Category: Education

Youth group opposes revival of mandatory ROTC

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…

World Teachers’ Day | Groups call for release of detained Lumád school teacher, staff

“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…

UP faculty, groups reject ‘robotic’ curriculum reforms, call for unity

By GINO ESTELLA Bulatlat Teachers’ groups in the University of the Philippines (UP) warned students on the return of proposed reforms to the university’s general education (GE) program, an issue they faced earlier this year. In a press conference Oct. 4, teachers from progressive teacher union Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy…