‘Fear history for no secret is not revealed.’
Tags: Alliance of Concerned Teachers
“Amid the opposition to this measure by Duterte, Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and the rest of the economic managers, teachers are even more adamant in demanding for their immediate pay hike.”
“To peaceably assemble for redress of our grievances is well within the rights of teachers, especially on Oct. 5 when the state should demonstrate that teachers should be honored.”
“Teachers are bringing work to their house, which takes away their time not only for themselves but also for their family.”
“Teachers are made to work like tireless machines stripped off of dignity in exchange for meager salaries.”
“As teachers, it is our duty to stop this appalling disrespect of history.”
“What kind of values does he promote if he is a macho-fascist who promotes machismo, anger, and the degradation of women?”
“Even the Duterte regime could not deny that working people, including teachers, badly need economic relief. But we cannot fill our families’ stomachs with Duterte’s pompous talk and empty recognition.”
The ACT Teachers Party filed on Feb. 21 House Bill 7211, An Act Increasing the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and other Government Employees and Augmenting the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA).
Martinez blames her Imelda Elementary School principal Melinda San Pedro for the incident, saying her superior is against her union activities as well as her advocacy for transparency in their school.
“Civilian employees will be left far behind by their armed counterparts although they have similar, even higher qualifications, or have spent equal, even more years in government service.”