September 20, 2014     Philippines
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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

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...

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