfortable and overcrowded classrooms, insufficient textbooks and unsanitary comfort rooms.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Three years into the K to 12 program, implementation still haphazard – Teachers

“The burden is on us. The Department of Education wants the teachers to be more creative and innovative in teaching. But we only had five days of training. Teaching materials and guidelines were not even provided.” Luisa...

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