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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio has called on the Aquino administration to exhaust all means to ensure the safe release of 14 teachers, students, and school personnel abducted by armed men last April 1 in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. On April 1, at least six…

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
Manila preschool teachers are all in favor of the nationalization of the kindergarten program, but they are vehemently against the Department of education’s plans to hire new teachers on a contractual basis.

Sidebar: ‘Yes’ to Universal Kindergarten, ‘No’ to Contractualization of Kinder Teachers – ACT Teachers

By RITCHE T. SALGADO
Public school teachers in Cebu not only have to contend with low pay and backbreaking work – they are forced to make do in their classrooms, in many instances spending their own money on their students’ needs. Worse, the Department of Education frowns upon these teachers’ efforts to organize themselves and improve their plight.

The Arroyo government and its allies have been harassing their critics — political activists, human-rights advocates, journalists, government employees, workers, teachers, environmentalists, lawyers, to name some — with court cases that range from the frivolous to the absurd. Now, these victims of political persecution have banded together to fight back.

BY BULATLAT A group of teachers praised several legislators for continuing to push for a P9,000 or (US$185.99) salary increase for public school teachers. Antonio Tinio, national chairman of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) commended lawmakers Luz Ilagan, Liza Maza, Teofisto Guingona III, and Rufus Rodriguez for their ‘determined efforts’ in pushing for a…

BY BULATLAT The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) expressed alarm over reports that one of the teachers kidnapped by unidentified abductors earlier this month in Zamboanga Sibugay has died while in captivity. According to a statement by the Provincial Crisis Management Committee of Zamboanga Sibugay, Noemi Mandi, 38, passed away because she was not provided…

Teachers criticized a proposed public sector wage hike bill pending at the House of Representatives ‘favoring military and uniformed personnel over employees in the civilian bureaucracy.’ The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said that House Joint Resolution No. 24 will grant higher pay increases to military and police personnel relative to professionals in the civilian…

Despite being slapped with libel charges, Antonio Tinio, chairperson of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said his group will continue to expose what they deem as ‘exploitative and illegal’ policies of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) under the leadership of Winston Garcia. BY RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat In November last year, Antonio Tinio,…