August 30, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

The commercialization of UP

“Philippine education system and its funding pattern follows the neoliberal education framework, which considers education not as a public good, but something that you need to buy.”

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Public school teachers press gov’t for wage hike

“The Aquino administration should no longer drag its heels in effecting a new round of salary increases for around 1.4 million employees in government.”

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Higher education head hit for saying college ‘is not necessary’

“Patricia Licuanan’s statement further exposed the true intention of the administration of President Aquino to abdicate its obligation to ensure that children and the youth will have an opportunity to study and finish higher education.”

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Homeless in UP | Commercialization brings housing woes to state university

Some “Iskolar ng Bayan” have turned to sleeping in the streets, in protest, and out of options for a place to stay.

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | Education, employment turn worse – youth groups

“The onslaught of commercialization and education deregulation under the Aquino administration has driven not one, but many students to desperation and even death. This is Aquino’s real legacy to the Filipino youth.”

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Senators keen to probe military attacks vs Lumad schools

“If this senate hearing pushes through, it will be a good venue to really talk about the issue and to have all the parties involved to face each other.”

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

‘Military attacks on schools unabated’ – SOS Network

The indigenous children’s right to education continues to be violated, as government seems to be hindering the operations of alternative schools, instead of recognizing their efforts, said the Save Our Schools Network.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

K to 12 | ‘A huge step backward’ in science, technology devt

Petitioners said the new education curriculum puts to waste future mathematicians, scientists and engineers as it dilutes the school’s special science curriculum.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Lumads camp out at DepEd Davao City

Lumad chiefs say they will not leave until their children are back in school.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

IPs to DepEd: Don’t close schools we built

“We have been waiting all our lives for the government to build a school in our communities, but now that we are able to build schools with our own perseverance, why do they want to close it?”

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Protests vs K to 12 mark school opening

“How can the Aquino administration claim that it’s ready for K to 12 when it can’t even provide basic access to schools to millions of children?” Related story: BulatlatAsks #How was your first day of school?

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