“As if to mock Kristel and all the victims of the rotten education system, Duterte’s cohorts in Congress and Senate are pushing for a ‘free tuition’ policy that will allow the nationwide implementation of UP’s STS – the very policy that killed Kristel.”
“If she is really thinking of improving the lives of teachers, she should have worked towards increasing the benefits of teachers.”
“This is a slap in our faces. We are asking for a salary increase and what we get is this.”
“At a more fundamental level, the passage of this bill will also result in the reversal of decades of attacks on the right of every Filipino to education.”
Will the increased education budget equate to free college for all? Youth groups vow to make it so.
Progressive youth and teachers groups welcomed the budgetary increase that will make tuition in state universities and colleges free, but criticized the expansion of the voucher system, which, they said, privatizes the public education system.
Labor Arbiter Julio Gayaman “found that the school failed to prove the validity of retrenchment, which employers should use upon imminent and substantial loss and only as the last resort.”
MANILA — Progressive youth group Anakbayan held a picket in front of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo today, Nov. 15. They are opposing the proposals to revive the mandatory Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Reviving the ROTC has been proposed again, this time under the administration of President…
In Sultan Kudarat, the town mayor, the police and some local govt agencies are bringing the military’s counter-insurgency operations to IP schools, forcingout of school over a thousand Dulangan Manobo students.
“We ask for the intervention of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on this matter as he has committed to work for the welfare of the lumads in their right to education and to just peace in their ancestral communities.” By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On World Teachers’ Day on Oct. 5, various groups called for…
“October 5 is supposed to be a celebration for teachers, but we are still overworked and underpaid that is why we are on the streets to remind our government of their obligation to provide a just and humane pay for us and our family.”