December 19, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Education Sec. Luistro fails Lumad chidren

MANILA – Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro has finally faced the Lumad children and their teachers in a dialogue on Dec. 2, but only to disappoint them. Madella Santiago, spokeswoman of SOS Network, said Sec. Luistro has failed to heed their group’s demand especially the revocation of DepEd Memorandum Order 221. The Save Our

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The Lumad school on Pantaron Range

The Salugpungan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Learning Center Inc. (STTILCI) in Davao del Norte – a school borne out of the Lumad’s unity to defend their ancestral land – continues to struggle against militarization.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Lumad children to DepEd: ‘Ban soldiers from schools’

“Allowing military presence in educational institutions is tantamount to increasing the risks for children.” – SOS Network

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Student alliance asks Commission on Higher Education to scrap ‘other school fees’

“Most of these fees are questionable, exorbitant, redundant and dubious.” – Rise for Education

Friday, November 21st, 2014

International Students’ Day | Students fight for right to education, democratic rights

“The youth of today should live up to this history of militancy, and continue fighting against anti-student policies such as the continued deregulation and commercialization of education.” – Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Public school teachers stage sit-down strike, warn of more protests

“Do not push us to the wall because we have no other option but to fight back.”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Teachers set sit-down strike for higher pay on Nov. 14

“This is a strike for justice to all teachers and employees. This is a strike against a deaf, blind and insensitive government.”

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

‘Let children be’ | Manobo kids call to end militarization of tribal school

In Southern Mindanao region alone, the Children's Rehabilitation Center documented at least 41 instances of attacks on both DepEd schools and Lumad community learning centers since 2011.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Lumad students long for peace in their schools

“The soldiers came and burned our school. They said it was a school of the New People’s Army.” – Epoy, 19, a Manobo from Mindanao

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Teachers slam 2015 gov’t budget: ‘Not a centavo for salary hike’

MANILA – Public school teachers from the Manila Public School Teachers Association and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers held a protest action with a Halloween theme on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Teachers rage against low wage

MANILA – Teachers once again stormed Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace on Monday, Oct. 6 to show their rage over President Benigno S. Aquino III’s callousness on their demand for a salary increase. Despite repeated calls by...

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