“There is nothing to fret about the proposed reimbursement of the P1.5 billion collected taxes from 700,000 poll workers who served during the last election. If at all, they should be thanked for their service, and this can help them make ends meet amid this crisis we are in.”
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“Sara Duterte has no recognition of these problems, which also worsened under her father’s rule, and has no track record in addressing these. How then can she resolve these crises?”
The group said many teachers who served as members of the electoral board had to stay in the precincts until the next day, May 10, which is more than 24 hours since they began their duty, due to severe delays in resolving issues regarding the vote counting machines.
Alliance of Concerned Teachers said that based on their interviews with the teachers and school heads, schools have not received any additional budget to fund the requirements set by the DepEd and the Department of Health (DOH) to qualify for the limited in-person learning.
ACT Teachers Partylist filed today their candidacy papers as they seek re-election in the partylist elections next year in their bid to continue their fight for the rights and welfare of Filipino teachers.
Without the proper devices, teachers run the risk of being interrupted when her device would die out on her in the middle of a discussion, or the students might miss important points because of choppy lines, delayed audio, garbled sounds, and other connectivity issues.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said their colleagues have not had the chance to breathe since classes ended less than a month ago.
“Our teachers and our learners alike suffered the effects of state abandonment even as we ourselves are grappling with the raging pandemic and economic crisis. How long will the DepEd and the Duterte regime turn a blind eye to the needs of the education sector?”
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers called on President Duterte to urgently address “the serious welfare issues of public school teachers that erode their capacities, health, and morale, and put education continuity in jeopardy.”
“The arrest came days after the DILG release a memorandum tagging ACT and other progressive groups in the public sector as a communist terrorist groups.”
With the pandemic still raging on, the crisis in the Philippine educational system has been further exposed. Instead of addressing the concerns of the education sector, the Duterte administration has chosen to neglect it even more by not providing enough budget for distance learning.