By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY – Public school teachers demand a higher budget allocation for education as they joined here the nationally coordinated action that coincided with the budget deliberations in Congress. Some 300 mentors from different public schools in the Philippines who attended the second national leadership training seminar led by…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Some 300 teachers from all over Quezon City, Manila, Taguig, Malabon, Caloocan and Pasig marched from the Sandigan Bayan offices to the House of Representatives on March 15, 2011 and called on lawmakers to support, approve and pass House Bill 2142, or” An Act Upgrading the Minimum Salary of…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Rep. Antonio Tinio of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers Party-List said the Aquino administration’s move to implement universal kindergarten education was a welcome move as it would help reduce the huge number of dropouts in the early elementary grades. But he also expressed reservations the policy of the Department of Education to hire kindergarten teachers as contractuals.
ACT Teachers Party-List on Wednesday filed House Bill 2142, “The Public School Teachers’ Salary Upgrading Act,” mandating an increase in salary grade level of public school teachers from Salary Grade 11 to Salary Grade 15.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Because of what teachers call as the “the lost decade of Philippine education” during the Arroyo administration, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers is calling for urgent and bold measures.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and ACT Teachers Party-list held a protest action in Mendiola Monday, on the eve of the school opening in the country.
PRESS RELEASE February 27, 2010 Cagayan de Oro City, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Military men in fulll battle gear have been going from one house to another in different municipalities in Sorsogon City since last week in the pretext of conducting a survey among the communities. But according to people interviewed, what the military is conducting…
By MARYA SALAMAT
Act, Migrante and Courage accuse the Arroyo administration of having a hand in the Comelec’s decisions to bar them from the partylist race. The rulings were released quite late last year, thus not allowing enough time for the three partylist groups to challenge the decisions. The groups have been active in campaigns against the Arroyo administration’s policies, corruption scandals and rights abuses.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Three big partylist groups have questioned the Comelec’s efficiency, fairness, accuracy and capacity to respect, uphold and promote the law, particularly that of the partylist system and in allowing representation for the marginalized.
The recently signed Salary Standardization Law 3 (SSL3) sets new salary rates for state workers. It’s a welcome respite amid the economic crisis, as well as an initial victory of the campaign for better wages. But government workers say SSL3, apart from giving really small increases, still has numerous anti-worker provisions. It is crying out for improvement.